Need Something Extra Fast? Amazon Instant Pickup Launches This Week

Instant Pickup enables Prime and Prime Student members to order and receive items in-store in under two minutes SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 15, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon today introduced Instant Pickup, a free service offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of daily essentials available for pickup in two minutes or less at five of Amazon’s fully staffed pickup locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Berkeley, Calif., Columbus, Ohio, and College Park, Md. Items available with Instant Pickup include snacks, drinks and electronics, as well as some of Amazon’s most popular devices. “Instant …

Amazon.com Announces Private Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 15, 2017– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) (“Amazon” or the “Company”) today announced that it is offering to sell senior unsecured notes (collectively, the “Notes”) in a private offering. The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund all or a portion of the consideration for its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, Inc. and for general corporate purposes. The Notes being offered have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws. As a result, they may not be offered or sold in the United St…

AWS Chosen by Hulu as Its Cloud Provider

Leading premium streaming service successfully launched “Hulu with Live TV” leveraging AWS SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 14, 2017– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Hulu has selected AWS as its cloud provider, and leveraged AWS to launch its new, over-the-top (OTT) live TV service. Hulu turned to AWS for a scalable, agile, and cost effective infrastructure to support the addition of more than 50 live channels for the Hulu with Live TV launch in May 2017. Running its live TV service on AWS’s reliable and secure infrastructure allows Hulu to deliver a great vie…

FICO Selects AWS as Its Cloud Provider

Leading analytics provider takes cloud-first approach, migrates enterprise analytics platform to AWS as part of digital transformation journey SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 14, 2017– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that FICO (NYSE: FICO) has selected AWS as its cloud provider. FICO has migrated several core applications, including myFICO.com and its flagship analytics platform, the Decision Management Suite (DMS), to AWS, and will migrate additional applications over the next three years. Going cloud-first with AWS will give teams across FICO access to the most …

Amazon Studios Closes Overall Deal with The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman and First-Look Deal with Skybound Entertainment

Collaboration with groundbreaking comic creator and multiplatform powerhouse sets focus on growing original genre content exclusively for Prime Video SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 11, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has closed an overall deal with prolific creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and a first-look deal with Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, co-founded by longtime collaborator David Alpert. Kirkman and Skybound—the entities behind television hits The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Outcast—will develop television projects to debut exclusively on Prime Video. T…

“Alexa, Play The Grand Tour”

You can now pair your Fire TV with any Echo device for far-field voice control via Alexa Alexa is always getting smarter—now you can simply ask Alexa to play a favorite show, launch an app, or control playback—all without having to pick up the remote Coming soon, you can view live video feeds from your compatible smart home cameras on Fire TV SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 1, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today announced new Alexa features for Fire TV that make it even easier to control your movies, TV shows, and more using just your voice. You will be able to pair any Fire TV with any Echo devi…

Australian Centre for Robotic Vision from Australia Wins Grand Championship at 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge

Additional winners at the event included Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, winners of the Pick Task, and MIT Princeton of the U.S., winners of the Stow Task Contestants at this year’s Amazon Robotics Challenge were awarded $270,000 in prizes to support continued innovation within the robotics and automation community SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 1, 2017– Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the results of its 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge with winners hailing from Australia, the U.S., and Singapore. Australian Centre for Robotic Vision from Australia succeed in the Grand Championship Combined …

GRAIL Selects AWS as its Cloud Provider

Global life sciences company with a mission to detect cancer early taps the cloud with the most functionality to power breakthroughs SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 31, 2017– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that GRAIL, Inc., a life sciences company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured, has selected AWS as its cloud infrastructure provider. With more than a billion dollars in funding and advised by a world-class set of industry and cancer experts, GRAIL is combining high-intensity genomic sequencing with the techniques of modern data science as it…

Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs on Amazon Sold More than 2 Billion Items Worldwide in Record-Breaking Start to 2017

More than half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small businesses and entrepreneurs Sales grew by more than 60 percent for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Prime Day 2017 SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 31, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today announced that small businesses and entrepreneurs on Amazon sold more than 2 billion items in a record-breaking first half of 2017. With more than 300 million active customers, Amazon offers small businesses the opportunity to reach shoppers in more than 180 countries around the world. Small businesses are also able to use Amazon’s world-class fulfillment…

Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 25% to $38.0 Billion

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 27, 2017– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Operating cash flow increased 37% to $17.9 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $13.0 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2016. Free cash flow increased to $9.7 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $7.7 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2016. Free cash flow less lease principal repayments increased to $5.5 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $4.2 billion for the trailing twelve months…

Amazon Continues to Create Full-Time Jobs in Michigan with New Fulfillment Center Planned in Romulus

New Amazon Robotics site will be the second Amazon fulfillment center in Michigan SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 27, 2017– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its second Michigan fulfillment center in Romulus, creating more than 1,500 new full-time associate roles with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. “Our ability to expand in Michigan is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Operations. “We are excited to grow …

Amazon Introduces Prime Now in Singapore: Free Two-Hour Delivery on Tens of Thousands of Items

Prime Now is the first Amazon retail service to launch in Singapore, offering free two-hour delivery on grocery items, local favorites and name-brand goods In addition to tens of thousands of daily essentials, customers can also shop chilled beer and wine and have these items delivered right to their door SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 26, 2017– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the launch of Prime Now in Singapore, which offers free two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items right from your phone. Customers can shop on the Prime Now app for everything on their list from eggs, cold b…

Amazon Has More Than 50,000 Jobs Available and Expects to Hire Thousands of Employees at the Nation’s Largest Job Fair

Amazon Jobs Day will open 10 fulfillment centers across the U.S. for candidates to take a tour, learn more about working at Amazon and see the jobs in person Potential job seekers can apply for a role on-site at Amazon Jobs Day events, speak to company representatives and receive an on-the-spot job offer SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 26, 2017– Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced it has more than 50,000 roles available to fill across its U.S. fulfillment network. For anyone who has ever been curious about what working at Amazon is like and how the retailer fulfills customer orders at superfast speed, the com…

Amazon Business Now Serves More Than One Million Business Customers in the U.S.

The business-to-business marketplace on Amazon.com expands its customer base across healthcare, education, government and commercial organizations Amazon Business now offers business-only pricing on millions of products and access to more than 85,000 business sellers SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 25, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon Business today announced that it now has more than one million business customers since launching in April of 2015, offering business-only pricing on millions of products and access to more than 85,000 business sellers. Amazon Business serves businesses of all sizes and across industries, including hospitals,…

Amazon.ca Launches Prime FREE One-Day Delivery in Ottawa-Gatineau

After expanding earlier this year to Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal, Prime FREE One-Day Delivery is now available in Ottawa-GatineauOver a million items from a wide selection of categories, including luxury beauty, home essentials, electronics, and sports and outdoors are available for Prime FREE One-Day Delivery seven days a week, even on weekendsSEATTLE, July 25, 2017— Amazon.ca today announced that Prime FREE One-Day Delivery is now available for Prime members shipping to Ottawa-Gatineau. Prime members can place an order before 10 p.m. local time and all qualifying orders over $25 will arrive the very next day, even on Saturday and Sunday, by 9 p.m. Prime FREE One-Day Delivery is…