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  • [New] Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is driving a negative feedback loop, changing rainfall patterns and ultimately shortening rainy seasons, bringing serious risks to farming and the wider economy. The Independent
  • [New] Other ecosystems will be excluded, even though the EU document concedes that stricter rules to protect the Amazon rainforest have already been shown to accelerate conversion of Cerrado savannah and Pantanal wetlands for agricultural production. The Guardian
  • [New] Amazon will offer to pay 100% of college tuition for its 750,000 U.S. hourly employees, enhancing its education benefits to attract workers in a tight job market. Business Insurance
  • [New] Amazon Web Services (AWS) will add 21 higher education institutions across India offering cloud computing curriculum as part of their undergraduate and post-graduate programs starting in the 2021-22 academic year. Dataquest
  • [New] As Amazon adds more services to its platform and looks to offer even faster shipping via its Prime Air drone delivery service, we expect more households to sign up for Prime in the coming years. Insider Intelligence
  • [New] Amazon, Kroger and Walmart will offer at-home rapid COVID-19 tests in stores and online at up to a 35% discount beginning this week as part of the Biden plan. MedTech Dive
  • [New] Amazon currently employs over 40,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses across multiple businesses and recently announced plans to hire 100,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses by 2024. US About Amazon
  • [New] Two years ago, Amazon announced Upskilling 2025, a $700 million commitment to train 100,000 U.S. employees by 2025 to help them transition into in-demand, higher-paying jobs. US About Amazon
  • [New] Amazon plans to expand the education and skills training benefits it offers to its U.S. employees with a total investment of $1.2 billion by 2025. US About Amazon
  • [New] Amazon's backup plan for stores going offline is to offer Prime discounts to all customers, regardless of their membership status, because the current system can not access customer data without an internet connection. Business Insider
  • [New] Amazon's Just Walk Out technology is coming to Whole Foods in the U.S. starting with two new stores in 2022. admin
  • [New] Amazon (Seattle) will open two new Whole Foods stores featuring its cashierless technology for the first time. Visual Merchandising and Store Design
  • [New] The indigenous groups are presenting a motion - which will be put to a vote to IUCN members at the end of this week and is not legally binding - to call for protecting 80% of the Amazon rainforest by 2025. Politico
  • Plans for the upcoming POS solution could signal that Amazon is looking to pull more small - and medium-sized businesses to its eCommerce space as it loses some market share to Shopify and other direct-to-consumer portals.
  • People who own Echo speakers will get some extra benefit with Amazon's TVs, which can wireless link to Echo speakers for better audio. MobileSyrup
  • Amazon says its technology will support all of Whole Foods' selection, including self-service orange juice and mochi ice cream without adjusting any shopping habits. The Verge
  • Unless banks take decisive actions today, they will continue to support activities that destroy the Amazon rainforest and climate, and violate the rights of Indigenous peoples, at ever increasing rates. Banktrack
  • Having come of age with mobile banking and Amazon Prime, Millennials expect the B2B brands they procure to deliver similarly personalized and frictionless experiences. Brand NewMag.
  • Amazon is investing in the development of a new service that will let customers experience live concerts and other audio events through its popular voice-activated devices. Retailwire
  • Telecom operators will be able to use AWS Cloud and Amazon Managed Kubernetes Services along with RADCOM Ace to simplify 5G rollouts and smartly manage network services more automatically. RCR Wireless News

Last updated: 19 September 2021