Amazon News
Amazon Patent Filing Could Prevent Price Comparison Shopping While In A Store
When you're at the store, it's long been easy to pull Amazon out and compare product prices. But with a patent filed by Amazon could make that harder to do. In Amazon's patent filing, which is titled "Physical Store Online Shopping Control," the online retailer details a method for preventing shoppers from searching for alternative prices when connected to a store's own Wi-Fi network, Engadget reported.
Original link
Why Amazon Buying Slack Makes Perfect Sense (and Also Why It Doesn't)
Amazon might want to buy Slack for a lot of money, Bloomberg reported late on Wednesday night. $9 billion, in fact, or more than twice its valuation from its last funding round. $9b would be a significant premium over Slack's last fundraising round.
Original link
Amazon is helping veterans find jobs in cloud computing
You've probably heard by now: the tech industry is in need of talent. Some companies are looking to veterans of the military to fill those roles. Amazon has partnered with the Department of Labor, creating the Amazon Veterans Apprenticeship Program. Veterans enrolled in the 16-week program train for positions in cloud computing.
Original link
Amazon to open distribution center in North Haven, creating 1,800 jobs
NORTH HAVEN - Amazon, the largest internet-based retailer in the world is expanding its presence in Connecticut, creating 1,800 job opportunities, announced Gov. Malloy. Amazon, which recently opened a fulfillment center in Windsor and a sorting center in Wallingford, currently employs approximately 2,000 people in Connecticut.
Original link
Amazon needs to court Walmart shoppers because the wealthiest Americans already have Prime
Amazon's new discounted Prime for lower-income consumers could add new subscribers.
Original link
Amazon strikes deal to buy fuel cells for warehouses
The move comes as Amazon seeks to increase the energy efficiency of its expansive network of warehouses. But it also signals a willingness by the company to invest in fuel technology on a more fundamental level.
Original link
Amazon Knows How to Sell You Underwear
In 2012, on the first Monday in May, Jeff Bezos stepped onto the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the annual Costume Institute gala - the fashion world's biggest, best, most exclusive event - wearing a black Tom Ford tuxedo with a white pocket square and patent leather shoes.
Original link
You can buy Girl Scout cookies on Amazon. There's just one problem
Tired of waiting an entire year for new Girl Scout cookies? Don't worry anymore. You can now buy a year's supply on Amazon. That's right. Amazon now sells Girl Scout cookies for close to $10 a box. Thin Mints go for $10 even, while the Samoas sell for $9.54, according to the seller page.
Original link
Jeff Bezos - Wikipedia
Jeff Bezos (; born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen on January 12, 1964) is an engineer, American technology and retail entrepreneur and investor who is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, which is the world's largest online shopping retailer.
Original link
Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon
The Washington Post Co. agreed Monday to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family's stewardship of one of America's leading news organizations after four generations.
Original link