Amazon.com invests in British Columbia to create more than 2,000 jobs » 07:4705/0705/07/21
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Amazon drivers encouraged to drive recklessly to meet quotas, Vice reports » 06:1005/0705/07/21
Some of Amazon's…
Some of Amazon's contracted delivery companies have been telling drivers to switch off its safety app, Vice's Lauren Kaori Gurley reports. The app, called Mentor, monitors their driving and assigns a safety score that ties into bonuses. Drivers said they're being told to turn it off so that they can speed through their delivery routes in order to hit Amazon's delivery targets, according to the report. Reference Link
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Amazon.com Prime Day in Canada halted due to COVID-19, Bloomberg says » 17:5505/0605/06/21
Amazon.com is putting its…
Amazon.com is putting its plans for its annual sale Prime Day in Canada on hold due to concerns about Covid-19, Bloomberg's Spencer Soper reports, citing an email to Amazon merchants. The pause won't affect Prime Day in the U.S., which is scheduled for an undisclosed day in June, the email said. Reference Link
Clean Energy reports Q1 EPS (1c), consensus (1c) » 16:1605/0605/06/21
Reports Q1 revenue…
Reports Q1 revenue $77.1M, consensus $75.51M. Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "I'm very pleased with our first quarter results given the lingering impacts of COVID 19, and expect our performance to improve as the economy and commerce continues to gradually open up. Our strategy to make Clean Energy synonymous with RNG took a big leap forward with the announcement of our fuel agreement with Amazon to supply them with RNG that could represent hundreds of millions of gallons of the ultra-clean fuel. Furthermore, we continue to make great progress on expanding our supply of RNG by formalizing joint ventures with two progressive energy companies, Total and bp, to develop additional RNG at agricultural facilities."
Amazon.com CEO Bezos sells about $2.5B in common stock » 18:2805/0505/05/21
In a regulatory filing,…
In a regulatory filing, Amazon disclosed that its Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Bezos sold about $2.5B in common stock in trades dated May 4th.
Clean Energy awarded new renewable gas contracts » 06:1505/0505/05/21
Clean Energy announced…
Clean Energy announced new renewable natural gas contracts. Pac Anchor, a port drayage company that serves the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, has added 23 new trucks to its fleet for an estimated 2.5 million gallons of RNG. Cal Portland signed an RNG supply agreement to support its fleet of 150 ready mix and bulk hauler natural gas trucks for an estimated one million gallons. Biagi Bros., a nationwide carrier, will deploy 12 new trucks for an approximate 900,000 gallons of RNG. Ecology Auto Parts is adding 35 new vehicles to its Southern California fleet through Clean Energy's Zero Now program that will fuel with an anticipated 420,000 gallons of RNG. Clean Energy has signed a five-year agreement with EVO Transportation & Energy, transportation provider to the U.S. Postal Service. Republic Transportation Group in Jacksonville, FL has signed a fuel agreement with Clean Energy for an expected 200,000 gallons annually. Matheson Trucking Company has added 16 new tractors which are fueling at Clean Energy stations in California, Nevada, and Idaho with an anticipated 200,000 gallons of RNG. Valley Metro RPTA, in Mesa, AZ, awarded Clean Energy a contract for full operations and maintenance service of their fueling equipment for an expected 1.2 million gallons annually. In addition,
Amazon's AWS announces general availability of Amazon DevOps Guru » 14:4905/0405/04/21
Amazon Web Services, AWS,…
Amazon Web Services, AWS, an Amazon announced the general availability of Amazon DevOps Guru, a fully managed operations service that uses machine learning to make it easier for developers to improve application availability by automatically detecting operational issues and recommending specific actions for remediation. Informed by years of Amazon.com and AWS operational excellence, Amazon DevOps Guru applies machine learning to automatically analyze data like application metrics, logs, events, and traces for behaviors that deviate from normal operating patterns. When Amazon DevOps Guru identifies anomalous application behavior that could cause potential outages or service disruptions, it alerts developers with issue details to help them quickly understand the potential impact and likely causes of the issue, with specific recommendations for remediation. Developers can use remediation suggestions from Amazon DevOps Guru to reduce time to resolution when issues arise and improve application availability-all with no manual setup or machine learning expertise required. There are no upfront costs or commitments with Amazon DevOps Guru, and customers pay only for the data Amazon DevOps Guru analyzes. To get started with Amazon DevOps Guru, visit: aws.amazon.com/devops-guru As more organizations move to cloud-based application deployment and microservice architectures to scale their businesses, applications have become increasingly distributed, and developers need more automated practices to maintain application availability and reduce the time and effort spent detecting, debugging, and resolving operational issues. Application downtime events caused by faulty code or config changes, unbalanced container clusters, or resource exhaustion (e.g. CPU, memory, disk, etc.) inevitably lead to bad customer experiences and lost revenue. Companies invest a considerable amount of developer resources, time, and money to deploy multiple monitoring tools, often managed separately, and then have to develop and maintain custom alerts for common issues like spikes in load balancer errors or drops in application request rates. Setting thresholds to identify and alert when application resources are behaving abnormally is difficult to get right, involves manual setup, and requires thresholds that must be continually updated as application usage changes . If a threshold is set too high, developers don't see alarms until operational performance is severely impacted. When a threshold is set too low, developers get too many false positives, which they are prone to ignore. Even when developers get alerted to a potential operational issue, the process of identifying the root cause can still prove difficult. Using existing tools, developers often have difficulty triangulating the root cause of an operational issue from graphs and alarms, and even when they are able to find the root cause, they are often left without the right information to fix it. Each troubleshooting attempt is a cold start where teams must spend hours or days identifying problems, and this leads to time consuming, tedious work that slows down the time to resolve an operational failure and can prolong application disruptions. Amazon DevOps Guru's machine learning models leverage over 20 years of operational expertise in building, scaling, and maintaining highly available applications for Amazon.com
Amazon.com upgraded to Buy from Hold at R5 Capital » 14:2305/0405/04/21
R5 Capital analyst Scott…
R5 Capital analyst Scott Mushkin earlier this morning upgraded Amazon.com to Buy from Hold with a $4,245 price target. He argues that management's continued accelerated investments in infrastructure will "virtually eliminate any major direct competition in North America broadline/marketplace ecommerce." Amazon's "staggering amount of spending" should cut delivery times to less than a few hours on millions of products and "Amazon is the only company that will be able to deliver on this promise," according to Mushkin.
AWS announces general availability of Amazon FinSpace » 19:1205/0305/03/21
Amazon Web Services…
Amazon Web Services announced Amazon FinSpace, a purpose-built analytics service that reduces the time it takes FSI organizations to find, prepare, and analyze financial data from months to minutes. "Amazon FinSpace aggregates, catalogs, and tags data across an organization's data silos, making the data easily searchable by the entire organization," the company said. "The service includes a purpose-built managed Apache Spark analytics engine that contains over 100 data transformations commonly used in the capital markets industry to prepare data for analytics at petabyte scale. To make it easier for FSI organizations to meet their compliance requirements, Amazon FinSpace ensures that data access controls are enforced and usage is tracked at all times. Amazon FinSpace provides an easy-to-use web application that gives analysts at hedge funds, asset management firms, insurance companies, investment banks, and other FSI organizations access to the information they need and the ability to run powerful analytics on demand across all of their data. There are no upfront costs or commitments to use Amazon FinSpace, and customers only pay for the data stored, the users enabled, and the compute used to prepare and analyze data."