Tag Archives: Amazon

What Is Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Why Might Your Business Need It?

Remote access to digital resources has become one of the most important features of today’s business ecosystem. And with people spending more time working remotely, businesses and individuals are looking for reliable platforms to access said resources. The Amazon AppStream 2.0 application was created with this very goal in mind. Version 1.0 When Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) introduced AppStream in 2013, it had ... Read More »

Amazon Creates Alexa Workshops for Small Tech Entrepreneurs

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Galvanize, a 21st-century school for entrepreneurs, engineers, and data scientists, are going to be holding Alexa Skills development workshops to teach developers, designers, and technology buffs how to build skills for Amazon Alexa, the operating system for the company’s smart speaker Echo. Amazon’s Echo has 70.6 percent of the emerging voice-controlled speaker market compared to Google’s 23.8 percent, this according ... Read More »

Amazon Buying Whole Foods? What Small Businesses Can Learn

Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN) just announced plans to purchase Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM). The deal, valued at about $13.7 billion, also offers a few potential lessons for small businesses. Whole Foods, which broke onto the scene offering stores full or organic food options, has struggled and faced pressure from advisors to sell or merge with another company. Amazon, a company that has broken into ... Read More »

Need to Move Summer Stock? Follow Amazon Prime Day Model

Today, Amazon celebrates Prime Day for members of its Prime program. The special service offers customers free two-day shipping and other benefits. And on this special day — some are calling a Christmas in July and Black Friday in July — members get even better deals. It’s turning into a big shopping day online, to be sure. Small business owners can learn ... Read More »

Amazon admits it may have to pay fine for violating Iran sanctions

Amazon on Friday disclosed Iranian business ties that may have violated US sanctions, warning that it may be penalised after a regulatory review of the activities. The company said in a regulatory filing that from 2012 to 2016 it “processed and delivered orders of consumer products for certain individuals and entities located outside Iran covered by the Iran Threat Reduction and ... Read More »

Amazon forecasts unexpected profit dip

Amazon has said that plans to spend more on improving its warehouses and video content would hit profits in the current quarter. The online retail giant also narrowly missed analysts’ sales expectations for the busy holiday season. Amazon’s shares fell more than 4% in after-hours trading on Wall Street. The firm is spending heavily to take greater control of its ... Read More »

Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax than sausage stall, says Austria

Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax in Austria than a local sausage stall, the country’s Chancellor Christian Kern has said in a newspaper interview. “Every Viennese cafe, every sausage stand pays more tax in Austria than a multinational corporation,” Mr Kern told Der Standard. “That goes for Starbucks, Amazon and other companies,” he said. He added that EU countries with ... Read More »

Amazon tops list of the best paying tech firms for graduates

Amazon has beaten tech rivals Google, Apple and Microsoft to be named best paying tech firm for junior employees in the UK. An entry level position recruit at Amazon can expect to receive a £75,000 salary with a £15,000 bonus, according to a research from Emolument.com, a salary benchmarking site. Apple junior employees typically get a salary of £72,000 with ... Read More »

Amazon posts VR job on Glassdoor

SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon is tossing its oversized hat in the virtual reality ring, joining content-producing rivals Hulu and Netflix in a quest to woo consumers with what promises to be the next great tech trend. In a posting on the job networking and employer assessment site Glassdoor, Amazon is recruiting for a senior development manager for its VR program ... Read More »