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Amazon opening distribution facility in Louisa County – Amazon News

by: Amelia Heymann Posted: Jun 24, 2021 / 12:41 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 24, 2021 / 12:42 PM EDT (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The County of Louisa announced on Thursday that Amazon is opening a distribution center in the Ferncliff Business Park. “60% of our workforce commutes out of the County to work,” said Bob Babyok, Chairman of the Boardof Supervisors. “Amazon’s decision to locate here leads to more jobs for our citizens. That has aneconomic impact of its own and it also means more time with family.” The county said this new facility will operate last-mile delivery services, which is the transportation of packages from a distribution hub to the customer’s front door. This system requires coordination between systems and workers to help deliver packages quickly and accurately. Amazon is going to be using an existing facility that had been constructed using a…

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Android apps are coming to Windows 11 through the Amazon Appstore – Amazon News

Ecosystems make strange bedfellows. Here’s one of the stranger in recent memory – and one of the most unexpected bits of news from today’s Windows 11 event. Microsoft announced today that it will be making Android apps available on the next major version of its operating system. Chief Product Officer Panos Panay called the addition, “just one more small surprise,” noting that the mobile apps can be integrated into the Start menu and taskbar. They’ll also tile or “window” as part of the OS’s new application placement UI. Image Credits: Microsoft The apps will be available through the Microsoft Store by way of the Amazon Appstore. The company highlighted TikTok running on a demo of the operating system. The app is presented in a vertical, portrait orientation, as you would expect from a mobile-first design. With 1.85 million Android apps, it’s currently a way to flood the Microsoft app store…

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Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11 with Amazon’s Appstore – Amazon News

Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11. The software giant revealed its surprise Windows 11 addition during its special Windows event today. Android apps will run natively on Windows 11 and will be downloadable from Amazon’s Appstore, via the new Windows store that’s included in the operating system. Microsoft says it’s using Amazon’s Appstore to bring Android apps to Windows 11. Apps will be listed in the new Windows store, and Microsoft is also partnering with Intel to use its Intel Bridge technology to make this a reality. Android apps on Windows 11 can be pinned to the taskbar or snapped alongside traditional Windows apps. Android apps in the Windows store. Android apps on Windows 11 are an obvious answer to Apple’s progress with its M1 chips and running iOS apps on macOS. While there are many web equivalents to mobile apps, they’re often lackluster, and certain apps like…

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So how did Amazon Prime Day turn out? ‘Robust’ says ChannelAdvisor CEO – Amazon News

by David Spitz, ChannelAdvisor CEO — June 24, 2021 . Editor’s note: David Spitz is CEO of Triangle-based ChannelAdvisor, a global provider of ecommerce solutions. The gross merchandise value data presented below (“GMV”) is based on aggregate sales activity across our entire customer base globally and includes sales from all channels excluding digital marketing channels.  This material also includes highlights concerning certain product categories. Because marketplaces have different category structures, the data is presented using categories that have been standardized by ChannelAdvisor.  This GMV may not represent overall e-commerce activity or the performance of any individual business, including ChannelAdvisor or any individual marketplace.  Unless otherwise noted, all calculations are done in USD and are not normalized to account for fluctuating exchange rates. Prime Day 2021 – Robust Despite a Tough Comparison Based on our data, e-commerce volumes continued to be robust over the two days spanning Amazon Prime Day this…

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Amazon’s lax policy on waste belongs in the bin – Amazon News

A worker sorts parcels at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Peterborough, Britain November 15, 2017. LONDON, June 24 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Jeff Bezos reckons you must “create more than you consume” to be successful. Unfortunately for the environment, Amazon’s (AMZN.O) chief executive seems to be taking his own advice too literally. UK broadcaster ITV has found the e-commerce group is destroying millions of unsold items in Britain alone.A former employee of the $1.8 trillion online marketplace said the weekly target for Amazon’s Dunfermline warehouse was to destroy some 130,000 items a week. ITV footage showed smart TVs, laptops, drones, hairdryers and computer drives sorted into boxes marked “destroy”. Greenpeace recently caught Bezos’ company doing the same in Germany. Amazon did not respond to requests for comment, but the opportunity cost of tying up scarce shelving space is probably to blame.Dumping excess stuff is the antithesis of the “circular economy” concept, though.…

