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House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms 13 Sep 11:49pm Updated House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms
Lawmakers investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the companies detailed requests for information.
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House Antitrust Panel Demands Big Tech C.E.O.’s Emails 13 Sep 2:02pm House Antitrust Panel Demands Big Tech C.E.O.’s Emails
Lawmakers investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the companies detailed requests for information.
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Is Amazon a sinner or a saint? Bosses brag they have created thousands of jobs 12 Sep 4:51pm Is Amazon a sinner or a saint? Bosses brag they have created thousands of jobs
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, pictured with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, claims to have invested more than £18bn in Britain since 2010. However its total tax bill in the UK last year was £220m.
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Morrisons reveals multi-year deal with Amazon 12 Sep 11:51am Updated Morrisons reveals multi-year deal with Amazon
Chief executive David Potts revealed the deal, which will enable more shoppers to order Morrisons products for same day delivery on Amazon - expanding on a previous trial.
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Staying on Top of Tech’s Changing Story 12 Sep 1:03am Staying on Top of Tech’s Changing Story
From Washington to London. From the price of avocados to Amazon Prime. Here’s how Joseph Plambeck, deputy tech editor, rides herd on how tech is changing the way we live.
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Margrethe Vestager gets second term in EU competition job 10 Sep 10:15am Margrethe Vestager gets second term in EU competition job
Dane has won renown for taking on tech firms, upsetting Donald Trump in the process Margrethe Vestager, the high-flying Danish politician who has taken on Apple, Amazon and Google, will stay in charge of Europe’s competition rules and take charge of EU digital policy. Appointed to an unprecedented second term as the EU’s competition commissioner, Vestager will also oversee EU digital policy and will have the job title of “executive vice-president, Europe fit for the digital age”.
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Amazon Has 30,000 Open Jobs. Yes, You Read That Right. 10 Sep 12:45am Updated Amazon Has 30,000 Open Jobs. Yes, You Read That Right.
With the U.S. unemployment rate near a 50-year low, openings at the company keep piling up as it tries to grow in different directions.
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Amazon Europe received €241m in tax credits in 2018 9 Sep 1:47pm Amazon Europe received €241m in tax credits in 2018
The retailer reported a pre-tax loss of €493m despite sales rising by 11.6% to €28bn Amazon received more than €200m in tax credits last year that it can deduct from future bills for its European business, despite efforts by authorities in Brussels to ensure the company pays more tax. Amazon Europe, which is based in Luxembourg and aggregates the billions of pounds of sales the retailer makes from individual countries across the continent, received the €241m credit after reporting a pre-tax loss of €493m in 2018.
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Amazon’s Effort to Recruit 30,000 Workers Collides With Saturated Job Market 9 Sep 6:53am Amazon’s Effort to Recruit 30,000 Workers Collides With Saturated Job Market
With the U.S. unemployment rate near a 50-year low, openings at the company keep piling up as it tries to grow in different directions.
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How Each Big Tech Company May Be Targeted by Regulators 8 Sep 4:40pm How Each Big Tech Company May Be Targeted by Regulators
While Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have all drawn attention to how they dominate markets, the reasons are as different as the companies.
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6 Sep 7:45pm Updated Amazon Pushes Fast Shipping but Avoids Responsibility for the Human Cost
The retail giant directs the destinations, deadlines and routes for its network of contract delivery drivers. But when they crash, Amazon is held harmless.
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6 Sep 12:11pm Updated The Human Cost of Amazon’s Fast, Free Shipping
Amazon directs the destinations, deadlines and routes for its network of contract delivery drivers. But when they crash, the retail giant is shielded from responsibility.
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Netflix and Amazon double their spending on UK-made TV shows 6 Sep 7:00am Netflix and Amazon double their spending on UK-made TV shows
US tech giants’ £280m outlay drives British production sector to record high in 2018 Netflix and Amazon almost doubled the amount spent on British-made TV shows last year to £280m as making big-budget shows such as The Crown and Good Omens drove the UK production sector to a record high. The filming spree helped drive the sector to more than £3bn in annual revenues for the first time, according to Pact, the body that represents UK independent TV production companies.
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Is Brazilian Leather Out of Fashion? H&M Stops Buying Over Amazon Fires 5 Sep 9:19pm Updated Is Brazilian Leather Out of Fashion? H&M Stops Buying Over Amazon Fires
One of the world’s largest retailers will cease buying leather from the country, where cattle farmers are blamed for their part in accelerating deforestation.
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Internet giant Amazon paid £220m UK tax in 2018 3 Sep 4:16pm Internet giant Amazon paid £220m UK tax in 2018
US online retail giant Amazon paid £220m UK tax in 2018, according to an internal audit analysing the accounts of all UK-based subsidiaries.
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Corporations pile pressure on Brazil over Amazon fires 30 Aug 1:45pm Corporations pile pressure on Brazil over Amazon fires
Asset managers, pension funds and companies halt deals and stop buying bonds Financial pressure is growing on Brazil over fires in the Amazon and the far-right president’s belligerent response to them. Asset managers, pension funds and companies have issued warnings, halted deals and stopped purchases of government bonds.
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US companies tell Apple and Amazon to put planet before profits 25 Aug 1:07pm US companies tell Apple and Amazon to put planet before profits
Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Danone and others take out full-page ad in New York Times addressed to business leaders The bosses of some of the world’s biggest companies, including Apple and Amazon, have been told to put the planet before profits – not by environmental campaigners but by other multinationals, including Danone’s US arm, and a unit of Unilever. A group of more than 30 American business leaders, including the heads of outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, The Body Shop owner Natura, Ben & Jerry’s (part of Unilever) and Danone’s US business, have taken the extraordinary step of taking out a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of the New York Times to champion a more ethical way of doing business. The advert is aimed at members of the influential
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21 Aug 9:24am Amazon in row over plastic packaging
The retail giant has angered customers by introducing a new range of plastic envelopes for its deliveries.
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Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled 20 Aug 5:42am Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled
Use of plastic envelopes branded a ‘major step backwards’ in fight against pollution Amazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled in the UK. While supermarkets and other retailers have been reducing their use of
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Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite 20 Aug 12:27am Updated Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite
As fake and illegitimate texts proliferate online, books are becoming a form of misinformation. The author of “1984” would not be surprised.
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Norway halts Amazon fund donation in dispute with Brazil 16 Aug 7:08am Norway halts Amazon fund donation in dispute with Brazil
International concerns grow over deforestation surge since Jair Bolsonaro took power Norway has followed Germany in suspending donations to the Brazilian government’s Amazon Fund after a
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Amazon Uses a Twitter Army of Employees to Fight Criticism of Warehouses 15 Aug 11:31pm Updated Amazon Uses a Twitter Army of Employees to Fight Criticism of Warehouses
They love working there. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it.
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Online shoppers and Amazon Prime Day boost UK retail sales 15 Aug 6:40am Online shoppers and Amazon Prime Day boost UK retail sales
Small rise confounds City forecasts as even troubled department stores record increase Online spending boosted UK retail sales last month, while department stores notched up their first increase this year, as consumers shrugged off Brexit fears. The quantity of goods bought rose 0.2% in July, boosted by the annual Amazon Prime Day,
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Just seven shops pay more business rates than U.S. giant Amazon  15 Aug 5:50am Just seven shops pay more business rates than U.S. giant Amazon 
The highest rate payers include stores on Oxford Street and Bond Street, in central London, and are occupied by the likes of John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser.
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The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs’ 9 Aug 10:51pm Updated The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs’
Yes, Google, Tesla, Amazon and others are still hiding quirky software surprises in their products, mostly to give you a chuckle.
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Can Britain’s Top Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble? 8 Aug 12:10pm Updated Can Britain’s Top Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble?
James Daunt fought Amazon and rescued the country’s biggest bookstore chain. Now comes Chapter 2.
