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Matt Day / Bloomberg:
An in-depth look at Amazon's flagship BFI4 warehouse, located in Kent, WA and capable of processing over 1M items/day, which is run almost entirely by software   —  At BFI4 outside Seattle, the retailer uses algorithms and robots to ship more than a million packages a day—vastly changing the jobs of humans in the process.
Sep 21, 2021, 12:35 PMIn context
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Amazon introduces three new Kindle Paperwhites: $140 Paperwhite with 6.8" display and USB-C, $190 Signature Edition with 32GB of storage, and $160 Kids Edition   —  - Amazon on Tuesday announced three new versions of its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, including the Paperwhite, Paperwhite Kids Edition and Paperwhite Signature Edition.
Sep 21, 2021, 9:17 AMIn context
Jeran Wittenstein / Bloomberg:
Tech stocks drop amid broader market selloff, similar to Sept. 2020's slump; Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, and Microsoft lost $500B+ in value since Sept. 7   —  - Echoes a 3-week drop a year ago as stocks gave back gains  — Stocks bounced back, but now stung by China slowdown worries
Sep 20, 2021, 4:51 PMIn context
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Analysis: Amazon has doubled sponsored product ads at the top of some search results, from two or three to as many as six   —  - Amazon is adding more sponsored product ads to the top of search results.  — Sponsored product ads accounted for roughly 73% of retailers' Amazon ad spend …
Sep 20, 2021, 2:50 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Amazon announces its next hardware and services event will be on September 28 at 9am PT   —  New Echo devices could be coming soon  —  Amazon has officially announced the date for its big fall hardware event: it'll take place on Tuesday, September 28th at 12PM ET / 9AM PT. As always …
Sep 20, 2021, 2:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku announces $50 Streaming Stick 4K and $70 Streaming Stick 4K+, which adds a Voice Remote Pro, and Roku OS 10.5 with improved voice support   —  Weeks after Amazon introduced an updated Fire TV lineup that included, for the first time, its own TVs, Roku today is announcing its own competitive products …
Sep 20, 2021, 9:10 AMIn context
Michael Kozlowski / Good e-Reader:
Amazon leaks updated Kindle Paperwhite devices with larger 6.8-inch displays in two variants: 8GB for $149 CAD and 32GB for $209.99 CAD, both with 17 LEDs   —  Amazon is going to be releasing a new Kindle Paperwhite in the next few days.  The E-Reader will have a 6.8 inch screen and will come …
Sep 20, 2021, 8:55 AMIn context
Tracy Qu / South China Morning Post:
Amazon says it has closed 3,000 seller accounts backed by about 600 Chinese brands for review fraud   —  The closures did not negatively impact the overall growth of Chinese online merchants on Amazon, according to a senior company executive Amazon kicked off an extensive clean-up campaign in May …
Sep 17, 2021, 8:25 PMIn context
Melissa Repko / CNBC:
Deutsche Bank survey: Walmart+, Walmart's Amazon Prime rival, has grown to ~32M US subscribers since its 2020 launch, and ~86% of them have Amazon Prime also   —  - Walmart+ has hit an “inflection point” and is growing its membership at a faster clip, according to a new research note from Deutsche Bank.
Sep 16, 2021, 5:50 AMIn context
David McLaughlin / Bloomberg:
FTC says Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft made 819 unreported acquisition deals of $1M+, including for patents and acquihires, from 2010 to 2019   —  - Report shows hundreds of deals by tech giants went unchecked  — Antitrust enforcers must close loopholes, FTC Chair Khan says
Sep 15, 2021, 8:00 PMIn context

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