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Amazon finds an alternative workforce through Northwest Center, a Seattle nonprofit helping people with disabilities

Northwest Center has helped scores of people with disabilities find employment with Amazon in the Seattle area with a model it hopes other employers will emulate.
Tags: Amazon, Business


Amazon real estate exec says Bellevue plan not affected by New York exit

Some real estate sources have seen Bellevue as a possible spillover location for the erstwhile New York HQ2. But an Amazon executive said the growth planned for New York will not end up in the Seattle area.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Real Estate


Hulu vs. Amazon Prime Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

It's hard to dispute Netflix's leadership in on-demand streaming video, it's not alone. Two great alternatives are Amazon Prime Video and Hulu; each with its strengths and weaknesses. Which one is better? We pick the winner. The post Hulu vs. Amazon Prime Video: Which streaming service is best for you? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home Theater, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Comparison, Hulu, Streaming Media


Amazon to launch mobile ads, threatening Google and Facebook

Amazon has found a new way to grab a chunk of the US$129 billion (NZ$187b) digital advertising market now dominated by Google and Facebook: selling video spots on the e-commerce giant's smartphone shopping app.Amazon has been beta... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, US


Amazon is finally letting brands track traffic from Facebook in its latest effort to cozy up to big marketers

Amazon is letting marketers measure Store traffic that comes from Facebook, which advertisers have been clamoring for. The e-commerce giant is also rolling out autoplay video features for Stores and new metrics. As Amazon's ad business grows, it's been on a mission to prove that it can increase metrics that big brands care about like awareness and loyalty. As part of its ongoing effort to show brand marketers it can do more than crank out conversions, Amazon is starting to let brands track tr...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Facebook Pages, Trends, WPP, Heller, Facebook Amazon, Amazon Advertising, Eric Heller, Alasdair McLean Foreman, Coca Cola Maybelline


The new CEO of Intuit says the rise of artificial intelligence will be as big a challenge as the company's shift to cloud computing (INTU)

Sasan Goodarzi stepped up as CEO of Intuit — the company behind products like Intuit and TurboTax — in January, replacing 11-year chief exec Brad Smith.  Smith gets a ton of credit from parties inside and outside Intuit for helping the company successfully navigate to a largely cloud-based, subscription-based software model.  To prepare to replace such a prominent figure, Goodarzi spent much of last year shadowing leaders like NFL legend Steve Young and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, trying to g...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Washington Post, Satya Nadella, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Smith, Intuit, Young, Stewart Butterfield, Joe Montana, Brad Smith, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


The CEO behind 'Fortnite' says the entire video game industry is missing the 'inevitable' trend as the barriers between consoles and smartphones get obliterated

Tim Sweeney, the CEO ofEpic Games, tells Business Insider that the success of "Fortnite" shows that there's no such thing as a "mobile gamer" or a "console gamer" anymore — there's just gamers.  That's a big part of why the company this week launched Epic Online Services, which will let video game developers easily create games that include cross-play across PCs, consoles, and smartphones.  Sweeney says that it's all based on tech that Epic came up with itself for "Fortnite," and indeed, the s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Epic, Sony, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Xbox One Nintendo, Sweeney Sweeney, Epic Games Store, Epic Online Services, Epic Online Services Notably


Best Buy's Tax Day sale is going on right now — save $400 on a 15-inch MacBook Pro and up to $150 on the iPhone XS and XS Max

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Best Buy is discounting a range of products for its 3 Day Tax Day Sale, including the iPhone XS and XS Max, a few MacBook Pro laptops, a Toshiba TV, and more. If you're in the market for a new tech product, it's well-worth looking th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Best Buy, Sprint, Toshiba, Macbook Pro, Alexa, Insider Inc, Toshiba TV


Walmart is reportedly considering taking on Google and Microsoft with a video game streaming service (WMT, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT)