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Britons break second £100m-a-week digital streaming milestone 8 Aug 9:09am Britons break second £100m-a-week digital streaming milestone
Digital video continues to power entertainment growth with gaming spend slightly up The streaming revolution has notched up another milestone with UK consumers spending more than £100m a week on digital entertainment services such as Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and Apple Music in the first half of the year for the first time. UK consumers spent a total of £3.3bn on entertainment products in the first six months of the year, a 4.5% increase compared with a year earlier, as the popularity of subscription music and
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Can Britain’s No. 1 Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble? 8 Aug 5:06am Can Britain’s No. 1 Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble?
James Daunt fought Amazon and rescued Britain’s biggest bookstore chain. Now comes Chapter 2.
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FedEx Ends Amazon’s U.S. Ground Deliveries as Retailer Rises as Rival 7 Aug 7:27pm FedEx Ends Amazon’s U.S. Ground Deliveries as Retailer Rises as Rival
The move came two months after the cargo delivery giant said it was ending express shipping for the online retailer.
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FedEx to End U.S. Ground Deliveries for Amazon 7 Aug 1:37pm Updated FedEx to End U.S. Ground Deliveries for Amazon
The move came two months after the cargo delivery giant said it was ending express shipping for the online retailer.
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Revealed: Amazon touts high wages while ignoring issues in its warehouses 7 Aug 2:00am Revealed: Amazon touts high wages while ignoring issues in its warehouses
Though it offers $15 an hour, workers report injury claims denied, sweltering in warehouses and rising productivity demands Amazon won praise when it
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos flogs another £812m of shares to fund his space rocket firm Blue Origin 6 Aug 7:29pm Updated Amazon founder Jeff Bezos flogs another £812m of shares to fund his space rocket firm Blue Origin
The 55-year-old, who is the world's richest person, sold the Amazon stock last Thursday and Friday, just days after offloading another £1.5bn of shares. He remains Amazon's biggest shareholder.
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More Bodyguards and Love Islands needed as UK viewers desert TV 6 Aug 7:01pm More Bodyguards and Love Islands needed as UK viewers desert TV
Ofcom report highlights scale of challenge broadcasters face from streaming services The scale of the challenge UK broadcasters face in the streaming era has been thrown into stark relief by a new report, which estimates that 34 extra series of the BBC hit Bodyguard – or 14 more Love Islands – would have needed to air last year to make up for the drop in traditional TV viewing as audiences flock to rivals including Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. The report, by the media regulator Ofcom, highlights the huge growth in popularity of streaming services in the UK. The number of subscribers to the three most popular - Netflix, Amazon and Sky’s Now TV - leapt by almost a quarter last year to 19.1m.
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5 Aug 7:08pm Facebook urged to shut groups seeking fake Amazon reviews
Which? claimed to have uncovered several active groups that recruited people to write fake testimonies.
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Ninja, a Fortnite Star, Leaps From Twitch to Mixer 2 Aug 11:46pm Updated Ninja, a Fortnite Star, Leaps From Twitch to Mixer
Tyler Blevins, 28, the multimillionaire gamer known as Ninja, says he has a deal to stream exclusively at the Microsoft service. He’s quitting Twitch, the Amazon service where he has over 14 million followers. Yes, it’s a big deal.
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2 Aug 9:53am Pentagon-Amazon or Microsoft Jedi deal held up
The Department of Defense had been expected to award the contract to Amazon or Microsoft this month.
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Mixer Lures Ninja From Twitch. (What? We Explain.) 1 Aug 9:19pm Updated Mixer Lures Ninja From Twitch. (What? We Explain.)
Tyler Blevins, 28, the multimillionaire gamer known as Ninja, says he has a deal to stream exclusively at the Microsoft service. He’s quitting Twitch, the Amazon service where 12 million fans watch him play Fortnite. Yes, it’s a big deal.
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos sells £1.5bn worth of shares to fund his private space company 1 Aug 4:50pm Amazon founder Jeff Bezos sells £1.5bn worth of shares to fund his private space company
The 55-year-old, who founded the internet retailer giant and is the world's richest man, sold the 970,000 shares in three tranches between July 29 and 31, regulatory filings show.
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Amazon Kindle Oasis Review: Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy an E-Reader 1 Aug 10:39am Updated Amazon Kindle Oasis Review: Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy an E-Reader
In an era of smartphone addiction, a single-purpose device like an e-reader may help you unplug and focus on content that will bring you joy.
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Capital One Data Breach Hits 100 Million; Ex-Amazon Worker Is Charged as Hacker 30 Jul 11:01am Updated Capital One Data Breach Hits 100 Million; Ex-Amazon Worker Is Charged as Hacker
A software engineer, facing federal charges in Seattle, was accused of gaining access to 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers.
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Amazon Wants to Rule the Grocery Aisles, and Not Just at Whole Foods 29 Jul 5:34pm Updated Amazon Wants to Rule the Grocery Aisles, and Not Just at Whole Foods
Instead of Whole Foods being the answer to the tech behemoth’s grocery ambitions, it seems to have encouraged executives to pursue other ideas, too.
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Why Whole Foods Hasn’t Satisfied Amazon’s Grocery Appetite 28 Jul 7:35pm Why Whole Foods Hasn’t Satisfied Amazon’s Grocery Appetite
Instead of Whole Foods being the answer to the tech behemoth’s grocery ambitions, it seems to have encouraged executives to pursue other ideas, too.
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Tech giants revenues soar as they come under increased scrutiny 26 Jul 3:18am Tech giants revenues soar as they come under increased scrutiny
Amazon and Alphabet each reported revenues up by a fifth in the latest quarter - in results published as US tech giants come under increasing scrutiny from regulators.
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Amazon Earnings: Impatient Shoppers Help Lift Sales 20 Percent 25 Jul 10:54pm Updated Amazon Earnings: Impatient Shoppers Help Lift Sales 20 Percent
Amazon has expanded one-day shipping options in hopes of increasing sales.
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25 Jul 5:46pm Alphabet and Amazon rake in higher revenues
The tech giants have both reported around 20% growth in revenues as regulators scrutinise market dominance.
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Amazon shares plunge as profit disappoints investors despite 20% rise in sales 25 Jul 5:06pm Amazon shares plunge as profit disappoints investors despite 20% rise in sales
The company said sales rose by 20 per cent to £50.9billion in the three months to June 30, beating analyst forecasts of £50.2billion.
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Shoppers Help Lift Amazon’s Sales 20 Percent, but Its Shares Fall 25 Jul 4:46pm Shoppers Help Lift Amazon’s Sales 20 Percent, but Its Shares Fall
Amazon has expanded one-day shipping options in hopes of increasing sales. The retailer beat Wall Street’s expectations for sales, but fell short on earnings.
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Amazon Earnings: Impatient Shoppers Help Lift Sales 25 Jul 4:20pm Updated Amazon Earnings: Impatient Shoppers Help Lift Sales
Amazon has expanded one-day shipping options in hopes of increasing sales.
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Are the FAANG stocks losing their bite asks ALEX SEBASTIAN  25 Jul 10:17am Updated Are the FAANG stocks losing their bite asks ALEX SEBASTIAN 
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google have been an unstoppable force over recent years but the signs are mounting that they are in for a rough ride.
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Energy firms offering £50 plus High Street vouchers for referring friends and family  24 Jul 4:18am Updated Energy firms offering £50 plus High Street vouchers for referring friends and family 
Scottish Power, Bulb, Octopus, Good Energy and Pure Planet offer customers and the person they refer a £50 credit. Ovo offers a £50 M&S, John Lewis or Amazon gift card.
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24 Jul 1:50am Updated Alibaba opens door to US sellers on its oldest platform
Helping US merchants access its platform will help Alibaba.com compete against the likes of Amazon.
