Amazon Announces the Best Books of 2017 (So Far)

Amazon Books Editorial team selects the best titles for every reader’s summer—from futuristic novels and small-town stories to page-turning memoirs SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 21, 2017– Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced its selections for Best Books of the Year So Far, naming Arundhati Roy’s novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the top pick overall. The annual list is hand-selected by the Amazon Books Editors and features the Top 20 books released between January and June 2017 – offering readers a mid-year look at the best books. “We love looking back on the past six months to give our customers…

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market ranked #28 and Amazon ranked #2 on Fortune’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies SEATTLE & AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 16, 2017– Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt. “Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best natural and organic foods, and they make it fun to eat healthy,” said

Amazon Prime Now Brings One-Hour Delivery to Denver Featuring Items from Amazon and Sprouts Farmers Market

Prime members can shop tens of thousands of items delivered right to their door in one hour or less Shop healthy and organic foods from Sprouts Farmers Market available for superfast delivery through Prime Now SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 15, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today announced the launch of its Prime Now one- and two-hour delivery service in Denver. Exclusively available for Prime members, this superfast delivery service provides free two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items, from household and daily essentials to popular electronics, games and outdoor supplies. Prime members in Denver can …

Amazon Launches Free STEM Summer Camps for Seattle-Area Youth

“A to Z Experience” gives students behind-the-scenes access to Amazon’s urban Seattle headquarters and Kent robotics fulfillment center SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 14, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon today announced a new summer camp designed to inspire youth to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This summer, hundreds of students from across the Seattle area ages 9 to 14 will participate in the “A to Z Experience,” a new summer camp hosted by Amazon at its urban headquarters in downtown Seattle and nearby robotics fulfillment center. Students participating in the A to Z…

California Polytechnic State University Goes All-In on AWS

Nationally ranked university expects to save $3.5 million over three years by migrating to the AWS Cloud SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 14, 2017– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), one of the top engineering schools in the nation, will migrate all core applications to AWS. By choosing the cloud with the most functionality, the fastest pace of innovation, the largest ecosystem of customers and partners, and the most proven operating and security expertise, Cal Poly is well-positioned to offer a best-in-class student …

Amazon Announces More Than 10,000 Employee Participants in Career Choice and Expects to Reach 20,000 Participants by 2020

Amazon’s career re-training program pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses in high-demand fields regardless of relevancy to Amazon Amazon continues to expand Career Choice with additional on-site classrooms at its fulfillment centers, more eligible fields of study and open-sourcing the program to other companies SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 13, 2017– Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced milestones for its innovative career re-training program, Career Choice, which pre-pays 95 percent of the cost of tuition for employees to pursue courses in in-demand fields, regardless of the relevancy to jobs…

Saskatoon Ranks No. 1 on Amazon.ca’s List of Canadian Cities that Love to Read

For the fourth year in a row, Ontario is home to the most avid readers with 12 cities appearing in the Top 20Vancouver purchased the most books on Amazon.ca in the business, health, self-help and travel categoriesSEATTLE – June 12, 2017 — To welcome the summer and celebrate all things Canada for the country’s 150th anniversary, Amazon.ca today announced its fifth annual list of Canadian Cities that Love to Read. Looking at cities from coast-to-coast, the list was compiled using data from Amazon.ca – for both print and Kindle e-book editions – from May 2016 to May 2017 on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents. This year, the Top 20 Canadian Cities that Love …

Grands consommateurs de lecture: Amazon.ca dresse le TOP 10 des villes au Québec

Brossard se hisse à la 1re position se procurant le plus de livres dans quatre catégories; affaires, santé, science-fiction & intérêt général et romans d’amourSEATTLE – le 12 juin 2017 — Afin de donner le coup d’envoi à la saison de lecture estivale, Amazon.ca annonce aujourd’hui sa liste inaugurale des villes du Québec qui raffolent de la lecture. La liste est une compilation des données de toutes les ventes de livres d’Amazon.ca en format imprimé et Kindle, de mai 2016 à mai 2017 per capita, dans les villes québécoises de 45 000 habitants et plus. Cette année, le TOP 10 des villes du Québec qui adorent la lecture est : Brossard Sherbrooke Gatineau Blainville Dollard-des-Or…