Walmart is considering creating its own video game streaming service, according to a new report from US Gamer. The report comes just days after Google announced Stadia, an upcoming video game streaming service that aims to remove the need for expensive video game consoles. According to US Gamer, Walmart has entered preliminary talks with developers and publishers, and discussed video game streaming at this year's Game Developers Conference, where Stadia was announced. Walmart is the latest co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, MGM, GDC, Samsung Galaxy, Netflix Hulu, VUDU, Walmart CTO Jeremy King, San Francisco Stadia


Comcast just announced a $5-a-month streaming service called 'Flex'

Comcast announced it would launch a $5-a-month aggregation service for its broadband customers. Xfinity Flex works similarly to Roku and will let customers integrate other streaming services they pay for, like Netflix or Amazon Prime, into one device. Flex seems aimed at deepening relationships with existing Comcast customers rather than acquiring new ones. Comcast announced Thursday that it would launch a $5-a-month aggregation service for its broadband customers March 26. Named Xfinity ...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Comcast, Roku, Hulu, Xfinity, Strauss, FLEX, DirecTV Now, Xfinity Mobile Comcast, Matt Strauss, ESPN3 Tubi TV and Cheddar


Apple sells many different iPad models — here's how much they all cost

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Apple has several iPad models in its tablet lineup, including a few iPad Pro, iPad Mini, and iPad Air models. We break down the prices for every iPad you can buy online to answer the question: How much does an iPad cost? Although t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Insider Inc


Netflix's original TV shows and movies still only represent 11% of its catalog, but are dominating its new spending

Netflix's original programming in the US increased from 4% of the service's content in December 2016 to 11% in December 2018. Netflix has been focusing more on original content and less on licensing deals as more companies jump into the streaming war. Amazon and Hulu have a majority of licensed content, while HBO Now/Go has the biggest percentage of original content (relative to licensed). As the streaming wars heat up and more companies set plans for their own platforms, Netflix has focused ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Office, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Barclays, Hulu, AT T, Netflix Amazon, Ampere Analysis, WarnerMedia, Lottie Towler, Friends Even NBCUniversal


Netflix's original TV shows and movies dominate its new spending, but still only represent a small percentage of its catalog

Netflix's original programming in the US increased from 4% of the service's content in December 2016 to 11% in December 2018. Netflix has been focusing more on original content and less on licensing deals as more companies jump into the streaming war. Amazon and Hulu have a majority of licensed content, while HBO Now/Go has the biggest percentage of original content (relative to licensed). As the streaming wars heat up and more companies set plans for their own platforms, Netflix has focused ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Office, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Barclays, Hulu, AT T, Netflix Amazon, Ampere Analysis, WarnerMedia, Lottie Towler, Friends Even NBCUniversal


Netflix's original TV shows and movies dominate its new spending but still represent only a small percentage of its catalog

Netflix's original programming in the US increased from 4% of the service's content in December 2016 to 11% in December 2018. Netflix has been focusing more on original content and less on licensing deals as more companies jump into the streaming wars. Amazon and Hulu each have a majority of licensed content, while HBO Now/Go has the biggest percentage of original content relative to licensed. As the streaming wars heat up and more companies set plans for their own platforms, Netflix has focu...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Barclays, Hulu, AT T, Netflix Amazon, Ampere Analysis, Jumpshot, WarnerMedia, Lottie Towler, Friends Even NBCUniversal


There are now more people streaming than cable subscribers, MPAA says

2018 was a very good year for the entertainment business as a whole, but it was especially good for streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon, says a new report by the Motion Picture Association of America. The post There are now more people streaming than cable subscribers, MPAA says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Trends, Netflix, Home Theater, Mpaa, Motion Picture Association of America, Cable TV Subscribers, Subscription streaming


Tipping point? Streaming subscribers outnumbered cable in 2018 for first time

2018 was a very good year for the entertainment business as a whole, but it was especially good for streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon, says a new report by the Motion Picture Association of America. The post Tipping point? Streaming subscribers outnumbered cable in 2018 for first time appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Trends, Netflix, Home Theater, Mpaa, Motion Picture Association of America, Cable TV Subscribers, Subscription streaming


