Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite drops to the all-time low cost of $71 in a one-day sale

This present time may be a decent opportunity to purchase an e-reader for school — or that end-of-summer vacation. Amazon has reduced the cost of the advertisement-supported 8GB Kindle Paperwhite to an all-time low of $71 in a one-day-only sale, well below the official $130 sticker. That is lower than what we saw only two weeks earlier, and settles on it a simple decision contrasted with the base Kindle (which isn’t discounted as we compose this). You can purchase the ad-free and 32GB variants with substantial discounts, as well.

The Kindle Paperwhite is a simple decision in case you’re either new to e-readers or intensely invested into Amazon’s ecosystem. It flaunts a high-contrast backlit display, Audible audiobook support and waterproofing for your poolside reading sessions. Pair that with the standard weeks-long battery life of e-readers and you shouldn’t have issues taking this with you on vacation.

It’s not perfect. This deal doesn’t cover the LTE model, so you will not be getting books while you’re at the beach. You additionally will not discover MP3 playback or text-to-speech support, and you probably won’t be excited to see ads on the subsidized models. These limitations are not really surprises, however, and at this price they’re a lot simpler to forgive — you can spend significantly more on readers with less features.


D8: Music Artist of the hour

Music is one media that has the power to connect people from all over the world together, as it has an unbeatable and difficult to ignore compelling force. Musicians of many genres have commanded the space since the beginning of time and continue to do so with their rhythms and sounds.

The enormous musical world has the ability to enthral every human soul with its strength, and its fascination is so strong that it definitely leaves everyone entranced. Many artists have captured the hearts of music fans over the years and gone on to become legends, and many from the present breed are no less than these stalwarts who have ruled the musical arena with their massive talents.

When we think about the current crop of music artists who are doing exceptionally well by delivering back-to-back successes and having their music top the charts, one name that comes to mind is D8, who is leading from the front and earning great popularity of late.

This talented young musician is among the greatest who have wowed audiences with their unrivalled hip hop and rap skills. This musical dynamo has been a fan of music since he was a child, and he has honed his craft as he has grown up.

Since the beginning, he has focused on understanding how things function in this domain, which has led him to master the ropes and grasp the subject to its roots, transforming him into the hip hop and rap sensation that he is today.

His debut into the huge world of music came in December 2019 with his track ‘Snake Me,’ which featured YXNG Loose and went on to become a big crowd pleaser, garnering over 200K views on YouTube. D8 was compelled to cooperate with other artists as well as release singles, resulting in impacting music in the future.

In 2020, he released the singles “Sliding” and “Bandz,” which both charted at the top of numerous music streaming platforms. Due to the success of his latest work, he has received offers to perform alongside well-known artists such as Double LZ, Mastermind, Mitch, AJ JNR, and Bandokay. With his music receiving proper acknowledgment and his streams receiving the most views on Amazon, Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music, it’s safe to say he’s made it big.


Amazon introduces Lord of the Rings production from New Zealand to the UK

Amazon has decided to create its forthcoming Lord of the Rings TV series in the UK from the second season on. Albeit the first season was filmed in New Zealand, similarly as with Peter Jackson’s movies, Amazon presently says pre-production on season two will start right on time one year from now in the UK while season one after production proceeds in New Zealand through June.

It’s not satisfactory precisely where the series will be shot. Amazon is shipping the complex sets it worked for the first season over to the UK and is right now booking stages for them, as indicated by Deadline. The organization films a few Prime Video series in the UK as of now, including Neil Gaiman adaptations Good Omens and Anansi Boys.

The transition to the UK will not be without controversy. Creator J.R.R. Tolkien put together Middle-earth’s Shire with respect to his experiences living in rural England, yet Jackson’s distinctive portrayals in the films have made New Zealand’s landscapes similarly as firmly connected with the franchise and drove huge the travel industry to the country.

