Amazon is in talks with major packaged goods companies including Clorox and Procter & Gamble about promoting their products on its best-selling Echo devices through the Alexa voice assistant. Read more at Mobile Marketer.
Amazon announced new voice-activated tools for the workplace, hoping that verbal commands—”Alexa, print my spreadsheet”—will handle common office tasks. Read more at AdAge.
Amazon has quietly launched Relay, its first app designed for truck drivers that makes it easier to pick up and drop off packages at Amazon warehouses. The app will give Amazon direct access to millions of truck drivers across the… Read More ›
For the past year, Amazon employees have been test driving Amazon Go, an experimental convenience store in downtown Seattle. The idea is to let consumers walk in, pick up items and then pay for them without ever standing in line… Read More ›
Amazon has announced a major new development in the way it delivers goods to customers’ houses. With Amazon Key, the ecommerce giant will allow Prime subscribers to request in-home deliveries, in addition to giving remote access to guests and visitors… Read More ›
Amazon and Microsoft are working together on voice computing. The companies announced a collaboration to let their voice-enabled digital assistants, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana, talk to each other. Read more at Mobile Marketer.
Amazon.com is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail. The world’s largest online retailer has launched ‘Instant Pickup’ points… Read More ›
Amazon is likely working on a standalone messaging app called Anytime that would be available across smartphones, smart watches, tables and PCs. Read more at Marketing Dive.
Amazon has reportedly started surveying users about a new messaging service called Anytime, which offers the same functionality as WhatsApp but with added extras like the ability to order food in a group chat, split bills, and make video calls… Read More ›