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Tech giant is the fourth US firm to achieve the valuation – after Microsoft, Apple and Amazon Google’s owner Alphabet has become a trillion-dollar company
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Google Reaches $1 Trillion in Value, Even as It Faces New Tests21h Updated Google Reaches $1 Trillion in Value, Even as It Faces New Tests
The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market milestone.
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15 Jan 3:00am Amazon in India: Jeff Bezos announces $1bn Indian investment
The billionaire's visit to India is expected to be marred by protests by small business owners.
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Google set to become fourth tech firm with a $1 trillion market value  13 Jan 4:54pm Google set to become fourth tech firm with a $1 trillion market value 
Parent company Alphabet's market capitalisation stood at around $992bn, putting it within striking distance of the milestone. Amazon has now dropped in value to about $940bn.
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Google parent company Alphabet expected to reach $1tn value soon 13 Jan 1:46pm Google parent company Alphabet expected to reach $1tn value soon
Alphabet may join Apple, Microsoft and Amazon when it reports latest earnings, another sign of the unstoppable rise of tech Another tech behemoth is poised to join the club of Silicon Valley giants valued at more than $1tn. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reached a value of $991bn by midday Monday, with analysts expecting it to cross the $1tn mark soon. Alphabet would join a select club of tech companies to pass $1tn in value. Apple became
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Is this the worst time ever to invest? 11 Jan 2:00am Is this the worst time ever to invest?
Shares, bonds and property are overpriced – but there are still opportunities out there Shares are shockingly expensive. Wall Street rose by 29% last year, as the market entered its longest-running “bull” phase in history. The biggest stocks, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet (Google) are together now worth $4tn (£3.1tn). Only 14 countries in the world have a GDP that is bigger than Apple’s market capitalisation alone. Some stocks have seen gravity-defying increases. Tesla made just 365,000 cars last year, but at $85bn its market value is now more than Ford and General Motors combined – and they sell about 14 million cars a year.
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10 Jan 6:08pm Updated A Glimpse of Our Connected Tech Future, Courtesy of CES 2020
Paying for gas with Amazon’s Alexa or playing table tennis with a robot: Whether the latest tech trends will become fixtures in our lives is an open question.
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Silicon Valley’s Newest Rival: The Banks of the Hudson 8 Jan 10:34am Updated Silicon Valley’s Newest Rival: The Banks of the Hudson
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will soon have 20,000 workers in New York City, many in offices on the West Side.
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Sonos, Squeezed by the Tech Giants, Sues Google 7 Jan 6:24pm Updated Sonos, Squeezed by the Tech Giants, Sues Google
The maker of home speakers said Google and Amazon stole its technology and abused their power, but it could only risk suing one.
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How Big Tech Is Turning New York Into a Silicon Valley Rival 5 Jan 10:02am Updated How Big Tech Is Turning New York Into a Silicon Valley Rival
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will soon have 20,000 workers in the city, many in a cluster of offices on the West Side.
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Sky to hire 3,500 new staff as it ramps up production arm 3 Jan 4:50pm Sky to hire 3,500 new staff as it ramps up production arm
Sky has pushed towards creating even more original film and television productions as it battles growing competition from video streaming giants such as Netflix and Amazon.
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UK spent a record £3bn on streaming music, films and TV in 2019 2 Jan 7:01pm UK spent a record £3bn on streaming music, films and TV in 2019
More than 80% of entertainment spending now on internet-based services The rise in popularity of services such as Netflix, Amazon and Spotify prompted record spending on streaming music, films and TV shows in the UK last year to more than £3bn, as the digital revolution hammered high street sales of DVDs and CDs. The total UK entertainment market, which also includes the video games sector, grew by 2.4% to hit a record £7.8bn in 2019, according to the latest annual sales and spending figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).
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Alerting Amazon about its unsafe lamp cost me £221 2 Jan 2:00am Alerting Amazon about its unsafe lamp cost me £221
I bought a therapy lamp from China via Amazon but it didn’t meet EU regulatory standards
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ALEX BRUMMER: Get tough on Big Tech 30 Dec 2019, 4:35am Updated ALEX BRUMMER: Get tough on Big Tech
The CMA's holiday season intervention against Amazon's effort to gain a foothold in the UK's restaurant delivery market by making a £442million investment in Deliveroo is a significant moment.
