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The most recent news from Amazon in Europe.

Amazon Introduces Alexa and Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot in France

Alexa, the brain that powers the Echo family of devices, is coming to France, along with three Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot. Customers can pre-order devices beginning today. Echo and Echo Dot will begin shipping the week of 11 June, with Echo Spot to follow next month.

Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service Expand to France

Developers are using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to bring new skills and Alexa-enabled devices to customers in France
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    Amazon opens new office in Dublin and creates 1,000 new technology jobs in Ireland
    Ranging from support staff to researchers to software engineers, Amazon invests in local communities to create full-time jobs across Ireland.
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  • 2018
    Amazon Home Services launches in the UK, helping customers get the most out of their product purchases
    Customers can now buy guaranteed, professional assembly and installation services alongside millions of products from Amazon.co.uk
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  • 2018
    Amazon to create over 2,500 jobs in the UK in 2018, bringing total permanent workforce to more than 27,500
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  • 2018
    Amazon Music launches Prime Music, offering Prime members in France access to more than two million songs to stream at no additional cost, also available with Alexa
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  • 2018
    Amazon’s Made in Italy store now features selection from Sicily
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  • 2018
    Amazon creates more than 650 new permanent jobs in Bucharest
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  • 2018
    Amazon and Monoprix join forces to innovate on behalf of customers
    Monoprix great selection will be available to Prime Now Customer
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  • 2018
    Amazon planning to create more than 2,000 new permanent jobs in Germany this year
    Including the new permanent positions, Amazon will employ over 18,000 people in Germany by the end of 2018.
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  • 2018
    Amazon to create 400 new jobs within three years at its new building in Casirate
    Amazon’s new building in Casirate (Bergamo) will help meet growing customer demand and support more third-party sellers leveraging Fulfilment by Amazon.
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  • 2018
    Amazon to create 400 new permanent jobs with the opening of a new fulfilment centre in Rugby
    Rugby will be the fourth fulfilment centre in the Midlands and will further add to the 2,500 permanent jobs which Amazon has already created in the region.
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  • 2018
    Digital role models wanted: “female entrepreneurs of the future” starts today
    Research by Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College, commissioned by Amazon, shows that greater use of digital tools and services could deliver 4 to 8.8 per cent of additional Gross Value Added per year for the rural economy.
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  • 2018
    Greater digital adoption in rural areas could add £12 to 26 billion a year to the UK economy says new report
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  • 2018
    Amazon Has Created More Than 4500 Permanent Jobs and Continues to Hire in the Czech Republic
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  • 2018
    Amazon opens the doors to Munich offices
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  • 2018
    Amazon Design Awards: Milan’s IED – European Institute of Design announces a contest for students to redesign Amazon delivery stations in Italy
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  • 2018
    Amazon to Create 2,000 New Full-Time Jobs This Year Across France
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  • 2018
    New European Fulfillment Centre opening in Martorelles (Barcelona) Fall 2017
    650 new jobs will be part of more than 2.500 that Amazon will create in Catalonia in the next three years
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  • 2017
    Amazon to open a new Research and Development Centre in Barcelona focused on Machine Learning
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  • 2017
    Amazon.es and Amazon.it launch a store for Pets
    The store features thousands of products for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and even reptiles and amphibians, from food for our pets to everyday accessories like kennels, carriers, and leashes.
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  • 2017
    Prime Members enjoyed Biggest Global shopping event in Amazon History this Prime Day
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  • 2017
    Amazon Announces Plans to Double R&D Roles in London as it Opens New UK Head Office
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  • 2017
    Amazon expands its fulfillment network in Spain with its first delivery station in Getafe, Madrid
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  • 2017
    Amazon welcomes first employees to new Amazon Development Centre site in Cambridge
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  • 2017
    Sellers on Amazon are thriving: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) delivered more than 2 billion Items for sellers worldwide in 2016
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  • 2017
    Introducing Amazon Business: everything you love about Amazon, for work
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  • 2017
    Amazon to open logistics operations in Slovakia
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  • 2017
    Amazon premieres first original series in German: 'You Are Wanted'
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  • 2017
    German original series sets record
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  • 2017
    Amazon Channels launches in UK, Germany, and Austria
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  • 2017
    Amazon opens Prime Air development center in France
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  • 2017
    Over 5,000 European artisans now on Handmade at Amazon
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  • 2017
    Amazon holds free library events in twelve countries for World Book Day
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  • 2017
    Amazon Web Services to open Data Centers in Sweden in 2018
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  • 2017
    New European Fulfilment Centre opening in Martorelles (Barcelona) Fall 2017
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  • 2017
    Amazon Business launched in UK
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  • 2017
    Amazon expands its fulfillment network in Spain with a delivery station in Alcobendas, Madrid
    This new site will help Amazon strengthen delivery services for customers and sellers Amazon will create around 80 jobs at this location in the coming year as it keeps innovating in logistics.
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  • 2016
    Amazon Prime Video now available in more than 200 countries and territories around the world
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  • 2016
    Export sales by German-based businesses on Amazon Marketplace set to surpass €2 billion in 2016.
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  • 2016
    Now streaming in the UK, Germany, and Austria: Amazon Music Unlimited
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  • 2016
    Amazon Web Services now available to customers from data centers in the UK
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  • 2016
    Amazon announces a further fulfilment centre in Piedmont region to cover the North West area of Italy
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  • 2016
    More than 1,000 permanent jobs - new Fulfillment Center in Winsen, Germany
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