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The Birds-Eye View Of Amazon’s Advertising Business – Amazon News

Amazon’s advertising business has exploded in the past five years. Its DSP footprint now rivals Google and it has the second most-used SSP. The online retailer earned more than $22 billion in ad revenue just in the past year. But Amazon’s advertising business is also a sprawling, mysterious empire, even for advertisers that spend heavily on the platform. Take video, for example: Amazon built Fire TV, the beating heart of its video advertising ambitions, and also owns Twitch, which started testing direct programmatic deals last year. There is iMDB TV, a free streaming channel owned by Amazon. In-feed video spots appear in Amazon searches to review or explain products, and Amazon Ad Platform (AAP), its DSP, serves programmatic video spots across the web. “It’s a conversation we need to have with every Amazon advertiser we work with, to explain the different types of video advertising, which all have different ways…

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Amazon Judge Hears Competing Truths In OT Bench Trial – Amazon News

Law360 (June 23, 2021, 10:01 PM EDT) — A former Amazon manager accusing the company of shorting him overtime pay wrapped up his testimony in a California bench trial Wednesday by explaining that he sued “to speak truth to power,” while his own onetime supervisor took the stand to say the plaintiff “is not a truthful person.”The dueling takes on what motivated former Amazon.com LLC warehouse shift manager Michael Anthony Ortiz to sue his former employer framed the second day of a bench trial before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White over Ortiz’s claims that Amazon misclassified him as a manager and shorted him overtime pay and work… Stay ahead of the curve In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.…

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The 15 Most Popular Products PEOPLE Readers Bought on Prime Day – and Some of Them Are … – Amazon News

Products in this story are independently selected and featured editorially. If you make a purchase using these links we may earn commission. Just like that, Amazon Prime Day 2021 has come to an end! But Prime members (and PEOPLE readers) made sure to take advantage of its record-breaking two million deals.    According to a press release, over 250 million products were purchased by Prime members worldwide during the 48-hour shopping event. If you didn’t quite get everything you wanted, we have good news: The retailer is still packed with plenty of good discounts on fashion, home, pets, tech, and more – if you know where to look.  To help you determine the best post-Prime Day deals, we dug through our data to see what PEOPLE readers were buying. The list below is based on the quantity of items purchased, which leads us to believe they are the products worth your…

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Amazon services down for multiple users – Downdetector – Amazon News

The Amazon logo is seen outside its JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York, U.S. November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoJune 23 (Reuters) – Multiple users experienced a brief outage at Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) platforms including Alexa and Prime Video late Wednesday before services were restored, according to outage monitoring website Downdetector.More than 6,200 user reports had indicated issues with Amazon’s online store site, as of 0148 GMT, while about 1,700 users reported problems with Prime Video and more than 400 with Alexa, according to Downdetector.Outage reports dropped significantly to double digits on the platforms in a little over an hour, Downdetector showed.The issue affecting the sites was not immediately clear. Amazon did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform.Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-PhillipsOur Standards:…

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Amazon services down for multiple users – Downdetector – Amazon News

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s platforms including Alexa and Prime Video were down for multiple users late Wednesday, according to outage monitoring website Downdetector.More than 4,000 user reports indicated issues with Amazon’s online store site, while over a thousand users reported problems with Prime Video and 300 with Alexa, according to Downdetector.The issue affecting the sites was not immediately clear.Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform.Amazon did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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This $17 Personal Fan Keeps Amazon Shoppers Cool for ‘Hours Straight’ Outdoors – Amazon News

Products in this story are independently selected and featured editorially. If you make a purchase using these links we may earn commission. If you’re someone that always runs hot, surviving the high summer temperatures requires a lot of preparation. If you haven’t quite figured out your warm-weather game plan yet, Amazon shoppers have found an affordable solution in the Jisulife Handheld Fan. The three-in-one personal fan, which also acts as a flashlight and portable charger for your phone and other tech gadgets, is generating a lot of buzz for its powerful motor, multiple speed levels, and long-lasting battery life, which is designed to offer up to 21 hours of instant and consistent cooling relief. Measuring 4.7 inches by 1.4 inches and weighing less than five pounds, this rechargeable USB-compatible handheld fan is lightweight for easy usage and sleek enough to comfortably fit in your pocket or purse without adding bulk.…

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