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Amazon's drone-parachute delivery patent

21 Feb, 2017 11:00 am Amazon has filed a patent for a technology that will allow drones to drop  and guide their packages from the sky, rather than landing on the ground...

Tech firms' race for voice data

19 Dec, 2016 09:00 am Microsoft, Amazon, Baidu and other large tech firms are investing billions in gathering terabytes of authentic human conversation data to provide raw material...

Amazon uses youngsters' insight for next-gen drone design

19 Oct, 2016 09:00 am Amazon is inviting schoolchildren to its top secret lab in Cambridge, UK to help design its next-generation drones.

Amazon makes EC2 cloud hosting cheaper

7 Jan, 2016 09:59 am Amazon has reduced EC2 cloud hosting on AWS for certain regions in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America. The firm has aligned its new price...

Walmart asks to test delivery drones

27 Oct, 2015 10:57 am Walmart has asked relevant authorities in the US for permission to test drones that it could use to make deliveries to the homes of its customers...

Seattle startup Convoy aiming to become the Uber of trucking

27 Oct, 2015 10:54 am A new startup company based in Seattle is aiming to develop a business that has the kind of disruptive influence on the road freight haulage industry as...

Amazon 'creating 100,000 seasonal jobs in the US'

20 Oct, 2015 11:39 am Amazon has revealed that it is creating in the region of 100,000 seasonal jobs at its fulfilment and sortation facilities throughout the US...

Amazon launches new $50 7-inch Fire tablets

18 Sep, 2015 11:49 am Amazon has launched a new 7-inch Fire tablet device for which it will charge just $50 in the US. The company hosted a relatively low key launch event...

Most online shoppers wouldn't trust drone deliveries, study finds

20 Aug, 2015 11:41 am A majority of people who shop online on a regular basis wouldn't trust the reliability of delivery services based on the use of unmanned drones...

Amazon boss refutes claims of "callous management practices"

18 Aug, 2015 11:48 am Amazon's founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has responded quickly to counter claims that his company is guilty of instituting "shockingly callous management...

Amazon chief 'encouraged' by UK's drone rules

17 Aug, 2015 02:22 pm Amazon's chief executive and founder Jeff Bezos has cited the UK's rules on unmanned aerial vehicles as "a very encouraging example of good regulation"...

Amazon defends Prime Day after customer criticisms

16 Jul, 2015 10:12 am Amazon has faced criticism from some of its customers for not delivering quite the array of enticing discounts as was apparently expected on the company's...

Amazon 'making progress towards drone delivery service'

3 Jul, 2015 11:54 am Amazon is making strides towards the introduction of its drone-based delivery services if certain claims from the company's home city of Seattle are to...

Amazon rolls out one-hour delivery service in London

1 Jul, 2015 11:57 am Amazon has made its one-hour delivery service available to Prime customers in selected areas of London and is planning for a UK-wide expansion during the...

Amazon to extend business loan programme worldwide, Reuters reports

29 Jun, 2015 11:58 am Amazon is preparing to expand its business loans programme to eight new countries later this year, according to Reuters. Reports suggest that the ecommerce...

Google to add 'buy buttons' to search results, WSJ reports

19 May, 2015 11:54 am Google is preparing to introduce buy buttons to its search engine results as the company looks to compete as a global online market place...

Amazon launches mobile ad platform aimed at app developers

14 May, 2015 11:42 am Amazon has introduced a new mobile advertising platform designed to allow mobile app developers to promote their offerings on smartphone and tablet devices...

Amazon delivery drone details emerge

11 May, 2015 11:57 am Details have emerged about how Amazon intends to use drones as part of its retail delivery processes in years to come. The ecommerce giant filed a patent...

EU to consider stricter oversight of digital tech giants

6 May, 2015 11:21 am The European Union (EU) is to investigate some of the world's largest technology companies and consider potential ways in which their operations might...

Amazon rolls out home ordering 'Dash' button service

1 Apr, 2015 11:51 am The ecommerce giant Amazon has launched a new tool designed to help its customers use its services more routinely for ordering everyday household products...

