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Sector: General Retailers
Index: NASDAQ 100, S&P 500
Market Cap: $378.3 billion
Revenue: $107.0 billion
Address: 410 Terry Avenue North Seattle Washington, WA 98109-5210 United States
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Amazon Highlights This Week
Alexia went on a doll ordering spree and mass ordered doll houses after a newscast aired about a child in Texas who placed an order when she asked “Alexa, can you play dollhouse with me and get me a dollhouse?”

Another GO grocery store is opening in Seattle and one in the United Kingdom. Amazon opened its first grocery store on December 5th near its headquarters in Seattle. Amazon staff can only shop there now, but it will open to the public early in 2018.

Amazon is muscling in on gym clothes and athleisure with their house brand. Amazon posted a trio of job listings in late December for brand managers and senior brand managers working on “Amazon Active Apparel.”

Amazon may buy bankrupt retailer American Apparel. Any successful bid would have to top a $66 million stalking horse bid by Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc, which American Apparel agreed to when it filed for bankruptcy in November.
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Top News
​Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung lead sales in smart home devices - CNET
Smart home hardware and services' revenue is forecasted to hit $195 billion by 2021, according to new report.
CNET on Jan 10, 2017
Apple Leads, Facebook And Google Follow In Greenpeace 'Clicking Clean' Report, Amazon Scores Low
Apple has been found to have the lowest carbon footprint among large tech companies, the third year in a row, according to a new report. Greenpeace’s "Clicking Clean" study released on Tuesday found that the company has made the best use of renewables. The study assesses a company’s use of ...
IBTimes - Africa - Economy on Jan 10, 2017
RENEWABLES: Is Amazon's secrecy preventing a greener grid?, that seller of all things, offers endless information on its products. But the sharing stops cold when it comes to its own energy use and carbon footprint, and that reticence might be slowing the greening of the electric grid, a new report claims.
E&E EnergyWire News on Jan 10, 2017
Amazon Maintains Lead On Google For Place To Begin Searches
Trend data shows Amazon taking search market share from search engines as the preferred place to begin researching for information about products and services.
Media Post Search Marketing Daily on Jan 9, 2017
The power of Amazon, online shopping will only rise in 2017
The power of Amazon, online shopping will only rise in 2017 January 05, 2017 | Dan Rafter | Print Article | Email this Article The most important commercial real estate trend for 2017? In little surprise, it’s the continued rise of Amazon and online shopping. In its latest U.S. economic ...
Real Estate Journals on Jan 6, 2017
Amazon launches its newest private label food brand 'Wickedly Prime' in the US, which is ...
Amazon launches its newest private label food brand 'Wickedly Prime' in the US, which is exclusively available to Amazon Prime members. Targeting the 'foodie' market Wickedly Prime is exclusive to Amazon Prime members and targets the 'foodie' market with gourmet snack products that have distinctive flavours. Wickedly Prime products include ...
Retail Analysis on Jan 5, 2017
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Amazon Echos mass-order dollhouses after local news clip
If you give young kids access to a high-tech Internet-connected device like an iPhone, history has shown that they'll eventually figure out -- or accidentally stumble across -- a way to start racking up charges to your credit card. Indeed, some parents have even sued companies like Apple and Google ...
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Amazon’s Alexa: The Talk of CES 2017
Much like last year at CES, Amazon, without a booth or formal attendance at the show, is still a dominant presence with Alexa. With companies unveiling both built-in Alexa products and integrations, Amazon is extending its lead as a way to tie together the smart home with voice-enabled capabilities. Some ...
Analyst Blog on Jan 9, 2017
Alexa a Witness to Murder? Lawyers Seek Amazon Echo Data
Authorities investigating the death of an man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include new evidence: comments overheard by the suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker.
Newsfactor Network on Jan 4, 2017
Alexa, find me a new house: Why a real estate broker is embracing Amazon Echo
Miguel Berger has always been quick to embrace new technologies in the home-selling business. His latest investment can be summed up in four words: "Alexa, open real estate." Berger, president of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Tech Valley in Colonie, New York, and his son, Ami, developed software for ...
Biz Journal - Southwest News on Jan 3, 2017
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Business Expansion
Amazon will soon start accepting food stamps
Starting this summer, seven online food retailers, including Amazon and FreshDirect, will start accepting food stamps from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Alltop - Insurance News on Jan 9, 2017
Bad news for the Strand? Amazon is opening a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Manhattan
Amazon, the online retail giant, is set to open a 4,000-square-foot brick-and-mortar bookstore smack in the middle of Manhattan this spring. Located in the Time Warner Center, Amazon joins brands like Swarovski, H&M and Whole Foods occupying storefronts in the Columbus Center shopping mall. Although...
