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Amazon.com To Expand Holiday Workforce

Amazon.com To Expand Holiday Workforce

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has decided to hire 1,000 seasonal workers in Swansea.

Amazon.com To Expand Holiday Workforce

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), the online retailer, has announced that it is recruiting more than 1,000 seasonal workers at its Swansea distribution centre.

The jobs are part of Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s hiring of over 10,000 employees on temporary contracts around the UK for the Christmas period.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) stated that, “Thousands of UK employees initially on temporary contracts had moved into permanent roles over the past three years”.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) stocks are currently standing at 250.60.

Amazon.com To Expand Holiday Workforce
Price History
Last Price: 250.60
52 Week Low / High: 166.97 / 264.11
50 Day Moving Average: 244.02
6 Month Price Change %: 27.3%
12 Month Price Change %: 16.6%

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Amazon.com Expanding In South Africa

Amazon.com Expanding In South Africa

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), the online retailer, has announced that it is hiring again in South Africa.

Amazon.com Expanding In South Africa

As a part of its plan to expand its footprint in the region, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is hiring up to 611 people in South Africa.

An Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) spokesperson said that, “576 seasonal positions for customer service agents are now available as part of Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s growth strategy in SA. An additional 35 permanent engineering positions are available at Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) web services (AWS). The majority of positions are for locals”.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares are currently standing at 246.22.

Amazon.com Expanding In South Africa
Price History
Last Price: 246.22
52 Week Low / High: 166.97 / 250
50 Day Moving Average: 230.91
6 Month Price Change %: 38.5%
12 Month Price Change %: 16.8%

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Amazon.com To Launch Glacier

Amazon.com To Launch Glacier

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has launched ‘Amazon Glacier’, an archive service.

Amazon.com To Launch Glacier

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that its division Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services LLC (AWS) has unveiled ‘Amazon Glacier’.

Amazon Glacier is a secure, reliable and extremely low cost Data Archive Service.

With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably and durably store large or small amounts of data including include digital media archives, financial and healthcare records, raw genomic sequence data, long-term database backups, and data that must be retained for regulatory compliance.

Alyssa Henry, Vice President of Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services LLC (AWS) Storage Services, said that, “Today, most businesses rely on expensive, brittle, and inflexible tape for their archiving solution. This approach requires expensive upfront payments, is difficult to operate and maintain, and leads to wasted capacity and money. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Glacier changes the game for companies requiring archiving and backup solutions because you pay nothing upfront, pay a very low price for storage, are able to scale up and down whenever needed, and AWS handles all of the operational heavy lifting required to do data retention well”.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were at 243.10 at the end of the last day’s trading. There’s been a 11.2% change in the stock price over the past 3 months.

Amazon.com To Launch Glacier
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Analyst Advice
Consensus Opinion: Moderate Buy
Mean recommendation: Error
(1=Strong Buy, 5=Strong Sell)
3 Months Ago: Error
Zack’s Rank: 6 out of 18 in the industry

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Amazon.com Launches UK Delivery Program

Amazon.com Launches UK Delivery Program

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has launched a U.K. Parcel Delivery Program.

Amazon.com Launches UK Delivery Program

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) will soon begin delivery parcels to its U.K. online customers at nearly 5,000 convenience stores through collection network CollectPlus.

Michael Harvey, chief operating officer for ecommerce solutions company CorraTech, said that, “Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) clearly will have a huge impact on CollectPlus, which is adding more than 1,000 affiliated locations a year in the U.K. One could imagine people in Manhattan being perfectly happy to swing by their local pharmacy to pick up their Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) deliveries on their way home. This would also save a lot of delivery cost for Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) who now doesn’t have to have couriers get into apartment buildings and up and down elevators to make deliveries.”

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) stocks were at 240.35 at the end of the last day’s trading. There’s been a 12.8% movement in the stock price over the past 3 months.

Amazon.com Launches UK Delivery Program
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Analyst Advice
Consensus Opinion: Moderate Buy
Mean recommendation: Error
(1=Strong Buy, 5=Strong Sell)
3 Months Ago: Error
Zack’s Rank: 7 out of 18 in the industry

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Amazon.com Releases Facebook Game

Amazon.com Releases Facebook Game

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Game Studios has released a Facebook Game.

