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How our scientists are making Alexa smarter
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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.

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 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.

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

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.

Amazon Academy: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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

The inside story of how the Kindle was born

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

Amazon Academy: How we're helping people with disabilities

In our first Amazon Academy on Accessibility, we discussed with the policymakers how Amazon devices can help remove barriers for people with disabilities.

Children’s author scores a goal against cystic fibrosis

Journalist and football aficionado Martin Smith has found self-publishing to be an opportunity to raise awareness on cystic fibrosis, a condition that has affected him since childhood. It turned out to be the start of a new, unexpected chapter in his life.

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Kindle

Designed from the ground up for reading.

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 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.

Growing our workforce

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