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·         Amazon Wants to Build a Blockchain for Ads, New Job Listing Shows

·         Amazon Is Looking to Put Advertising Data on a Blockchain

 

·         FedEx is ending ground-delivery contract with Amazon

 

 

Amazon Wants to Build a Blockchain for Ads, New Job Listing Shows

 

By Adrian Zmudzinski, Cointelegraph

Aug 7, 2019

 

Amazon is looking to hire a software development engineer to develop an advertisement blockchain.

Amazon works on an advertising blockchain

 

Amazon posted a job offer on LinkedIn for a software development engineer for its Colorado team, who is supposed to work on an advertisement blockchain. The online retail behemoth aims to grow its advertisement business by leveraging its online retail data, industry-leading cloud services, and a fast-moving startup culture. The post declares:

 

    “Our new team in Boulder, CO is looking for a Sr Software Engineer to work within our Advertising FinTech team focused on a Blockchain ledger, billing and reconciliation systems to provide data transparency on transnational financial data.”

 

An important role ...

 

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https://cointelegraph.com/news/amazon-wants-to-build-a-blockchain-for-ads-new-job-listing-shows

 

 

Amazon Is Looking to Put Advertising Data on a Blockchain

 

Ian Allison, Coindesk

Aug 7, 2019

 

Amazon is seeking to integrate parts of its advertising business with a blockchain.

 

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant is looking for a senior software engineer to join its “Advertising FinTech team focused on a Blockchain ledger,” according to a recent job posting.

 

This new team, based in Boulder, Colorado, will be focused on billing and reconciliation systems to provide transparency on trans-national financial data, says the job description, adding:

 

    “This is an opportunity to define a technology architectural direction of a greenfield area for Amazon’s advertising business using Blockchain technology.”

 

When asked for further details, a spokesperson for Amazon said the team “doesn’t have anything to share at this time.”

 

It is not clear what kind of blockchain Amazon intends to use for advertising. Previously, the blockchain team at Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud business, built a proprietary blockchain known as the Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB), and AWS’ Managed Blockchain service connects with ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric.

 

Follow the money ...

 

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https://www.coindesk.com/amazon-is-looking-for-an-engineer-to-put-advertising-data-on-a-blockchain

 

 

FedEx is ending ground-delivery contract with Amazon

 

    FedEx says it will not renew its ground-delivery contract with Amazon at the end of the month.

    FedEx ended its express contract, which covered air shipping, in June.

    Amazon recently announced its Delivery Service Program to help third-party businesses create their own ground delivery networks.

 

Todd Haselton, CNBC

Aug 7, 2019

 

FedEx said Wednesday it will end its ground-delivery contract with Amazon and won’t renew it at the end of the month.

 

“This change is consistent with our strategy to focus on the broader e-commerce market, which the recent announcements related to our FedEx Ground network have us positioned extraordinarily well to do,” a FedEx spokesperson said.

 

Shares of FedEx and Amazon were down at least 1% in premarket trading. Amazon was not immediately available to comment. Bloomberg first reported FedEx’s decision.

 

FedEx announced in June that it is ending its express U.S. shipping contract, which only affected air services. At the time, FedEx said it was a “strategic decision” that would not affect its other contracts with Amazon. At the time, FedEx said less than 1.3% of total revenue was attributable to Amazon during the 12-month period ended Dec. 31.

 

Amazon has continued to increase its own delivery network.

 

In late June, Amazon announced a Delivery Service Partners program in an effort to attract entrepreneurs who can create their own local delivery networks with up to 40 vans each. earlier that month, it debuted a delivery drone it hopes will eventually speed up delivery for Prime members in North America.

 

Amazon also has a $1.5 billion hub...

 

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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/07/fedex-to-end-ground-delivery-contract-with-amazon.html