LA Times - Orange County on Jan 9, 2017
Amazon plans second physical bookstore in Massachusetts
E-commerce giant Inc. is planning to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore at MarketStreet Lynnfield, a sprawling open-air retail complex located off Route 128 in the North Shore. The online retail giant (Nasdaq: AMZN) listed the store as “coming soon” on its website. Amazon’s corporate jobs website has six open positions ...
Venture Capital from AllTop on Jan 6, 2017
Report says Amazon may be among those looking to acquire bankrupt American Apparel
Amazon’s big push into apparel could get even bigger based on a new report that says the Seattle-based online retail giant is among those interested in acquiring bankrupt American Apparel. Reuters reported Wednesday that sources familiar with talks put Amazon and teen chain Forever 21 in the mix when it ...
GeekWire on Jan 4, 2017
Amazon to open second fulfilment centre in Florida

Fibre 2 Fashion on Jan 4, 2017
Amazon’s Next Move To Expand E-Commerce In India : “Sell As Individual”
India is undoubtedly a key market for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and the company is leaving no stone unturned to capture the e-commerce growth in the region. Recently, Amazon launched a pilot “Sell As Individual” program in Bangalore, India which allows users to sell their used goods on its platform. The company ...
Trefis Insights on Jan 4, 2017
Look out Nike and Lululemon: Amazon eyes push into ‘active apparel’
Amazon’s fashion ambitions may be expanding as the company appears to be preparing to produce its own line of workout clothes. Amazon posted a trio of job listings in late December for brand managers and senior brand managers working on “Amazon Active Apparel.” The listings, first spotted by Recode, indicate ...
GeekWire on Jan 4, 2017
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Connected Devices
Ford’s going to put Alexa in cars starting later this year
A lot of car makers are building Alexa skills for their vehicles, but these tend to be about making it possible for car owners to do things like turn on their cars from inside their homes via their Echo devices. Ford and Amazon are building an Alexa integration that goes ...
Venture Capital from AllTop on Jan 5, 2017
Talk to the fridge: LG will put Amazon Alexa in a refrigerator, letting users buy groceries via voice
LAS VEGAS — LG Electronics will put Amazon’s Alexa voice-enabled virtual assistant in a new Smart InstaView refrigerator, allowing people to ask questions, play music, check calorie counts, and add items to their shopping lists by talking to their fridge. “I could just simply say, ‘Alexa, add milk to my ...
GeekWire on Jan 4, 2017
Whirlpool’s smart appliances will be Amazon Alexa-compatible this year
It seems like every other day, a new device gains Amazon Alexa integration. Now Amazon’s voice assistant can also control Whirlpool’s new washer-dryer pair, and Alexa will come to the rest of Whirlpool’s smart appliances later this year. The company is launching 21 new Wi-Fi-connected appliances that will respond to ...
CIO Magazine on Jan 3, 2017
Amazon's Alexa Poised for Home Takeover with New Suite of Integrations
Amazon's Alexa just gained a whole new suite of capabilities.
The Daily Dot on Jan 3, 2017
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Deal Activity Investor Reveals Why Amazon Acquired Cybersecurity Startup
Amazon made an acquisition last year without getting it publicized. The electronic commerce giant did not spill the beans about the deal, but somehow some details managed to surface this Monday after the company showed off Alexa’s growth and expansion at CES 2017 last week.
IBTimes - Africa - Economy on Jan 10, 2017
Roku and Amazon go after low-end TVs (AMZN)
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence " Digital Media Briefing " subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here . The TV platform wars are heating up as digital media companies accelerate partnerships with manufacturers in hopes to command the largest screen in the home. This week, Amazon ...
Business Insider UK on Jan 6, 2017
Exclusive: Amazon, Forever 21 vying for bankrupt American Apparel - sources
Online retailer Inc and teen apparel store chain Forever 21 Inc are among the companies weighing offers to acquire bankrupt American Apparel LLC, people familiar with the talks said on Wednesday.By Jessica DiNapoli and Lauren Hirsch Online retailer Inc and teen apparel store chain Forever 21 Inc are ...
Reuters News on Jan 4, 2017
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Amazon's 'Mothership': Retailer Gets Patent for Mega-Drone
What happens when you connect a flock of flying drones? You get a "collective unmanned aerial vehicle" that's capable of lifting heavier burdens and flying greater distances than smaller drones can, according to a patent recently granted to online retailer Amazon. The Amazon Technologies Inc. patent describes a large and ...
