Amazon debuts a robot that can pick up tiny packages
Amazon launched a warehouse robot that can pick up and categorize millions of individual unpackaged goods. The development will automate various jobs as the e-commerce giant is under pressure to reduce logistics costs.
According to the organization, the Sparrow robot is the first to be able to ... Read more
Jeff Bezos steps down from role as Amazon CEO
Jeff Bezos has announced that he is stepping down from his position as CEO of Amazon. AWS CEO Andy Jassy will replace him. However, Bezos will continue to play an important role within Amazon as Executive Chair.
In an e-mail to Amazon employees, which was also published on Amazon's news page, Be... Read more
Jeff Bezos: Fired Americans can come and work for Amazon
In a letter, Amazon top executive Jeff Bezos writes that extra jobs will be created at Amazon. According to Bezos, because of the corona crisis a lot more is being ordered, which in the short term will result in 100,000 extra jobs at Amazon. According to the top man, these jobs can be filled by the... Read more
Amazon starts lawsuit against Trump over JEDI contract
Amazon has announced more details about the charges against President Trump, who is alleged to have "exerted undue pressure" to give the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract with the Pentagon to Microsoft rather than to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
AWS has also described a serie... Read more
Bezos talks in annual letter about specialized databases and AWS
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, writes a letter to shareholders every year. This year, he is mainly talking about Amazon Web Services (AWS) and databases, reports ZDNet. "Much of what we build at AWS is based on what we hear from customers," said the CEO in his letter.
"It is important to ask customers ... Read more
Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer publisher of blackmail.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, says he was blackmailed with nude pictures. AMI, the owner of the National Enquirer and apparently a publishing house that protects the interests of the American president Donald Trump, would have used those photos to put Bezos under pressure.
Bezos, who was in the news re... Read more
Amazon hit by large data leak of email addresses and names
Amazon says it has to do with a large data breach. The names and e-mail addresses of customers have been leaked onto the Internet. Amazon has already approached the affected customers. How many people have been affected and from which regions is not known; the internet giant did not want to share th... Read more
Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space company, is now also selling rocket motors.
Blue Origin, the space company of Amazon-CEO Jeff Bezos, now also sells rocket motors. The rocket maker United Launch Alliance has announced that it has chosen the company's BE-4 rocket motor for its new Vulcan Centaur rocket. In doing so, Bezos' company defeated the better-known Aerojet Rocketdyne,... Read more
Amazon wants to have 3,000 cash-less supermarkets by 2021.
Amazon plans to open up to 3,000 cash-less supermarkets in the next few years. At the moment there are only a few of them, so the expansion would be a pretty aggressive step in the market. An interesting one too, because Amazon sees great potential for the concept.
That's what anonymous sources with... Read more
This year, Amazon will introduce eight new Alexa devices, including a subwoofer and a microwave oven.
Amazon's got a taste for it. It seems that the web giant is coming this autumn with no less than eight new Alexa devices. Whereas the virtual assistant has until now been limited to use as a refined speaker, there will now be a microwave oven, subwoofer and autogadget.
That's CNBC today, saying ther... Read more