“We want to thank the people and the government of New Zealand for their hospitality and dedication and for providing The Lord of the Rings series with an incredible place to begin this epic journey,” Amazon Studios VP Vernon Sanders says in a statement. “We are grateful to the New Zealand Film Commission, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Tourism New Zealand, Auckland Unlimited, and others for their tremendous collaboration that supported the New Zealand film sector and the local economy during the production of Season One.”

Deadline reports that New Zealand’s severe treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic was a factor in Amazon’s decision. The greater part of the cast is British and has purportedly needed to remain in New Zealand for around two years in light of border limitations and quarantine rules. With a base in the UK, the cast will be a lot nearer to home, and the makers may likewise have the option to utilize different locations around Europe.

The first season of the Lord of the Rings show, which is set millennia before the original books and still doesn’t have a formal title, is set to come to Prime Video on September 2nd one year from now. This season alone is said to have cost the e-commerce giant $465 million to create, with Amazon getting a 20 percent tax credit from the New Zealand government.


Amazon stockroom laborers in the US are needed to wear masks once more

Amazon educated US stockroom representatives on Friday that it is by and by expecting them to wear veils to work in light of the spread of the more infectious COVID-19 delta variation (by means of CNBC and Bloomberg). The organization says it offers admittance to antibodies to over a large portion of 1,000,000 of its workers, however it will expect representatives to mask up, paying little heed to their immunization status.

Amazon affirmed the mask command in an email explanation:

“In response to the concerning spread of new COVID-19 variants in the U.S. and guidance from public health authorities and our own medical experts, we are requiring face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to follow local government guidance and work closely with leading medical healthcare professionals, gathering their advice and recommendations as we go forward to ensure our buildings are optimized for the safety of our teams.”

Non-stockroom workers right now don’t need to manage Amazon’s approach change. The organization as of late changed its re-visitation of office plans on August fifth, pushing back its return date to January 2022. Like different organizations, Amazon had recently considered executing a cross breed work plan, with plans to take office laborers back to workplaces for in some measure some portion of the week beginning on September seventh.

Playing it safe for stockroom representatives seems like the acceptable thought in the event that it intends to keep having staff work face to face. Amazon detailed in October 2020 that 19,816 laborers of its 1,372,000 bleeding edge workers across Whole Foods and Amazon had COVID-19 “or where presumed positive” from March first to September nineteenth, 2020.


Amazon-MGM consolidation under scrutiny as FTC allegedly launches investigation

It seems as though Amazon’s push to add MGM’s film and TV studio to its business will go through investigation from federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission launched an examination concerning the merger Friday, as indicated by a report from The Information. The investigation would search for any illegal competitive advantage the consolidation could provide for Amazon.

The revealed investigation comes as Amazon faces expanding regulatory scrutiny, including investigations concerning expected anticompetitive practices for different areas of its business. The FTC is attempted a different examination concerning Amazon, which the Information detailed will focus on whether the organization illegally favors its own items over those of different businesses on its e-commerce platform, as well as regardless of whether it pressures organizations that list products on the organization’s marketplace to buy Amazon’s advertising and logistics services.

MGM declined to comment. The FTC and Amazon didn’t react to requests for comment. The consolidation was reported toward the finish of May, showing Amazon ready to add beloved classics from MGM’s catalog to its streaming service (however not every one of the titles will be accessible to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video).

Likewise on Friday, US President Joe Biden marked an executive order that, to some extent, asked the FTC to research consolidations altogether – particularly acquisitions that include “dominant internet platforms.” accordingly, FTC chair Lina Khan said in a proclamation that the organization is assessing its rules for evaluating consolidations.

“The current guidelines deserve a hard look to determine whether they are overly permissive,” Khan said.

The executive order likewise encouraged the FTC to set principles for competition on e-commerce platforms where the proprietor of the platform additionally sells its own merchandise. Government officials have additionally presented late enactment that would target organizations that run online marketplaces, keeping them from preferring their products over those from different businesses. Amazon represented about 44% of US e-commerce sales in 2020.


