"Relationships with external companies is actually helping to accelerate the adoption of Alexa with customers", Bezossaid.
So if Amazon is renewing its push with Alexa, you can expect more devices powered by the voice assistant, more Alexa skills and features, and likely more Alexa-compatible home appliances.
Alexa device sales are booming, Amazon said on a conference call with investors. Q4 marks the 11 straight profitable quarter for Amazon. By comparison, the 2017 Q4 profit is more than double its net profit for the same period the previous year. And excluding the contribution from Whole Foods - which the company acquired in the third quarter of 2017 - and the effect of currency, Amazon's revenue grew 25% year over year.
Inc on Thursday reported profit of almost US$2 billion, the largest in its history, as the online retailer drew millions of new customers to its Prime fast shipping club for the holiday season and as changes to U.S. tax law added to its bottom line.
The company had a "banner" holiday season as well, according to Daniel Ives, head of technology research at GBH Insights.
"Amazon is the pipe and they're collecting commissions on all that volume", he said. In fact, it was the top-selling product on Amazon during the holiday period.
"Price decreases have brought up demand, and the out-of-stock issues are tied to increased demand", Olsavsky conceded.
Amazon is aggressively expanding and taking on new frontiers.
It looks like the whole cloud computing thing is going to work out well for Amazon.
Once again, AWS, the cloud unit of Amazon, helped the tech giant bolster its revenue and profit.
The launching of two furniture brands: Rivet, Mid-Century Modern furniture for smaller spaces, and Stone & Beam, "modern household" furniture.
Earlier in the week, Amazon announced it was teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to create an independent health care company.
The three companies unveiled a yet-to-be-named company to give their US workers and families a better health insurance option. But even without the benefit, the profit number would have been the largest in the company's history. The company is also seeking a location for its second headquarters, with several United States cities in the running. It will employ as many as 50,000 workers. Amazon will make a decision this year.
Preference for boys leads to skewed gender ratio in India due to foeticide, disease, neglect, or inadequate nutrition . Sending a young woman to her new husband with a dowry has been but many families still practice this custom.
After 38 minutes, Padraig Amond scored the game's opener, when the Irish striker nodded home at the back post. West Ham were without several injured first-choice players and an upset always looked on the cards.
President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem a "tangible sign" of U.S. commitment to the Jewish state. He added: "The people of the United States have always held a special affection and admiration for the people of the Book".
Sue Hemming from the British Crown Prosecution Service said Osborne was motivated by his "hatred of Muslims". She imposed a life sentence for murder and attempted murder, with a minimum stretch of 43 years behind bars.
The girl was booked into Juvenile Hall on Thursday night on suspicion of negligently discharging a firearm on school grounds. It happened at 08:55 local time (16:55 GMT) on Thursday at Salvador Castro Middle School in the Westlake district.
Citi card members will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets through Citi's Private Pass Program beginning at 10 a.m. The Colonial Life Arena announced Monday that Stapleton's "All-American Road Show" will stop in Columbia on October 25.
For his part, chairman of supervisory Board of Volkswagen , Hans Dieter Pötsch, has distanced himself from experiments. The German government said on Monday that any auto emissions testing on monkeys or people was unjustifiable.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. "Adenovirus is a very common virus", said Dr. DHEC does not release county-by-county figures, so it's unclear if Chesterfield has had any flu deaths.
Forsyth recently visited the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar. "This moment is not safe to go back", he said. They point to the case of Richardson, whose appointment has backfired by fuelling worldwide criticism of the state counsellor.
Pederson has gotten great credit for his almost flawless play calling against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game. He's incredibly passionate about his players and putting them in great positions. "He kind of had that stature of a head coach".
The Finnish company had launched the Nokia 7 back in October in China and the phone has not been launched in other markets yet. In addition, it will also come with an 18:9 display and thin bezel design that is seen as a feature on most smartphones now.
Sun Life Financial INC boosted its holdings in shares of Freeport-McMoRan by 96,340.0% in the 2nd quarter. (NYSE: FCX ). Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. 55 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:NEWS) for 197,669 shares.
It was an electric touch to the Pelicans' hottest stretch of the season, polishing off their seventh in over the past eight games. For New Orleans , the possibility of the franchise's first playoff trip since 2015 is now in serious jeopardy.
Gounder, who had led the Nabha jailbreak with five other prisoners in November 2016, continued to elude police. Prema Lahoria is a Jalandhar-based gangster who assisted Gounder in many killings, according the police.
It is a situation we need to manage, but all the details will stay inside the club. "We need to stay united after all this". All I can say about the situation is that this is the best decision for Leicester, in the best interests of Leicester.
The flood of low-skilled immigrants into the USA has suppressed wages, harmed American workers and strained federal resources. President Donald Trump is calling on Senate Republicans to bring his immigration framework to a vote.
During an eclipse , the moon will pass to the Earth's shadow which will give it a reddish tint, known as a " blood moon ". The skies over Taiwan tonight (Jan. 31) will be illuminated by the extremely rare trifecta of a super, blue and red moon.
Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas official, told Reuters on Wednesday that the usa terrorist designation of Haniyeh was "worthless". They said that the Palestinian people are not waiting for a good behaviour certificate to receive from the Americans.
Amazon is offering several interesting features in the United States with Alexa, but in India, the features are pretty limited. Amazon is likely hoping the exposure will help it maintain strong Echo sales and fend off competition from Google and Apple.
I want to share with you a new initiative we're undertaking in partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase. We are going to start to see more and more cutting out the insurers and doing self-insured health plans.
A number of teams, including the Jets , Broncos , Browns, Dolphins, Cardinals, Bills etc. are all potential landing spots. The transaction itself, however, can not be completed until March 14 at 3 p.m., the first day of the new league year.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now confirmed the official date for the inaugural launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy . The first Falcon Heavy mission will even use two refurbished boosters from previous Falcon 9 missions.
French meteorologists say the months of December and January were the third wettest ever since records began in 1900. It's enough to worry Joao de Macedo, janitor at a residential building in Paris's upscale 16th Arrondissement.