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Amazon Pantry Arrives In U.K. Along With A Prime Price Cut

Amazon is today expanding its grocery delivery options for U.K. consumers with the launch of its Amazon Pantry service to Prime subscribers in the U.K. The service allows shoppers to fill a box with household items like detergent or tissues, baby care items, pet items, and food and drink items that don’t need to stay cold or frozen, and more. ... Read More »

Amazon Brings Restaurant Delivery To L.A., Will Expand To All Prime Now Markets In U.S.

Amazon’s debut of its restaurant delivery service through its one-hour delivery app Prime Now, is no longer looking like an experiment. Since its debut in Seattle this September, the company has been adding support for new cities at a rate of about one per month. Last month, restaurant delivery arrived in Portland, and today it’s going live in L.A. We ... Read More »

AWS Plans To Launch A UK Region By The End Of 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is aggressively expanding the number of different geographic regions it offers its services in. As Amazon CTO Werner Vogels announced today, the company plans to launch a UK region by the end of 2016 (“or early 2017”). That’s Amazon’s third region in the European Union. Amazon’s facilities in Dublin were long the only option for European developers who ... Read More »

Amazon Revamps Parental Leave Policy

Amazon announced a new parental leave policy earlier this morning in an email to employees. The Seattle-based company’s new policy includes 20 weeks of paid parental leave for birth mothers and a novel leave-sharing system that allows employees to share up to 6 weeks of paid leave with a partner. Amazon’s new policy comes after the company faced significant criticism for ... Read More »

Protect Yo-self: 9 Ways To See If A Company Has Your Best Interests at Heart

I believe it’s paramount that in an increasingly digitized world you, as a proactive consumer, learn what exactly companies are doing with your data – and how to rate them on it, just like you rate a hotel on Trip Advisor or a product on Amazon. If they don’t have a passing grade, don’t give them your data! Read More »

Twitch Expands Further Into Creative Content With The Debut Of A New Section For Artists

The Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch is doubling down on what the company says has been a rapidly growing source of non-gaming videos on its site: creative content. Yes: like arts and crafts and music. Today, Twitch is launching a dedicated landing page for this type of content, aimed at increasing video views and improving discovery for streams focused on ... Read More »

Amazon Shares Pop 9.5 Percent Following Surprisingly Good Earnings

Amazon is now worth $287 billion. Yesterday, the company (NASDAQ:AMZN) managed to beat analyst expectations for its third-quarter earnings report by bringing in a profit. And today, shares opened at $617.51, 9.5 percent above yesterday’s closing price of $563.91. The company has been on a roll on the stock market. Today’s opening price was an all-time high. But it isn’t ... Read More »

Amazon Shuts Down Its Hotel Booking Site, Amazon Destinations

Amazon is apparently exiting the travel business, only months after testing the waters with its hotel booking resource, Amazon Destinations. The site, first launched in April, was focused on helping Amazon shoppers in select markets find “getaway destinations” for weekend getaways – that is, hotels located within driving distance of the customer’s home. But now the site informs visitors that as ... Read More »

AWS Launches Container Registry To Simplify Container Management

Amazon announced Amazon EC2 Container Registry, a tool designed to simplify container management for developers today at the Amazon re:invent conference, Last year Amazon announced EC2, its container service, which provides support for Docker images. As Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO told the crowd, as you generate, store and launch these container images, having a registry to keep track of them and reference them ... Read More »

Amazon Launches AWS IoT — A Platform For Building, Managing And Analyzing The Internet Of Things

Make way for another big player entering the Internet of Things space. Amazon today is announcing its long-awaited IoT platform for AWS at its re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas. As Amazon describes it, it is a managed cloud platform “that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices.” The platform, which is launching in beta, will be ... Read More »

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