And then there was bad news for Amazon customers, at least those of us in the United States: The company is increasing the annual price of a Prime subscription from $99 a year to $119 a year. Starting May 11, Prime annual memberships will jump $20, from $99 a year to $119 per year. Existing members will be charged the higher price starting June 16 as their accounts become eligible for renewal, CFO Brian Olsavskyannounced on Thursday (April 26).
Olsavsky went on to note that the price increase is related to increased shipping fees and offering other benefits.
In a recent letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the company has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide. Executives on Thursday, for example, said that, while they would continue to partner with third-party shippers for fulfillment, investment into its own shipping operations was necessary and would continue. The company announced the fee change in a call with analysts to discuss its first-quarter financial results. Earlier this year, it increased the monthly rate to $12.99 a month from $10.99.
USA online retail giant Amazon announced Thursday that its profits for the first quarter of 2018 more than doubled with accelerated sales.
Operating income also spiked 92 percent, from $1.0 billion during 2017's Q1 to $1.9 billion this year's Q1.
The Seattle-based firm spotlighted the juggernaut growth of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division, which hosts services and content that companies in the internet cloud. In the previous quarter, which included the busy holiday shopping season, it had a profit of more than $1.8 billion.
Trump defends embattled VA nominee after hearing is delayed
Meanwhile, over the past week, complaints about Jackson were quietly reaching senators on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. In fact, you had President Obama basically saying that Admiral Jackson was poised under pressure, that he should be promoted.
Global headcount was up 60 percent from a year earlier at 563,100 full-time and part-time employees, thanks to a hiring spree and an influx of workers from Whole Foods Market.
Meanwhile, speaking to a news channel Khwaja Asif said he would challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court. The bench unanimously ruled that Asif has been disqualified as per Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution.
Facebook has recently been grappling with backlash for how it handled the data breach scandal involving Cambridge Analytica. The guidelines apply to every country in which Facebook operates, and have been translated into more than 40 languages.
THE world is eagerly awaiting a name reveal for the new royal baby as tongues continue to wag over what it will be. Adoring fans said that the young princess was "legit the cutest thing ever" and that she could be the next Diana.
Gronkowski announced via his Instagram account Tuesday that he'll play in 2018, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is returning for his ninth National Football League season.
Eight years into the Syrian conflict, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate in the region. This was more than just a donor summit. "That power shift is going to push donors towards development".
During hastily organized and televised negotiations , Pashinyan said that the protesters' main demand was Sargsyan's resignation. On April 24, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Karen Karapetyan met with Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan.
YouTube notes that parents who do not want access to the new features will be able to keep the current version of YouTube Kids . Parent need to go into "Profile" settings, and select from available collections such as Sesame Workshop and PBS KIDS .
Now Ireland will collect the penalty, it said on Tuesday, although there's still a chance Apple could get the money back. In December, however, Apple was ordered to pay the tax levy while it continues to battle its case in European courts.
The businessman shared a selfie shortly after takeoff that showed a freshly sprung Mill flashing a smile and a peace sign. Louis airport in March, and again in August for recklessly driving his motorcycle in NYC.
They recognized the challenges faced by the herdsman, but expressed the need for better alternatives to open grazing. Akase also said 10 people were killed in a similar incident a few days prior to the attack.
According to the arrest report, Garcia continued to resist efforts to move him from the aircraft to a police vehicle. A man was hit with a Taser on an American Airlines flight after he allegedly fondled a female passenger.
Shah took on the Congress leader after he lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi . When I was in South Africa, they said India guides them.
Baker Mayfield: Picked first by Cleveland
The Browns , New York Giants and New York Jets have the draft's first three picks and are all in need of franchise quarterbacks. Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy during his final season at Oklahoma and led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff.
Salah in same bracket as Messi and Ronaldo - Lovren
Witnesses say he was injured when a fight broke out between Roma and Liverpool fans outside a pub shortly before kick-off . This is a player whose place on the podium of the world's best is undeniable at the moment.
United Nations chief slams Saudi airstrike on Yemeni wedding
A Saudi-led coalition airstrike last week killed the top civilian leader in the Houthi movement in Yemen , the group said. Medics and residents said more than 30 others were injured in the attack in the Bani Qais district in northern Yemen.
Israel arrests 2 Palestinians on Gaza border
Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, 35, was killed in a hail of bullets by two attackers Saturday as he walked to a mosque for dawn prayers. A string of Israeli officials have neither confirmed nor denied whether Israel had a hand in the killing.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Launched in India for Rs. 10999
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