Amazon heads to the airport as it plans expansion of checkout-free stores

Amazon heads to the airport as it plans expansion of checkout-free stores

Amazon is reportedly looking to bring its Amazon Go chain of checkout-free, mobile-powered convenience stores to airports, according to Reuters. The report, which cites public records and a person familiar with the strategy, claims that the eCommerce giant is targeting busy travellers as a key audience in its expansion into bricks-and-mortar retail. Amazon has opened seven […]

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple and Amazon announced their second partnership in November: the iPhone maker’s music-streaming service is coming to Amazon’s Echo devices this month. The move gets Apple Music onto the most-popular voice-controlled speakers, giving it distribution beyond Apple’s own devices. Subscribers will be able to control Apple Music with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, the first time Apple has […]

Amazon wants to bring its digital wallet into physical stores

Amazon wants to bring its digital wallet into physical stores

Amazon is reportedly getting serious about mobile payments to challenge the likes of Apple and Samsung by bringing its digital wallet to brick-and-mortar merchants – before the competition gets a stranglehold on the market. The eCommerce giant is starting by bringing Amazon Pay to gas stations, restaurants, and other merchants that wouldn’t necessarily consider Amazon […]

New ClickZ and Kenshoo research: Marketers focused on stories, mobile and Amazon ads for 2018 holiday push

New ClickZ and Kenshoo research: Marketers focused on stories, mobile and Amazon ads for 2018 holiday push

ClickZ, a digital marketing publication, in partnership with Kenshoo, a global leader in marketing technology, published a new report, Digital Advertising Trends for the 2018 Holiday Season, which shows advertisers at U.S. brands are expanding budget and reach for the 2018 holiday season by putting more advertising dollars toward social media Stories, mobile, and Amazon ads while […]

Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell new iPhones and iPads

Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell new iPhones and iPads

Amazon has made a deal with Apple that will see the Cupertino tech company sell its products — including iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — directly on Amazon, according to a report from CNET. Amazon has sold Apple products before, but those have been from third-party sellers, which means that the prices are often variable […]

Amazon annual ad revenue up 122% to near $10bn – still far from Google’s $29bn

Amazon annual ad revenue up 122% to near $10bn – still far from Google’s $29bn

Amazon’s advertising business continues to go from strength to strength after reporting net sales of $2.5bn over the third quarter which can largely be attributed to advertising service sales, a figure which confirms the business is on the threshold of establishing itself as a rival to Facebook and Google. This healthy figure represents a 122% […]

Amazon’s Alexa spreads her wings with headphone roll-out

Amazon’s Alexa spreads her wings with headphone roll-out

Amazon’s Alexa is set for further expansion following a partnership with chip maker Qualcomm to integrate the voice assistant within wireless headphones. The pairing means that Bluetooth headphone manufacturers will be able to enhance the functionality of their devices by inserting custom microchips which enable pairing with a phone enabled with Alexa. In this way users will be able to talk […]

Consumers to spend nearly £2.5bn in online purchases on Black Friday, according to Salmon

Consumers to spend nearly £2.5bn in online purchases on Black Friday, according to Salmon

UK consumers are forecast to spend nearly £2.5bn online and £4.75bn overall during Black Friday this November 23rd, with an average spend of £90, according to new research. The figure represents a possible increase on last year, when IMRG reported that £1.39bn was spent online, not including Amazon or other marketplaces. The research from Salmon, […]

1 2 3 7