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  • Amazon Echo and Alexa slated for early 2018 Aussie arrival

    With Amazon’s launch into the Australian market today, many of us expected that’d coincide with the release of their home voice assistant – the Amazon Echo and their voice assistant Amazon Echo. Unfortunately Amazon have that scheduled to come to Australia and New Zealand early 2018. While plenty of...
  • Amazon after dark: the adult side of #AmazonAustralia you won’t find in categories

    With the launch of Amazon in Australia today, there’s a healthy offering to choose from, with some 20 categories as a starting point. In reality, Amazon Australia actually stocks more than what’s available in the category list and some of those products are very adult. When I think of...
  • Price wars: Amazon selling Nintendo Switch for $399 and free shipping

    With Amazon now in Australia, people are busily scouring the site for bargains. One of the best right now is the Nintendo Switch which has been frustratingly expensive. Amazon are selling it for just A$399.. while retailers like EB Games and JB Hi-Fi sell it for A$469.00 a full...
  • Amazon Sumerian simplifies VR creation, no code, in the browser

    Amazon are becoming well known for surprise products and Sumerian is their latest. Its a tool that lets novices create and run VR and AR apps without knowing how to build 3D assets or how to write a line of programming. Sumerian is going up against juggernauts in the...
  • Amazon leverages AI to help call centres answer questions faster

    Lets face it, making a support call to a company is an experience most of us avoid like the plague. When it does happen, you want to be connected to the right person. That person is the person with the information required to answer and resolve your issue. The traditional call...
  • Amazon just reinvented the supermarket

    Amazon Go is a brand new, unique shopping experience located at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard Street. Currently open to Amazon employees in a Beta program, the revolutionary supermarket will open to the public in early 2017. So what makes Amazon Go so different...
  • Amazon PrimeAir rips off Aussie Zookal’s drone delivery service

    Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has just announced during a 60 Minutes interview a new plan for the company. Said to be 4-5 years away from reality, these Amazon PrimeAir drones will deliver packages to consumers in as little as 30 minutes. If all this sounds amazing it is, but...
  • Amazon ships the Kindle Store to Australia

    Amazon finally launched a local, Australian Kindle Store today. Australians now have access to 2 million eBooks, of which more than 400,000 are Kindle-exclusives. The content is pretty broad in its scope, ranging from best-selling illustrated children’s books to cookbooks, comics and graphic novels. Today’s announcement also included the...
  • Dear Amazon, please disrupt Australia

    Online seller of everything, Amazon have announced they will begin delivering packages on Sundays. This adds to Amazon’s Prime membership which sees many customers receive their goods delivered for free the next day or in some cities, the same day. Later this month, the United States Postal Service and...