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Vote count to begin in Amazon union drive

Bessemer - Votes are set to be counted Tuesday on whether to create the first Amazon union in the United States, at a warehouse in Alabama, after a historic, five months-long David vs Goliath campaign.

Sri Lanka asks Amazon to remove bikinis and doormats featuring its flag

Colombo - Sri Lanka has asked retail giant Amazon to take down bikinis, briefs and doormats featuring the nation's lion flag from its site, authorities said Sunday, two days after it protested against the Chinese-made products.

Sri Lanka bristles over Chinese doormats featuring flag

Colombo - Sri Lanka has complained to Beijing over Chinese-made doormats featuring the island's national lion flag being sold through online retail giant Amazon, officials said Friday.

Chief Raoni on 'final mission' to protect Amazon lands

Rio De Janeiro - One of the most iconic defenders of the Amazon rainforest, 91-year-old indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire, will launch a worldwide appeal Thursday for help with his "final mission": gaining protected status for his people's ancestral lands.

Said Alexa too often? Get ready for custom based voice assistants

Amazon is considering different ways for brands to use the Alexa service, without the opening command of 'Alexa'. Is this best for brands or are there alternatives?

Amazon workers begin voting in landmark US union push

Washington - Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama have begun voting on whether to form the first American union at the e-commerce giant, an effort that could pave the way for further unionization in the United States at one of the world's most powerful compani...

Amazon's Bezos, latest tycoon to pursue his 'passion'

Washington - Bill Gates set out to heal the world. His Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen bought sports teams. Ted Turner raced yachts. And Donald Trump went into politics.Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, plans to build rockets and save the planet.

Hundreds protest Amazon expansion in France

Th - Hundreds rallied in several French towns on Saturday in protests against Amazon called by anti-capitalist and environmental groups, including at one site where the US e-commerce giant plans a massive warehouse.

Erin Michele Soto talks about 'Studio City' on Amazon Prime Video Special

Actress Erin Michele Soto chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about playing Anastasia in the hit digital series "Studio City" on Amazon Prime Video.

Erin Michele Soto talks about 'Studio City' on Amazon Prime Video Special

Actress Erin Michele Soto chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about playing Anastasia in the hit digital series "Studio City" on Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime show agrees to changes after India Hindu outcry

Mumbai - The cast and crew of a popular streaming series starring Bollywood megastar Saif Ali Khan have agreed to "implement changes" to the show after ruling party politicians accused it of insulting Hindu gods.

Conservative social network Parler sues Amazon over web shutdown

New York - The social platform Parler sued Amazon on Monday after the tech giant's web division forced the conservative-favored network offline for failing to rein in incitements to violence.

Amazon girds for challenge in warehouse union drive

Washington - Amazon workers at an Alabama warehouse have been given a green light by a federal agency on a unionization vote which could deliver a first for organized labor with the e-commerce and technology giant in the United States.

California wants pandemic cases info from Amazon

San Francisco - California on Monday accused Amazon of failing to adequately comply with subpoenas demanding details about coronavirus cases and protocols at its facilities here.

Deforestation wiped out 8% of Amazon in 18 years: study

S - Deforestation in the Amazon destroyed an area bigger than Spain from 2000 to 2018, wiping out eight percent of the world's largest rainforest, according to a study released Tuesday.

Deforestation wiped out 8% of Amazon in 18 years: study

S - Deforestation in the Amazon destroyed an area bigger than Spain from 2000 to 2018, wiping out eight percent of the world's biggest rainforest, according to a study released Tuesday.

Amazon is set to become the world's biggest private employer

Amazon has hired more than 400,000 people globally since January, amounting to more than 1,000 new hires per day, and this does not include the 100,000 seasonal workers added before the start of the holidays, bringing hires to nearly 1,400 per day.

EU hits Amazon with anti-trust charges Special

The European Union has indicated it will be pursuing anti-trust charges against Amazon over the use of digital data. The e-commerce giant is accused of using its access to data to gain an unfair advantage over merchants using its platform.

Despite the pandemic, Amazon is betting on brick-and-mortar Special

Despite being a digital pioneer, Amazon still sees a market via a physical presence. The e-commerce giant has inidcated that it wishes to continue with its expansion into physical stores to supplement its online offerings.

Amazon Prime Day requires a tight focus on cybersecurity Special

Amazon Prime Day is here. While many will seek to spend online, it is also important that consumers need to remain cautious and continue to be focused on cybersecurity. This includes strengthening your password.

Those 5-star reviews on Amazon, Walmart, and eBay could be fake

For companies like Amazon, Walmart and others, reviews are the one big metric their customers have relied on to determine the quality and authenticity of a product. But many of those reviews can’t be trusted.

Brazilian Amazon fires surge in July

Rio De Janeiro - The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon last month rose 28 percent from July 2019, satellite data showed Saturday, fueling fears the world's biggest rainforest will again be devastated by fires this year.

Brazilian Amazon fires surge in July

Rio De Janeiro - The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon last month rose 28 percent from July 2019, satellite data showed Saturday, fueling fears the world's biggest rainforest will again be devastated by fires this year.

Amazon mistakenly tells workers to take TikTok app off phones

San Francisco - Amazon on Friday said it mistakenly sent workers an email telling them to dump the TikTok mobile application from their cell phones because of security concerns.

Amazon tells workers to take TikTok app off phones: report

San Francisco - Amazon workers were given a Friday deadline to dump the TikTok mobile application because of unspecified security concerns, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Amazon deforestation increases 25 percent in Brazil

S - Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased by a record 25 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2020, official data released Friday showed, increasing pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to abandon his plans to develop the region.

Virus poses cultural threat to Brazil's Amazon people

Boa Vista - In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, the advance of COVID-19 presents indigenous people with a cruel cultural dilemma -- remain in their villages with little medical help, or seek safety in the city and risk being deprived of their ancestral funeral r...

Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires

Rio De Janeiro - Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 percent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in 13 years, authorities revealed on Wednesday.

Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires

Rio De Janeiro - Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 percent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in 13 years, authorities revealed on Wednesday.

'Studio City' earns eight 2020 Daytime Emmy nominations

Congratulations are in order to the writers, producers, director, and cast of the hit digital drama series "Studio City" on Amazon Prime.
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