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28 October, 2017, 01:09
Amazon added a whopping 159,500 employees in the last quarter, pushing its total employment to 541,900 people worldwide, according to new numbers from the tech giant released today.
The world's largest online retailer said net income rose to $256 million, or 52 cents per share in the quarter ending September 30. The recent acquisition of grocery store chain Whole Foods Market contributed $1.3 billion to this tally, having closed four weeks before the end of the reporting period.
O'Shea also noted revenue growth and operating income at AWS "more than offset" the loss Amazon took on through investments in its worldwide business. This quarter it had revenue $4.58 billion.
For the first time, Amazon broke its sales out for its business of online retail and for physical bookstores as well as its Whole Foods stores.
For the fourth quarter, the company expects revenue between $56 billion and $60.5 billion, up as much as 38 percent from the year before, and above what analysts expected. Here's what to expect from the king of e-commerce. That easily beat the 2 cents per share analysts had expected, according to FactSet.
Amazon's third-quarter revenue increased 34% year over year. Along with AWS, Business Prime Shipping gives Amazon another service offering for the growing B2B e-Commerce market. Last quarter, AWS sales surged 42% to $4.1 billion, while operating income in that segment was up 28% $916 million.
Amazon has begun charging for Alexa skills, as the online retailer looks to monetize the apps used by its Echo smart speakers.
Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos touted the popularity of its devices and pointed out that it launched five new voice-activated devices in the last month.
"And it's working - customers have purchased tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices, given Echo devices over 100,000 5-star reviews, and active customers are up more than five times since the same time past year".
"With thousands of developers and hardware makers building new Alexa skills and devices, the Alexa experience will continue to get even better". Amazon smashed that with a gain of 52 cents per share.
The updated Amazon Echo offers several options for colored interchangeable fabric finishes.
Amazon's $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition accounted for $1.3 billion of revenue with an operating income of $21 million. Given Amazon's appetite for growth - even when it comes at the expense of near-term profitability - it seemed logical that Amazon might spend a significant sum integrating Whole Foods' operations into its business. However, initial signs are encouraging, and our data show some very slight movements on price perception - these are not dramatic, but they are a step in the right direction and show that Amazon's approach is being noticed by consumers.
MPC ( more personal computing ) segment derives the majority of its revenues from the PC (personal computing) market. A weaker point in the quarter was gaming revenue, which slipped 1%, ahead of the launch of the Xbox One X on Nov.7.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. Both sites will offer walk-up vaccinations, while a drive-thru option will also be available at the Tustin site.
Spota, 76, of Mount Sinai, had been Suffolk DA since 2001 but announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election. A lawyer for Spota said his client denies the charges, the New York Times and the Associated Press report.
It's possible Denver could see a round of snow and colder temperatures by Thursday , though it's still too early to know for sure. A warm front will lift through our area Thursday and bring a rise in the temperatures to the low 60s and a mostly sunny sky.
A message in Spanish on the Galaxy Note 8 box reads: "A year ago we asked you to turn it off, we welcome you today on board". All airlines had banned Note 7 on airplanes, Samsung had called back all the Note 7's and had to scrap all of them.
On the other side, Svitolina has nothing to brag about after her mediocre tennis display from the previous round. The result ensures Garcia, Halep and Svitolina all remain in contention to join Wozniacki in the semi-finals.
On Oct. 20, Comey posted a picture of what appeared to be him watching the sun peeking over the horizon in an Iowa cornfield. Will try to tweet in useful ways", a comment sure to be interpreted as a jab at his prolifically tweeting former boss.
The bill adding e-cigarettes to the state Clean Indoor Air Act was sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and state Sen. According to the American Lung Association, almost three-quarters of New York's municipalities already have bans in effect.
Devin McCourty: Dont'a Hightower a "tough loss"
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The NFL wants to hear from Colin Kaepernick
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Joe Girardi not returning as Yankees manager
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Cisco, Google Buddy Up For Hybrid Cloud Push
Cisco software components will be licensed on an annual subscription basis including one-, three- and five-year terms. All of this could help it gain traction against its larger cloud rivals. "This is what we hear customers asking for".
Kid Rock says he is not running for Senate in MI
That's according to an interview Tuesday morning on Howard Stern's radio show, reported by our sister station, WXYZ in Detroit . Rock said the Senate idea - which he has publicly toyed with for months - was a mixed blessing.