Pilots who fly for Amazon Air earn 33% less than their colleagues at UPS and FedEx for flying the exact same planes (AMZN)

More than a dozen current and former pilots who fly for Amazon Air told Business Insider about a culture of overwork and underpay at their employers, which contract air services to Amazon.  ABX, ATI, and Atlas pilots, who fly your Amazon Prime packages, all make considerably less than pilots at other cargo airlines, including FedEx and UPS.  "Amazon is doing everything possible to keep their shipping expense low because it's ballooning," one analyst told Business Insider.    The pilots who ...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, UPS, Atlas, Boeing, Fedex, Ati, Abx, Mercedes Benz, ATSG, AMZN, Alpa, National Mediation Board


Rent the Runway is now reportedly a $1 billion company in its quest to become 'the Amazon Prime of rental'

Clothing rental service Rent the Runway announced Thursday that it had raised $125 million in a round of funding. The company is now valued at $1 billion.  According to The New York Times, Rent the Runway plans to use the funding to expand into more product categories and open a second distribution warehouse in Dallas and an 8,000-square-foot store in San Francisco. "Our goal is really to create the Amazon Prime of rental," CEO and cofounder Jennifer Hyman told The Times.  Renting is the ne...
Tags: Amazon, UK, San Francisco, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, The Times, Dallas, Victoria, Zara, American Eagle, Bain Capital Ventures, Zipcar, Runway, Marks Spencer, Express


Amazon shaves $50 off the Coway Mighty air purifier ahead of allergy season

When it's allergy season, a good air purifier is a must-have for sufferers. The Coway Mighty air purifier (now on sale from Amazon) is one of the best, greatly improving the air quality inside your home by removing dust, dander, pollen, and other contaminants. The post Amazon shaves $50 off the Coway Mighty air purifier ahead of allergy season appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, Smart Home, Air Filters, Air Purifiers, Allergy Season, Coway Mighty Air Purifier


Amazon slices prices in half for AeroGardens smart indoor garden, today only

AeroGardens can grow up to six plants at one time. The plants grow in water, not soil, so you never have the mess of outdoor gardening in your clean home. This method allows the plants to grow five times faster than if they were planted in soil. The post Amazon slices prices in half for AeroGardens smart indoor garden, today only appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Trends, AeroGardens


Ford names Amazon and Snap veteran Tim Stone as new CFO, continuing the company's push closer to Silicon Valley (F)

Longtime Ford exec Bob Shanks is retiring after over 40 years with the automaker. He's being succeeded by Tim Stone, who spent 20 years at Amazon before a brief stint at Snap that ended in early 2019. Stone's hiring continues CEO Jim Hackett's drive to push Ford closer to Silicon Valley. Shanks was a true gentleman of the car business and will be missed — but he can look forward to a well-deserved retirement. Longtime Ford CFO Bob Shanks officially announced his rumored retirement on Thursday...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, US, America, Trends, Ford, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Tim, Steelcase, Jim Hackett, Hackett, Silicon Valley Read, Shanks, Tim Stone, Bob Shanks


Qualcomm's new smart speaker platform will drive third-party device growth (QCOM)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. San Diego-based technology company and semiconductor designer Qualcomm  announced  a set of new system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs as well as a dedicated smart speaker platform on which companies can base AI-enabled audio devices. The announcement comes at an opportune time: More and more  companies are buil...
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Trends, San Diego, Qualcomm, Alexa Google, QCOM


CHEAP: Fast, get 42% off this 6TB (!) Western Digital external HDD

Welcome to Thursday’s edition of CHEAP, where I’m doing whorage for some storage. I’m getting psyched for some gigabytes. We’re having some pageantry for capacity. I’m… Actually, that’s all I’ve got. Rhyming is really bloody hard. Today we’re looking at Western Digital’s 6TB Elements desktop hard drive, which is on sale on Amazon for $109.99. That’s a tasty 42 percent discount on the usual list price of $189.99. External hard drives aren’t exactly the most exotic tech product, but they’re undeni...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Western Digital, Plugged