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Amazon Echo Show 5 review: smaller, cheaper Alexa display 24 Jul 1:00am Amazon Echo Show 5 review: smaller, cheaper Alexa display
Camera shutter, tap gesture, better speakers and 5.5in screen make for an appealing smart alarm clock Amazon’s latest Echo Show 5 Alexa smart display is smaller, cheaper and has improved privacy, but is a £79.99 5.5in screen with a camera ready to replace your alarm clock in the bedroom? The Show 5 isn’t the first Alexa smart display aimed at being your bedside clock. The
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How to Get a $5,000 Amazon Credit: Buy a House Through Realogy 23 Jul 1:19pm Updated How to Get a $5,000 Amazon Credit: Buy a House Through Realogy
The online retailer is teaming with an owner of real estate brokerage firms to offer home buyers free Alexa speakers and services like furniture assembly.
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How to Get a $5,000 Amazon Credit: Buy a House 23 Jul 7:15am How to Get a $5,000 Amazon Credit: Buy a House
Amazon is teaming with Realogy, an owner of real estate brokerage firms, to offer home buyers free Alexa speakers and services like furniture assembly.
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HMRC awards £22m of contracts to an arm of Amazon based in tax haven Luxembourg 21 Jul 4:54pm HMRC awards £22m of contracts to an arm of Amazon based in tax haven Luxembourg
The taxman is using Amazon Web Services Emea Sarl to provide IT support until 2021 under the terms of the agreement - despite controversy over its tax affairs.
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Amazon is spending big to retrain employees – and so should you | Gene Marks 19 Jul 6:00am Amazon is spending big to retrain employees – and so should you | Gene Marks
While small firms can’t afford the $700m Amazon is spending, they can send workers to conferences and workshops to acquire skills – and get a tax benefit Amazon has been getting a lot of bad press lately, with workers protesting conditions and wages and the
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Amazon faces EU probe amid concerns it uses data from small retailers to gain an unfair advantage 17 Jul 4:51pm Amazon faces EU probe amid concerns it uses data from small retailers to gain an unfair advantage
Amazon allows retailers to sign up and sell products alongside those sold directly by Amazon itself - meaning in theory the online giant could undermine independents and favour its own items.
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Amazon Faces E.U. Inquiry Over Data From Independent Sellers 17 Jul 2:02pm Updated Amazon Faces E.U. Inquiry Over Data From Independent Sellers
European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the data that Amazon uses from third-party sellers who rely on the tech company’s site
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Amazon faces EU inquiry over treatment of small retailers 17 Jul 7:43am Amazon faces EU inquiry over treatment of small retailers
Investigation into possible anti-competitive behaviour is likely to spark US anger
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17 Jul 7:19am Updated Amazon Marketplace to be investigated by the EU
The online giant is suspected of misusing "sensitive data" from other retailers who sell on its site.
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As Amazon turns 25, what could the next quarter-century hold for the global giant? 16 Jul 10:30am Updated As Amazon turns 25, what could the next quarter-century hold for the global giant?
Back in 1994, in the early days of the world wide web, Amazon was a new online book seller - known only to the relatively small constituency of tech-savvy computer enthusiasts who then used the internet.
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15 Jul 10:51am Updated Amazon workers launch protests on Prime Day
Thousands of workers are calling for better conditions as the retail giant's annual sale starts.
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Workers protest and strike as Amazon doubles Prime Day 15 Jul 6:51am Workers protest and strike as Amazon doubles Prime Day
Amazon warehouse workers around the world are protesting and striking today to demand fairer working conditions as the company begins its Prime Day sales promotion.
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Beat Amazon Prime Day with this online price comparison tool 15 Jul 5:28am Updated Beat Amazon Prime Day with this online price comparison tool
Pricesearcher compares prices for millions of items - including the entire Amazon index, meaning customers can compare prices from one of the world's most used sites alongside other brands.
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Amazon Prime Day Brings Sales, and Risks, for Retailers 15 Jul 3:00am Amazon Prime Day Brings Sales, and Risks, for Retailers
The emergence of a major discount shopping season in the middle of the summer may cost retailers scrambling to keep up with Amazon.
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Five stars or fake? How to beat fraudulent online reviews 14 Jul 2:59am Five stars or fake? How to beat fraudulent online reviews
Internet sales are growing – and so is the threat of false endorsementsAs many shoppers search for bargains in advance of Amazon’s “Prime Day” sale this week, there is a growing scepticism about how they can judge the products they are thinking of buying. Three-quarters of people read the reviews posted about products and services, but doubts are mounting over the trustworthiness of these reviews. A burgeoning market for fakes has emerged, and experts say consumers must be vigilant.
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The Week in Business: Amazon Won’t Let the Robots Take Over 13 Jul 10:29pm Updated The Week in Business: Amazon Won’t Let the Robots Take Over
Plus, the Trump administration has a big job opening, and there’s a new technology tax.
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13 Jul 12:14am Updated 5 Things to Avoid on Amazon Prime Day
Don’t fall for a bundle blunder.
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Judge Clears Way for Amazon and Microsoft to Compete for Giant Pentagon Contract 12 Jul 5:52pm Judge Clears Way for Amazon and Microsoft to Compete for Giant Pentagon Contract
Oracle had alleged that Amazon and the Defense Department biased the $10 billion JEDI contract in Amazon’s favor, but was unable to change the Pentagon’s decision.
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Amazon’s Latest Experiment: Retraining Its Work Force 11 Jul 8:26pm Updated Amazon’s Latest Experiment: Retraining Its Work Force
Amazon’s effort could help answer a fundamental question: Will automation be a solution for the great challenges of the 21st century economy, or make those problems worse?
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Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workers as Automation Advances 11 Jul 12:39pm Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workers as Automation Advances
The company said it would spend $700 million to retrain about 100,000 workers by 2025.
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Amazon to Retrain a Third of U.S. Workers as Automation Advances 11 Jul 11:13am Updated Amazon to Retrain a Third of U.S. Workers as Automation Advances
The company said it would spend $700 million to retrain about 100,000 workers by 2025.
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France hits back at US over tax on digital giants 11 Jul 10:59am France hits back at US over tax on digital giants
US has said it will investigate planned levy on firms such as Amazon and Facebook
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France hits back at US over tax on big digital companies 11 Jul 4:57am France hits back at US over tax on big digital companies
Donald Trump threatens trade war over planned levy on firms such as Amazon and Facebook
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Amazon HQ2 Is Upending Northern Virginia’s Already Unstable Housing Market 11 Jul 12:39am Updated Amazon HQ2 Is Upending Northern Virginia’s Already Unstable Housing Market
Homeowners are getting bombarded by speculators asking them to sell. Tenants are fighting rent increases. And Amazon hasn’t even started building.
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Amazon teams up with pop star Lady Gaga to launch make-up line 10 Jul 11:45pm Updated Amazon teams up with pop star Lady Gaga to launch make-up line
The brand, Haus Laboratories, will launch in September for shoppers in nearly a dozen countries, including the United States, Germany and Japan.
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10 Jul 2:24am Updated Lady Gaga in exclusive Amazon deal to launch beauty range
The star is bypassing traditional retailers by selling Haus Laboratories with the online giant.
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Kohl’s Is Betting on Amazon Returns to Drive Sales 8 Jul 4:01pm Updated Kohl’s Is Betting on Amazon Returns to Drive Sales
The retailer wants to draw more people into its stores, and it hopes that packing, labeling and shipping returns for the online behemoth will help.
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Amazon could give the world a gift on its 25th birthday – by paying more tax 7 Jul 2:00am Amazon could give the world a gift on its 25th birthday – by paying more tax
Turnover in Britain was nearly £2bn yet the company paid just £1.7m in corporation tax. It’s time for Jeff Bezos to cough upAmazon’s boss, Jeff Bezos, makes an easy target for anti-poverty campaigners. He runs a near-trillion-dollar company that pays very little tax. He is personally worth $160bn and makes few charitable donations. So there will be plenty of sympathy across the political spectrum for
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UK watchdog throws down gauntlet over Amazon investment in Deliveroo 5 Jul 5:46pm Updated UK watchdog throws down gauntlet over Amazon investment in Deliveroo
This multi-million-pound deal, part of a £460m fundraising round, was announced in May and will see the internet giant handed a minority stake in the British food delivery business.