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Prime Anchor: An Amazon Warehouse Town Dreams of a Better Life 27 Dec 2019, 9:29pm Updated Prime Anchor: An Amazon Warehouse Town Dreams of a Better Life
In Campbellsville, Ky., the tech giant’s influences abound. The profits, not so much.
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27 Dec 2019, 7:08am Amazon probed over plan to buy Deliveroo stake
The competition watchdog is worried the deal could increase the cost of getting food delivered.
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Amazon investment in Deliveroo faces in-depth investigation 27 Dec 2019, 6:15am Amazon investment in Deliveroo faces in-depth investigation
Amazon's planned investment in Deliveroo, which includes a minority stake in the online food courier, has moved a step closer to being potentially blocked by a UK regulator.
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Rivian Gets $1.3 Billion Investment in Electric Truck Venture 23 Dec 2019, 6:59pm Updated Rivian Gets $1.3 Billion Investment in Electric Truck Venture
T. Rowe Price led a new funding round for the start-up, a potential competitor to Tesla that was already backed by Amazon and Ford.
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Prime Power: How Amazon Squeezes the Businesses Behind Its Store 19 Dec 2019, 9:34pm Updated Prime Power: How Amazon Squeezes the Businesses Behind Its Store
Twenty years ago, Amazon opened its storefront to anyone who wanted to sell something. Then it began demanding more out of them.
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Amazon to create 1,000 jobs at new fulfilment centre 19 Dec 2019, 10:40am Amazon to create 1,000 jobs at new fulfilment centre
Amazon says it plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Darlington creating more than 1,000 jobs.
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Is a smart device on your Christmas wish list? Cyber centre is warning new tech users to stay safe 19 Dec 2019, 4:08am Updated Is a smart device on your Christmas wish list? Cyber centre is warning new tech users to stay safe
Households with Amazon Echo's, a Google Home or any other smart devices need to be aware that they could be compromised, leaving their personal data and privacy at risk, according to Action Fraud.
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Amazon effect’ forces Book People into administration 17 Dec 2019, 6:31am Amazon effect’ forces Book People into administration
One of the UK's biggest independent online booksellers has been forced into administration just days before Christmas amid talks aimed at securing its long-term future.
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Why Twitch Is Still the King of Live Game Streaming 16 Dec 2019, 9:24am Why Twitch Is Still the King of Live Game Streaming
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and others are spending millions on video game streaming to compete with Amazon’s Twitch in a fight to court millennials.
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Tech Giants Race for Streaming Deals, but Twitch Remains King 15 Dec 2019, 10:38pm Updated Tech Giants Race for Streaming Deals, but Twitch Remains King
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and others are spending millions on video game streaming to compete with Amazon’s Twitch.
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Prime Leverage: How Amazon Wields Power in the Technology World 15 Dec 2019, 3:40pm Updated Prime Leverage: How Amazon Wields Power in the Technology World
Software start-ups have a phrase for what Amazon is doing to them: ‘strip-mining’ them of their innovations.
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BT to let sport fans buy monthly pass to watch matches for first time 11 Dec 2019, 7:01pm BT to let sport fans buy monthly pass to watch matches for first time
Firm acknowledges consumers’ preference for Netflix-type flexibility over long-term deals BT is to launch a monthly pass allowing sport fans to watch content including Premier League and Champions League football without a contract for the first time, as viewers move away from high-priced, long-term deals towards the flexibility offered by streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix. BT has previously used its
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11 Dec 2019, 7:27am Updated Amazon told to answer Deliveroo deal concerns in five days
The competition watchdog is worried the tie-up could increase delivery prices.
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Amazon investment in Deliveroo could lead to higher prices, says CMA 11 Dec 2019, 6:26am Amazon investment in Deliveroo could lead to higher prices, says CMA
Two firms have less than a week to counter regulator’s concerns or face long investigation An investment by Amazon in the takeaway delivery firm Deliveroo could leave customers, restaurants and grocers facing higher prices and lower quality services, British regulators have said. The two companies have five days to come up with proposals to counter concerns raised by the Competition and Markets Authority or face an in-depth investigation that will take months.
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Amazon breaks into Champions League with German deal 10 Dec 2019, 5:19am Amazon breaks into Champions League with German deal
Streaming service follows Premier League success with further football rights tie-up Fresh from the
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More Amazon customers report their accounts being hacked with many unable to get a refund  10 Dec 2019, 3:32am Updated More Amazon customers report their accounts being hacked with many unable to get a refund 
Many Amazon customers have found that items had been ordered on their account and paid for on their card but were then sent to Amazon lockers across the country, far from where they live.