Amazon is resigning Prime Now and moving deliveries into its center application

Amazon is resigning the devoted application and site for Prime Now and making the sped up deliveries accessible through the fundamental Amazon application and site. The change will be carried out worldwide before the year’s over, the organization said in a declaration.

Prior to at that point, Amazon is moving its third-party partners and local stores that were offered through Prime Now over to the main app and site, remembering the Bartell’s pharmacy in Seattle, the Leeds branch of UK supermarket Morrisons and the Monoprix department store in Paris.

The subtle change is part for Amazon’s more extensive endeavors to build an all-in-one offering on and its friend mobile application. Two-hour grocery deliveries through Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market have been accessible on Amazon since 2019. In India, the online retailer has even added a free video administration to the Amazon application on Android (the organization works a seperate ad-supported platform, called IMDb TV, in the US).

In Amazon’s words, the objective is to give a single destination to clients that makes the shopping experience more “convenient” and “seamless.”

Amazon launched Prime Now in 2014 as a manner to provide Prime members with considerably quicker deliveries, inside one to two hours, on things including family basics, goods, books and toys. At first, the assistance was restricted to Manhattan, New York, yet Amazon has since extended it to 5,000 towns and urban communities and made two-hour deliveries free, as per CNBC. Entire Foods has been vital to its development, with Amazon purportedly broadening the staple chain’s impression to place more individuals in reach of quicker deliveries.


Meet the most sought-after businessman in Walmart and Amazon, Ryan Mitchell Rios.

Starting from scratch, Ryan Rios went ahead to become one of the top in the telemarketing industry.

Of all the things that have gained great attention over the past few years from across business industries and fields in the world, one cannot help but notice how the younger brigade has been putting in all their energies and efforts in making it count and creating a unique career for themselves. This very attitude to show it to the world what they are really worth have proved their mettle and have propelled some of them to the forefront of their industries. This has given rise to many new talents, taking industries and businesses to greater heights. Speaking about one such young talent named Ryan Mitchell Rios, a youngster based out of Riverside, California, he has gone ahead of with many established names in the telemarketing industry and has emerged as one of the top salesmen and businessmen in the nation.

Throwing light on his journey so far, Ryan Rios says that he began back in 2013 when he saw an ad on Craigslist. The time was tough for him where he had lost his warehouse job, his car got re’pod and he lived in a trailer at his mother’s home. Borrowing a few dollars from her and riding the bus took him to the interview; this is how he got introduced to telemarketing sales. Ryan Rios got the job ad started earning a decent income while struggling to make it big in the industry. This helped him meet Ricky Gomez, under whom he began training hard for long hours, learning all the fundamentals of how to make a sale.

As he kept growing, Ryan Rios was then introduced to Ricky’s brother Kris Gomez, aka Shark, who taught him how to sell big in the sales game. This was the start of a new beginning for this youngster and since then, he has never looked back. Ryan Rios today is one of the top producing salesmen in the vast telemarketing industry and even became the fastest person to do so in just four months in the company’s history.

Making it huge on Walmart and Amazon has never been a bed of roses for anyone, but Ryan Rios’s success as a top salesman proves that the right training, guidance and enormous hard work can even move mountains. At 23, he had made 6 figures and since then has broken multiple records, doing more than 5 million in sales in his career thus far.

Ryan Rios has become an expert in negotiation and sales and others are now looking up to him. To know more, follow him on Instagram @ryanhelpedme.


Amazon Android application just got upgraded with new base bar navigation

On the off chance that you consistently utilize the Amazon Android application, you’ve presumably seen that it’s… not extraordinary. Individuals have long complained about the application’s design, however fortunately significant changes have been presented that improve the general insight.

Amazon has clearly released an update to its Android application (through Droid-Life) that presents a bottom navigation bar. The bar incorporates quick links to home, your profile, shopping cart, and a menu for your orders, lists, account data, and more. The update all the more intently coordinates with what’s as of now accessible on iOS.