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5 Jul 4:40pm Amazon at 25: The story of a giant
The online giant is now the second-largest company in the world. We look at its success in charts.
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Amazon’s Deliveroo Investment Is Halted for U.K. Scrutiny 5 Jul 3:24pm Updated Amazon’s Deliveroo Investment Is Halted for U.K. Scrutiny
A British regulator ordered that an Amazon-led cash infusion into the food-delivery start-up be paused to study whether it creates competition concerns.
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FTSE LIVE: Watchdog slams brakes on Amazon-Deliveroo deal; Wall Street back to work 5 Jul 1:22pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Watchdog slams brakes on Amazon-Deliveroo deal; Wall Street back to work
Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed reports it will build its new electric cars in Britain, starting with the XJ.
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4 Jul 7:14pm Jeff Bezos filed the paperwork to create the retailing giant Amazon 25 years ago.
Jeff Bezos filed the paperwork to create the e-commerce retailing giant Amazon 25 years ago.
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Ofcom wants laws to protect UK companies’ public service content 4 Jul 7:27am Ofcom wants laws to protect UK companies’ public service content
Attempt to stop content being buried in on-demand services of Sky and Virgin Media The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has called for new laws to ensure that shows made by UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 continue to get top billing on on-demand services such as Sky – but the rules will not apply to Netflix and Amazon. The regulator has recommended that the government bring in legislation to guarantee that the content and streaming services of iPlayer, ITV Hub and All4 are not buried deep in the on-demand services of competitors such as Sky and Virgin Media or through smart TVs such as Samsung.
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Inside an Amazon Warehouse, Robots’ Ways Rub Off on Humans 3 Jul 11:34am Updated Inside an Amazon Warehouse, Robots’ Ways Rub Off on Humans
A machine-dominated workplace can make employees more mechanical themselves. But there is room for initiative, and small acts of rebellion.
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Meet the Man Quietly Building the Tesla of Trucks, With Jeff Bezos Aboard 2 Jul 11:41pm Updated Meet the Man Quietly Building the Tesla of Trucks, With Jeff Bezos Aboard
R. J. Scaringe’s company, Rivian, has raised $1.7 billion from Amazon, Ford Motor and others without selling a single pickup truck and sport utility vehicle.
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Amazon to create 2,000 UK jobs and take its British workforce to almost 30,000 2 Jul 7:11pm Amazon to create 2,000 UK jobs and take its British workforce to almost 30,000
The roles will be spread across the country in cities including London, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Manchester, and take its British workforce to almost 30,000.
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R.J. Scaringe, Founder of Rivian, Quietly Builds a Tesla for Trucks and S.U.V.s 2 Jul 5:00am R.J. Scaringe, Founder of Rivian, Quietly Builds a Tesla for Trucks and S.U.V.s
The company, which recently came out of stealth mode, has raised $1.7 billion from Amazon, Ford Motor and others without selling a single pickup truck and sport utility vehicle.
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What Happens After Amazon’s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues 23 Jun 5:06pm What Happens After Amazon’s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues
Popular novels, technical tomes and self-published books are pirated and sold on Amazon. That may actually be helping the company extend its grip on the book business.
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‘I feel like a target’: US trade war worries tech workers of Chinese descent 19 Jun 1:00am ‘I feel like a target’: US trade war worries tech workers of Chinese descent
According to a Guardian survey through Blind, employees are already facing negative consequences or predict problems Technology workers of Chinese descent say that they are experiencing backlash due to the US-China trade war and fears over Huawei, according to a survey commissioned by the Guardian through Blind, an app allowing anonymous workplace communication. “With the trade war against China and especially the Huawei case I feel like a target more and more every day,” an anonymous Amazon employee wrote in a comment on the app, which is popular among technology employees and verifies employment through work emails. “I can’t even feel comfortable about being Chinese because so many Americans see China as a threat now.”
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Major global firms accused of concealing their environmental impact 16 Jun 1:13pm Major global firms accused of concealing their environmental impact
More than 700 companies, including Amazon, Tesco and ExxonMobil, lack transparency, campaign group claims A $10tn (£7.9tn) investor alliance has accused more than 700 companies, including Amazon, Tesco and ExxonMobil, of failing to reveal the full extent of their impact on the climate crisis, water shortages and deforestation. The major global companies, with a combined worth ofmore than $15tn, lack transparency over their effect on the environment, according to the intervention by some of the world’s biggest financial names.
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How indie bookshops are fighting back 16 Jun 3:30am How indie bookshops are fighting back
Independent bookshops are thriving because they understand readers’ tastes better than an Amazon algorithmAs global temperatures rise at the rate political standards fall, the news that independent bookshops are reviving gives rare cause for celebration. Last year the number of indies on UK high streets grew for the second year running – by 15 to 883, according to the
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How Secured Credit Cards Can Build, or Rebuild, Your Credit 14 Jun 6:00am How Secured Credit Cards Can Build, or Rebuild, Your Credit
The cards, used mainly by consumers who have little credit history or a poor one, haven’t been widely adopted. Amazon is now offering one.
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FTSE CLOSE: Tesco sales nudge up; Majestic plunges to a loss; Amazon tightens binds with Morrisons 13 Jun 12:13pm FTSE CLOSE: Tesco sales nudge up; Majestic plunges to a loss; Amazon tightens binds with Morrisons
The price of a barrel of oil has jumped to $61 on news of explosions hitting two oil tankers off the coast of Iran as traders fear an escalation of tensions in the region.
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FTSE LIVE: Tesco sales nudge up; Majestic plunges to a loss; Amazon tightens binds with Morrisons 13 Jun 11:44am Updated FTSE LIVE: Tesco sales nudge up; Majestic plunges to a loss; Amazon tightens binds with Morrisons
The price of a barrel of oil has jumped to $61 on news of explosions hitting two oil tankers off the coast of Iran as traders fear an escalation of tensions in the region.
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Amazon and Morrisons expand same-day grocery delivery service 13 Jun 8:21am Amazon and Morrisons expand same-day grocery delivery service
Move ratchets up pressure on rival supermarkets as online giant ventures deeper into UK grocery sector
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Morrisons and Amazon expanding same-day deliveries 13 Jun 4:14am Updated Morrisons and Amazon expanding same-day deliveries
Morrisons agrees to expand fast delivery service with Amazon to five extra cities.
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Morrisons and Amazon same-day deliveries to expand across UK 13 Jun 3:03am Morrisons and Amazon same-day deliveries to expand across UK
Morrisons has expanded on its home delivery agreement deal with Amazon, extending its same-day service across the UK this year.
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Amazon to End Its Restaurant Delivery Service 12 Jun 12:19am Updated Amazon to End Its Restaurant Delivery Service
Amazon Restaurants, which was available in nearly 200 American cities, will officially close on June 24. The company says it will focus on grocery delivery.
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HMRC outlay on Amazon over six times what firm paid in corporation tax – GMB 11 Jun 2:00am HMRC outlay on Amazon over six times what firm paid in corporation tax – GMB
UK tax authority spent £11m to use online giant’s web-hosting services in 2018, says report HM Revenue & Customs spent £11m to use Amazon’s web-hosting service last year, more than six times the £1.7m it received in corporation tax from Amazon’s main UK business, according to a new report. The UK tax authority was the second-biggest spender on Amazon services among central government departments, falling just behind the Home Office which spent nearly £16m last year, according to a report published by the GMB trade union.
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FedEx Says It’s Ending Express Shipping Service for Amazon 8 Jun 1:21pm FedEx Says It’s Ending Express Shipping Service for Amazon
The decision, while not financially significant for either company, shows how the online retailer has gone from a sought-after customer to a direct competitor of FedEx.
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Amazon trials pop-up station kiosks 7 Jun 8:27am Amazon trials pop-up station kiosks
The move is the online giant's latest foray into physical shops.
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‘Amazon doesn’t play with the kids’: why booksellers are beating the odds 6 Jun 1:00am ‘Amazon doesn’t play with the kids’: why booksellers are beating the odds
Sales of printed books have risen and shops are fighting back. As the online threat mounts, UK booksellers – from chains to pop-ups – tell us how they keep afloat Books and bookshops are on the up. Sales of printed books have risen for the
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Ex-John Lewis boss calls for online retailers to pay more tax 4 Jun 2:19pm Ex-John Lewis boss calls for online retailers to pay more tax
Overhaul business rates and turn town centres into ‘free trade zones’, says Andy Street The former boss of John Lewis has said online retailers such as Amazon should pay more tax and that a solution for struggling town centres would be to turn them into “free trade zones”. Andy Street, who became the
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France to ban the destruction of unsold consumer products 4 Jun 12:31pm France to ban the destruction of unsold consumer products
More than €650m worth of new goods destroyed or thrown away each year, says PM’s office France’s prime minister has announced a crackdown on the destruction of unsold or returned consumer products, a move that will affect luxury goods brands as well as online retailers such as Amazon. Edouard Philippe said a ban on destroying non-food goods – including clothes, electrical items, hygiene products and cosmetics – would come into force within the next four years.
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DealBook Briefing: Big Tech Enters Antitrust Purgatory 4 Jun 6:59am Updated DealBook Briefing: Big Tech Enters Antitrust Purgatory
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are all facing federal antitrust inquiries — a potentially long and painful period in their corporate lives.
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Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In 3 Jun 10:21pm Updated Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In
Intense new scrutiny on companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon could last years and lead to the first overhaul of antitrust rules in decades.
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Big Tech Shares Slide as Prospect of Antitrust Scrutiny Mounts 3 Jun 5:50pm Big Tech Shares Slide as Prospect of Antitrust Scrutiny Mounts
Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are facing greater scrutiny from antitrust regulators in the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission.
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More than £118bn is wiped off tech firms amid fears over a major regulatory crackdown 3 Jun 5:14pm More than £118bn is wiped off tech firms amid fears over a major regulatory crackdown
Shares in Facebook, Google's parent Alphabet, Amazon and Apple slumped last night as the prospect of investigations into anti-competitive behaviour loomed closer.
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Google and Amazon Are at the Center of a Storm Brewing Over Big Tech 3 Jun 12:59pm Updated Google and Amazon Are at the Center of a Storm Brewing Over Big Tech
Support for scrutiny of the tech giants is coming from across the political spectrum. For Google and Amazon, any investigations would be a major distraction, or worse.
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Google and Amazon Shares Slide as Antitrust Concerns Mount 3 Jun 12:12pm Updated Google and Amazon Shares Slide as Antitrust Concerns Mount
The tech giants are facing greater scrutiny from antitrust regulators in the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission.
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DealBook Briefing: Big Tech’s Antitrust Reckoning Is Coming 3 Jun 8:12am Updated DealBook Briefing: Big Tech’s Antitrust Reckoning Is Coming
Google and Amazon have thrived as regulators largely kept their distance. Moves by the Justice Department and the F.T.C. suggest that may be changing.
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AT&T’s Streaming Ambitions Hit a Snag: The Cost of HBO 2 Jun 8:03pm AT&T’s Streaming Ambitions Hit a Snag: The Cost of HBO
The corporate home of Wonder Woman, Harry Potter and “Friends” weighs how its streaming service can compete on price with Disney, Netflix and Amazon.
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What Should HBO Cost? The Question Is Giving AT&T Executives a Headache 2 Jun 5:08pm What Should HBO Cost? The Question Is Giving AT&T Executives a Headache
The corporate home of Wonder Woman, Harry Potter and “Friends” weighs how its streaming service can compete on price with Disney, Netflix and Amazon.
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Rocky road for ITV as investors switch off: Dividend at risk in war with Netflix and Amazon 31 May 4:51pm Rocky road for ITV as investors switch off: Dividend at risk in war with Netflix and Amazon
ITV is still a staple in most British living rooms,but among investors its popularity is slipping. Shares in the broadcaster are at 107.25p - 59 per cent lower than their high of 262p in 2015.
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Netflix and Amazon score billion pound revenue in battle with UK broadcasters 29 May 11:04am Netflix and Amazon score billion pound revenue in battle with UK broadcasters
TV and film fans have turned to the Silicon Valley giants in place of true British rival Netflix and Amazon made £1.1bn in revenues from UK streaming fans last year, double the amount the UK’s biggest broadcasters were able to make from their own streaming services, highlighting the scale of the missed opportunity of a lack of a true British rival to the Silicon Valley giants. Netflix is estimated to have made £693m in revenues from its 10 million UK subscribers last year, while rival Amazon notched up £400m from an estimated 7.7 million subscribers to its Prime Video service, according to research from media regulator
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28 May 5:49pm Updated MacKenzie Bezos Owns $36 Billion in Amazon Shares. Now She Is Vowing to Give Away Much of Her Wealth.
After her divorce from the Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos was announced earlier this year, Ms. Bezos has pledged away more than half of her wealth in committing to the Giving Pledge.
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28 May 4:36pm Updated MacKenzie Bezos Promises to Give More Than Half of Her Fortune to Charity
After her divorce from the Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos was announced earlier this year, Ms. Bezos has pledged to give away much of her fortune.
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MacKenzie Bezos pledges to donate half her $37bn fortune 28 May 11:32am Updated MacKenzie Bezos pledges to donate half her $37bn fortune
The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos pledges to give half of her $37bn fortune to charity.
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How the Amazon-Google-Uber effect sets inflation | Mohamed El-Erian 24 May 2:00am How the Amazon-Google-Uber effect sets inflation | Mohamed El-Erian
Tech innovations have driven the drift down in prices – policymakers ignore such forces at their peril Debates about inflation in advanced economies have changed remarkably over the past decades. Setting aside (mis)measurement issues, concerns about debilitatingly high inflation and the excessive power of bond markets are long gone, and the worry now is that excessively low inflation may hinder growth. Moreover, while persistently subdued – and, on
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Amazon beats shareholder revolt over its highly controversial facial recognition system  23 May 3:41am Updated Amazon beats shareholder revolt over its highly controversial facial recognition system 
Amazon's Rekognition system has been branded ‘perhaps the most dangerous surveillance technology ever developed’ by civil rights groups, who argue it can be misused.
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Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition 20 May 3:11pm Updated Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition
Shareholders are voting on whether to push the tech giant to examine the human rights and financial risks of the surveillance technology.
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Unions lobby investors to press Amazon over UK working conditions 20 May 1:01am Unions lobby investors to press Amazon over UK working conditions
GMB tells shareholders that warehouse workers endure targets that cause suffering Trade unions are lobbying City investors to put pressure on Amazon to improve conditions for its workers in the UK. At a meeting at the TUC’s head office this month the GMB union made presentations, including one from an Amazon employee, to a dozen leading fund managers and pension funds that own stakes in Amazon including Legal & General, Baillie Gifford and Aberdeen Standard.
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TONY HETHERINGTON: Amazon took £1,000 for mystery gift cards 19 May 8:43am TONY HETHERINGTON: Amazon took £1,000 for mystery gift cards
I told Amazon I did not order the cards, nor had I received them. Amazon confirmed the order was cancelled, but then it collected the £1,000 from my account anyway.
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TONY HETHERINGTON: Amazon took £1,000 from my account for mystery gift cards 19 May 6:35am Updated TONY HETHERINGTON: Amazon took £1,000 from my account for mystery gift cards
I told Amazon I did not order the cards, nor had I received them. Amazon confirmed the order was cancelled, but then it collected the £1,000 from my account anyway.
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Internet giant Amazon aiming to break music-streaming stranglehold held by Spotify 19 May 5:10am Updated Internet giant Amazon aiming to break music-streaming stranglehold held by Spotify
Amazon's offer will target homes with a smart speaker – enabling people to ask a remote assistant such as Alexa to play their favourite music from an online library containing millions of tunes.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Amazon now seeking to use its logistics skills to challenge in other markets 18 May 4:32am Updated ALEX BRUMMER: Amazon now seeking to use its logistics skills to challenge in other markets
The real threat to Britain's supermarkets is from the untrammelled Silicon Valley giants, as anyone who listened to Sainsbury's case for an Asda merger will know.
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Amazon to Invest in Deliveroo, a Rival to Uber in Food Delivery 17 May 2:28pm Amazon to Invest in Deliveroo, a Rival to Uber in Food Delivery
The $575 million investment strengthens one of the biggest overseas rivals to Uber’s food-delivery division, which the ride-hailing company considers a key business.
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Amazon ploughs £450m into Deliveroo sparking sharp sell off at Just Eat 17 May 12:11pm Updated Amazon ploughs £450m into Deliveroo sparking sharp sell off at Just Eat
Jeff Bezos's tech firm is leading a £450million ($575million) investment round in Deliveroo, joining existing investors Rowe Price, Fidelity and Greenoaks.
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FTSE LIVE: Amazon takes bite of Deliveroo; EasyJet reports £275m loss; Pound in the doldrums 17 May 11:53am Updated FTSE LIVE: Amazon takes bite of Deliveroo; EasyJet reports £275m loss; Pound in the doldrums
Amazon is leading a £450million investment round in London-based Deliveroo - a move that is set to have repercussions throughout the food delivery sector.
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Amazon invests in Deliveroo food courier 17 May 4:57am Updated Amazon invests in Deliveroo food courier
Deliveroo says it is looking forward to working with "customer obsessed" Amazon.
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Amazon invests in food courier service Deliveroo 17 May 2:49am Amazon invests in food courier service Deliveroo
The online giant is the lead investor in a $575m financing round Amazon in investing millions in
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Amazon to take slice of Deliveroo in £450m funding move 17 May 1:29am Amazon to take slice of Deliveroo in £450m funding move
Internet retail giant Amazon is to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in the British food delivery app Deliveroo.
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Amazon invests in Deliveroo 17 May 1:10am Amazon invests in Deliveroo
The food courier has received backing from the online giant in its latest efforts to raise funds from investors.
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Amazon close to swallowing slice of Deliveroo 16 May 4:46pm Amazon close to swallowing slice of Deliveroo
Amazon, the internet retailing behemoth, is in talks to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in the British food delivery app Deliveroo, giving it a huge boost in its international battle with rival Uber Eats. 
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Now you can pick up your Amazon parcels from High Street retailer Next  14 May 5:30pm Now you can pick up your Amazon parcels from High Street retailer Next 
The service gives buyers the option to have their online order delivered to one of Next’s 522 UK shops instead of their home address. After ordering, they will have 14 days to collect their parcel.
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Amazon launches collection points at Next stores 14 May 6:20am Updated Amazon launches collection points at Next stores
Next says the collection points will help it to stay relevant in a "tough" retail environment.
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Amazon Will Pay Workers to Quit and Deliver Packages 13 May 6:34pm Updated Amazon Will Pay Workers to Quit and Deliver Packages
The retailer said it would pay up to $10,000 in start-up costs and three months’ pay to any interested employee.
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Amazon faces shareholders pressure to tackle sale of hate products on its website 12 May 5:05am Updated Amazon faces shareholders pressure to tackle sale of hate products on its website
The online shopping giant, headed by the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, is being pushed to overhaul the way it deals with potential scandals amid a growing backlash against major US tech firms.
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Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Vision for Space, and a Moon Lander 10 May 5:04pm Updated Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Vision for Space, and a Moon Lander
In a choreographed presentation, the Amazon founder said he wants to build the infrastructure for humans to live in space.
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Jeff Bezos Reveals Blue Origin’s Vision for Space, and a Moon Lander 9 May 6:04pm Jeff Bezos Reveals Blue Origin’s Vision for Space, and a Moon Lander
In a choreographed presentation, the Amazon founder said he wants to build the infrastructure for humans to live in space.
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Jeff Bezos Reveals Moon Lander, and Blue Origin’s Vision for Space 9 May 5:35pm Updated Jeff Bezos Reveals Moon Lander, and Blue Origin’s Vision for Space
In a choreographed presentation, the Amazon founder said he wants to build the infrastructure for humans to live in space.
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Jeff Bezos’ Shot at the Moon? Blue Origin to Announce Vision for Space 9 May 4:55pm Updated Jeff Bezos’ Shot at the Moon? Blue Origin to Announce Vision for Space
The Amazon founder’s private rocket company has hinted that it may have plans for the moon’s ice-rich South Pole.
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Morrisons free to use Amazon and Deliveroo in looser Ocado deal 9 May 6:39am Morrisons free to use Amazon and Deliveroo in looser Ocado deal
Online grocer eases restrictions as it covets more warehouse space to fulfill its own orders
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MARKET REPORT: Broker Peel Hunt believes Ocado has the technology to beat Amazon in the robot wars  3 May 6:01pm Updated MARKET REPORT: Broker Peel Hunt believes Ocado has the technology to beat Amazon in the robot wars 
Having recently visited Amazon's ninth-generation warehouse in Essex, analysts James Lockyer and Damindu Jayaweera were underwhelmed.
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Amazon and American Express slash credit card reward bonuses for joiners and spenders 2 May 3:35am Updated Amazon and American Express slash credit card reward bonuses for joiners and spenders
Amazon and American Express have slashed the sign-up bonuses and spending incentives on some of their cards.
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Don’t think it’s all over if Amazon gives you a refund 1 May 1:59am Don’t think it’s all over if Amazon gives you a refund
It gave me my money back but months later the seller took me to court
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Mediocre ad revenues sees Google shares slide as rival Amazon tries to muscle in  29 Apr 4:51pm Mediocre ad revenues sees Google shares slide as rival Amazon tries to muscle in 
Despite raking in sales worth £28.1billion during the first three months of 2019, shares in the tech giant slumped by more than 5m per cent in after-hours trading.
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Big tech must get its house in order or risk stronger regulation | Michael Boskin 29 Apr 3:23am Big tech must get its house in order or risk stronger regulation | Michael Boskin
Governments had to act on Facebook, Google and Amazon – but they could stifle innovation Two years ago, it seemed clear that a combination of factors would lead to increased calls to regulate technology companies, especially the big tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. When that happens, I
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Are the hyper-specialist shops of Berlin the future of retail? 29 Apr 2:30am Are the hyper-specialist shops of Berlin the future of retail?
One shop sells nothing but buttons, another sells only liquorice, and another is ‘the world’s first textile butcher shop’. In the age of Amazon, it seems the way to thrive is to specialise On the first floor of a nondescript 1,000 sq metre industrial unit in Berlin’s Steglitz district, four workers are cautiously placing pregnant queen ants into test tubes in order to dispatch them across Europe. This is
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Which Tech Company Is Uber Most Like? Its Answer May Surprise You 28 Apr 3:56pm Which Tech Company Is Uber Most Like? Its Answer May Surprise You
It’s not Lyft or Didi Chuxing or another ride-hailing firm. Instead, Uber sees itself as the Amazon of transportation.
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Amazon plans to slash delivery times 26 Apr 4:03am Updated Amazon plans to slash delivery times
The internet giant plans to cut delivery times for Prime customers from two days to one day worldwide.
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Amazon posts fourth quarter of record profit 25 Apr 5:29pm Amazon posts fourth quarter of record profit
The online retailer and cloud computing provider said net profit more than doubled to $3.56bn
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Amazon quarterly profits more than double to $3.6bn 25 Apr 5:26pm Amazon quarterly profits more than double to $3.6bn
Amazon more than doubled profits in the first quarter thanks to soaring demand for cloud computing and ad services - but forecast a more muted performance for the current period.
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Amazon makes $1bn a month as growth slows 25 Apr 5:10pm Amazon makes $1bn a month as growth slows
Jeff Bezos touts results but report, which reveals Amazon tracks and fires workers who miss productivity targets, casts shadow Amazon made a profit of more than $1bn a month for the first three months of the year, the company announced on Thursday. The retail and tech giant reported a profit of $3.6bn for the three months ending 31 March as sales reached $59.7bn. Profits were more than double last year’s and the company has now recorded four straight quarters in a row of record profits.
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Microsoft hits $1 trillion mark as sales and profits smash Wall Street expectations 25 Apr 4:51pm Microsoft hits $1 trillion mark as sales and profits smash Wall Street expectations
It is the third public company to pass the symbolic milestone after Apple in August and Amazon a month later. It only briefly passing the mark yesterday before dipping below it again.
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Microsoft becomes third listed US firm to be valued at $1tn 25 Apr 2:22pm Microsoft becomes third listed US firm to be valued at $1tn
Company beat sales and profit expectations to join Apple and Amazon in prestigious club Microsoft has become the third publicly listed US company, after Apple and Amazon, to boast a market value of more than $1tn after bumper quarterly results boosted its share price. The company beat sales and profits expectations in the three months to 31 March, thanks in part to its cloud computing business, which signed up major corporate clients over the period.
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Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation 25 Apr 10:49am Updated Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation
It is one of only three public companies to have achieved the milestone, along with Apple and Amazon.
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Ford to Invest $500 Million in Rivian, a Tesla Rival 24 Apr 5:44pm Updated Ford to Invest $500 Million in Rivian, a Tesla Rival
Rivian is developing a pickup and an S.U.V. on a chassis that Ford plans to use for models of its own. Two months ago, Amazon led a $700 million investment.
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Even Amazon and the tech giants could fail to click in a changing market 21 Apr 2:00am Even Amazon and the tech giants could fail to click in a changing market
If the online retail giant has felt some pressure on profits, what price other, less secure, Silicon Valley firms? The march of Amazon and other US tech giants to world domination can sometimes seem unstoppable. Investors who have bought into the Amazon story have rarely been let down either. Amazon’s share price performance since the millennium stands at +2,345%. Last year tech stocks were in overdrive until the autumn, when almost all took a big tumble. But Amazon is still up more than 25% on this time a year ago, and a reading of 90 on its price to earnings ratio – essentially a measure of investors’ hopes for the future – suggests that its stellar growth is expected to continue.
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Amazon Gives Up on Chinese Domestic Shopping Business 18 Apr 10:22pm Amazon Gives Up on Chinese Domestic Shopping Business
The company had long struggled to gain traction in China despite operating there for more than a decade.
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Battle for .amazon Domain Pits Retailer Against South American Nations 18 Apr 6:35pm Updated Battle for .amazon Domain Pits Retailer Against South American Nations
A years-long battle over control of the domain name, which included promises of free Kindles, may soon be decided.
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Amazon to close online store in China after failing to compete 18 Apr 4:02am Amazon to close online store in China after failing to compete
The world's largest online retailer has announced it will close its China store by 18 July.
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Amazon plans to shut online store in China 18 Apr 3:32am Amazon plans to shut online store in China
The partial retreat from China comes as the US tech giant battles tough competition from local rivals.
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Netflix adds 9.6m subscribers in three months despite increasing competition 16 Apr 5:17pm Netflix adds 9.6m subscribers in three months despite increasing competition
Streaming service, which spent $12bn on original content in 2018, beat analysts exceptions in latest earnings report Netflix added 9.6 million new subscribers in the first three months of the year even as it increased prices and faced stiffer competition from rivals including Amazon, Apple and Hulu. The streaming video service now
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Amazon faces new headache as Nashville deal enrages locals left and right 15 Apr 1:00am Amazon faces new headache as Nashville deal enrages locals left and right
Unlikely alliance of free-market libertarians and union-backed activists argue $100m-plus in subsidies handed to retailer are a bad investment for the city Nashville has a way of bringing people together – usually through music. This time it’s through a shared antipathy for the $100m-plus in subsidies this booming city has just handed to Amazon, the world’s most valuable retailer. The ink has barely dried on a deal that the state of Tennessee and the city awarded Amazon and there are now only a few small hurdles remaining before Amazon starts moving in to a downtown office complex planned for Nashville Yards.
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Fines and a frantic life on the road – the lot of Amazon’s harried staff 14 Apr 3:00am Fines and a frantic life on the road – the lot of Amazon’s harried staff
We talk to depot staff and drivers who are working in shocking conditions and having their pay docked for minor mistakesThe accident was the final straw. Mark Wright*, a supervisor at an Amazon depot, had called in a delivery driver to cover an absent colleague’s shift. Depot managers ordered the driver to load his consignment of parcels on the kerbside rather than in the warehouse where loading normally takes place. As he heaved a large parcel into the van’s side door, he slipped off the kerb and broke his leg. “It was an accident waiting to happen,” says Wright. “I’d told the manager that it was an unsafe place to load, but under Amazon rules if you’re late for work, you’re not allowed to drive into the warehouse and they marked him as late even though he’d only just been given the shift.” The driver was unable to return to work and his pay ceased from the moment he fell. Wright left his job a few weeks later, citing the intolerable demands placed on drivers by the depot rules.
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Smart speaker recordings reviewed by humans 11 Apr 6:51am Smart speaker recordings reviewed by humans
Staff at Amazon, Apple and Google listen to customer voice recordings, the companies confirm.
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Over 4,200 Amazon Workers Push for Climate Change Action, Including Cutting Some Ties to Big Oil 10 Apr 5:28pm Over 4,200 Amazon Workers Push for Climate Change Action, Including Cutting Some Ties to Big Oil
They say Amazon should stop offering custom cloud computing services that help the oil and gas industry explore for and extract more fossil fuels.
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More than 3,500 Amazon Employees Urge Bold Action on Climate Change 10 Apr 2:17pm Updated More than 3,500 Amazon Employees Urge Bold Action on Climate Change
They say Amazon should stop offering custom cloud computing services that help the oil and gas industry explore for and extract more fossil fuels.
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The nations of the Amazon want the name back 4 Apr 7:00pm The nations of the Amazon want the name back
Rainforest nations have opposed the creation of a new .amazon internet domain name. Why?
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A.I. Experts Question Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Technology 4 Apr 6:11pm Updated A.I. Experts Question Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Technology
At least 25 prominent researchers are calling on the company to stop selling the technology to law enforcement agencies, citing concerns that it has built-in biases.
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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie finalise divorce deal 4 Apr 2:24pm Updated Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie finalise divorce deal
Divorce deal between the world's richest man and his wife leaves her with 4% of the tech giant.
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HarperCollins UK profits double after Lord of the Rings TV deal with Amazon 4 Apr 9:50am HarperCollins UK profits double after Lord of the Rings TV deal with Amazon
Boost from rights sale for multi-series adaptation as eBooks continue to decline The publisher HarperCollins UK has more than doubled profits thanks to a
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Amazon defends cancelling Woody Allen film deal 4 Apr 4:53am Amazon defends cancelling Woody Allen film deal
Studio rejects director's legal action after a four-film deal was axed following his #MeToo comments.
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Amazon Studios Counters Woody Allen’s Lawsuit and Defends Severing Ties 4 Apr 12:04am Amazon Studios Counters Woody Allen’s Lawsuit and Defends Severing Ties
Amazon filed a motion saying the company was “justified in terminating its relationship with Allen.”
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Top 25 companies where British workers want to land a job now: LinkedIn says Amazon comes out on top 3 Apr 8:38pm Updated Top 25 companies where British workers want to land a job now: LinkedIn says Amazon comes out on top
Amazon has come out on top, while JP Morgan swooped into second place, followed by supermarket Sainsbury's, pharmaceutical firm GSK and healthcare group Bupa.
