2018 Letter to Shareholders

To our shareowners: Something strange and remarkable has happened over the last 20 years.

Women taking a traditional family business into the digital age

Lucia and Anna. Two women, mother and daughter, run a business specializing in the production of traditional Venetian masks, and they have managed to lead it into the future thanks to Amazon.it.
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Introducing Amazon Business in Italy and Spain

Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon Business in Italy and Spain, a new marketplace created to meet the procurement needs of businesses.

Astrophysicist finds a new career at the Edinburgh Development Centre

Árdís Elíasdóttir was born in Iceland and earned an Astrophysics PhD in Denmark before joining Amazon in Edinburgh, where she now works as a Machine Learning Scientist and is enjoying life in the Scottish capital.

The man who wanted to fly

Jet Ski champion Franky Zapata invented the Flyboard, a machine that propels people into the air.

Sharing STEM workshops with Lënster Lycée in Luxembourg

“Amazon rekognition” and our voice-controlled personal assistant “Alexa” were the protagonist in our latest tech exploratory lab at the Lënster Lycée in Luxembourg.

Amazon Academy programme for rural SMEs launched in Scotland

In partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International, we’re running a series of free workshops in Aberdeen, Dumfries, Inverness and Selkirk this year to help rural SMEs grow their revenue, enhance their productivity and boost their exports.

The Kind Face behind the Amazon Locker

Determination, kindness and curiosity: that’s the recipe for success concocted by Marianna, a woman with a steely determination and kind nature from Potenza in Southern Italy who works for Amazon’s Access Point team.

Amazon Academy: How we're helping people with disabilities

In our first Amazon Academy on Accessibility, we discussed with the policymakers how Amazon devices can help remove barriers for people with disabilities.

Flexible and adaptable

What it's like to work on our Luxembourg Finance team.

Discover how we celebrated International Women’s Day across Europe

We’re committed to equal rights and a diverse work environment. Led by the Women@Amazon Affinity Groups all around the world, this year, we participated in the celebrations under the motto #BalanceforBetter.

Learn about the career development of Esra Avsar, Technical Advisor to the head of Amazon EU Retail

“My experience at Amazon is constant learning,” explains Esra Avsar, who became the Technical Advisor to the head of Amazon EU Retail.

Supporting customer safety across Europe

Customer safety has always been a top priority for us, so we are pleased to be one of the founding signatories to a new European Memorandum of Understanding on Online Product Safety.

Prime Day: Amazon biggest shopping event of all time

Prime Day sales this year surpassed Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and the previous Prime Day, making it the biggest shopping event in Amazon history.
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