, Inc. (AMZN) Wins An Emmy Award For Technology & Engineering

Screen Shot 2013-08-02 at 12.27.23 PMzon, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has won their first Emmy award for smart video recommendations.  Amazon’s Instant Video service won the Emmy for Technology & Engineering, which focused around the company’s personalized video recommendations.’s Instant Video service competes against Netflix and Hulu.’s personalized engineering creates classifications for streaming movies and TV shows based on a person’s mood and topics.  Some of the classifications includes Love and Zombies.

“Our goal is to give customers the best possible movie and TV watching experience. That means both enabling customers to find exactly what they’re looking for and helping them discover new TV shows and movies in a personalized way,” stated Amazon VP of music and video Bill Carr. “We’ve made it effortless to discover new content they’ll love, and we will continue to innovate on behalf of our customers to make it even easier and more enjoyable to explore all of the great movies and TV shows on Amazon.”

One of Amazon Instant Video’s largest competitor, Netflix is in the running for some Emmys themselves.  Netflix was nominated for 14 Emmys based on their exclusive programming for the shows “House of Cards,” “Arrested Development,” and “Hemlock Grove.”  House of Cards received 9 nominations, Arrested Development received 3, and Hemlock Grove received two.

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