An employee check computer inventory that is part of a'Black Friday sale at a Best Buy
12 July, 2017, 00:39
Amazon already offers a marketplace where service providers offer services like plumbing, masonry, TV mounting, etc but given the increasing popularity of smart home devices, it seems that Amazon feels it's important to have a team in-house that can help customers set up these complex devices. Now, the company is targeting Best Buy's Geek Squad installation and fix service. Amazon Prime now claims an estimated 85 million USA subscribers - almost as many Americans as subscribe to pay TV. While other brick-and-mortar retailers have felt the pinch from online competition, Best Buy's stock has soared in recent years, in part thanks to Geek Squad's ability to bridge the gap between retail stores, e-commerce, and in-home consumer education. The job listing calls for prior experience as an Apple Genius or a Geek Squad Double Agent and presumably requires some expertise in smart homes, especially smart homes powered by Alexa.
Recode first reported that, over the last few months, Amazon has slowly hired technology experts to offer free in-home Alexa help.
The company notes on the service page that its experts are employees - not contractors. It's a high-profile, widely promoted event that Amazon hopes will add up to more subscribers willing to pay $99 a year for its Amazon Prime service.
Whether customers actually use the service remains to be seen. Now, according to reporting from Recode, Amazon will be a major competitor in the space. In fact, it'll even come and set them up for you.
Oil continues mild rebound with production cuts a possibility
However, it is not clear if Nigeria would be allowed to get back production up to 2 million bpd before the cap is implemented. Oil prices were also lifted by reports that OPEC may be considering capping production in members Nigeria and Lybia.
Amazon describes the smart home consultation as a three-step process.
"All experts have been background-checked and are licensed and certified where applicable", the site says.
Currently, Amazon's in-home installation service is available in seven markets, including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose and Orange County.
Recodealso noted that Amazon is now postings jobs for "field technicians" in multiple cities, including Tampa, Miami, Houston, Dallas, and Las Vegas. And if the early returns of what customers are saying about the service mean anything-95 percent of the 532 customer reviews are 5-star rating-they're off to a good start.
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With the Indiana Pacers acquiring Cory Joseph, it will take Lance Stephenson out of the running for the starting point guard spot. He was the one free agent realistically available within Toronto's budget who could credibly be considered an upgrade on Carroll.
It is believed Kim's new missile could obliterate a major USA city, with an estimated range of around 4,160 miles. The MDA has claimed that THAAD had a 100 percent successful track record in its 13 flight tests since 2006.
The company added that it had mailed 12 notices about the recall effort over almost seven years to the owners of the vehicle. An autopsy found that the cause of death were the metal and plastic fragments that cut her neck from the ruptured air bag.
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They have to play the way they did for the opening hour against French Guiana for the full 90 minutes in their next two contests. Living up to his club form, Dwyer scored a goal in his worldwide debut against Ghana in a July 1 friendly.
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The ICE Dollar Index, which measures the dollar against a basket of six currencies, was 0.1% higher, at 96.13. A higher dollar, in which gold is priced, would also lower the value of the yellow metal.
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The fourth seed is Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and he will go up against five seed Miguel Sano from the Minnesota Twins. He's averaged a home run every 10.1 at bats and is third in the majors with a.613 slugging percentage (Judge is first at.697).
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Italy outscored Canada 12-10 in the final quarter but it mattered little as Canada wrapped up the title in style. Barrett, the consensus best player in the Class of 2019 and arguably the best prospect to ever come from Canada.