Amazon's 100M Prime Subscribers are Big for Streaming Content

After Rampage And Jumanji Dwayne'The Rock Johnson Has A New Fan- Amazon's Jeff Bezos

In 2017, for the first time in company history, more than half of the units sold on Amazon worldwide came from third-party sellers, including small and medium-sized businesses as more than 300,000 US -based SMBs started selling on Amazon during the year.

Alexa is also getting better at understanding what's said.

While it has been the topic of a debate and wild speculation, all of that has been put to rest with Amazon finally coming clean on the size of its Prime member base.

U.S. boycotts China telecom giant ZTE over Iran case
Other optical component companies also slid, with Lumentum Holdings Inc falling 8.9 percent and Finisar Corp dropping 4 percent. Commerce Department bans selling China's ZTE , It's never good when you're suddenly banned from selling to a major customer.

In addition to its originals, the e-commerce giant has taken on sports programming. The updated number highlights the growth of the company's subscription service, which Amazon has pushed heavily over the years as a way to retain customers who, in turn, fuel its core retail business with each purchase. Bezos says that in 2017 Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items globally with Prime. The company's median compensation figure, however, shows that at least by volume, Amazon's workforce tilts more toward the fulfillment center associates than AI specialists. Either the monthly or annual memberships offer the same benefits to subscribers. So with Prime members exceeding 100 million, that makes for a significant amount that it makes from the subscription fee alone. The memberships encourage consumers to shop more with Amazon to get their money's worth, similar to warehouse clubs like Costco Wholesale Corp. Bezos writes: "Amazon Music continues to grow fast and now has tens of millions of paid customers".

Bezos did not provide a precise figure, but the total number of Amazon Music subscribers is likely to be substantially less than Spotify's 70 million or Apple Music's 36 million. Bezos, who is the now the world's richest person, called Amazon.in the "fastest-growing marketplace in India". For Amazon Prime Videos, Bezos wrote, "We've expanded our slate of programming across the globe, launching new seasons of Bosch and Sneaky Pete from the US, The Grand Tour from the United Kingdom, and You Are Wanted from Germany, while adding new Sentosha shows from Japan, along with Breathe and the award-winning Inside Edge from India".

Alexa-enabled devices emerged as among the best-selling items across all of Amazon, with the voice control system incorporating more than 30,000 skills developed by outside developers and providing control for more than 4,000 smart home devices from 1,200 unique brands.

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