Amazon Continues to Create Full-Time Jobs in Colorado with New Fulfillment Center Planned in Thornton

New Amazon Robotics facility will employ more than 1,500 full-time associates SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 12, 2017– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its second Colorado fulfillment center in Thornton, which will be the first Amazon Robotics facility in the Centennial State. Amazon will create more than 1,500 new full-time associate roles at this facility. “We are excited to continue growing in Colorado with the new Amazon Robotics fulfillment center in Thornton,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North American Operations. “This facility will utilize Amazon Robotics…

Amazon to Create More Than 1,500 Jobs at Fulfillment Center in North Haven

New 855,000-square-foot facility brings Connecticut presence to three facilities SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 8, 2017– Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced plans for a new 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in North Haven, Conn. The new site will create more than 1,500 new, full-time jobs with opportunities for employees to engage with advanced robotics. The company currently has facilities in Wallingford and Windsor. “Five years after announcing our first fulfillment center in Connecticut, we’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in North Haven, creating 1,500 full-time jobs that…

Ancestry Goes All-in on AWS

Global leader in family history and consumer genomics migrates to AWS to support its continued growth and gain important advantages in scalability, performance, security, and privacy SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 8, 2017– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, will migrate all of its applications and data to AWS. By choosing the cloud with the most functionality, including a wide range of analytics and machine learning capabilities, Ancestry will be able to achieve superior scalability, performance, rel…

Amazon Loans More Than $3 Billion to Over 20,000 Small Businesses

Amazon has lent more than $1 billion to small businesses in the last 12 months Amazon provides small businesses access to more than 300 million active customer accounts worldwide SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 8, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today announced Amazon Lending surpassed $3 billion in loans to small businesses to date since the program launched in 2011. Amazon Lending offers short-term business loans, for up to 12 months, to invited micro, small and medium businesses selling on Amazon to help them grow their business. With access to more than 300 million active customer accounts worldwide, Amazon p…

Amazon to Open First Oregon Fulfillment Center in Troutdale; Will Create 1,500-Plus Full-Time Jobs

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 7, 2017– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its first Oregon fulfillment center in Troutdale which will create more than 1,500 full-time positions. The company currently operates a sortation center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland. Additionally, there are more than 40,000 authors, sellers, and developers in Oregon growing their businesses and reaching new customers via Amazon products and services. “We are excited to bring our first fulfillment center to the state of Oregon, creating 1,500 full-time jobs in Troutdale,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s…

Amazon Web Services Makes AWS Greengrass Available to All Customers

Annapurna, BSquare, Canonical, Digi International, Intel, Lenovo, Mongoose, Qualcomm Technologies, Raspberry Pi, Samsung, Technicolor, and Wistron join growing list of partners and OEMs bringing AWS Greengrass to connected devices Customers including Enel, Konecranes, Nokia, Pentair, Rio Tinto, and Stanley Black & Decker, are using AWS Greengrass for Industrial IoT SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 7, 2017– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that AWS Greengrass, software which allows customers to run AWS compute, messaging, data caching, and sync capabilities on …

Amazon Original Kids Series Danger & Eggs Premieres June 30 on Prime Video in the US and UK

All 13 episodes, created by Mike Owens and Shadi Petosky, and executive produced by Owens, Petosky, and Chris Hardwick, will feature the voice talent of comedians Aidy Bryant and Eric Knobel Guest star voice talent includes Weird Al, Lori Petty, Charlyne Yi, Kate Micucci, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jasika Nicole, Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Angelica Ross, and Jazz Jennings SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 7, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon today announced its original animated kids series Danger & Eggs is scheduled to premiere on Friday, June 30 on Prime Video in the US and UK. Featuring the voice talent of comedian…