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Global music revenues grow at fastest rate in more than two decades 2 Apr 8:00am Global music revenues grow at fastest rate in more than two decades
Sales of CDs continue to fall as fans turn to Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music Global music revenues grew at the fastest rate in more than two decades last year, as the streaming revolution more than made up for the plummeting popularity of CDs. Worldwide recorded music revenues surged 9.7% to $19.1bn (£14.6bn) in 2018, the fastest rate of growth since at least 1997 when the Oasis album
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Bezos’ Security Consultant Accuses Saudis of Hacking the Amazon C.E.O.’s Phone 31 Mar 1:45pm Updated Bezos’ Security Consultant Accuses Saudis of Hacking the Amazon C.E.O.’s Phone
The accusations by Gavin de Becker, Mr. Bezos’ longtime security consultant, are the latest twist in a bizarre situation that has also pulled in the largest U.S. tabloid publisher and The Washington Post.
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Bezos’s Security Consultant Accuses Saudis of Hacking the Amazon C.E.O.’s Phone 30 Mar 11:30pm Updated Bezos’s Security Consultant Accuses Saudis of Hacking the Amazon C.E.O.’s Phone
The accusations by Gavin de Becker, Mr. Bezos’s longtime security consultant, are the latest twist in a bizarre situation that has also pulled in the largest U.S. tabloid publisher and The Washington Post.
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Google, Facebook, Amazon & co: Should we break them up? 28 Mar 8:00pm Google, Facebook, Amazon & co: Should we break them up?
Some think the US tech giants are far too powerful. What would be the best way to curb their power?
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Will Apple and Amazon launch rival credit cards in Britain? 26 Mar 10:27am Updated Will Apple and Amazon launch rival credit cards in Britain?
At the launch event in Cupertino, California, the iPhone maker debuted a white titanium card with no number, security code, expiry date or name, only the Apple logo. Could it launch in Britain too?
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IMF chief joins calls for big tech firms to pay more tax 25 Mar 2:45pm IMF chief joins calls for big tech firms to pay more tax
Christine Lagarde says governments must address corporation taxation concerns The managing director of the International Monetary Fund has joined the growing clamour to further tax tech firms Google, Facebook and Amazon as part of a wider review of “outdated” global corporation tax rules. In a speech in Washington, Christine Lagarde said governments must react to growing concerns that digital companies pay little tax in most countries where they operate, which denyies exchequers vital funds for public services and welfare.
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Disney tops Hollywood hierarchy closing 21st Century Fox deal 22 Mar 3:16pm Disney tops Hollywood hierarchy closing 21st Century Fox deal
Disney’s deal is a fightback against tech industry, Netflix and Amazon. Six changes to expect … Disney closed its
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Rent the Runway Now Valued at $1 Billion With New Funding 21 Mar 1:54pm Updated Rent the Runway Now Valued at $1 Billion With New Funding
The company, known for lending designer dresses for special occasions, says its goal is to “create the Amazon Prime of rental.”
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Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker 20 Mar 11:47pm Updated Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker
After the company’s plans for a big New York presence ran into labor issues, a union says that an employee was fired for speaking out about working conditions.
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Streaming accounts for more than half UK record label income 20 Mar 8:01pm Streaming accounts for more than half UK record label income
Revenue from Spotify, Amazon and Apple rises as CD sales continue to fall Music streaming services generated more than half of the income earned by record labels in the UK last year, as CD sales continue to plummet. Subscription streaming platforms operated by Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music, made revenues of £468m in the UK last year, 54% of the £865.5m total income for the recorded music industry. It is the first time that subscription streaming revenues, which grew at 35% year-on-year in 2018, have accounted for more than half of total recorded music revenues for labels.
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Octopus Energy teams up with Amazon Alexa to let customers use voice assistant to curb energy usage 19 Mar 12:15pm Updated Octopus Energy teams up with Amazon Alexa to let customers use voice assistant to curb energy usage
Octopus has announced the integration of Agile Octopus, UK's only smart time-of-use tariff, making it the first energy company to combine real time energy pricing with voice automation.
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Amazon Pulls 2 Books That Promote Unscientific Autism ‘Cures’ 15 Mar 10:57am Updated Amazon Pulls 2 Books That Promote Unscientific Autism ‘Cures’
The online retailer’s move follows recent efforts by Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to limit the availability of anti-vaccination and other pseudoscientific material.
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Amazon delivered my parcel to a mysterious neighbour 14 Mar 3:00am Amazon delivered my parcel to a mysterious neighbour
It gave me a name and address that doesn’t exist … and I had to pay a fee to find out
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Takeaway wars: Who is eating who in the food ordering space and can Just Eat deliver? 13 Mar 9:57am Updated Takeaway wars: Who is eating who in the food ordering space and can Just Eat deliver?
Tech giants from Amazon to Uber are weighing in on the food ordering and delivery space – each silicone valley newbie vying to be the middle man between your local restaurant and your plate.
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Chancellor to make fresh attempt to curb power of tech giants 12 Mar 8:01pm Chancellor to make fresh attempt to curb power of tech giants
Philip Hammond to promise action on plan to tackle Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple A fresh bid to curb the market power of US tech giants will be signalled by Philip Hammond on Wednesday when he welcomes the findings of an independent review calling for government action to ensure companies including Google, Facebook and Apple face stiffer competition. The chancellor will use his annual spring statement to promise action after a review conducted for the Treasury by Jason Furman, Barack Obama’s chief economic adviser, concluded that the
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Smart speakers and dog treats added to UK inflation basket - business live 11 Mar 9:03am Updated Smart speakers and dog treats added to UK inflation basket - business live
Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers join Britain’s inflation basket, but envelopes and complete dog food is out
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Will online shops be hit with a new 2% Amazon tax? 10 Mar 8:50am Updated Will online shops be hit with a new 2% Amazon tax?
High Street minister Jake Berry has told MPs that the Government is considering a '2 per cent tax on online retail' – prompting experts to speculate on the possibility of a new Amazon tax.
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Amazon’s Tax Breaks and Incentives Were Big. Hudson Yards’ Are Bigger. 9 Mar 5:57pm Updated Amazon’s Tax Breaks and Incentives Were Big. Hudson Yards’ Are Bigger.
New York was riveted by a debate over incentives offered to Amazon to build a headquarters. But Hudson Yards, the huge office and luxury residential development in Manhattan, has received far more.
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Amazon Said to Team Up With Yankees in Bid for YES Network 9 Mar 1:11am Updated Amazon Said to Team Up With Yankees in Bid for YES Network
The Walt Disney Company is trying to sell YES and 21 other regional sports networks to meet regulatory approval of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets.
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The Imposing Venture of 3 Corporate Giants Gets a Not-So-Imposing New Name 6 Mar 7:06pm The Imposing Venture of 3 Corporate Giants Gets a Not-So-Imposing New Name
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase will call their health care upstart Haven.
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Almost 90% of UK shoppers use Amazon, research reveals 6 Mar 7:01pm Almost 90% of UK shoppers use Amazon, research reveals
Study by Mintel also finds that more than 25% of British adults are signed up to Prime Almost 90% of UK shoppers use Amazon and 40% have access to its Prime subscription service, according to research that lays bare the challenge for high street retailers. Most Amazon shoppers visit the online retailer at least once a month and just under a fifth once a week, underlining the retail dominance Amazon has gained. Its core categories of books, DVDs and video games are still the most popular purchases, according to the market research firm Mintel.
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AT&T Assembles a Media Team, Joining a Battle With Giants 4 Mar 6:59pm Updated AT&T Assembles a Media Team, Joining a Battle With Giants
The company’s two core businesses are both facing upheaval as tech companies like Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Google and Facebook have become dominant players in both entertainment and distribution.
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