Amazon Looks to Question Trump in Pentagon Contracting Case

SEATTLE — Amazon has asked a federal court to let it depose President Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, arguing that hearing from them is essential to determining if they intervened against the internet company when the Pentagon awarded a multibillion-dollar contract to a competitor. The request, which was unsealed on Monday, escalates a legal […]

Google, Amazon, and Apple Have a Trillion Dollar Problem

Hi again, it’s Steven Levy, WIRED’s editor at large, with edition two of the Plaintext newsletter. Thanks for all your great comments about last week’s debut. I got a lot of questions about how this winds up in your mailbox. Short answer: Subscribe to WIRED. If you’re reading this on our site, or someone passed […]

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Amazon and More in February

This four-part documentary uses Dan’s story to unfurl the devastation caused by the drug addiction epidemic in the United States, and skillfully shows how local and national perspectives intersect: We hear how, in his job as a pharmacist, Dan tried to talk the young, seemingly healthy people handing him prescriptions for OxyContin out of using […]

Amazon Joins, Then Leaves, the $1 Trillion Club

Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 7.38% shares jumped 7.4% Friday, reflecting the company’s transformation from an upstart famously uninterested in profits into a giant that generates abundant cash, but fell 8 cents short of ending the day with a trillion-dollar market valuation. The Seattle company spent much of Friday above that milestone but closed with a total […]

What Do Morgan Stanley, Visa, Amazon, The NASDAQ And The S&P All Have In Common?

Money Getty They all gapped down in price on Monday and then filled the gap by going back up over the next 2 days of trading. All after achieving a higher high earlier in the month. That is, after dramatically selling off early in the week, they’ve rallied back somewhat — but have failed to […]

Alexa, define chutzpah – Did Saudi Arabia’s crown prince hack the Amazon king? | Middle East and Africa

Jan 25th 2020 BEIRUT THREE MONTHS ago, as executives gathered in Riyadh for a conference, a supporter of the Saudi crown prince allowed himself a moment of doubt. The businessman was fond of Muhammad bin Salman’s efforts to open a closed country and diversify its economy. But he fretted that the prince was too impulsive […]

Alexa, define chutzpah – Did Saudi Arabia’s crown prince hack the Amazon king? | Middle East and Africa

Muhammad bin Salman has gone after journalists, dissidents—and now, perhaps, the world’s richest man Jan 22nd 2020 BEIRUT THREE MONTHS ago, as executives gathered in Riyadh for a conference, a supporter of the Saudi crown prince allowed himself a moment of doubt. The businessman was fond of Muhammad bin Salman’s efforts to open a closed […]

Cash, Plastic or Hand? Amazon Envisions Paying With a Wave

The tech giant is creating checkout terminals that could be placed in bricks-and-mortar stores and allow shoppers to link their card information to their hands, according to people familiar with the matter. They could then pay for purchases with their palms, without having to pull out a card or phone. The company plans to pitch […]

Bartleby – Lost in the Amazon jungle | Business

Jan 9th 2020 AMAZON IS AN amazing company. Its founder, Jeff Bezos, started an online bookseller and turned it into a retailing giant. On the way, the company became a platform for third-party sellers, launched a highly successful electronic-book reader and created a cloud-computing service that allowed millions to store their data. There is a […]

The Week in Tech: What 5 Billion Means to Amazon

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the tech industry. Hi, This is Karen Weise, the tech correspondent for The New York Times in Seattle. Since the holiday shopping season is ending, it’s not a bad time to talk about Amazon. Let me start with a single, […]

Prime Anchor: An Amazon Warehouse Town Dreams of a Better Life

Amazon is linked into the community in other ways that often end up benefiting Amazon. In 2016, the company donated 25 Kindle Fire tablets to Campbellsville kindergarten and first grade classrooms. It also donated $2,500 in “content.” The town schools are increasingly buying supplies from Amazon for a total of about $50,000 in the last […]

How small retailers are dealing with high rents and giants like Amazon

US retailers faced a rough year, with a record 9,300 stores closing in 2019. In spite of good profits, 50% more locations shut down than the year before, according to analysis from Coresight. Changes in consumer behavior, combined with higher rents and rising market concentration are making it more difficult for small businesses to survive. […]

Pilot Of Doomed Amazon Air Flight Had Poor Training Record, Seemed Confused Before Crash, NTSB Probe Suggests

A Boeing 767 with Amazon.com “Prime Air” livery flies over Lake Washington, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, … [+] after the unveiling of cargo fleet. ASSOCIATED PRESS The first officer at the controls of an Amazon Air cargo flight that crashed in Texas in February appeared confused, crying out that the plane had stalled during the […]

Amazon Blocked Sellers From Using FedEx And Now We Know Why

Amazon’s own aircraft are getting more important to its business. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS Earlier this week, Amazon announced that sellers on its site will not be permitted to use FedEx for deliveries to Amazon Prime customers. The Wall Street Journal reported a “decline in performance” as the reason for the change […]

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. SEATTLE — Elastic, a software start-up in Amsterdam, was rapidly building its business and had grown to 100 employees. Then Amazon came along. In October 2015, Amazon’s cloud computing arm announced it was copying Elastic’s free software tool, […]

Amazon Sees Need for Boosting Technical Skills of Its Workforce

WASHINGTON—When Amazon.com Inc. ’s top human-resources executive considers the skills the retail giant might need in its workforce going forward, she has a quick answer. “The most consistent thing we see that’s changing is the need for some level of technical skills in any job,” Beth Galetti, the company’s senior vice president of world-wide HR, […]