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How our scientists are making Alexa smarter
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Searching for information about sight loss?

The British Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) now provides information about living with sight loss through Alexa.

Amazon makes it, he breaks it

Inside Amazon’s reliability lab, which ensures Echo, Kindle, and other devices are built to last.

From builders' merchant to award-winning author

He used to write after putting his children to bed. Now David Leadbeater is a bestselling action-adventure author and winner of the inaugural UK Kindle Storyteller Award.

Amazon creates more than 650 new permanent jobs in Bucharest

The Corporate Office and Technology Development Centre will continue to focus on developing new and innovative features, including helping to build the speech and language solutions behind Alexa.

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.

The inside story of how the Kindle was born

Early development team reveals untold details on Kindle e-reader’s 10-year anniversary

Growing our workforce

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

Amazon Echo and Alexa come to Europe

Alexa has a wide range of capabilities and she’s getting smarter each day. Ask her to play music, answer questions, get the news and weather, create to-do lists, help manage your smart home devices, or even read books to you.

9 women who are shaping the future of voice with Alexa

These female developers and entrepreneurs are pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

9 ways Alexa brings more fun to the Christmas festive season

Alexa can help make your holidays less stressful and so much more fun—find out how.

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, play John Legend’s new holiday song"

Listen to John Legend’s new holiday song, featuring vocals by daughter Luna and wife Chrissy Teigen, only on Amazon Music.

"Alexa, happy birthday"

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

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.
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