Amify raises $5.8 mln

Amify said March 22 that it raised $5.8 million in Series A funding led by Mercury Fund. Other investors included Dundee Venture Capital, CincyTech, SaaS Venture Capital and Capital One Co-Founder Nigel Morris. Amify, of Alexandria, Virginia, provides solutions that aims to help brands maximize their potential on the Amazon marketplace. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON & CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amify, a turnkey solution for brands seeking to maximize their selling potential on Amazon, has announced $...
Tags: Amazon, Washington, Trends, Cincinnati, Upp, Houston Texas, Ethan, Alexandria Virginia, Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Nigel Morris, Amazon Marketplace, Middle America, Mercury Fund, VC Deals, Blair Garrou, United States Amazon


Ford names Amazon veteran Tim Stone as CFO

Ford Motor Co on Thursday named Amazon.com Inc veteran Tim Stone as chief financial officer, the automaker's first external hire for the role in seven decades.
Tags: Amazon, Money, businessNews, Ford, Ford Motor Co, Amazon com Inc, Tim Stone


An Amazon Air plane crashed in February, killing all 3 people on board. Weeks earlier, several pilots said they thought an accident was inevitable.

An Amazon Air plane called CustomAir Obsession crashed on February 23, killing all three people on board. The cause of the crash remains unknown. In conversations with Business Insider before the crash, several pilots who fly planes for Amazon Air said they thought an accident was inevitable. These planes aren't owned by Amazon, and the people maintaining and flying these jumbo jets aren't Amazon employees. They're employees of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdin...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, China, US, America, Trends, UPS, Atlas, George Bush, Delta, Bob, Houston, DHL, Seattle, Faa


Tips on Building SEO and Online Awareness

YouTube videos and link building By Kellen Kautzman Developing and increasing online awareness is key for small business owners, and there are many simple, inexpensive strategies. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a battle. Each of the hundreds of businesses I’ve worked with over the last decade have wanted the same thing – return on investment. Most believe if they rank well in Google, they will see the desired return. Their success, of course, is completely dependent upon the keywords which ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Pinterest, California, Youtube, Sales & Marketing, Las Vegas, NICK, Google Adwords, Forbes, Right Now, Google Webmaster Tools Google, Nick Morgan, Kellen Kautzman, Kautzman


Air purifiers get steep price cuts on Amazon just in time for allergy season

Spring kicks off allergy season, and Amazon has cut prices on three highly rated air purifiers to bring relief. Allergens and contaminants in the air can have long-term consequences, says the EPA, so proactive steps can help today and later on. The post Air purifiers get steep price cuts on Amazon just in time for allergy season appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, News, Trends, Epa, Smart Home, Allergy, Air Purifiers


Amazon accused of illegally firing a warehouse worker who protested against working conditions and HQ2

A former Amazon warehouse employee has filed a complaint against the company claiming he was fired for speaking out about its working conditions. Rashad Long worked at the Staten Island warehouse, and in December participated in a protest over Amazon's planned HQ2 expansion. An Amazon spokeswoman said Long was fired because he violated a "serious safety policy," a claim Long says is "bogus." A former Amazon warehouse worker has filed a complaint against the tech giant, saying he was fired as ...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, New York, New York City, Trends, Spain, Bloomberg, Long, Gizmodo, Staten Island, National Labor Relations Board, Samsung Galaxy, Recently Amazon, New York Amazon, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Stuart Appelbaum


I used Apple’s new iPad mini, and it might finally make me an Apple Pencil believer (AAPL)

The iPad mini received a long overdue upgrade earlier this week that brings better performance, Apple Pencil support, and an enhanced display. The Apple Pencil feels more natural on the iPad mini than any other Apple tablet I've used it with so far, largely because of its size. But that benefit comes at a $99 premium, and there are other less expensive options for those who just want a portable tablet for entertainment.  Apple's iPads have become increasingly capable of serving as laptop repl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Google Docs, Huawei, Apple Pencil, Aapl, Moleskine Digital Studio Microsoft



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