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Amazon Announces Rare Round of Layoffs

February 13, 2018 |

After a ramp-up in hiring last year, Amazon says it will cut a “small” number of positions at its Seattle headquarters. The company did not give an exact number, but the Seattle Times , citing a person familiar with the cuts, says they affect a few hundred people. That would be…
Newser

What It Would Take for Amazon to Become UPS or FedEx

February 10, 2018 |

Amazon.com is a long way from reaching the scale of America’s freight titans.
WSJ.com: US Business

Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

February 10, 2018 |

Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, positioning it to directly compete with UPS and FedEx.
WSJ.com: US Business

Amazon Prime is rolling out Whole Foods two-hour grocery delivery

February 8, 2018 |

Amazon delivery is coming to Whole Foods.

The online retailing giant plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer this year to those who pay for Amazon.com Inc.’s $ 99-a-year Prime membership.

The move is the latest by Amazon to put its stamp on its recent purchase of Whole Foods Market….


L.A. Times – Business

Is Google Losing to Amazon?

February 4, 2018 |

Amazon’s accelerating growth wins favor over Google’s much bigger bottom line.
WSJ.com: US Business

Amazon sales surge during best holiday-quarter growth since 2009

February 1, 2018 |

Amazon.com Inc. reported its strongest holiday-quarter sales growth in eight years, fueled by the company’s dominance in e-commerce and cloud computing even as it pushes into new businesses such as advertising, entertainment and groceries.

The results reassured investors that Amazon’s spending…


L.A. Times – Business

Alexa loses her voice in Amazon Super Bowl tease starring Jeff Bezos

January 30, 2018 |

Can Alexa really lose her voice? Is Amazon about to launch a new version of its Echo-based digital assistant? Can Jeff Bezos act? Watch Amazon’s Super Bowl ad teaser for the answer to at least one of those questions.
FOX News

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire creating new healthcare company

January 30, 2018 |

Amazon is diving into healthcare, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find quality care “at a reasonable cost.”

The business giants offered few details Tuesday and said that the project is in…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon Go store, with cameras instead of cashiers, is opening to the public

January 22, 2018 |

You won’t find a squeaking hot dog rotisserie in Amazon.com’s Inc. cashier-less convenience store. Instead, you’ll see Mediterranean lamb sandwiches, fresh salads and to-go containers of cubed pineapple and melon.

After more than a year of testing with an employee-only focus group, Amazon Go is…


L.A. Times – Business

No More Grocery Cashiers? ‘Amazon Go’ Opens Monday

January 22, 2018 |

Amazon will open its high-tech grocery store to the public this week after a year of beta testing the no-checkout technology on employees. Amazon Go allows shoppers to simply take whatever they want to purchase and leave, eliminating the need for lines or cashiers. The concept store is slated to…
Newser