• Amazon and Maryland's Prince George's County yesterday announced "that Amazon is funding computer science education and teacher professional development for 132 elementary schools in the district, impacting more than 49,000 students from underserved and underrepresented communities. Amazon is working with BootUp, a nonprofit professional development provider specializing in elementary school education, to bring computer science to each school as part of its Amazon Future Engineer program. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming school year, BootUp has modified its professional development to work in a virtual setting."
• The Verge reports that "Amazon could be planning to bolster its Prime Video service, which is mostly known for its on-demand video offerings, with live TV … Details are light about what the new live TV services might entail, though the efforts appear to be in their early stages."
The speculation is based on job listings that appear to be for people who could help Amazon produce more live TV.
The story notes that "this wouldn’t be Amazon’s first foray into live programming. Amazon has offered NFL Thursday Night Football games on Prime Video and Twitch for a few years, and the two companies will continue their partnership thanks to an extension signed in April. And Amazon announced just last week that it would start streaming Premier League soccer on Twitch starting June 29th. But these recent job listings … suggest that Amazon is looking to take its live TV ambitions much further by offering some kind of 24/7 service."