Amazon developing DVD rental service

Posted on Monday, August 08 2005 @ 23:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Amazon has been hiring engineers to help in "building systems and algorithms that must move inventory between our fulfillment centers and our customers in a way that gives customers exactly what they want, when they want it." The job listing indicates they are specifically for an online DVD rental service.
Amazon spokesperson Jani Strand would not comment on specific openings, but said the company hires programmers at headquarters and overseas to support DVD rental efforts.

When asked specifically about a U.S. launch for a DVD rental service, Strand was cagey.

"We feel like it is a business that we are positioned to do and do well," said Strand. "We are looking for ways to create a better shopping experience for the customer, so stay tuned."
More details at Wired

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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