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Amazon says it will bring 800 new tech jobs to Austin: Lauren Feiner at CNBC reports that Amazon will reportedly add 800 jobs to its Austin, Texas location focused on engineering, research science and cloud computing. The expansion adds to the growing presence of Big Tech in the area, as Apple announced late last year that it will invest $1 billion into a new campus in Austin. Whole Foods Market, which is owned by Amazon, is already headquartered in Austin. Continue reading…

Fulfillment for eBay Pilot in the US: Chris Dawson at Tamebay reports that Fulfillment for eBay has been running as a pilot programme in the US for several months and they are still recruiting sellers. Up until now, eBay has pretty much-left sellers to fulfil orders, although they’ve provided some valuable assistance in the form of their Global Shipping Program and Click and Collect to assist small sellers on the marketplace to offer big retailer delivery solutions. Continue reading…

Why Amazon is celebrating the box office success of Jordan Peele’s “Us”: Natalie Walters at The Motley Fool reports that Jordan Peele’s new horror flick Us easily topped the weekend box office with an impressive $71 million opening in North America. The film had a modest $20 million budget and now boasts the highest opening weekend for an original horror flick. Considering Peele’s first film Get Out also made a splash at the box office back in 2017, the director is officially a hot commodity. And guess who already has a contract with him? That’s right, Amazon. Continue reading…

In a worrying development for private label sellers, one Amazon shopper spotted that Amazon is now advertising their private label inside the Buy Box of other products.

Apple, Netflix, Amazon: The battle for streaming survival: Christian Hewgill at BBC News reports that Apple is the latest tech giant to launch its own video streaming service – Apple TV+. But in a market that’s getting more and more crowded, can they all survive? Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey were among the stars who revealed on stage at Apple’s headquarters they were involved in shows for Apple TV+. The service will take the form of an app. Continue reading…

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