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Amazon Accuses Trump of ‘Improper Pressure’ on JEDI Contract 9 Dec 2019, 3:42pm Updated Amazon Accuses Trump of ‘Improper Pressure’ on JEDI Contract
In a legal complaint, Amazon said the president had attacked it behind the scenes to harm its C.E.O., Jeff Bezos, “his perceived political enemy.”
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Amazon Grows in New York, Reviving Debate Over Abandoned Queens Project 9 Dec 2019, 2:46pm Updated Amazon Grows in New York, Reviving Debate Over Abandoned Queens Project
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other critics of an earlier proposal said a move to add offices in Manhattan proved them right.
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NHS gives Amazon free use of health data under Alexa advice deal 8 Dec 2019, 2:17pm NHS gives Amazon free use of health data under Alexa advice deal
UK health service will not gain commercial benefit from future Amazon products using its data Amazon has been given free access to healthcare information collected by the NHS as part of a contract with the government. The material, which excludes patient data, could allow the multinational technology company to make, advertise and sell its own products.
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Cazoo offers Amazon-like used-car buying and delivers to your door 8 Dec 2019, 10:12am Updated Cazoo offers Amazon-like used-car buying and delivers to your door
At any given time Cazoo will have about 1,500 motors to choose from that have been quality checked and can be with you in 72 hours. But each model has a set price you can't haggle on.
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Driven to the edge: life on the Christmas parcel delivery run 8 Dec 2019, 4:44am Driven to the edge: life on the Christmas parcel delivery run
The festive shopping spree is in full swing, with Britain’s 35,000 couriers and delivery drivers at the sharp end, often working long hours with no breaks, low pay and few employee rightsPatrick Wilson’s* heavy eyelids drop momentarily as he parks on a steep terraced street on the suburban edges of north Bristol. He raises a fist to cover a deep, primal yawn that makes his whole body shudder with exhaustion. He has been on the go since 7.30am, when he filled every bit of free space in his battered VW people carrier with packages and bags from the likes of Amazon, M&S and Next. He hasn’t had time to take a break or go to the toilet and it’s now nearly 3pm. “I picked up 220 parcels in the morning,” he says, examining the chunky GPS device that records and dictates his every move. “I’ve done 77 but I’ve got 143 left. That’s a lot.”
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Premier League brings record number of sign-ups to Amazon Prime 6 Dec 2019, 6:29am Premier League brings record number of sign-ups to Amazon Prime
Streaming of 10 top-flight matches increases prospects of firm entering rights auction The prospect of Amazon mounting a major challenge to Sky and BT at the next multi-billion pound Premier League rights auction has increased, after the
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Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes 4 Dec 2019, 3:55pm Updated Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes
New York will allow Amazon, DHL and UPS to park cargo bikes in commercial loading zones as a way to get some trucks off the city’s gridlocked streets.
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Sky to create 2,000 jobs with new Elstree TV and film studio 3 Dec 2019, 9:20am Updated Sky to create 2,000 jobs with new Elstree TV and film studio
Hollywood-style complex, which will have 14 sound stages, is due to open in 2022 Sky is to build a Hollywood-style film studio in north London, creating more than 2,000 jobs, as the pay-TV company steps up its fight against streaming giants Netflix and Amazon. The 13-hectare (32-acre) studio complex is being built in Elstree, just down the road from Elstree Studios where rival Netflix shoots flagship series The Crown, and will open in early 2022.
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UK firms urge Brazil to stop Amazon deforestation for soy production 3 Dec 2019, 1:01am UK firms urge Brazil to stop Amazon deforestation for soy production
Tesco and Asda are among 67 firms and investors who have written to President Bolsonaro Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and the UK’s largest asset manager are among 67 major companies and investors who have written to Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, urging his government to stop further deforestation of the Amazon for soy production. The preservation of the Amazon rainforest, a vital sink for carbon dioxide, is widely considered by scientists and activists to be a priority in responding to the climate crisis. However, the Brazilian soy farmers’ association
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US threatens tariffs on French cheese, handbags and lipstick 2 Dec 2019, 9:42pm US threatens tariffs on French cheese, handbags and lipstick
Trump administration targets up to $2.4bn in French imports amid plans to restore tariffs on Brazil and Argentina The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4bn worth of French imports, including Roquefort cheese, lipstick, handbags and sparkling wine, in retaliation for France’s tax on American tech giants including Google, Amazon and Facebook. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) says an investigation has found France’s new digital services tax discriminates against US companies. Itadded that the tariffs could reach 100%.
