Amazon in National and Social Media

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Amazon.com, Inc. is an American international electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, VHSs, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computer—and is a major provider of cloud computing services.

Amazon in National News
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Is there a ‘dark side’ to Amazon drones, Google robots?

I’ve got Amazon.com drones in my future.
I use Amazon’s Prime delivery service for everything from rechargable batteries to art books to beef jerky, and so I was quite taken aback when CEO Jeff Bezos showcased a drone delivery system called Prime Air on 60 Minutes this past weekend. The idea is that packages below five pounds could be delivered straight from Amazon distribution centers to customers within 30 minutes using drones. More

Amazon’s Battle Against Annoying Wire Ties and Plastic Clamshells Rages On – 200,000 Products Now Available with Frustration-Free Packaging

Amazon today announced that its Frustration-Free Packaging initiative, a multi-year effort to liberate products from hermetically sealed clamshell cases and plastic-coated steel-wire ties, now offers over 200,000 items, up from 19 when the initiative was launched five years ago. In an effort to alleviate the frustration many people experience when opening toys and electronics, Amazon works with leading manufacturers to deliver products inside smaller, easy-to-open, recyclable cardboard boxes that reduce the overall amount of packaging used while still protecting what’s inside. More

Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android

In an out-of-the-way Google office, two life-size humanoid robots hang suspended in a corner.
If Amazon can imagine delivering books by drones, is it too much to think that Google might be planning to one day have one of the robots hop off an automated Google Car and race to your doorstep to deliver a package? More

Amazon Discount Tracker ­Camelcamelcamel Tips Users to Deals

Gareth Milner, a lance corporal in the British Army Intelligence Corps, planned to buy a 3D television from his local Sainsbury’s (SBRY:LN) store until he received a Twitter (TWTR) message saying the same model was £35 (about $57) cheaper on Amazon.com (AMZN). The tip didn’t come from Amazon, but from Camelcamelcamel, a website that tracks Amazon’s prices and notifies users about discounts. With Camel keeping watch over the e-tail giant, “I can look back at the historical price to see whether what they’re offering is a genuine discount,” Milner says. More

FAIL! Why You Should Experiment Like Amazon And Starbucks Do

Amazon and Starbucks are two well-known companies that have turned a spirit of focused experimentation into business success. But don’t confuse experimentation with innovation or invention… More

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