The new "Amazon Smart Home Services Store" on its website allows users to book appointments for installations or free consultations. The service is meant to help customers set up their "smart home", a term used to describe devices like thermostats and smart speakers that can be controlled using apps and voice commands. Candidates must have "a curious mind and a desire to learn new technology, as the role will support a variety of products". The new offers began after the company saw a higher than average return rate for smart-home electronics and started the service in an attempt to lower those rates, according to Recode's Jason Del Ray. It also gives Echo tutorials, and educates shoppers on how to better leverage their Wi-Fi connections. Last month, the e-commerce giant wreaked havoc on rival grocery stores when it announced a $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods, immediately confronting dozens of companies with the prospect of having to compete with food-delivery service Amazon Fresh.
The offering, which is already available in a bunch of West Coast markets, has been quietly rolled out to this point.
Shares of retailers were hammered Monday, as a wave of fears about the impact of juggernaut Amazon.com Inc. on the sector were highlighted in stories and commentary from analysts.
What's odd about this entire project is that Amazon already has a marketplace for handyman services like mounting TVs, cleaning carpets, and assembling furniture. The company also will provide technical and customer service training, and offers benefits, according to the job listing.
According the offering's home page, Amazon experts are available to consumers in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, L.A., Orange County and San Jose for the time being. The postings note that some of the preferred qualifications for these new in-home, geek squad-type jobs include work as an Apple Inc.
Tweet: While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea , it has not worked out. The United States and China have clashed recently over Washington's arms sale to Taiwan, among other issues.
Travelers walk near a sign for global arrivals at the Seattle-Tacoma worldwide Airport, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Seattle. The fate of refugees, who often don't have relatives or jobs waiting for them in the US , also hangs in the balance.
It's a dream come true, and I have to make sure to keep it because I want to make history and maybe one day break records. Valentina "The Bullet" Shevchenko will get a shot at redemption as she rematches Amanda "The Lioness" Nunes.
All these fit into what London's police say is one of the largest and most complex investigations they have ever carried out. Tributes to victims of the Grenfell Tower block fire are seen near the building in North Kensington, west London , Friday.
During an appearance on NPR's "Weekend Edition on Sunday", McEnroe was asked about Williams by host Lulu Garcia-Navarro. Williams has indicated that she will return to play after the birth of her child, at the start of next year.
GOSH said its view of treatment, however, had not changed - but that it believed it was right to seek the view of the High Court. Speaking outside Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) on Sunday, his parents said: "He's our son, he's our flesh and blood".
Now, the Raptors are turning all of their attention to re-signing point guard Kyle Lowry , which they are expected to do. That said, Ibaka played relatively well as he averaged 14 points and 6.5 boards on 46% shooting from the field.
Lenkov has issued a statement regarding Kim's latest interview to clarify details about the actors' exit from Hawaii Five-0 . Lenkov also said that Park and Kim are irreplaceable, so fans can breathe easy knowing that they won't be recast.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal can not be signed until Thursday. His veteran presence should help an otherwise young Kings squad improve leaps and bounds in 2017-18.
The Chinese daily lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's determination in initiating a complete overhaul of country's tax system. The sharpest critics of the Goods and Services Tax's midnight launch at Parliament's central hall had absented themselves.
Mom accused in child deaths wags finger at judge
The relative, identified as Hallie Romero, of Loganville, said Diana is expected to be in the hospital for two to three weeks. Isabel Martinez is accused of murdering her husband Martin Romero (pictured), along with four of their children. .
Peak 2 wildfire puts Colorado town on evacuation alert
The Sheriff's Office encourages the public to comply with the evacuation order, which is in place for the safety of the public. Around 2 this afternoon the fire was spreading quickly --so they decided it was necessary to order those evacuations.
US, China relations begin to cool
That global approach to trade may put China in conflict with Trump and his "America First" protectionist economic views. Around 00:40 GMT on Tuesday, North Korea test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14.
Oil tanker collides with cargo ship in English Channel
Tanker Seafrontier and bulk transporter the Huayang Endeavour crashed 15 miles off the coast of Dover at 2am on Saturday morning. Coastguard teams including the search and rescue helicopter, lifeboats and a French tug were all sent to the scene of the crash.
Ravi Shastri to apply for India's head coach post
In the race with Shastri are the likes of as well as the other applicants like Virender Sehwag , Tom Moody and others. Prasad, who is now working as the junior India chief selector, had also applied for the post in 2016.
Nintendo's SNES Classic Confirmed, Releases September 29
The SNES Classic Edition will come with two SNES-style wired controllers, just like the NES Mini did past year . One of the problems with the NES Classic Edition wasn't so much the features, the games, or its functionality.
Alabama military post on lockdown after possible shooter
The base is the army's centre for rockets and missiles and is also home to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Centre. While there is no word on any injuries or casualties at this time, ambulances were seen responding to Redstone.