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Amazon’s Premier League arrival comes with a hefty price tag for fans | Barney Ronay 2 Dec 2019, 2:48pm Amazon’s Premier League arrival comes with a hefty price tag for fans | Barney Ronay
No matter how glossy the Amazon product, fans are still being sold the same things they already owned in the first placeThe Americans are coming. Or rather, they’re already here, and already launching the next step in a takeover by stealth that may only just be entering its imperial phase. English football has always had its own quiet obsession with American scale, American razzmatazz, and above all American money. In the late 1970s Jimmy Hill and his consortium members managed to lose a million dollars a year on the Washington Diplomats franchise in the North American Soccer League, a venture that saw Hill and co pay $200,000 to watch an injured, essentially immobile Johan Cruyff score a single brilliant goal from inside his own half before the whole thing folded.
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Amazon Removes Holiday Ornaments With Images of Auschwitz After Criticism 2 Dec 2019, 8:54am Updated Amazon Removes Holiday Ornaments With Images of Auschwitz After Criticism
A bottle opener, a mouse pad and other products displayed images of the Nazi concentration camp.
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Amazon takes action over Holocaust-themed Christmas decorations 2 Dec 2019, 4:47am Amazon takes action over Holocaust-themed Christmas decorations
Amazon has removed Holocaust-themed Christmas decorations from sale after the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum shared pictures of the items on social media.
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Amazon Removes Products Showing Images of Auschwitz After Criticism 1 Dec 2019, 11:51pm Updated Amazon Removes Products Showing Images of Auschwitz After Criticism
Holiday ornaments, a bottle opener and a mouse pad displayed images of the Nazi concentration camp.
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Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City 30 Nov 2019, 9:48am Updated Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City
For most people, it’s the click that brings a package to their door. But a look at Baltimore shows how Amazon may now reach into Americans’ daily existence in more ways than any corporation in history.
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29 Nov 2019, 5:27pm Black Friday backlash: Protests against Amazon erupt across France
French activists threatened a "Black Day for Amazon", criticising its environmental impact.
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29 Nov 2019, 10:24am Black Friday backlash: Amazon protests erupt across France
French activists threaten a "Black Day for Amazon" as they criticise its environmental impact.
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29 Nov 2019, 5:07am Amazon hit by Black Friday walkouts and protests in Europe
The online giant suffers a Black Friday strike in Germany, while protesters target its French sites.
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E-shoppers warned after electrical goods fail safety tests 27 Nov 2019, 1:00am E-shoppers warned after electrical goods fail safety tests
Failures, including hairdryer fire, occurred in 14 out 15 products sold by third-party sellers on sites such as Amazon UK shoppers have been warned of the risks of buying electrical goods from third-party online sellers on sites such as Amazon, eBay and Wish. Electrical Safety First, a consumer safety charity, bought a selection of items, including hair straighteners, phone chargers, travel adaptors and laser hair removers from the online retailers.
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Activists Build a Grass-Roots Alliance Against Amazon 26 Nov 2019, 10:51am Updated Activists Build a Grass-Roots Alliance Against Amazon
As groups join a coalition against the internet giant, a new report underlines its troubling impact in warehouse towns.
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Chasing Amazon, Retailers Are in a Never-Ending Arms Race 25 Nov 2019, 2:11pm Chasing Amazon, Retailers Are in a Never-Ending Arms Race
The economy is relatively strong, and consumers are spending. So why are things so tough for some retailers?
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Nike kicks Amazon into touch amid concerns about counterfeit sportswear 14 Nov 2019, 5:00pm Updated Nike kicks Amazon into touch amid concerns about counterfeit sportswear
The sportswear company's move ends its two-year relationship with the internet shopping giant, which has been attempting to lure big brands to its marketplace.
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14 Nov 2019, 7:36am Nike to stop direct sales through Amazon
The sportswear firm ends its link with the e-commerce giant to focus on selling directly to consumers.
