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We’re acquiring Zoox to help bring their vision of autonomous ride-hailing to reality

Amazon has signed an agreement to acquire Zoox, a California-based company working to design autonomous ride-hailing vehicles from the ground up. Aicha Evans, Zoox CEO, and Jesse Levinson, Zoox co-founder and CTO, will continue to lead the team as they innovate and drive towards their mission.

Reflecting on resistance—51 years ago, and today

Honoring Black activists and leaders who "gave us freedom to love so loudly today."

Amazon introduces 'Distance Assistant'

The company’s latest innovation provides real-time social distancing feedback and we plan to open source the technology

"Alexa, play music by veterans"

Partnering with Amazon Music, Nashville nonprofit CreatiVets gives veterans a voice and fosters healing through creative expression.

Amazon offering 125,000 full-time jobs to seasonal employees

Amazon will convert 125,000 of the 175,000 temporary roles hired since March to permanent jobs if employees would like to stay at Amazon long term.

The history and significance of Juneteenth

As the country grapples to overcome ongoing racial injustices, reflecting upon Juneteenth feels especially poignant this year. We've come a long way, but still have a long way to go.

Frontline virology experts share COVID-19 knowledge with Amazon employees

Watch Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center experts discuss the latest research and understanding of the pandemic.

Amazon expands in Redmond, WA with plans to create 600 new jobs

Company’s new facility will also add new office space for AWS.

Sparking curiosity in coding at a crucial age

Amazon Future Engineer is funding computer science education for nearly 200,000 students in more than 400 schools across the country—and school districts may still apply.

Amazon offers backup family care to 650,000+ U.S. employees

Company adds new benefit to support full and part-time permanent Amazon and Whole Foods Market employees, offering 10 days of subsidized child or adult care through the summer.

Amazon Literary Partnership announces 2020 grant recipients

66 grants are awarded to organizations across the country that support writers.

Best books of 2020, so far

With the year nearly halfway through, so much has changed, but one constant is a love of books. Amazon Books editors share their picks for best books of 2020, so far.