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Amazon to buy MGM movie studio

Amazon to buy MGM movie studio

SEATTLE  — Amazon has agreed to purchase the entertainment company MGM in an $8.45 billion deal. Amazon said that the storied film and television studio, with nearly a century of filmmaking history, will complement its own Amazon Studios unit, which is focused on producing TV show programming. Amazon said it will help preserve MGM’s heritage

Amazon introduces new mental health benefit program for employees

Amazon introduces new mental health benefit program for employees

SEATTLE — Amazon launched on Thursday a new mental health benefit, Resources for Living, that provides every U.S. employee, their family, and their household with a single place to start for personalized, convenient, and confidential support for mental health and daily life assistance. These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,

Study defines the value of retail media investment

Study defines the value of retail media investment

BOSTON — E-commerce was the top retail growth driver in the U.S. even before COVID-19. And with this year’s digital acceleration, winning in retail long term now requires that brand manufacturers win online first. And, of course, no discussion of e-commerce is complete without reference to the proverbial 800-pound gorilla in the room: Amazon. The

A brick-and-mortar player too — with many differences

A brick-and-mortar player too — with many differences

Today, Amazon’s success goes far beyond how it has transformed the way we think about and embrace digital shopping. It’s too obvious to talk about how Amazon’s approach to search, click and buy has transformed our definition of convenience and service. Twenty years after it launched as a place to buy secondhand school texts, it

Amazon takes top retail spot in MBLM’s Brand Intimacy COVID Study

Amazon takes top retail spot in MBLM’s Brand Intimacy COVID Study

NEW YORK  — The retail industry ranks third out of the 10 industries featured in MBLM’s Brand Intimacy COVID Study, a study of brands based on emotional connections during the pandemic. MBLM (pronounced Emblem) uses emotional science to build and manage more intimate brands. Amazon remains as the #1 category brand, followed by Walmart and Whole Foods Market, respectively. Brand Intimacy

IPR Center, Amazon launch ‘Operation Fulfilled Action’ to stop counterfeits

IPR Center, Amazon launch ‘Operation Fulfilled Action’ to stop counterfeits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and Amazon announced Tuesday the launch of a joint operation to prevent counterfeit goods from entering the U.S. and help protect American consumers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and DHL are also supporting the operation. “The IPR Center plays a critical

Amazon offers new ways to track, receive and pick up holiday orders

Amazon offers new ways to track, receive and pick up holiday orders

SEATTLE — The holidays are typically overwhelming—between shopping for gifts, preparing family meals, and getting the house ready for guests — but for many, this season may look a little different. Whether customers’ plans have changed or not, Amazon still wants to keep this holiday season special and help make sure those gifting moments stay

Amazon’s disruptive actions bring opportunities

Amazon’s disruptive actions bring opportunities

Ever since its launch as an online bookstore 25 years ago, Amazon has ignored traditional economics as it solves customer challenges in new ways — raising expectations and forcing competitors to do better in the process. Over the past few years, Amazon has ramped up the number of experiments, acquisitions and offerings across the health

Amazon offers new online pharmacy services

Amazon offers new online pharmacy services

SEATTLE — Amazon is rolling out two new pharmacy offerings to help customers conveniently purchase their prescription medications. Amazon Pharmacy, a new store on Amazon, allows customers to complete an entire pharmacy transaction on their desktop or mobile device through the Amazon App. The company is also offering special discounts to Prime members. Using a

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