Net-a-Porter and Yoox agree merger of online fashion operations

31 Mar, 2015 11:56 am Net-a-Porter and the Yoox Group have agreed a deal that will see the British and Italian online fashion retailers join their respective businesses and...

Amazon given approval to test delivery drones in US

20 Mar, 2015 11:45 am Amazon has been given the go-ahead by US regulators to begin testing drones that it hopes will soon be delivering packages and products to customers across...

Ecommerce startup Jet.com raises $140m

12 Feb, 2015 11:55 am The newly created ecommerce company Jet.com has raised $140 million in funding despite never having actually sold a single product...

Software glitch cuts Amazon UK seller prices to 1p

15 Dec, 2014 10:29 am A glitch with a third-party software system recently meant dozens of sellers on Amazon UK saw their items being offered for just one pence...

Amazon targets 1-hour deliveries with bike messenger testing

9 Dec, 2014 11:48 am The US ecommerce giant Amazon is reportedly running tests involving deliveries being made by individual bike messengers in an effort to speed up its city...

Amazon readies robots for holiday season

1 Dec, 2014 11:51 am Amazon has equipped its warehouse facilities in the US with a total of 15,000 robots to help its staff and services cope with what is expected to be an...

Amazon to test delivery drones in Cambridge

13 Nov, 2014 10:05 am The US ecommerce giant Amazon is to test its unmanned delivery drones in Cambridge as it aims to ready the technology for use in the UK...

Google cites Amazon as number one search rival

14 Oct, 2014 12:10 pm Google chairman Eric Schmidt has cited the ecommerce giant Amazon as his company's foremost rival in the context of online searching...

Amazon 'courting developers' as it eyes smart home sector

26 Sep, 2014 11:37 am Amazon has been busily trying to build relationships with a number developers around the world who might be able to help it gain ground in the fledgling...

Alibaba raises $21.8bn in US IPO

19 Sep, 2014 12:02 pm The Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba raised $21.8 billion on Thursday as it moved ahead with what is expected to be one of the largest initial public...

Amazon to open new corporate headquarters in London

12 Sep, 2014 11:27 am London's position as a leading location for technology companies has been bolstered by the announcement that Amazon intends to establish a new corporate...

Amazon takes on Apple and Samsung with Fire phone rollout

9 Sep, 2014 11:13 am Amazon is to introduce its Fire-branded smartphones into British and German markets later this month as the company aims to compete more directly with...

Alibaba to raise £24bn in America's largest ever IPO

8 Sep, 2014 10:43 am The Alibaba Group, the Chinese online retailing conglomerate, is preparing for an initial public offering of its shares in the US that could see it raise...

Amazon acquires video-streaming service Twitch in $970m deal

26 Aug, 2014 11:36 am Amazon has acquired a provider of video streaming services called Twitch for a total of $970 million in a move that few analysts or observers had anticipated...

Microsoft's Azure cloud service suffers 5-hour outage

19 Aug, 2014 11:07 am Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service suffered a global outage that lasted close to five hours on Monday as technical problems hit a number of its...

Amazon asks permission to test fly Prime Air drones

11 Jul, 2014 11:24 am The ecommerce giant Amazon has formally asked the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) whether it can carry out tests on drones it one day hopes to...

Amazon takes on Apple and Samsung with 'Fire' smartphone

19 Jun, 2014 12:03 pm Amazon is officially taking on the big players in the world's smartphone markets having launched a new device called Fire at an event in Seattle on Wednesday...

Amazon expected to launch smartphone later this month

5 Jun, 2014 11:50 am The online retail giant Amazon is planning to unveil its own smartphone device later this month, according to a Bloomberg report citing a person with knowledge...

Amazon rolls out desktop-as-a-service offering in Europe

11 May, 2014 11:08 pm Amazon has introduced its desktop-as-a-service offering to businesses in Europe after completing necessary technology installations at its bases in Dublin...

Amazon and Twitter announce ecommerce tie-up

6 May, 2014 12:01 pm The ecommerce powerhouse Amazon and the social media giant Twitter have announced a tie-up that will allow consumers to tweet products into their online...
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