Tag: Amazon

Retail giant, Amazon, to set up South African headquarters – 5,239 jobs will be created in the construction phase alone

The City of Cape Town in South Africa will be the new home of retail giant Amazon in Africa. The move leads to the development design that intends to create a 150,000 square metre mixed-use space, divided into commercial and housing uses across two precincts. The developer intends 31,900 square[Read More…]

Amazon Developing Own Online Advertising Software: WSJ

(Reuters) – Amazon Inc is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the in-house platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google Inc on Amazon’s own website, the new system could challenge[Read More…]

Amazon Offers 3D Printing To Customize Earrings, Bobble Head Toys

By Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website. Most of the more than 200 items available on the company’s new 3D[Read More…]

Amazon Starts Netflix-style e-Book Service

By Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc launched a $9.99-per-month subscription service on Friday that lets customers read as much as they choose from its library of more than 600,000 digital books. Subscribers to the Kindle Unlimited service can read e-books, including “The Hunger Games” and “Life of Pi,” on Amazon’s Kindle[Read More…]

Amazon Launches Shopping via Twitter

Online retailer Amazon has announced a new partnership with Twitter that allows shoppers to add items to their shopping basket just by using a hashtag to tweets about Amazon products. When users see an item they like referenced on Twitter with an Amazon page link, including #AmazonBasket in the UK and #AmazonCart in the[Read More…]

Amazon First-Quarter Profit Up By 18%

Amazon‘s first-quarter profit has risen 18% as shoppers continue to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods. Nevertheless, the company forecasts an operating loss for the second quarter as it continues to invest heavily both internationally and at home. Amazon has long focused on spending the money it[Read More…]

Amazon Launches TV Streaming And Gaming device

Technology giant Amazon has launched a set-top TV box to compete with Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Called Amazon FireTV, the new hardware allows users to stream TV shows and movies from Amazon as well as other services such as Netflix, directly to their TVs. Amazon announced the device will[Read More…]

Amazon Will Not Stock Beyonce’s New Album

Amazon may have Beyonce’s new self-titled album available for MP3 purchase, but don’t expect to see any physical copies there anytime soon. Like Target’s decision to opt out of stocking “Beyonce,” the online retailer is following suit in the wake of the album’s iTunes exclusive week-long sale. However, physical copies[Read More…]

Amazon To Deploy Delivery Drones

By Drew Guarini In an interview with Charlie Rose on Sunday’s episode of “60 Minutes,” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the giant online store is developing a drone-based delivery service called Prime Air. According to Bezos, Prime Air would be able to get customers their products only a[Read More…]

Amazon Launch Virtual Currency Coins For UK Customers

By Alex Hern Amazon has launched a virtual currency called Amazon Coins for UK customers, kicking off with an offer of 400 free coins – worth £4 – to every British owner of a Kindle Fire. The coins can be spent on apps and in-app purchases for the Kindle Fire series of[Read More…]