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Sen Sanders, Mayor Bill De Blasio, Toss Support Behind Amazon Worker Who Was Fired For Breaking Coronavirus Quarantine

Sen. Bernie Sanders is expressing support for an Amazon employee who was fired Monday for breaking a coronavirus quarantine while trying to organize a mass walk-out. Amazon warehouse employee Chris Smalls was fired for violating a quarantine after he came into contact with a co-worker who tested positive for the virus, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Smalls, who tried to ...

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FACT CHECK: Is Amazon Suspending All Deliveries Except For Medical Supplies Due To Coronavirus?

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An image shared on Facebook claims Amazon is suspending all deliveries except for medical supplies during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “This makes me sad!” reads the caption. Verdict: False Amazon is not suspending all deliveries except for medical supplies. The company is temporarily suspending shipments of non-essential items to their warehouses for third-party sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon. Fact ...

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Billionaire Jeff Bezos Sells Over $4 Billion In Amazon Stock

Tech titan Jeff Bezos sold a giant chunk of Amazon stock recently after telling reporters three years ago that he plans on selling $1 billion a year of stock to prop up his space company. Bezos sold $4 billion in the online company’s stock over the past 11 days, CNBC reported Tuesday, citing Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) filings. He sold ...

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Amazon Takes An Extraordinary Step To Stop Microsoft From Building Out Pentagon’s JEDI Deal

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Amazon filed a restraining order Monday to temporarily block Microsoft from building out a multi-billion dollar Pentagon project, a move that could potentially delay implementation of the program. The two tech behemoths crafted a proposed schedule to deal with the ongoing lawsuit, including Amazon’s court order, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Amazon is suing to overturn the Department of Defense’s decision to ...

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Bezos Declares War On Trump After WH Officials Deny Amazon Mega Cloud Computing Contract

Amazon claimed in a legal complaint Monday that the company lost a $10 billion cloud-computing project because President Donald Trump wanted to deny its billionaire CEO a big government contract. Trump used “improper pressure” on the contract process to hurt Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, the legal complaint notes. The tech company was considered a front-runner to win the Joint Enterprise ...

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Report Shows How Google Promoted Amazon Over Smaller Competitors

Google makes algorithmic changes to help larger corporations over smaller ones and the mega search engine boosted Amazon and Facebook, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing inside sources. The company made algorithmic changes to its search results that favored fellow big tech giants, according to the report, which relied on an analysis of the company’s system and interviews with ...

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Disney+ Will Soon Be Available On Amazon Fire TV After Disputes: Report

Amazon and Disney have reportedly joined forces to bring the Disney+ streaming service to Amazon Fire TV, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Thursday. The partnership comes after Amazon and Disney had disputes over the summer regarding Amazon’s push for the right to buy ad space on Disney apps if it were featured on Fire TV, the second-largest TV streaming carrier ...

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Trump Hands Amazon Embarrassing Loss, Gives Microsoft Major DOD Project

The Trump administration tossed a curveball Friday at Amazon and awarded a $10 billion cloud contract the company was expecting to land to one of the tech titan’s biggest competitors, Microsoft. The decision came as a shock to Amazon, which had long been considered a front-runner for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI. It came after President Donald Trump, ...

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Report: More Than 4,000 Products For Sale On Amazon Were Labeled Unsafe By Federal Regulators

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Thousands of products listed for sale on Amazon that were declared unsafe or banned by federal agencies were deceptively labeled, The Wall Street Journal found. The Journal’s investigation found 4,152 products, including 2,000 toys and medications, for sale on Amazon that would be banned on regular U.S. store shelves due to their health risks. Amazon removed or altered wording for ...

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Amazon Is Instructing Police On How To Obtain Customer’s Private Information Without A Warrant

Amazon’s surveillance camera company coaches local police departments on ways to obtain a customer’s video images, even if that person does not wish to provide such information, Vice reported Monday, citing documents and internal memos. Ring, which Amazon bought in 2018, provides police officers with templates for requesting footage from customers. Company representatives suggest law enforcement officials use Neighbors, Ring’s ...

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‘Ring’ At-Home Surveillance Company Reportedly Partnering With Local Law Enforcement

An Amazon at-home surveillance company is reportedly teaming up with local police departments in an effort to strengthen public safety, but not everyone is convinced that partnering with a big tech company is the wisest idea. Ring, which Amazon acquired in April 2018, creates surveillance products that can share footage with local police departments as long as users give their ...

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Amazon Employees Strike During Huge Sale

Amazon employees are going on strike during Prime Day, the company’s largest annual sale, to protest working conditions, corporate environmental policy and more. Amazon warehouse employees at a 2.3 million square foot fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, are striking for six hours Monday in an attempt to disrupt Prime Day and make a statement about working conditions, according to CBS ...

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Amazon Replies After Joe Biden Dings Company For Not Paying Its Fair Share

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Amazon pushed back Thursday against Biden’s assertions that the big tech company pays a lower tax rate than middle-class workers. “We’ve paid $2.6B in corporate taxes since 2016. We pay every penny we owe. Congress designed tax laws to encourage companies to reinvest in the American economy. We have. $200B in investments since 2011 & 300K US jobs. Assume VP ...

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Here’s The Eye-Popping Amount Of Cash Google, Amazon And Facebook Dumped On DC Lobbyists In 2018

Google, Amazon and Facebook plowed a record amount of money into Washington, D.C., a year before congressional Democrats announced a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into the Silicon Valley giants. They dumped a combined $48 million into lobbying in 2018, up 13% from 2017, government disclosures from January show. House Democrats announced a planned probe of Google and Facebook’s business practices Monday, ...

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Robots Track, Fire Thousands Of Amazon Employees Every Year, Report Suggests

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Amazon warehouse workers are monitored by tracking systems that measure each employee’s productivity, issue warnings for workers that lag and fire those consistently behind, according to documents obtained by The Verge. Amazon offers a base $15 an hour wage and its warehouses, called fulfillment centers, are often competitive to work at. The company is continuously replacing slow performing employees with ...

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