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Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers for potential screenings on ...

04 April, 2020 9:35 am 9:35 am

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has been in contact with the CEOs of two coronavirus test makers as it considers how to screen its staff and reduce the risk of infection at its warehouses, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters. The chief executives of Abbott Laboratories and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc have told Amazon … Read More

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Instacart, Amazon workers strike as labor unrest grows during coronavirus c...

03 March, 2020 11:29 am 11:29 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Warehouse, delivery and retail gig workers in the United States went on strike on Monday to call attention to safety and wage concerns for people laboring through the coronavirus crisis. Among the strikers were some of the roughly 200,000 workers at US online grocery delivery company Instacart, according to strike organizer … Read More

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Amazon roars back into $1 trillion club, powered by one-day delivery boost

01 January, 2020 11:02 pm 11:02 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There is no stopping Amazon.com’s revenue growth (AMZN.O), Wall Street analysts said on Friday. The e-commerce giant re-entered the $1 trillion club after its results crushed expectations, benefiting from investments in faster shipping and a surge in Prime membership. Nearly half of the 51 brokerages covering Amazon raised their 12-month price targets … Read More

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UN experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos

01 January, 2020 10:27 am 10:27 am

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – UN experts have demanded an immediate investigation by US and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The UN special rapporteurs, Agnes Callamard and David Kaye, said on Wednesday they had … Read More

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Game of Thrones’ actors among Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings...

01 January, 2020 6:25 pm 6:25 pm

PASADENA, Calif (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc unveiled the first cast of actors for its highly anticipated “The Lord of the Rings” streaming television series on Tuesday, including two “Game of Thrones” veterans, and said production would begin in New Zealand next month. Among the 15 cast members are the British actors Robert Aramayo, who portrayed … Read More

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Amazon’s Ring cameras are vulnerable to hackers, lawsuit in US claims

12 December, 2019 12:06 pm 12:06 pm

(Reuters) – Amazon and its Ring home security camera unit have been sued by an Alabama homeowner who said the cameras’ defective design leaves purchasers vulnerable to cyberattacks. In a proposed class action filed on Thursday, John Baker Orange said an unknown hacker recently accessed his Ring camera while his children, ages 7, 9 and … Read More

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Brazil Amazon deforestation climbs more than 100% in November over same mon...

12 December, 2019 8:29 am 8:29 am

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon jumped to the highest level for the month of November since record-keeping began in 2015, according to preliminary government data published on Friday. Destruction of the world’s largest tropical rainforest totalled 563 square km (217.38 square miles) in November, 103% more than in the same month last … Read More

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Woody Allen, Amazon end legal dispute over movie deal

11 November, 2019 11:11 am 11:11 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Woody Allen has ended his $68 million lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc for backing out of a four-picture production and distribution agreement and refusing to distribute a film he had finished. Allen and Amazon notified the federal court in Manhattan late on Friday night that the lawsuit was being voluntarily dismissed. Lawyers … Read More

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Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing con...

10 October, 2019 3:24 pm 3:24 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp has won the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon.com Inc. The contracting process had long been mired in conflict of interest allegations, even drawing the attention of President Donald Trump, who has publicly taken swipes at Amazon and its founder … Read More


US house panel demands emails from Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google

09 September, 2019 2:58 am 2:58 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, and Alphabet Inc’s Google, widening the antitrust probe of Big Tech. The letters seek by Oct 14 internal emails over the last decade from … Read More

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Warplanes dump water on Amazon as Brazil military begins fighting fires

08 August, 2019 11:22 am 11:22 am

BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rain forest. As of Sunday, President Jair Bolsonaro had authorized military operations in seven states to combat raging fires in the Amazon, … Read More

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Apple’s AirPods will not escape Trump’s China tariffs

08 August, 2019 10:22 am 10:22 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod, which have helped the company offset waning sales of its bestselling iPhone this year, are not included in a temporary reprieve on tariffs by the Trump administration and will face a 10% levy on Sept 1. The administration said on Tuesday that some major … Read More

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US lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing

07 July, 2019 10:35 am 10:35 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday about allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services. Legislators also demanded explanations from Apple Inc about charges for apps and in-app purchases, Facebook Inc for its … Read More

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Amazon founder Bezos’ divorce final with $38 billion settlement

07 July, 2019 9:57 pm 9:57 pm

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos’ divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalized by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for her to receive $38.3 billion worth of Amazon stock, Bloomberg reported. In April, Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, said in a filing that 4% of … Read More

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India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods

06 June, 2019 12:43 pm 12:43 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will impose higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products including almonds, apples and walnuts from Sunday, following Washington’s withdrawal of key trade privileges for New Delhi. The new duties take effect from Sunday, a government notification said, in the latest trade row since US President Donald Trump took office in … Read More