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Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Amazon launches an app to provide info on crops to Indian farmers, as it looks to tap into the produce market that accounts for the bulk of India's retail spend   —  - It's promising timely info on crops via a mobile app  — Amazon joins Reliance, Walmart in courting agriculture sector
Sep 3, 2021, 11:45 PMIn context
Insider:
Sources: Amazon will launch its own TV featuring Alexa and no third-party manufacturer branding in the US, possibly as soon as October   —  - Amazon is planning to roll out its own Amazon-branded TV, Insider has learned.  — A US launch is targeted for as soon as October.
Sep 2, 2021, 8:05 PMIn context
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Sources: AWS plans to hire content moderators to look for emerging extremist groups and remove content that violates its cloud service policies   —  Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) plans to take a more proactive approach to determine what types of content violate its cloud service policies …
Sep 2, 2021, 4:00 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Berlin Brands Group, which buys and scales e-commerce businesses, raises $700M in equity and debt at a $1B+ valuation led by Bain Capital   —  Berlin Brands Group — one of the new wave of e-commerce startups hoping to build lucrative economies of scale around buying up smaller brands that sell …
Sep 2, 2021, 9:05 AMIn context
The Verge:
Apple's updated rules allowing web signup links appear to apply only to apps that don't make much money for Apple, like Netflix and Spotify   —  It's for apps that don't make Apple any money anyways  —  While vocal app developers accused Apple last week of spinning a lawsuit settlement …
Sep 2, 2021, 2:25 AMIn context
Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
YouTube Music reached 50M paying subscribers in August, up from 30M paid music and premium subscribers that YouTube had reported in October 2020   —  Google-owned platforms have grown rapidly to become serious streaming competitor  —  YouTube's paid music streaming services have amassed 50m subscribers …
Sep 2, 2021, 12:40 AMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Amazon says it will stop showing autocomplete search suggestions for horse de-worming drug ivermectin; the drug remains easy to purchase on the site   —  Amazon claims it will fix autocomplete search suggestions  —  Earlier this week, I started a search on Amazon and mistyped, entering just two letters in: “iv.”
Sep 1, 2021, 4:55 PMIn context
Joe Williams / Protocol:
Sources: Andy Jassy overruled an internal recommendation to fire a top AWS executive after a probe of claims the executive made discriminatory comments in 2019   —  Amazon CEO Andy Jassy intervened to prevent the firing of a top executive after an internal HR report recommended …
Sep 1, 2021, 3:45 PMIn context
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Report: Amazon runs 164 flights per day on average to move stock in the US, up 17% over the past six months; 70% of Americans live near an Amazon Air presence   —  Amazon Air's operations have expanded rapidly during the pandemic  —  Amazon's presence in the skies continues to grow rapidly …
Sep 1, 2021, 11:30 AMIn context
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Andy Jassy says Amazon plans to hire over 55,000 corporate employees globally, including over 40,000 in the US, a 20% increase in tech and corporate staff   —  Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is planning to hire 55,000 people for corporate and technology roles globally in the coming months, Chief Executive Andy Jassy told Reuters.
Sep 1, 2021, 8:25 AMIn context

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