Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

In one week alone, more than 4 million new Prime members began a paid membership or initiated a free trial.

Complete figures for holiday 2017 are still being compiled, but Amazon is expected to grab more than 50% of all new digital sales, according to CNBC.

More than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes were active in the US during the holiday season. The hockey puck look alike snagged more sales than any other product made by any manufacturer during the holiday shopping period.

Amazon's Echo Dot speaker may be the first hit product that literally sells itself. Interestingly, customers purchased twice as many Fire TV sticks than last year's holiday season, underscoring the growing interest in streaming content (and perhaps cutting the cord).

Fire Kids Edition tablets saw sales rise 240% year-over-year.

CHP officer killed in crash on I-880, another officer injured
When released from the hospital, CHP says they have enough evidence to charge the driver with "very serious felony charges". The driver, a Hayward resident, was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, most likely marijuana.

The company's popular product, Amazon Alexa, which is a voice-based assistant software behind Amazon Echo, was the most downloaded app on Christmas Day in both Apple Store and Google Play, two virtual stores for the iOS and Android mobile operating systems.

The most requested song from Alexa customers this holiday season was "Jingle Bells".

Kindle tablets celebrated its tenth holiday shopping season. The most popular item viewed with AR view throughout this holiday season was a black chair with ottoman. The East Coast of the US requested holiday music from Alexa 250% more than the West Coast did.

Music listening time on Alexa was 3x as much this holiday season compared to last holiday season.

Earlier today, the online retailing giant issued a press release noting that the 2017 holiday shopping season was its biggest yet. Top categories viewed with AR view are furniture, toys, Amazon devices, kitchen items and consumer electronics.

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