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Bezos: Amazon Web Services Is A $5 Billion Business

Bezos: Amazon Web Services Is A $5 Billion Business

By Chris Crum April 23, 2015

Amazon just reported its financial results for the first quarter, including a 15% year-over-year increase in net sales at $22.72 billion. With this report, Amazon has begun giving more financial details about its Amazon Web Services (AWS) business. And the …

Consumers Really Want Drone Delivery, Are Willing To Pay For It Consumers Really Want Drone Delivery, Are Willing To Pay For It

Earlier, we looked at a report from Walker Sands, which looks at consumers’ online shopping habits, and bodes well for Amazon’s new Home Services offering. In a separate section of the report that we didn’t get into, they look at …

Online Shopper Data Bodes Well For Amazon Home Services Online Shopper Data Bodes Well For Amazon Home Services

Amazon recently announced the launch of Amazon Home Services, in which it handpicks local service businesses to include in a marketplace on Amazon.com, enabling customers to purchase services from those in the home improvement, computer & electronics, lawn & garden, …

Antitrust Prosecution Comes To E-Commerce Antitrust Prosecution Comes To E-Commerce

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has charged a former e-commerce executive with price fixing, in what would be the DoJ’s antitrust division’s first online marketplace prosecution. The defendant is charged with price fixing in violation of the …

Silicon Valley Premieres Four Days Early on Twitch Silicon Valley Premieres Four Days Early on Twitch

April 12th is going to be a good day, as both Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley return to HBO’s lineup. And if you’re really impatient, you can watch the season premiere of the latter a few days early. On …

Amazon Dash Button Appears To Not Be  A Joke Amazon Dash Button Appears To Not Be A Joke

About a year ago, Amazon unveiled the Amazon Dash, a way for people to add items to their shopping lists from their homes by scanning them with the device or using the microphone to tell it what they need. Now, …

Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to …

Amazon Might Buy Fashion Retailer Net-a-Porter in What Could Be Its Largest Acquisition Ever Amazon Might Buy Fashion Retailer Net-a-Porter in What Could Be Its Largest Acquisition Ever

If Amazon is truly serious about getting into the world of high fashion, an acquisition like this would be a very strong move. According to a report from Women’s Wear Daily, Amazon is eyeing online fashion retailer Net-a–Porter. The price …

YouTube Is Going After Twitch with New Game Streaming Focus: Report YouTube Is Going After Twitch with New Game Streaming Focus: Report

YouTube has been experimenting with live streaming for many years, finally letting any channel in good standing participate in live streaming in December of 2013, and the YouTube Live channel currently features livestreams of sporting events, music, news, and more. …

Sell Products Directly To Amazon With Amazon Vendor Express Sell Products Directly To Amazon With Amazon Vendor Express

Amazon has a new service called Amazon Vendor Express aimed at letting businesses sell their products directly to the company, who will resell them to customers. Amazon takes care of promoting, selling, and shipping the products, utilizing its network of …

Amazon Drones Get FAA Go-ahead for Testing, but Don’t Get Too Excited Amazon Drones Get FAA Go-ahead for Testing, but Don’t Get Too Excited

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon an “experimental airworthiness certificate” that allows the company to begin research and training on its fleet of delivery drones, what the company calls Amazon Prime Air. Unfortunately for Amazon, the certificate comes with …

‘Bosch’ Season 2 Is a Go After Strong Performance ‘Bosch’ Season 2 Is a Go After Strong Performance

Bosch, Amazon’s first original hour-long drama, has already been greenlit for a second season. That means it’s also the first drama series to be renewed at Amazon. The show, which premiered ten episodes back in February, is based on a …

Amazon Web Services Announces CloudFront Signed Cookies Amazon Web Services Announces CloudFront Signed Cookies

Amazon Web Services announced that Amazon CloudFront now gives users CloudFront signed HTTP cookies to secure private content. Whereas before, you’d control who could access CloudFront content using a custom signature for each objectURL, you can now include the signature …

Amazon Launches New Store for Shark Tank Stuff Amazon Launches New Store for Shark Tank Stuff

Ok, not just Shark Tank stuff – Amazon wants to sell you all the hot new gadgets and gizmos. The company has just launched a new storefront called Amazon Exclusives, which “gives customers direct access to innovative new products from …

Jay Carney Is Amazon’s New VP of Corporate Affairs Jay Carney Is Amazon’s New VP of Corporate Affairs

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has spent the last year as a contributor to CNN, but now he’s stepping back into the realm of PR. Politico reports that Amazon has tapped Carney to be the new Senior Vice …

Target Takes a Swipe at Amazon, Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $25 Target Takes a Swipe at Amazon, Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $25

Target saw record online sales during Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, and it looks like that strong performance made the company think about how to increase its online presence even more. Dropping free shipping thresholds to $25, $10 below online retail …

FAA Drone Rules Open Door for Commercial Use, but Still Too Restrictive for Amazon FAA Drone Rules Open Door for Commercial Use, but Still Too Restrictive for Amazon

The Federal Aviation Administration has finally released its long-awaited proposal for new regulations on commercial drones. The proposed rules are not as restrictive as some feared, but they do limit drone flight enough to render something like Amazon’s Prime Air …