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Amazon expands its Influencer Program to include Twitter and Instagram, in addition to YouTube

Amazon expands its Influencer Program to include Twitter and Instagram, in addition to YouTube

Amazon is expanding its Influencer Program beyond YouTube to also include Twitter and Instagram, the company announced on Thursday. First launched into beta earlier this spring, the program initially targeted YouTube stars by offering them a way to make money from the products they promoted in their videos through an affiliate-like relationship with Amazon. Many […]

Amazon’s Echo Spot might not arrive by Christmas [Updated]

Amazon’s Echo Spot might not arrive by Christmas [Updated]

A number of customers who pre-ordered Amazon’s new Echo Spot smart alarm clock are now being told the product’s ship date has been pushed back. Emails sent to customers inform them that “unfortunately, the release date for the item listed below has changed,” and then provides a new delivery estimate based on that revised date. […]

Amazon launches its Echo devices and Alexa in Japan

Amazon launches its Echo devices and Alexa in Japan

Amazon has continued its hardware push into Asia after it launched the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot in Japan today. Alongside the hardware, it is also making its Alexa voice assistant available in the country. That means that developers will gain access to Alexa Skills — which has support for Japanese — while consumers […]

Amazon Cash, the service that lets you use cash to shop Amazon online, arrives at 7-Eleven

Amazon Cash, the service that lets you use cash to shop Amazon online, arrives at 7-Eleven

Amazon Cash, the service that lets consumers add cash to their Amazon.com balance at brick-and-mortar retailers, is now available at nearly 8,000 7-Eleven convenience stores, the companies announced today. That’s a significant expansion for Amazon Cash, which was previously available at retailers like CVS, Speedway and GameStop, along with a handful of other supermarket chains […]

Jeff Bezos’s guide to life

Jeff Bezos’s guide to life

Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champagne at his rocket landing. The world’s richest person displayed an unprecedented level of candor during an interview at in Los Angeles this weekend at invite-only getaway Summit Series, a favorite […]

Amazon to add second Vancouver office and 1,000 more jobs by 2020

Amazon to add second Vancouver office and 1,000 more jobs by 2020

While Amazon has yet to reveal where in North America its second headquarters will be, the Seattle headquartered ecommerce behemoth has got Canadians excited by announcing it’s opening a second corporate office in Vancouver — and planning to double its staff headcount in the city, adding 1,000 additional jobs by 2020. Reuters suggests the move […]

Amazon Fresh is shutting down in some neighborhoods

Amazon Fresh is shutting down in some neighborhoods

Amazon is pulling the plug on Fresh, its grocery delivery service, in parts of nine states throughout the country, Recode reports. So, if you live in certain parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and California, you’re out of luck. When I went to Amazon Fresh this morning, I was […]

Alexa gets its first celeb voice with Oprah, but it’s just a holiday promo

Alexa gets its first celeb voice with Oprah, but it’s just a holiday promo

Alexa is getting its first celebrity voice, and it’s Oprah. Before you get too excited, Oprah won’t respond to your day-to-day questions, as Alexa does – instead, the addition of Oprah’s voice is part of a holiday shopping promotion between Oprah’s O magazine and Amazon, where Oprah will help Alexa customers shop her “Favorite Things.” […]