Charlie Bell
Charlie Bell, one of the top executives in Amazon's cloud business, is leaving the company. Peter DeSantis, a senior vice president at Amazon Web Services who has worked on global infrastructure, will become the new leader for utility computing, which Bell was managing.
Amazon Music Podcasts
Amazon Music has launched podcasts in the U.K., U.S., Germany, and Japan, across all tiers of service at no additional cost. For the first time, customers will be able to stream top podcasts they already know and love, as well as new, original shows produced exclusively for Amazon Music and hosted by creators
Amazon and other leading technology companies today announced the Voice Interoperability Initiative, a new program to ensure voice-enabled products provide customers with choice and flexibility through multiple, interoperable voice services. The initiative aims to have multiple voice assistants work next to each other on devices, rather than having customers have to lock themselves into one voice ecosystem.
Amazon Business today launched new Business Prime benefits for businesses of all sizes in the United States, Germany and Japan. Business Prime now helps members visualize spend data and identify money-saving opportunities with Spend Visibility, as well as set policies to improve compliance and maximize their budget with Guided Buying.
Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new service to meet the procurement needs of businesses of every size. Sellers on now have the opportunity to grow their sales by reaching business customers.
Amazon UK has announced that Prime is getting even better with the introduction of Prime Music. Amazon Prime members have access to over one million songs and hundreds of playlists at no additional cost to their membership.