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Kindle Storyteller Award winner hits the high notes

Ian W. Sainsbury’s first-ever psychological thriller The Picture on the Fridge scored this year’s Kindle Storyteller Award in the UK thanks to a solid hook and a shocking twist.

"Alexa, happy birthday"

As we celebrate Alexa's fifth birthday, we're looking toward the future.

Amazon Academy comes to Brussels

Amazon leaders, business owners, and politicians will come together under the umbrella of Amazon Academy first time in Brussels to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe.

"Alexa, what am I holding?"

Show and Tell is an Alexa feature designed to help blind and low vision customers identify grocery items.

Growing our workforce

Amazon to create record 15,000 new full-time jobs across Europe in 2017

Smart through everyday life: “Alexa, is it raining today?”

Alexa plays music, reads the news, knows the latest football results, the best recipes and memorizes the shopping list. And with Alexa's weather forecast, nobody must stand in the rain.

Amazon Alexa inspires the next generation of Innovators

Year 10 Cambridge LaunchPad Innovator students from Coleridge Community College, North Cambridge Academy and the Stephen Perse Foundation were invited by Amazon to take part in a day of practical activities.

Sharing STEM workshops with Lënster Lycée in Luxembourg

“Amazon rekognition” and our voice-controlled personal assistant “Alexa” were the protagonist in our latest tech exploratory lab at the Lënster Lycée in Luxembourg.

Alexa's newest teacher is you

A team of Amazon linguists and data scientists makes it easy for you to teach your language or dialect to Alexa.

Amatrice raises from the ashes through literature

Students at the University of Udine joined forces with Amazon for the initiative 'An eBook for Amatrice', which donated a digital library to the town in Lazio devastated by an earthquake in 2016.

Introducing new accessibility features on Kindle and Fire

Accessible Math arrives on Kindle e-books; new Gestures come to VoiceView on Fire

Prime Reading is now available for all Prime Members in France

Prime members are now able to read from hundreds of top Kindle books, including novels, travel guides, children's books, and more - all at no additional cost Members can start reading now by downloading the free Kindle app for iOS and Android or using any Kindle or Fire tablet

Introducing new accessibility features for Amazon Fire tablets and Fire TV

Features include braille input/output for Fire tablets and magnification for Fire TV, for blind and visually impaired customers.

Amazon Academy: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In Brussels, we held our first Amazon Academy around the theme of innovation and entrepreneurship.
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