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Amazon makes education push in India with JEE preparation app

Amazon on Wednesday launched Amazon Academy, a service that will aim to help students in India prepare for entry into the nation’s prestigious engineering college. The American firm is the latest entrant to this market where scores of startups and institutes have launched digital offerings in recent years. The e-commerce giant, which has invested more than $6.5 billion in the world’s second largest internet market, said Amazon Academy offers curated learning material, live lectures, mock tests, ...
Tags: Amazon, Google Play Store, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Tech, Amazon India, Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon Academy, Amol Gurwara


Amazon eyes launching its computer science education program in India

Amazon is planning to extend its computer science program Future Engineer to India, demonstrating its growing interest in the education space in the world’s second largest internet market. In a job recruitment post, the company said that initial research for Amazon Future Engineer, through which it aims to bring computer science education to underserved and underrepresented children and young adults, in India is “currently underway” and the chosen candidate would be tasked with working with l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Education, Microsoft, India, Tech, United States, Bangalore, Amazon India, Amazon Amazon, CBSE, NASSCOM, Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE, Unacademy


Amazon Providing CS Education For 550,000+ Schoolchildren Amid Pandemic

theodp writes: Amazon on Monday issued a press release noting it will provide Computer Science Education for 550,000+ K-12 students annually across 5,000+ schools nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Amazon Future Engineer coursework can be done virtually to help ensure students stay on track and continue to prepare for the jobs of the future," Amazon explained. Amazon Future Engineer also launched the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge, a virtual coding competition that teaches students in grad...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, CS, Computer Science Education, Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon Providing CS Education, Amazon Cyber Robotics, Amazon Hercules


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' 2020 letter to shareholders puts coronavirus concerns front and center — read the full letter here (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just published his annual letter to shareholders, and the efforts his company is taking to address the COVID-19 crisis were front and center. He outlined the company's plans to build a lab to test employees and the social distancing measures its implemented in its facilities among other initiatives. Other than the coronavirus pandemic, Bezos also discussed the retail giant's efforts to combat climate change and its impact on job creation. Read the full letter below.  Visi...
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Amazon is defending itself from the haters by talking up all the worthy things it is doing (AMZN)

Amazon has been the subject of a lot of condemnation of late, from groups including politicians, software developers, environmentalists, and more.  So in its quarterly financial report, Amazon fought back and showcased a list of worthy projects with a social impact that it launched last quarter. The message appears clear: It wants people to feel good about spending so much money with the company, which on Thursday announced that it did $59.7 billion in revenue in the last quarter.  Visit Busin...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Microsoft, Wall Street, Satya Nadella, Trends, Linkedin, Aclu, New Jersey, Aws, Ai, Greenpeace, Leo, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Alexa


Amazon beats optimistic profit expectations for Q1

Amazon announced today that it has beat Wall Street’s already optimistic Q1 projections. The e-commerce giant’s revenues have slowed a bit, contributing to moderate fluctuations in after-hours trading, but the company greatly benefits by ever-increasing profit margins. Net income for the quarter hit $3.6 billion, a new record for the company. Much of those inflated margins can be chalked up to online services, including advertising and, most notably, cloud services through AWS. The earnings r...
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Amazon says it will still honor its agreements to assist New York City schools after yanking HQ2 (AMZN)

Amazon has pulled out of its plan to build a headquarters in the New York City borough of Queens, the company announced on Thursday. It will, however, abide by its commitments to partner with more than 130 New York City high schools for the Amazon Future Engineer program, as well as with the City University of New York to develop a cloud-computing certificate program. Amazon already has more than 5,000 employees in New York, and it will likely continue to invest in the city despite the high-pr...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Trends, Queens, SUNY, New York City Council, City University of New York, CUNY, New York City Amazon, New York Amazon, Long Island City Queens, Key Amazon, Amazon Future Engineer, Queens Virginia


Amazon unveiled a new set of plans to win over New Yorkers to HQ2 as both sides dig in (AMZN)

Amazon representatives tried to assuage the fears of New York City council members during the second hearing discussing the company's HQ2 project. The company pledged to reach out to small businesses, offer customer-service jobs to residents of local public-housing developments, and work on secondary and higher education initiatives.  Council members largely criticized or ignored Amazon's initiatives. Amazon is going on the defensive with its HQ2 project. Company representatives tried to assu...
Tags: Amazon, New York, NYC, New York City, Trends, Queens, Council, SUNY, New York City Council, Amazon Amazon, Long Island City, CUNY, NYCHA, Corey Johnson, Jimmy Van Bramer, Van Bramer


Amazon To Fund CS Classes in Over 130 NYC High Schools

Amazon announced today a plan to fund computer science classes in more than 130 New York City area high schools. Specifically, Amazon will fund both introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) classes across all five NYC boroughs, including more than 30 schools in Queens, near its new headquarters. From a report: The courses will be supported by the Amazon Future Engineer program, whose stated goal is to bring more than 10 million kids to computer science per year, and fund computer science courses...
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Amazon to fund computer science classes in over 130 NYC high schools

Following Amazon’s decision to set up one of its new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, the company announced this morning a plan to fund computer science classes in over 130 New York City area high schools. Specifically, Amazon will fund both introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) classes across all five NYC boroughs, including over 30 schools in Queens, near its new headquarters. The courses will be supported by the Amazon Future Engineer program, whose stated goal is to bring over...
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Business briefly: Stocks rise as market rebound extends; Amazon wants to teach kids to code

By Marley Jay, The Associated Press Stocks climbed Thursday as major indexes extended a rebound into a third day. The dollar dropped, a change that provided a relief to big exporters like industrial and technology companies. Strong earnings from U.S. companies have helped the market recover its footing over the last three days. Chemicals maker DowDuPont jumped after reporting a strong quarter, as did Arm & Hammer maker Church & Dwight and insurer AIG. Apple climbed 1.5 percent to $222.22 prior t...
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