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Amazon’s Tie-Up With Big UK Supermarket Signals Stronger Push Into Groceries

Amazon just signed a deal with British supermarket Morrisons which is the fourth largest biggest supermarket chain in Britain. This deal brings competition to players already in the region, including Tesco and Ocado. With this deal Amazon now becomes serious about its food delivery service in the UK and can help them improve their strategy[…]

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Amazon joins Microsoft, other tech giants backing Apple in FBI encryption fight

In a recent event, Apple has been asked by the federal government to unlock an iPhone but the company does not want to do so. A California court has ordered Apple to provide technical and software assistance for unlocking an iPhone 5c. According to the FBI, the phone in question belongs to the employer of[…]

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How much would it cost if you buy one of everything in Amazon?

On the lighter side of things, if you are a big Amazon fan just like us, you might have asked that question “How much would it cost if you buy one of everything in Amazon?” Kynan Eng, a computer scientist based in Zurich has calculated that for you and the result totals to $12.8 billion.[…]

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Amazon also owns 7 Clothing Brands

Amazon is not just content to becoming the ecommerce giant of today. The company has spread its wings to take on the apparel market in a major way. The online retailer recently launched seven in-house fashion labels that sell a range of apparel and accessories for men, women and children. Amazon registered its new fashion[…]

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Amazon Raised the Free Shipping Minimum for Non-Prime Members

To encourage users to potentially try Prime Amazon just quietly raised the free shipping minimum for buyers who don’t belong to its fast growing subscription service, Amazon Prime. According to the company, “non-Prime members would have to spend at least $49 per order to qualify for free shipping, up from $35.” Prime could just be[…]

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Amazon expands into handmade goods with new online store

Handmade at Amazon, one of the newest ventures for the online retail giant which serves as market for handcrafted and vintage items. According to the company, this is a new store for artisans to sell unique and handcrafted goods “to our hundreds of millions of customers worldwide.” In this venture, Amazon is tapping into a[…]

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Amazon is letting its part-time drivers handle more deliveries

Credits to www.theverge.com for first posting this article online.  Amazon has taken the next step in building out its own shipping network by expanding its Amazon Flex delivery program to include standard Amazon.com packages, according to a report from Reuters today. Amazon launched Flex last fall to let part-time drivers earn cash for delivering packages for Prime Now, Amazon’s[…]

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The Real Reason Why Amazon.com Wants Its Own Delivery Service

(Credits to www.fool.com) Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has built a $100-billion business on a simple principle: make life easy for your customers. The company has consistently invested in lowering prices, speeding up delivery, and improving the customer experience in other ways. It’s hard to argue with the advantages of e-commerce from a convenience standpoint. The ability to order one[…]

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Amazon acquires NICE, maker of high-performance computing software

Amazon has just added another company under its wings.  It has acquired a software company Nice, announced via a blog post on Friday. Nice is based in Asti, Italy which makes software and provides services for “high performance and technical computing.  Nice is best made known for its software EnginFrame that simplifies the accessing and[…]

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Amazon Japan has free on-call wine advisors

Amazon has taken the fun to a higher level. In some cities, Amazon will deliver you alcohol, including wine, within an hour. But which one to choose? Japanese enthusiasts will now get help thanks to the new Sommelier service. Between noon and 5 p.m. ET, you can leave your number and one of the site’s professional wine advisors[…]