U.S. online retail giant announces "biggest holiday" sales gain
Dec 27, 2017, 01:38
The Echo Dot was the e-commerce giant's best-selling item across all categories, and the e-tailer said millions more of its devices were purchased this year than last year. We're excited that people continued to join Prime this holiday, to take advantage of more fast and free shipping options plus new convenient delivery like Amazon Key, as well as early access to Lightning Deals and unlimited streaming of TV shows and movies, including Prime Originals and more. More than 2 billion items sold this way globally a year ago, according to Amazon, and 140 million items were sold this way from just Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.
Meanwhile a source informed the tech website Engadget that the bone of contention had actually been Amazon's implementation of its own hacked version of Youtube instead of working with Google to build versions of its app for FireTV.
Despite the perks, it's not clear how many of Amazon's millions of new Prime members will stick around. The holiday season was also a boon for Amazon'sPrime membership program.
It was a particularly good season for Amazon's devices. The Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and TP-Link Smart Plug Mini were the most ordered items via voice. Oh, and the most requested song from Alexa users this season? But Moody's calls that speculation "seriously overstated", "highly improbable" and made "in the absence of any real guidance from the company itself".
Amazon issued an after-Christmas press release - as always, it talked a lot about its services but was shy on details.
While Amazon is a major business, the company said more than half of its online sales are generated through small businesses, much of this via Fulfillment by Amazon. The last same-day Prime Now order in time for Christmas, which brought toys, art supplies and other gifts, was delivered within 58 minutes, at 11:58 p.m. on Christmas Eve in Baltimore, MD, the company said.
Interestingly, the specifications of the Redmi 5 Plus also matches with the leaked specifications of the Redmi Note 4 successor. Xiaomi has released a red-coloured special edition of Mi A1, which will be available during the sales for the first time.
If your Google Play Services is up to date, you should get an opt-in notification inviting you to install the Google Assistant . Google also extended Assistant availability to handsets running on Android 6.0 ("Marshmallow") earlier in the year.
He reiterated his country's support for the Palestinians until they establish their "full state with Jerusalem as its capital". The president will deliver a speech at the emergency meeting on the holy city of al-Quds (Jerusalem), he added in his tweet.
After deciding the Grinch had enough time to think about his actions, Tylon released him from the holding cell. Thompson said he told TyLon that when he is 21, he can fill out an application to be a real officer.
It now seems that there is a possibility to discover additional terror tunnels, which challenges Hamas from restraining itself. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking in Paris, described the new system as a "tremendous technological innovation".
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Jerusalem holds significance for three major world religions - Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
The IDF responded to the attack with tank and aircraft fire towards Hamas targets in the south of the Gaza Strip. Palestinians say the two killed were members of the Al-Quds Brigade, the military wing of Islamic Jihad.
So his teeth were set on edge by a recent study showing the effectiveness of this year's flu shot could be as low as 10 percent. Despite the numbers, Yu says it's always best to take the shot just in case. "The virus changes from month to month".
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However, health officials say that it's too early to tell how well the vaccine with work against the flu virus in the U.S. He suggested people who are sick should do their relatives and friends a favor and stay home from holiday gatherings.
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Drug tycoon Barry Sherman found dead with wife
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Real Madrid reach World Club Cup final
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Soulcalibur 6 announced, coming in 2018
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