Amazon.com Releases Facebook Game

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has announced that its Game Studios has developed its first game, Living Classics.

Living Classics is a free-to-play Facebook game.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) stated on the studio webpage that, “Living Classics, our first major release, is what we call a “moving object game.” In the game, a family of foxes has wandered into vibrant, animated illustrations from their favorite books including Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and King Arthur. Players help to reunite the foxes by exploring beautifully illustrated scenes and spotting moving objects. You can visit friends, share rewards you’ve earned, rediscover famous stories, and reunite fox families”.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares are currently standing at 232.75.

Amazon.com Releases Facebook Game
Price History
Last Price: 232.75
52 Week Low / High: 166.97 / 246.71
50 Day Moving Average: 223.59
6 Month Price Change %: 25.4%
12 Month Price Change %: 17.3%

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Amazon.com To Rent Out Textbooks

Amazon.com To Rent Out Textbooks

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has launched a textbook rental program.

Amazon.com To Rent Out Textbooks

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), the online retailor, announced that it has launched a textbook rental program.

Students can now rent textbooks and have them shipped to their doors or opt for a Kindle eTextbook rental.

College students can also sign up for Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Student, a free membership program with benefits such as six months of free two-day shipping and email alerts with discounts.

Ripley MacDonald, director of textbooks at Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), said that, “College is expensive, and students are always looking for ways to save money on textbooks, which is why Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has long offered great prices on both new and used textbooks”.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares are currently standing at 234.38.

Amazon.com To Rent Out Textbooks
Price History
Last Price: 234.38
52 Week Low / High: 166.97 / 246.71
50 Day Moving Average: 222.31
6 Month Price Change %: 28.4%
12 Month Price Change %: 22.1%

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Amazon.com Launching Improved Cloud Product

Amazon.com Launching Improved Cloud Product

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services has launched Provisioned IOPS for Amazon Elastic Block Store.

Amazon.com Launching Improved Cloud Product

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that its Web Services LLC has unveiled Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) Provisioned IOPS.

Provisioned IOPS (input/output operations per second) are a new EBS volume type designed to deliver predictable, high performance for I/O intensive workloads, such as database applications, that rely on consistent and fast response times.

With Provisioned IOPS, customers can flexibly specify both volume size and volume performance, and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) EBS will consistently deliver the desired performance over the lifetime of the volume.

Peter De Santis, vice president of Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) EC2, said that, “AWS introduced Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) EBS in 2008 to provide a highly scalable virtual storage service and now, four years later, our customers are running applications on Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) EC2 using EBS volumes at tremendous scale. Customers have been asking for the ability to set their performance rate to achieve consistently high performance. With EBS Provisioned IOPS volumes, EBS-Optimized instances and the recently launched High I/O SSD-based EC2 instances, customers have a range of choices for running their most demanding applications and databases on AWS while achieving peak performance in a predictable manner”.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) company shares are currently standing at 232.09.

Amazon.com Launching Improved Cloud Product
Price History
Last Price: 232.09
52 Week Low / High: 166.97 / 246.71
50 Day Moving Average: 220.52
6 Month Price Change %: 20.0%
12 Month Price Change %: 5.4%

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Amazon.com To Open London Centre

Amazon.com To Open London Centre

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has scheduled the opening of a new centre in London.

Amazon.com To Open London Centre

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), the internet giant, has announced that it is planning to open a new centre in London.

The hub will house teams of software development engineers and graphic designers, focusing on creating interactive digital services for TVs, games consoles, smartphones and computers.

Paula Byrne, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) spokesman said that, “London is a hotbed of tech talent and testament to that fact is Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) choosing the capital as the location for the new global digital media development centre. Innovation is part of the Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) DNA and we are creating a British centre of excellence to design and develop the next generation of TV and film services for a wide range of digital devices”.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were at 226.01 at the end of the last day’s trading. There’s been a 20.1% change in the stock price over the past 3 months.

Amazon.com To Open London Centre
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Analyst Advice
Consensus Opinion: Moderate Buy
Mean recommendation: Error
(1=Strong Buy, 5=Strong Sell)
3 Months Ago: Error
Zack’s Rank: 2 out of 19 in the industry

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