Amazon Announces New Fulfillment Center in Ohio

New 855,000-square-foot facility will create more than 2,000 full-time jobs SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 25, 2017– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in North Randall, Ohio, which will create more than 2,000 full-time associate roles with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. “Our ability to expand in Ohio is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of North American Customer Fulfillment. “We very much appreciate the stat…

Amazon Brings Season Two of Fleabag, the Acclaimed Half Hour Series Written by and Starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge Exclusively to Amazon Prime Video in Over 200 Countries in 2019

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 25, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it will offer a second season of the half hour series Fleabag with series creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (A Star Wars Story: Untitled Han Solo Film), returning as writer and star. Waller-Bridge can also be seen in the upcoming untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology film and will serve as showrunner and executive producer of BBC America’s upcoming 2018 drama, Killing Eve. The second season of Fleabag is expected to premiere in 2019 on Prime Video in over 200 countries exclusively for Prime members. The first season premiered in September 2016 a…

Amazon and Whole Foods Market Announce Acquisition to Close This Monday, Will Work Together to Make High-Quality, Natural and Organic Food Affordable for Everyone

SEATTLE & AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 24, 2017– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced that Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market will close on Monday August 28, 2017, and the two companies will together pursue the vision of making Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone. As a down payment on that vision, Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices starting Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples across its stores, with more to come. In addition, Amazon and Whole Foods Market technology teams will begin to integrate Amazon Pri…

Amazon Studios Greenlights Fifth Season of Jill Soloway’s Golden Globe Award and Multi-Emmy Award Winning Series Transparent

Fifth season expected to premiere in 2018 on Amazon Prime Video exclusively for Prime Members SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 24, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit a fifth season of Jill Soloway’s Golden Globe Award and multi-Emmy Award winning series Transparent. The fifth season will begin production next year and is anticipated to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2018 exclusively for Prime Members. The entire Pfefferman family will be back including Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Judith Light (Dallas), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Jay Duplass (Togetherness) …

Amazon Announces TenMarks Writing – New Online Curriculum for Teachers That Combines Rigor and Fun to Unlock the Writer in Every Student

Provides students with a digital Writing Coach to guide them through the writing process with personalized feedback every step of the way Ignites students’ love of writing and creativity with Bursts – playful, short exercises like commenting on a picture or creating a story using a fun text message format Saves teachers’ time with lesson plans, anchor charts, rubrics and more – everything they need to teach writing all in one place SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 23, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Today Amazon announced TenMarks Writing, an exciting new online curriculum designed for teachers to help their students …

Amazon.com Announces Pricing of 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 priced its previously announced private offering of $16.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes (collectively, the “Notes”). The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the consideration for its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, Inc., to repay its 1.200% notes due 2017, 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 securit…

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 Announces Amazon Macie

New security service uses machine learning to classify sensitivity of customers’ data in Amazon S3 and then monitor and report on risks and anomalous access Autodesk, Edmunds, and Netflix among the customers using Amazon Macie SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 14, 2017– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced Amazon Macie, a new security service that uses machine learning to help customers prevent data loss by automatically discovering, classifying, and protecting sensitive data in AWS. Amazon Macie recognizes sensitive data such as personally identifiable i…

Amazon Web Services Makes AWS Glue Available To All Customers

New ETL service automates the preparation of data for analytics, reducing the time it takes customers to start analyzing their data from months to minutes SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 14, 2017– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), launched AWS Glue, a fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that makes it easy for customers to prepare and load their data into Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Redshift, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and databases running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for query and analysis. Cust…

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 …