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JetBlue’s new free flight promotion with Amazon has gone horribly wrong — and customers are furious

“Create a fun little board game called Get Packing! where the winner receives a free flight on JetBlue and sell it through Amazon for the low price of $19.99” writes Benjamin Zhang for businessinsider.com. Shoppers either got a message saying the game wasn’t available or were told by Amazon that it was available from third-party sellers at exorbitant prices. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Amazon Isn’t a Lock to Dominate Grocery

“In a research note about RBC’s online grocery survey, analyst William Kirk suggested 2017 may be a tipping point for adoption of online grocery shopping” writes To Contact The for bloomberg.com. Amazon still must lure people to buy groceries online — and convince them Amazon is the best place to do so.But if you step back and look at the bigger picture, I don’t think it’s a sure thing Amazon will completely dominate online grocery shopping.Just look at what’s happened with customer adoption of online grocery shopping this year. Source: bloomberg.com…

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Amazon expands its cloud presence in China as it battles the country’s internet giants

“Amazon expanded its cloud footprint in China Tuesday in one of the fastest-growing but most competitive markets in the world” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Through the relationships with these Chinese firms, Amazon is able to get its cloud products into China.The Seattle, WA-based firm already has a cloud footprint in Beijing thanks to its partnership with Sinnet.Last month, Amazon sold parts of its cloud business in China for up to 2 billion Chinese yuan ($301 million) to its partner Sinnet. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Bank of AMAZON?

“Banks have finally gotten their act together, and that means online lenders will increasingly have to compete against these large financial institutions” writes Julie Verhage Selina for bloomberg.com. Large banks are making moves, with Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan each announcing robo-adviser versions as a way to attract younger generations and create better user experiences.Venture capital-backed fintech companies raised $4 billion in the third quarter of 2017 alone, according to CB Insights. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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ET Green Monday Deals: Up to $50 off New Amazon Gear

“Sony Playstation Plus 12-Month Membership (PS3, PS4, Vita) for $39.99 at Amazon (List price: $59.99). $50 off the Playstation 4 Pro with Trade-in for $299.99 at Amazon (List price: $399.99)” writes Grant Brunner for extremetech.com. Philips Hue White and Color Kit with 4 Bulbs for $139.97 at Amazon (List price: $199.99). 2x Ring Stick Up Cam Security Camera and 2x Solar Panel Bundle for $299 at Amazon (List price: $456).Logitech Harmony Elite All-in-One Remote with Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen) for $279.99 at Amazon (List price: $349.99).Amazon Fire 7 8GB…

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Amazon’s Alexa now has music alarms, just like your bedside radio

“Alexa was brought to Amazon Music and Amazon shopping apps earlier this year, but alarms can only be set through Alexa-enabled devices” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. Music alarms for Alexa is one in a series of new ways users of Alexa-enabled devices can customize their experience with an Alexa-enabled device.Amazon today announced that Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo and Echo Plus can now be set to a specific song, playlist, podcast for alarms. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Amazon & Google-YouTube spat a good reminder to spend time and money elsewhere

“Once parents download the Facebook app to their child’s iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone, they will authenticate it with their Facebook account, reports Brett Molina” writes Jefferson Graham for usatoday.com. Speaking of kids, Facebook offered a way for kids, who are shut out of Facebook until age 13, to communicate, with a kids app that gets set up by their parents. Source: usatoday.com Share This:

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The week’s best tech deals include Amazon Echo, iPhone X, and DJI Spark discounts

“Welcome to Good Deals, a Verge-approved roundup of the week’s best tech deals from Vox Media Commerce Editor Chloe Reznikov” writes Dec Est for theverge.com. Check out Polygon’s gaming deals roundup here.Looking for more gaming deals?. Good Deals is a weekly roundup of the best deals on the internet, curated by Vox Media’s commerce editor, Chloe Reznikov, in collaboration with The Verge’s editorial team. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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Amazon customers are furious that some holiday orders are delayed — and it reveals a glaring limitation of Prime membership

“This holiday season, some Amazon customers are learning the limits of their Prime benefits firsthand” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. The 85 million Prime members are also very important to Amazon, as they spend an average of 20% more on Amazon than other customers. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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