Amazon opens new technology centre in Bucharest

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BUCHAREST (Romania), May 9 (SeeNews) – US online retailer Amazon together with its subsidiary Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Wednesday  opened a new technology and development centre in Romania where they plans to hire 650. The new 11,300 sq m centre is located in the capital Bucharest, the company said in a press release. The new facility hosts an engineering centre, a centre for technology development, an Alexa language solutions and testing centre. The company also said that since it came to Romania in 2005, it has invested 100 million euro ($119 million). In October, the company revamped its other development and technology centre in the eastern Romanian city of Iasi, where it plans to hire some 400 people in the next three years. Amazon opened its development centre in Iasi in 2005. The company operates a pan EU business with over 80 corporate offices, fulfilment centres, seller and customer service centres, R&D centres, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) datacenter regions. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis.