NEARLY A DECADE ago, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, Congress passed a law requiring publicly traded companies to report the median pay of their employees and compare it to the CEO's pay.
To Amazon last year introduced a program to encourage more entrepreneurs to start their own package delivery businesses.,
This glorious Monday comes with two interesting tidbits for gadget lovers. First off, Amazon reportedly hasn't ruled out launching another smartphone despite the debacle of its first attempt, the Fire Phone. Second, a CNET interview with Google's Pixel team lead Mario Queiroz reveals the company is experimenting with...
Amazon mistakenly told some sellers that it had launched a prohibition on ads with "religious content," with one seller claiming "serious loss in revenue" and others reporting similar issues on seller forums, CNBC reported this weekend.
A bright green frog-shaped pencil case targeting children on Amazon contained 80 times the federal legal limit for lead, according to an investigation by the Washington State Attorney General's Office. This was among dozens of children's school supplies being sold on Amazon.com with illegal levels of toxic metals.
Amazon's Warehouse-worker Tracking System Can Automatically Fire People without a Human Supervisor's InvolvementApr 29, 2019
Amazon's demanding culture of worker productivity has been revealed in multiple investigations. But a new report indicates that the company doesn't just track worker productivity at its warehouses - it also has a system that can automatically fire them.
Amazon Shareholders Set to Vote on a Proposal to Ban Sales of Facial Recognition Tech to GovernmentsApr 13, 2019
Amazon shareholders will vote in May on a proposal to ban the sale of facial recognition technology to governments after beating an attempt by Amazon itself to quash the proposal before it got to a vote.
Rebecca Sheppard is a 28-year-old senior product manager at Amazon. She's been working for the Seattle tech giant for two and a half years. It's a good job, in a field she likes. But this month, along with a couple dozen other employees, she has risked that stability to help to launch what the New York Times has...
There's been a number of incidents where Amazon's Alexa digital assistant has done things like misinterpret something it overheard and started sending random people recordings of private conversations, or audio files kept by the company wound up in the wrong hands. But a real-life stranger could potentially be...
In the latest in a string of protests from inside major tech firms, thousands of Amazon employees have signed their names to an open letter calling on their employer to do more to combat its carbon emissions and to end its relationships with oil and gas giants.
Back in 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that it would vastly expand the number of top-level domains, allowing hundreds of new ones to flourish. You can now buy domains for .mango, .luxury, and .republican if you're so inclined. But there's one top-level domain that's...
The ongoing, tiresome feud between Apple and Amazon continues.
In order for Alexa to answer sensitive healthcare questions, it needs to be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). And, as of Thursday, Amazon says its voice assistant is offering services that are. In a blog post today, the company announced that a number of new health skills...
When corporations become monolithic, they tend to stalk familiar, doomed territory. The planned communities of the world's Disneys and Fords are largely out of vogue now, but for tech giants, the white whale is always skywards, in the form of a grandiose universal internet initiative. It's only surprising that Amazon,...
STATEN ISLAND, NY-- Organized labor took their fight to Amazon's doorstep this afternoon, where a crowd of around 100 union members and community organizers gathered in Matrix Global Logistics Park, the site of fulfillment center JFK8 and former place of employment for Justin Rashad Long.
Investigator Jeff Bezos Hired to Look Into Who Got His Dick Pics Says Saudis Broke Into Bezos's PhoneApr 1, 2019
Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos beat the National Enquirer to the punch by announcing the dissolution of his marriage--which the tabloid was planning on blowing up anyways in the form of a lengthy expose of his affair with news anchor and media personality Lauren Sanchez. The mildly-interesting-at-best story got a whole...
Reports of the death of Silicon Valley's relationship with the Pentagon have been greatly exaggerated.
It would seem nothing good is ever really free--even in Freetown.
Looking to boost its already massive profits, Amazon is reportedly hitting vendors of unprofitable items where it hurts: their ads.
E-commerce giant Amazon has long been reported to be an unpleasant place to hold down a job. Article after article has relayed claims of an ultra-competitive workplace culture, employees being treated like soulless robots, sweatshop-esque performance requirements, and long hours of monotonous work. That includes ...
Minnesota has become a hotbed of labor unrest within Amazon's ranks, where a contingent of workers organized via local East African community group Awood Center first pressured the company's brass to sit in on negotiations in November and staged a mass protest outside their facility a month later.
Breaking up the tech giants is one of the few major issues that cuts across party lines in Washington, D.C., and it even reaches into Silicon Valley itself.
Last week, Amazon started quietly teasing just where its massive Lord of the Rings TV show would take place in the Middle-earth timeline. Now, the speculation has been confirmed: We're heading back into the Age of Númenor.
In New York, Amazon's (scrapped) plans for a Queens headquarters were ultimately received with a derisive Bronx cheer. Legislators in Arlington, Virginia, however, have been more welcoming, going so far as to offer the company up to $23 million just to do what it does best: be really goddamn big.
A newly unveiled French tax proposal targets American internet companies like Amazon, a company notorious for paying zero federal taxes in the United States on multibillion-dollar annual profits.
Following an open letter from Representative Adam Schiff calling on Jeff Bezos to curb the promotion of anti-vaccination content and videos on Amazon, it appears his website has done just that.
Less than two years after purchasing Whole Foods Market (WFM), increasingly not-online retail giant Amazon looks to be eying yet another chain of grocery stores, according to reporting from the Wall Street Journal.
Those quirky Amazon Dash buttons will soon be dead, gone, no more. Intended to be an easy way to reorder items, Amazon has now pulled them from sale worldwide and seems to be admitting that no one really needs them.
The Federal Trade Commission is launching a new task force focused on the tech industry, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, with a broad anti-trust mission that will "include re-examining mergers that already have been approved by the government."
Last month, I tried to find out what Amazon learns about people who have an Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card from Chase. Neither Chase nor Amazon would give me a straight answer. In fact, Chase's spokesperson, Mary Jane Rogers, gave me a wrong answer in telling me that Amazon fell into a category that it didn't.
An Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed in a bay near Anahuac, Texas on Saturday afternoon with three people on board, according to multiple media reports and the Federal Aviation Administration. The flight, which was contracted to fly cargo for Amazon Air (formerly Prime Air), went down while flying to Houston...
"This is just the beginning of what I'm sure will be somewhat of a long fight," New York State Senator Jessica Ramos said addressing a small press gaggle on Thursday morning. Until recently that statement might have been a reference to the ugly and highly public fight to renegotiate Amazon's disastrous HQ2 deal....
Jeff Bezos yanked his would-be HQ2 campus this week in a show that Amazon simply couldn't take the heat from New Yorkers who opposed the secretive deal and its potential implications for the city's residents, and the Queens community in particular. After Amazon announced it was pulling out, many progressive...
Amazon employees across parts of Europe are striking and protesting what they describe as dangerous work conditions and anti-union tactics. The protests coincide with Black Friday, one of the busiest and most stressful days of the year for workers in retail.
Two men were killed in a partial building collapse at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Baltimore late Friday in an incident resulting from severe weather, an Amazon executive confirmed Saturday.