Amazon achieved its ‘fastest Prime speeds ever’ last quarter, plans to double same-day delivery sites

Amazon achieved its “fastest Prime speeds ever” last quarter, the online retail giant announced on Monday. The company says it has delivered more than 1.8 billion units to U.S. Prime members so fa

Walmart pays $1.4 billion to buy Tiger Global’s remaining Flipkart stake

Walmart paid $1.4 billion to buy out Tiger Global’s remaining holding of Flipkart shares as the retail giant further expands its stake in the Indian e-commerce startup. The transaction took plac

Meta, Microsoft and Amazon release open map dataset to rival Google Maps, Apple Maps

A group formed by Meta, Microsoft, Amazon and mapping company TomTom is releasing data that could enable developers to build their own maps to take on Google Map and Apple Maps. The group, called the

AWS launches new healthcare-focused services, powered by generative AI

Amazon is expanding its range of health-focused apps and services with a platform that offers AI tools to help clinicians transcribe and analyze their conversations with patients. At its annual AWS Su

Amazon expands Bedrock with conversational agents and new third-party models

Amazon continues to march unencumbered toward a generative AI future. At AWS Summit New York, one of its annual conferences, Amazon announced the launch in preview of Agents for Bedrock — Bedroc

Generative AI capabilities come to Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight, Amazon’s business intelligence service, is getting a few upgrades — courtesy of generative AI. Announced at AWS Summit New York this afternoon, QuickSight will soon be a

Amazon will now warn consumers of recalls and product safety alerts related to their orders

Amazon today introduced a new feature that will allow consumers to be better informed about potential product safety alerts and recalls. Now, instead of having to seek out product recall information t

Remember Amazon’s Clubhouse competitor? That’s okay — neither does almost anybody else

At the height of the COVID-19 health crisis, when many of us — forced by quarantine rules and social distancing guidelines — were locked indoors and away from public spaces, Clubhouse, the

Amazon lowers iRobot purchase price by 15% amid regulatory delays

Amazon is lowering its acquisition price for robotic vacuum-maker iRobot, after the duo have hit regulatory snags trying to get the deal over the line. The e-commerce giant announced plans to acquire

Amazon is building a $120M facility in Florida for Project Kuiper satellite processing

Amazon will spend $120 million on a new satellite processing facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), as the company gears up to launch the first batch of Project Kuiper prototype satellites i

Amazon’s palm-scanning payment technology is coming to all 500+ Whole Foods

Amazon’s palm-scanning payment technology known as Amazon One is prepared to make a significant expansion across the U.S. The retailer announced this morning the payment tech will come to all 50

Can Amazon please show mercy to the brands and products we love?

Amazon has already quietly shuttered a bunch of brands. It made me wonder: Should startups be more careful about who they sell to?

Amazon boasts record sales for Prime Day as US shoppers spent $12.7 billion during the sales event

Amazon announced today that the first 24 hours of its Prime Day event marked the “single largest sales day in company history” and that the two-day event was the “biggest Prime Day e

US consumers spent $6.4 billion on the first day of Amazon’s Prime Day event

The first day of Amazon’s two-day Prime Day event saw U.S. sales rise nearly 6% year-over-year to $6.4 billion, according to Adobe Analytics Data. The number represents the single biggest e-comm

Amazon readies TV series on Indian startups

Updated at 1.35pm IST, July 12: Amazon on Wednesday unveiled “Mission Start Ab,” a seven-episode series that focuses on startups and local innovation in India, confirming an earlier TechCr

Amazon adds discounted healthcare to Prime Day deals

Amazon revealed Thursday a preview of new deals that will be offered next week during its annual Prime Day event, including an exclusive healthcare deal through One Medical, the primary care tech prov

Rivian delivers first electric vans to Amazon in Europe

Amazon has begun rolling out its custom electric delivery vans from Rivian in Europe, the e-commerce giant said Monday. This will be Rivian’s first commercial shipment of vans outside the United

FTC reportedly finalizing its biggest Amazon antitrust case yet

The moment Amazon feared when FTC Chair Lina Khan was appointed may soon arrive: Bloomberg reports that the agency is putting the final touches on its most substantial antitrust case against the tech

Zoox begins testing robotaxis on public roads in Las Vegas

Amazon subsidiary Zoox has begun testing its purpose-built, electric, autonomous robotaxis on public streets in Las Vegas, the company announced Tuesday. Zoox says this marks the first time that an au

Amazon launches AWS AppFabric to help customers connect their SaaS apps

Amazon wants to help organizations connect the various apps that they use — leveraging, in part, AI. The company today announced AWS AppFabric, a new no-code service designed to bridge the gap b
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