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Bribed … the key to gaining coveted ‘Amazon’s Choice’ label 13 Nov 2019, 2:00am Bribed … the key to gaining coveted ‘Amazon’s Choice’ label
We were offered a voucher in return for posting a five-star review
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Scottish Mortgage interview: Why we hold Amazon, Tesla and Ferrari 12 Nov 2019, 12:48pm Updated Scottish Mortgage interview: Why we hold Amazon, Tesla and Ferrari
Scottish Mortgage's co-manager Tom Slater, explains how the trust invests and why he believes 'the world's most exciting, interesting growth companies' have more good times ahead.
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Woody Allen and Amazon Settle Breach of Contract Lawsuit 9 Nov 2019, 7:49pm Woody Allen and Amazon Settle Breach of Contract Lawsuit
The director sued the company after it canceled a four-movie deal because of a renewed focus on past sexual abuse allegations against Mr. Allen.
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So why are all our Amazon accounts so easy to hack? 6 Nov 2019, 8:22am Updated So why are all our Amazon accounts so easy to hack?
Security experts have raised serious concerns about how easy it is for fraudsters to hack into Amazon accounts.
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Amazon fraud victim: £3,000 was spent on my account 5 Nov 2019, 4:02am Updated Amazon fraud victim: £3,000 was spent on my account
Carl Gibson, a health care support worker, discovered that £3,339.03 had been taken out of his account over the course of 34 transactions in October alone.
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Victims of Amazon fraud await refunds but the firm is continuing to blame customers for money lost 5 Nov 2019, 3:19am Victims of Amazon fraud await refunds but the firm is continuing to blame customers for money lost
Carl Gibson, a health care support worker, discovered that £3,339.03 had been taken out of his account over the course of 34 transactions in October alone.
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Amazon Turns to More Free Grocery Delivery to Lift Food Sales 29 Oct 2019, 8:55am Updated Amazon Turns to More Free Grocery Delivery to Lift Food Sales
The company announced free two-hour food delivery for Prime members in about 20 major metropolitan areas.
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The 88-year-old Amazon asked to ‘prove’ they’re over 29 Oct 2019, 2:00am The 88-year-old Amazon asked to ‘prove’ they’re over
Some items like alcohol are restricted ... and by law the recipient must have ID proofSince August 2018 I have used Amazon to send my uncle bottles of Ricard – his favourite pastis. He is 88, has limited mobility, no driving licence, no passport and no other form of photo ID. However, Amazon now requires the recipient to present some form of photo ID to prove they’re over 18. He is therefore ineligible to receive certain products.
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Amazon recruiting army of drivers: Tech giant to sidestep Royal Mail 28 Oct 2019, 4:06am Amazon recruiting army of drivers: Tech giant to sidestep Royal Mail
The internet shopping giant is urging entrepreneurs across the UK to set up businesses for as little as £10,000 as part of a major scheme to bring more of its operations in-house.
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Amazon recruiting army of drivers: Tech giant building delivery empire to sidestep Royal Mail 27 Oct 2019, 5:48pm Amazon recruiting army of drivers: Tech giant building delivery empire to sidestep Royal Mail
The internet shopping giant is urging entrepreneurs across the UK to set up businesses for as little as £10,000 as part of a major scheme to bring more of its operations in-house.
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Paying a water bill twice over and unable to take delivery of a favourite tipple 26 Oct 2019, 2:00am Paying a water bill twice over and unable to take delivery of a favourite tipple
A private home is labelled for business use and no exception to Amazon’s rules
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Microsoft Wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Thwarting Amazon 26 Oct 2019, 12:00am Updated Microsoft Wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Thwarting Amazon
Amazon was considered a front-runner for the cloud computing project before President Trump began criticizing the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos.
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Amazon’s Profit Falls Sharply as Company Buys Growth 24 Oct 2019, 6:45pm Amazon’s Profit Falls Sharply as Company Buys Growth
The company has been investing heavily to keep its giant core businesses growing at the expense of higher profits.
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24 Oct 2019, 6:26pm Updated Amazon profits hit by rising shipping costs
Shares in the e-commerce company drop after the firm's profits fall to $2.1bn.
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to Partner With 3 Companies on NASA Moon Lander 22 Oct 2019, 8:58pm Updated Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to Partner With 3 Companies on NASA Moon Lander
The start-up launched by the Amazon founder will work with three older space companies in its bid to carry American astronauts back to the lunar surface.
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to Partner With Other Companies on NASA Moon Lander 22 Oct 2019, 11:02am Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to Partner With Other Companies on NASA Moon Lander
The start-up launched by the Amazon founder will work with three older space companies in its bid to carry American astronauts back to the lunar surface.
