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Amazon Prime Day could be taking place next month

Amazon invented its own holiday/sales day and hey its Amazon, they can and it works. The first Prime Day launched in July 2015 in honour of the company’s 20th anniversary. The last Prime Day took place on the 15th and the 16th of July 2019. But due to ongoing demand and just the complications with the coronavirus, hosting a massive sales day probably wasn’t the best idea. Amazon came out […]

Amazon is adding 1,800 electric vans for delivery vehicles in Europe

This week, Amazon has announced that it is going to be adding about 1,800 brand new all electric vans to its fleet for Europe this year to help reduce its carbon footprint. The vans will be Mercedes eSprinter models, of which Amazon will be using 1,200, the other 600 will be eVito vans from Mercedes. This is in a pledge from Mercedes which is committing to have zero carbon emissions […]

Amazon has launched two new colours for the Kindle Paperwhite

Yesterday, Amazon launched two new colours for the Kindle Paperwhite, with the addition of ‘Sage’ and ‘Plum’, it now means the device comes in four different colours; Black, Plum, Sage and ‘Twighlight Blue’ – which was added to the lineup in July last year. Kindle Paperwhite starts at £119.99 here in the UK, for 8GB and £149.99 for 32GB. In the US the pricing is $129.99 and $159.99 respectively. This […]

Apple has now started selling Eero routers in its store

Apple is edging pretty closer to Amazon lately, in the last few years Apple has started selling its products on Amazon, Apple Music has been added to Amazon Echo devices and even more recently Amazon has now had the ability to sell its movies and TV shows within the Apple TV app, which until recently Apple has not allowed. Starting this week, Apple has started selling the Amazon owned Eero […]

Amazon’s return window has been extended, during the coronavirus pandemic

This week, Amazon has announced that the standard return policy has been increased in the US and Canada, as well as some countries in Europe. In the US and Canada, customers now have up until the 31st May to send it back so long as the item was purchased between 8th April and the 30th April. Customers in Italy, Spain France, the Netherlands and Turkey have a slightky longer returns […]

Amazon Prime Video now has user profiles

A few days ago, Amazon updated its Prime Video apps on multiple platforms to now support multiple users, a feature which has been a long time coming. Netflix has had this feature for many years and the newly launched Disney+ service already has this feature. Prime Video now has multiple profiles for users as well as Kid’s profiles too. Amazon is launching the feature in only a few countries so […]

Amazon Alexa can now provide traffic updates and alerts for severe weather

Amazon is always working on what Alexa can do and now, as of this week Alexa can now tell you what the traffic is like, ready for your morning commute to work. Alexa can now tell you about the directions to take to avoid bad traffic and what the conditions are like on selected routes. With the traffic alerts, Alexa can send you a notification to your phone if needed […]

Eero’s routers and mesh system now supports Apple HomeKit

At Apple’s WWDC last year, it announced a few additions to HomeKit, one was HomeKit Secure Video which utilises the power of the HomePod or Apple TV to analyse footage and stores videos in iCloud. This week, Netatmo announced support for this. The other, was HomeKit support for home routers which will automatically configure the firewall to help isolate smart home devices from your main LAN. This isn’t a new […]

AWS alone, generated two thirds of Amazon’s profit for Q4 2019

We mentioned earlier today that Amazon had hit 150 million Prime members worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2019 and also, the lesser known side to Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has generated a lot of profit for the company in the last financial quarter. AWS is Amazon’s cloud platform which businesses and customers can host websites, services, storage and much, much more. AWS generated two thirds of the profit […]

Amazon now has 150 million Prime members

In the past week, Apple released its earnings and had an amazing Q4 quarter, as did Tesla and now Amazon has some subscriber news regarding Prime, its subscription service which offers Prime Video, free one day delivery and much much more. Amazon Prime now has 150 million members, worldwide. Assuming all 150 million people pay the $119 yearly fee, that’s $30 billion a year, just from Prime. Back in 2018 Amazon […]