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How to make good TV for the web, according to Amazon

Fortune (blog) - 14 May 2014
FORTUNE -- Two years ago, Amazon (AMZN) started developing television content. In the past year, the company produced 24 pilots, which, according to Amazon Studios director Roy Price, is more than a typical broadcast network will prepare for primetime ...

Amazon seeks to build center in Romulus, hire 1600

Detroit Free Press - 26 Jun 2017
Online juggernaut is aiming to open a second metro Detroit distribution center, this one in Romulus, that would create at least 1,600 new jobs and expand the Seattle-based retailer's Midwest distribution network in Michigan. The company is ...

Is Amazon getting too big?

USA TODAY - 26 Jun 2017
In most of the areas Amazon has recently entered, be they groceries or streaming video or India, Amazon is far from dominant. But some observers fear that as Amazon's breadth grows, the power of its ecosystem could stifle competition and erode jobs.

The Amazon Echo now doubles as a home intercom system

TechCrunch - 26 Jun 2017
Amazon will officially release the Show in a few days, but in the meantime, the company is introducing a long-awaited intercom feature for existing Echo devices. The addition uses Drop-In, a teleconferencing feature introduced on the Show that lets ...

Amazon Can't Kill What's Already 'Dead'

Barron's - 26 Jun 2017 (AMZN) wants to deliver books right to your door -- plus groceries, and heck why not clothing! The e-commerce juggernaut's latest moves have investors wondering whether anything consumer-related could ever be truly, Amazon-proof. Well ...

Amazon and Whole Foods Are Headed for a Culture Clash

Fortune - 26 Jun 2017
Ever since Amazon announced last week that it's planning to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, lots of people have been wondering whether robots will supplant many of the grocery chain's 87,000 workers. The way I see it, though, Whole Foods employees ...

Amazon UK opens preorders for SNES Classic

The Verge - 26 Jun 2017
Nintendo's SNES Classic mini console, which comes with a more vibrant system and controller color scheme in Europe, is now up for preorder on Amazon's UK storefront. The page, which says the product is sold by Amazon EU S.a.r.L. (the company's official ...

Amazon Generates Twice as Much Revenue per Employee as Wal-Mart - 26 Jun 2017
Amazon workers still have to deal with massive warehouses full of over 50 million different items, but Amazon gives them help through the use of automated robotics systems. As a result, Amazon employees generate twice as much revenue as Walmart ...

Amazon: Online Monopoly?

Seeking Alpha - 26 Jun 2017
First, they can raise prices to extract as much as possible from consumers. That doesn't appear to be happening here. Second, they subtly change management's own incentives, from serving customers to building their empires. Amazon may run afoul of ...

The Fed Is Wrong, Amazon Is Not Killing Inflation

Forbes - 26 Jun 2017
After Amazon acquired Whole Foods (read here) for nearly $14 billion, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said technology is disruptive and may be causing disinflation. Mr Evans implied that Amazon is killing inflation. I disagree ...

Amazon has ambitious advertising plans for its NFL streams

Business Insider - 26 Jun 2017
Amazon aims to charge $2.8 million for ad packages during the NFL games it will stream in the coming season, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Amazon initially paid $50 million in April to the NFL for the rights to stream ...

Ethan Allen set to launch design center on Amazon

Danbury News Times - 26 Jun 2017
It was Ethan Allen Day, the company kicked off its 85th year in business and, in a sign of the times, the Danbury-based furniture maker prepared to launch its design studio on Amazon. “We wouldn't have even thought of that two years ago,” Ethan Allen ...

Amazon Raises The Pressure On Grubhub As Shares Downgraded

Investor's Business Daily - 26 Jun 2017
Grubhub (GRUB) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on the view that the expansion of Amazon (AMZN) and other competitors in the restaurant food-delivery services field will raise customer acquisition costs and lower profit. Goldman Sachs analyst Brian ...

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