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Amazon Alexa Skills Now Top 1,000

Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) intelligent assistant Alexa has just hit an impressive milestone. Today, Amazon announced that its Alexa app store has grown to over 1,000 skills. In January of this year, Alexa’s skills section had only about 130 apps. Several of the more notable additions to Alexa’s selection of skills include those from Capital One, Domino’s, Fitbit, KAYAK, SmartThings, and Uber. In today’s release, Alexa director Rob Pulciani said, “Today, we have a vibrant community of tens of thousands of developers who are learning... 
 

Amazon To Take On Grocery Chains With Private Label Products

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is reportedly preparing to unveil its own private-label brand for foods and household items. The Seattle-based online retailer plans to sell private label nuts, spices, tea, coffee, baby food and vitamins, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Amazon is expected to introduce the new lines in the coming weeks. Sources are saying that Amazon could start rolling out these products as early as end of May or early June. The products will only be available to Amazon Prime members, who pay $99 a year for inclusion in the... 
 

Amazon Adds More Dash Buttons To Its Offerings (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Amazon has announced an expansion of its Dash Buttons product line from the current 30 to more than 100. The expansion now includes several in the food and drink space, as opposed to being limited to consumer packaged goods. New brand additions include Brawny, Charmin, Clorox, Doritos, Energizer, Gain, L’Oreal Paris Revitalift, Lysol, Peet’s Coffee, Playtex, Purina, Red Bull, Slim Jim, Snuggle, Starbucks, Trojan, and Vitamin Water, among others Amazon Dash Buttons are Wi-Fi connected, push-button devices that let you buy products from Amazon... 
 

Echo Aiming To Be Amazon’s Next Billion Dollar Business (NASDAQ:AMZN)

The popularity of the Echo by Amazon is making many believe that it will be the next big thing in consumer technology. The Echo is a screenless, voice-controlled household computer that can perform a variety of tasks, including playing music, reading the news and weather, keeping a shopping list, and ordering products. Some are now suggesting that the Echo is on the path to become Amazon’s next $1 billion business. The Echo was first introduced to the market in late 2014. According to reviews posted on Amazon, consumers are loving the device.... 
 
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