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Jeff Bezos Announces Blue Origin’s Team Approach to NASA Moon Lander 22 Oct 2019, 10:28am Updated Jeff Bezos Announces Blue Origin’s Team Approach to NASA Moon Lander
The start-up launched by the Amazon founder will work with three older space companies in its bid to carry American astronauts back to the lunar surface.
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Amazon seller offered ‘bribe’ to leave great review for product 21 Oct 2019, 2:00am Amazon seller offered ‘bribe’ to leave great review for product
The wall stud finder cost just £13.60 but I was offered £15.60 to highly rate it
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Stock market watchlist: Barclays, Travis Perkins and Amazon 20 Oct 2019, 9:12am Stock market watchlist: Barclays, Travis Perkins and Amazon
He may have lost the battle for a seat on the board, but activist investor Edward Bramson hasn't given up on forcing change at Barclays just yet.
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Big tech, big profits? Amazon sales poised to leap 24% 20 Oct 2019, 7:49am Big tech, big profits? Amazon sales poised to leap 24%
Shares have risen fivefold in five years and despite the shadow over tech analysts bet Amazon is immune to a backlash Remember when Silicon Valley was a force for good? With their young bosses, origins in garages and revolutionary products, US tech companies were worshipped for bringing information, choice and innovation to the world. As reporting season for the US tech sector revs up this week the sheen has come off as campaigners, politicians and the wider public have asked questions about the darker side of the digital revolution. Facebook, Amazon, Google’s parent, Alphabet, Microsoft and Apple are all reporting in the next couple of weeks.
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Amazon poised to deliver big in third quarter despite shadow over tech 20 Oct 2019, 4:58am Updated Amazon poised to deliver big in third quarter despite shadow over tech
Investors have been promised a 24% sales jump as analysts place their bets on the Jeff Bezos magic Remember when Silicon Valley was a force for good? With their young bosses, origins in garages and revolutionary products, US tech companies were worshipped for bringing information, choice and innovation to the world. As reporting season for the US tech sector revs up this week the sheen has come off as campaigners, politicians and the wider public have asked questions about the darker side of the digital revolution. Facebook, Amazon, Google’s parent, Alphabet, Microsoft and Apple are all reporting in the next couple of weeks.
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In House Antitrust Hearing, Lawmakers Focus on Harms to Privacy 18 Oct 2019, 3:16pm In House Antitrust Hearing, Lawmakers Focus on Harms to Privacy
Members of Congress questioned whether the power of Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon could hurt consumer privacy.
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15 Oct 2019, 12:27pm Updated Primark warns shoppers not to buy online
The High Street chain says that it does not have a commercial relationship with Amazon.
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Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them 11 Oct 2019, 1:24pm Updated Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them
Many of the thousands of fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon are set by ranchers. A deal inked 10 years ago was meant to stop the problem, but the ecological arson goes on as the Earth warms.
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2,200 Viewed Germany Shooting Before Twitch Removed Post 10 Oct 2019, 6:15am 2,200 Viewed Germany Shooting Before Twitch Removed Post
The live-streaming platform, owned by Amazon, has struggled to police content as it is posted.
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Why Did a Vow to End Amazon Fires Falter? Blame ‘Cattle Laundering’ 10 Oct 2019, 5:00am Updated Why Did a Vow to End Amazon Fires Falter? Blame ‘Cattle Laundering’
Many of the thousands of fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon are set by ranchers. A deal inked 10 years ago was meant to stop the problem, but the ecological arson goes on as the Earth warms.
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Amazon Prime: are calls asking me to renew a scam? 10 Oct 2019, 2:00am Amazon Prime: are calls asking me to renew a scam?
A recorded message told me my membership was being renewed at a cost of £39
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2,200 Viewed Germany Attack Before Twitch Removed Post 9 Oct 2019, 7:40pm Updated 2,200 Viewed Germany Attack Before Twitch Removed Post
The live-streaming platform, owned by Amazon, has struggled to police content as it is posted.
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Behind Amazon’s Sudden Change in Its Film Strategy 9 Oct 2019, 5:27pm Behind Amazon’s Sudden Change in Its Film Strategy
After poor box-office numbers for Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night,” the company shrank its ambitious release plan for a big fall movie, “The Aeronauts.”
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Plans for tax shake-up targeting tech giants set out by OECD 9 Oct 2019, 1:46pm Plans for tax shake-up targeting tech giants set out by OECD
Plans for a shake-up which will force tech giants such as Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook to pay more taxes in the countries where they do business have been announced by the OECD.