Droid-Life additionally brings up that the Amazon Android application likewise incorporates a font change — or a change to the font size — which you can see in different parts of the application. Generally speaking, the application looks a great deal cleaner and shows up after Amazon changed the Android app’s icon.

Moreover, the Amazon Android application additionally includes pages that are more on-brand for Whole Foods and Fresh. Presently, when you navigate to those pages, you’ll see plans that all the more intently match the brands, including color schemes, logos, and so forth. In other words, it’s more clear when you’re not navigating the ordinary Amazon storefront.

Individuals have been asking Amazon to make changes to its Android application, and those prayers have at last been replied. It’s a welcome development and makes the application look significantly more pleasant, which ought to, thus, makes it simpler for buyers to purchase things.

The updated look of the Amazon application on iOS takes some becoming acclimated to, yet it’s eventually an improvement. Having speedy access to the Whole Foods page makes it simple to scan a barcode that assists with saving money on goods.

It’s unclear now if this is a server-side update or not. Regardless, ensure you have the most recent version of the Amazon Android application, and you should see it in a matter of moments.


Amazon reveals its biggest ever renewable energy project

Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) campaign against environmental change proceeds. In its most recent move, the e-commerce giant has struck a deal to purchase 380 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from Hollandse Kust Noord, a wind farm off the coast of Netherlands that is being created by The Crosswind, a consortium between oil significant Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.B) and Eneco, a Netherlands-based energy organization possessed by Japan’s Mitsubishi (OTC:MSBHF).

Amazon says this project, called the Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Project, is likewise its “largest single-site renewable energy project” yet.

The wind farm is relied upon to be operational by 2023 with an installed capacity of 759 MW. That implies Amazon will purchase half of its total power beginning in 2024 to power its operations in Europe, including 250 MW from Shell and 130 MW from Eneco.

This project takes Amazon one step nearer to its goal of becoming a 100% renewable energy organization by 2025, five years in front of its unique objective reported in late 2019 under its Climate Pledge.

Amazon has made huge investments in renewable energy since. In 2020, it became the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy, having declared 127 solar and wind energy projects with 6.5 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by Dec. 10, 2020.

With its most recent offshore wind project, Amazon’s global wind and solar projects currently complete 187 with a capacity of 6.9 GW.

Recently, Amazon has been reliably hitting the features for its clean energy activities. The first of its three wind farms in Ireland went ahead line earlier this month, and the organization just ordered in excess of 1,000 natural-gas engines for its distribution fleet. These moves reflect Amazon’s commitment to becoming net-zero carbon by 2040.


Ring originates its most moderate wired video doorbell for $60, transporting late February

Those video doorbells out there may be quite new, but at the same time they’re very costly and run on batteries you’ll have to supplant occasionally. Amazon-owned Ring is launching its Video Doorbell Wired to address both of those pain points — quite, it’s the most moderate in its portfolio.

In the event that you want a 1080p camera with a night vision camera, two-way voice communication, and the ability to check up on who’s pushing the button directly from your cell phone — you’ll simply have to interface the doorbell up to your Wi-Fi. Proprietors can likewise modify how AI recognizes in-vision motion to get push alarms at the perfect time. You will require some DIY know-how and to check if your transformer can give 10-24 VAC or 40VA maximum on 50/60Hz or if your adapter can do 24VDC on 0.5A.

In reality, there are other wired smart doorbells out there, however they don’t presently come as modest as this: the Video Doorbell Wired is accessible for pre-order direct from Ring right now for $60 with shipments starting February 24.

However, with these budget options come different alternatives, as well. There are some advanced features to be had with a Ring Protect subscription like individuals just motion detection alerts, as long as 6 seconds of pre-recording video capture, and automatic snapshots. Clients get a free 30-day preliminary, at that point it’s $3 every month or $30 every year.

The greatest bummer with the product, however, is that it won’t work with a current chime system — clients can get an outlet-powered ring that works wirelessly with the doorbell packaged with their doorbell for an aggregate of $80.