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Amazon opens second development unit in India

Net retail giant plans to begin hiring for its fourth software development center abroad, in Chennai, on Nov. 14.

Amazon.com on Friday announced the opening of a software development center in Chennai, India. This will be Amazon's fourth such unit globally and its second in India.

The unit will develop new features for the Amazon Web site and also manage technology aspects of these features. That will include idea generation, analysis and technical design, as well as front-, middle- and back-tier software development, Amazon said. The company will begin hiring engineers and managers Nov. 14, but it did not say how many workers will be recruited.