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Amazon Announces the Next Alexa Fund Recipients: Musaic and Rachio

Musaic, maker of a high-resolution wireless HiFi system, will work
with the Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service to allow customers to
control their Musaic devices using their voice

Rachio, creator of an intelligent sprinkler controller, will work
with the Alexa Skills Kit to allow customers to control their watering
system using their voice

The Alexa Fund will provide up to $100 million in investments
dedicated to empowering developers, manufacturers, and start-ups of all
sizes who have ideas for how voice technology can improve everyday life

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 27, 2015–
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—…

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Prime Now, Amazon’s One-Hour Delivery Service, Launches in Seattle

Amazon has opened two urban Prime Now hubs in King County bringing
one-hour delivery to Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 25, 2015–
Amazon.com,
Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Prime Now, the mobile
application exclusively available to members of Amazon Prime, has
arrived in the company’s hometown. Residents of Seattle, Bellevue,
Redmond and Kirkland can now get one-hour delivery on tens of thousands
of items like paper towels, wine, beer, chilled and frozen items like
milk and ice cream, televisions and Kindle devices.

“Prime Now is our fastest delivery option ever…

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Amazon to Open Fifth Texas Fulfillment Center in San Marcos

Amazon to create more than 1,000 full-time positions at its new
fulfillment center in Central Texas

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 20, 2015–
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a
fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos. In Texas, Amazon currently
employs more than 3,500 full-time associates, has invested more than
$400 million in the state and continues to grow its operations to meet
customer demand. Amazon’s other Lone Star State fulfillment centers are
located in Schertz, Coppell, and Haslet, with a fourth facility under
construction in Dallas.

“We have found a dedicated and en…

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Amazon.com Unveils the 2015 Big Fall Books

Discover fall’s best page-turners as recommended by the Amazon Books
Editorial Team

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 19, 2015–
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced its annual Big Fall Books
Preview that features the best new books readers will want to curl up
with as the weather cools and the leaves change color. The Amazon Books
Editors read hundreds of titles to handpick their annual list of the
hottest blockbusters of the season. The Amazon Big Fall Books Preview
also highlights the season’s most anticipated releases in genres
including: biographies & memoirs, sports & outdoors, science fiction &
fant…

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Amazon to Open First Fulfillment Center in Illinois, Creating 1,000 Full-Time Jobs

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 10, 2015–
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced plans to open a nearly
500,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Joliet, Ill. The site, which
will create 1,000 full-time jobs when it opens, is the company’s first
in the state.

“We are excited to create 1,000 great full-time jobs in Illinois with
competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on Day One,” said
Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “We are
grateful for the support of local and state leadership in helping to
bring Amazon to Illinois and we look forward to being an active member


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Students Using TenMarks Online Math Demonstrate Increase in Assessment Scores—New Version Now Available to Provide Teachers and Students with Even More Value

Student assessment scores on TenMarks from the 2014–2015 school year
showed an average growth of 28.5% after use of TenMarks
New version delivers additional lesson preparation and instructional resources for teachers, and engaging courses to improve outcomes for every learner
TenMarks now used by teachers in over 85% of U.S. school districts
Burlingame, Calif.—August 6, 2015—NASDAQ: AMZN—As students head back to school, TenMarks, an Amazon company, launches a new version of its award-winning math solution to give teachers even more control and flexibility in aligning to every individual student’s needs, and help them better prepare for end-of-year testing. Using data-driven instruction,…

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Amazon Releases Amazon Acoustics—an Exclusive Collection of Original Recordings Streaming on Prime Music

Train, Joshua Radin, Five For Fighting, Michelle Branch, Marc Roberge
(of O.A.R.), The Districts, Jessie Baylin, Surfer Blood, Tokyo Police
Club, Deer Tick and many more are among the artists featured on Amazon
Acoustics

Prime members have unlimited, ad-free access to listen through the
Amazon Music app—available for iOS, Android, Fire devices, Amazon Echo
and the Web for anytime, anywhere listening

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 31, 2015–
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the availability of Amazon
Acoustics, a collection of over 30 original acoustic recordings
available exclusively for streaming on Prime…

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Two New Dramatic Pilots, Casanova and Sneaky Pete, will Debut August 7 on Amazon in the US, UK and Germany

Marking the television debut of acclaimed director and Oscar-nominee
Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie), Casanova stars Diego Luna (Y Tu
Mama Tambien, Stars Wars Anthology: Rogue One), Bojana Novakovic (Shameless),
Oscar-nominee Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter) and Ben Daniels (House
of Cards); Written and Executive Produced by Stuart Zicherman
(The Americans); Electus’ Ben Silverman (Tudors, Marco Polo) also
serves as an Executive Producer

Sneaky Pete, a co-production with Sony Pictures Television, stars
Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar), Marin Ireland (Side Effects),
Margo Martindale (The Millers), Peter Gerety (Prime Suspect),


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Amazon Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Startups with Amazon Launchpad

Amazon Launchpad makes it easy for startups to launch, market, and
distribute their products to hundreds of millions of Amazon customers
across the globe

Benefits include a streamlined onboarding experience, custom product
pages, a comprehensive marketing package, and access to Amazon’s global
fulfillment network

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 28, 2015–
(NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today announced Amazon Launchpad, a new program
that makes it easy for startups to launch, market, and distribute their
products to hundreds of millions of Amazon customers across the globe.
The program offers a streamlined onboarding ex…

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Amazon Web Services Makes Amazon Aurora Available to All Customers

New MySQL-compatible database provides the performance and
availability of high-end commercial databases at one-tenth the cost

Alfresco, Earth Networks, ISCS, Nasdaq, PG&E, WeTransfer, and Zumba
among the many customers adopting Amazon Aurora

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 28, 2015–
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN),
today announced that Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible database engine
that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial
databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source
databases, is now available to all customers. More than a thous…

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