Signs of the Times - News on Jan 10, 2017
Will Amazon's Airborne Dreams Become Reality?
In the last month, Amazon completed its first drone delivery and plans for a flying drone hub were revealed. What's next may come sooner than you think.
Fox Business - Latest News on Jan 10, 2017
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Amazon to open checkout-free grocery stores in UK - report
(Telecompaper) US online retailer Amazon appears to be getting ready to open checkout-free grocery stores in the UK after registering a UK trademark for its Amazon Go format, writes The Guardian...
TelecomPaper News on Jan 9, 2017
How retailers can keep up with Amazon Go
GUEST: The sci-fi fantasy of seamless, AI-powered shopping has captivated the public imagination for many years running. Today this dream is essentially a reality, as evidenced most recently by Amazon’s new physical grocery store, Amazon Go, which features a checkout-free shopping experience facilitated by a smartphone app and powered by ...
Venturebeat on Jan 6, 2017
Getting Ready For, Inc. (AMZN)’s Amazon Go
Starting later this year, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) plans to offer grocery stores that will have no lineups or checkouts. So far the company has already set up its first brick and mortar store that sells food near its headquarters in Seattle, Washington. At the moment only Amazon employees can... [[ ...
Insider Monkey Blog on Jan 5, 2017
It’s alive: Amazon’s drive-up grocery store in Seattle lights up — but still no word on opening
Here’s your daily update on Amazon’s secretive drive-up grocery store in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood: It’s still not open. The outside of the building has looked ready for some time now, and a report in November indicated it could open by the end of 2016, but as the calendar turns to ...
GeekWire on Jan 3, 2017
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United States: Amazon Dash And The Potential Legal Issues It Creates - Orrick
Amazon's new Dash ordering service is a recent development in bringing the Internet of Things to the home.
Mondaq Consumer Protection on Jan 10, 2017
Run-DMC sues Amazon for $50m in trademark spat
Band accuses sellers of ‘diluting’ mark by promoting and distributing products styled on the hip-hop group
Intellectual Property Magazine - News on Jan 9, 2017
Family Sues Amazon After Elderly Woman Killed By Delivery Truck
The family of an elderly Little Village woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Amazon, after one of their delivery drivers struck and killed Telesfora Escamilla three days before Christmas.
Chicago Local CBS News on Jan 5, 2017
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New Hires and AI/Robot Workforce Growth
Amazon hires former WMG exec as tickets director
Amazon’s ambitions in concert ticketing continue to bubble away, with news yesterday that the company has hired Lawrence Peryer as its director of tickets. Until last year, Peryer worked for Warner Music Group in senior roles within its WEA global consumer sales and marketing group, rising to EVP before going ...
MusicAlly on Jan 10, 2017
Amazon's Robot Workforce Grows By 50 Percent In Just One Year
Amazon hires a lot of people. But the expansion of its army of orange-wheeled robots is more than keeping pace. An anonymous reader writes: E-commerce and cloud giant Amazon has revealed that it now has 45,000 robots across 20 fulfilment centres around the world. This is a 50 percent increase ...
Slash Dot on Jan 4, 2017
Amazon now has 45,000 robots in its warehouses (AMZN)
Amazon significantly expanded its army of warehouse robots over the course of 2016, according to a report by The Seattle Times . The newspaper — based in the same city as Amazon's global headquarters — wrote last week that the ecommerce giant now has 45,000 robots across 20 fulfillment centres. ...
Business Insider UK on Jan 3, 2017
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Report: Amazon may be planning grocery store for Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood
Amazon may be planning another grocery store in Seattle, in addition to the drive-up locations under construction and the new Amazon Go convenience store in the company’s recently opened Day One Building. Permitting documents from 2015, originally spotted by Capitol Hill Seattle, list Frank Coe, an Amazon senior project manager, ...
GeekWire on Jan 9, 2017
Amazon to acquire American Apparel's bankrupt business: Report
The rumoured deal immediately raised speculation about Amazon's growing ambitions in the fashion business.
Economic Times - Homepage on Jan 9, 2017
Amazon going brick-and-mortar?
Amazon confirms plans to open a book store in New York City this spring. Also, the company could be interested in buying American Apparel. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.
CNBC Closing Bell Video on Jan 5, 2017
Will Amazon Buy Twitter?
It would give Amazon an opportunity to expand its technology/media empire – and stick it to Donald Trump. What's not to like?
Light Reading on Jan 3, 2017
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