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Amazon expanding delivery options for holiday season News 

Amazon expanding delivery options for holiday season

Seattle’s Amazon Inc. announced expanded delivery options for the holidays. Prime members across the United States now have access to more than 10 million items available for free next-day delivery, and the company has expanded Prime Free Same-Day Delivery, bringing the convenience of doorstep delivery within hours to 46 major metropolitan areas. This is in addition to free shipping on... Read More
Amazon scores another record Prime Day, bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined News Opinion 

Amazon scores another record Prime Day, bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined

Amazon reports 2019 was a big success, with Prime Members purchasing more than 75 million items, from devices to groceries and more, throughout the July 15-16 event. Sales surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, the company said. “We want to thank Prime members all around the world,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Members purchased millions of Alexa-enabled devices, received... Read More
Apps, rumors and financial news for the week of June 14 New Products People on the Move Updates 

Apps, rumors and financial news for the week of June 14

New apps and updates Sigma issues product advisory for its 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 and 70-200mm F2.8 Sports lenses, via DPReview Photo organizing device maker Monument released Monument 2.0, offering improved facial recognition, enhanced scene recognition, shared albums and more. Skylum has updated photo editing and organizing software Luminar 3 to 3.1.1 with a bevy of speed improvements and improved navigation. Capture One launches Capture One Studio Serif Software has updated Affinity... Read More
Amazon introduces $89.99 Echo Show 5 with enhanced camera features New Products Press releases 

Amazon introduces $89.99 Echo Show 5 with enhanced camera features

Alexa adds new features, including how-to videos from wikiHow, updated smart home controls, customizable morning and evening routines, new privacy features, and even more visual content SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Today, Amazon announced the newest addition to the Echo Show family—Echo Show 5. With its compact design, 5.5-inch display, rich sound, HD camera, and built-in camera shutter, Echo Show 5 lets Alexa... Read More
Sony to debut triple-lens smartphone in the U.S. on July 12 Press releases Updates 

Sony to debut triple-lens smartphone in the U.S. on July 12

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Xperia 1, Sony’s latest vision for mobile technology, packs a host of highlight features such as the world’s first 4K OLED display in a smartphonei with 21:9 CinemaWide™ display (6.5”), and the world’s first Eye AF in a smartphoneii with a triple lens camera and up to 10 fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking for precision focus and exposure. Sony’s... Read More
Amazon expands free shipping to everyone for the holiday season News Press releases 

Amazon expands free shipping to everyone for the holiday season

For a limited time, all Amazon customers in the U.S. can enjoy free shipping with no minimum purchase amount Customers can shop the largest free shipping selection in the country – hundreds of millions of items on Amazon Tens of millions of Prime members in the U.S. can also shop FREE Same-Day Delivery on more than three million eligible items... Read More
Tablet market sees modest decline of 8.6% as slate and detachable categories continue to struggle, according to IDC Market research Press releases 

Tablet market sees modest decline of 8.6% as slate and detachable categories continue to struggle, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The worldwide tablet market declined 8.6% during the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18) as global shipments fell to 36.4 million, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Slate tablets accounted for the majority of the market with 31.6 million units, down 7.9% from the previous year. Detachable tablets also declined, down... Read More
Amazon introduces first-ever small business impact report Press releases 

Amazon introduces first-ever small business impact report

Analysis Reveals New Information about the More Than One Million U.S.-Based Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Selling on Amazon Small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon come from all 50 states and more than 130 countries More than 20,000 small and medium-sized businesses worldwide surpassed $1M in sales on Amazon in 2017 Company estimates that small and medium-sized businesses selling on... Read More
Shutterfly goes all-in on AWS News Press releases 

Shutterfly goes all-in on AWS

Leading online retailer and manufacturer of high-quality personalized products and services taps AWS to accelerate its cloud-first transformation and deliver its next-generation platform SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) is moving its infrastructure to AWS—going all-in on the world’s leading cloud to power its Cloud Transformation initiative. Shutterfly... Read More
Amazon Confirms: This Cyber Monday was the Single Biggest Shopping Day Ever, Surpassing Prime Day for the Most Products Ordered Worldwide | Business Wire News Press releases 

Amazon Confirms: This Cyber Monday was the Single Biggest Shopping Day Ever, Surpassing Prime Day for the Most Products Ordered Worldwide | Business Wire

Cyber Monday was the biggest day on record for small businesses Over the Turkey 5 – the five days from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday – customers ordered nearly 140 million items from small businesses worldwide SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon today announced that Cyber Monday was the single biggest shopping day worldwide in the company’s history, and the biggest day ever... Read More
AWS Announces Five New Machine Learning Services and the World’s First Deep Learning-Enabled Video Camera for Developers | Business Wire New Products Press releases 

AWS Announces Five New Machine Learning Services and the World’s First Deep Learning-Enabled Video Camera for Developers | Business Wire

Amazon SageMaker makes it easy to build, train, and deploy machine learning models AWS DeepLens is the world’s first deep learning-enabled wireless video camera built to give developers hands-on experience with machine learning Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend, and Amazon Rekognition Video allow app developers to easily build applications that transcribe speech to text, translate text between languages, extract... Read More
Cracks in Amazon’s Armor Show Opportunities for Retail Brands to Steal Share Back, According to New SmarterHQ Survey Market research Press releases 

Cracks in Amazon’s Armor Show Opportunities for Retail Brands to Steal Share Back, According to New SmarterHQ Survey

82% of Amazon Prime Members Would Cancel Their Membership Without Free Two-Day Shipping INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Retail bankruptcies have jumped 24 percent year-over-year and consumers are increasingly favoring online and mobile shopping as retail brands try to grapple with headwinds ahead of the important holiday shopping season. Much of this evolving retail landscape is attributed to the enormous impact of Amazon, which... Read More
Camera-enabled pet feeder Petcube gains Alexa functions New Products Press releases 

Camera-enabled pet feeder Petcube gains Alexa functions

Petcube is the first pet brand to work with both Alexa and Dash Replenishment. Petcube device owners can ask Alexa to play, fling treats, and reorder treats. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Petcube, the leader in the connected pet category, today unveiled software updates that unlock Amazon Alexa voice control for Petcube Bites and Petcube Play camera owners, and... Read More