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Behind Amazon’s Abrupt Change in Its Film Strategy 9 Oct 2019, 5:00am Behind Amazon’s Abrupt Change in Its Film Strategy
After poor box-office numbers for Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night,” the company shrank its ambitious release plan for a big fall movie, “The Aeronauts.”
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Vodafone pledges to open 24 stores this year and another 50 in 2020  8 Oct 2019, 6:55pm Updated Vodafone pledges to open 24 stores this year and another 50 in 2020 
Expansion in the UK comes despite plans to slash more than 1,000 shops across Europe. Boss Nick Read said the firm needed to improve its shops to keep up with Amazon and Apple.
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Amazon warehouse staff walk out as dispute over conditions deepens 4 Oct 2019, 5:58am Amazon warehouse staff walk out as dispute over conditions deepens
Amazon warehouse workers in the US are protesting about their working conditions in the latest battle between the company and its workforce.
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Twitch Has the Gamers but Yearns for a Wider Audience (Like YouTube’s?) 26 Sep 2019, 3:27pm Twitch Has the Gamers but Yearns for a Wider Audience (Like YouTube’s?)
The live-streaming platform, owned by Amazon, has more viewers than many cable channels. But a new ad campaign aims to show it’s good for more than video games.
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Twitch Wants You to Know It’s Not Just for Gamers 26 Sep 2019, 2:02pm Updated Twitch Wants You to Know It’s Not Just for Gamers
The live-streaming platform, owned by Amazon, has more viewers than many cable channels. But some of its content is slipping past the moderators.
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British Amazon account is hacked by US-based fraudster 26 Sep 2019, 5:08am Updated British Amazon account is hacked by US-based fraudster
Gillian Weston, a retired British pensioner, found a Samsung television waiting for her in her porch earlier this month. She looked online and found that £311.95 had been taken out of her account.
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25 Sep 2019, 4:18pm Amazon Alexa gets Samuel L Jackson and other celebrity voices
The firm has also addressed privacy concerns about its smart assistant technology.
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How to make £1k switching energy firm by getting your friends to join you 25 Sep 2019, 6:27am Updated How to make £1k switching energy firm by getting your friends to join you
When Carmel Rider switched her energy supplier in October last year, her new provider was offering a £25 Amazon voucher to customers and whoever they convinced to sign up.
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Amazon forced to set aside £2.7bn as it faces growing number of accusations of unpaid taxes 23 Sep 2019, 4:50pm Amazon forced to set aside £2.7bn as it faces growing number of accusations of unpaid taxes
Critics accuse Amazon of using a complex structure - with money funnelled through a subsidiary in low-tax Luxembourg - that makes it effectively impossible to see the true extent of its operations.
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Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints 20 Sep 2019, 7:56pm Updated Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints
House lawmakers asked the companies for information on how their businesses had been affected by Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.
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20 Sep 2019, 12:06am Climate change: Firms make green energy vows as call for action grow
Amazon and Google are among global firms setting out new green energy plans as climate pressure rises.
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Bezos and Zuckerberg Take Their Pitches to Washington 19 Sep 2019, 8:18pm Updated Bezos and Zuckerberg Take Their Pitches to Washington
The Amazon and Facebook leaders were there for different reasons, but the appearances highlighted their companies’ need to reshape the public debate about their practices.
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Amazon boss makes carbon neutral pledge ahead of worker protests 19 Sep 2019, 11:32am Amazon boss makes carbon neutral pledge ahead of worker protests
Amazon's founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has pledged to make the online retailer carbon neutral by 2040.
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Amazon Pledges to Be Carbon Neutral by 2040 19 Sep 2019, 11:28am Amazon Pledges to Be Carbon Neutral by 2040
To help meet its goal, Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, said the company was ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks.
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Amazon Offers Millions of Songs in High-Quality Audio. Even Neil Young Approves. 18 Sep 2019, 2:16pm Updated Amazon Offers Millions of Songs in High-Quality Audio. Even Neil Young Approves.
The company addresses a longtime complaint of audiophiles by offering improved audio for 50 million songs. It will cost $15 a month, $13 for members.
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17 Sep 2019, 11:16pm Lord of the Rings returns to New Zealand with Amazon TV show
The TV show produced by the US e-commerce giant has been widely tipped to be the most expensive ever made.
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House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms 13 Sep 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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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