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Grocery and delivery workers demand more pay and protection

Grocery and delivery workers are doing some of the most potentially dangerous jobs in America during the coronavirus outbreak and they are demanding better pay and protection.

Coronavirus fear now reaches deep into Amazon, too

Carauari - Located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, a week's trip upriver by boat, Carauari is not a place that's easy to reach.But the spreading global panic over the coronavirus pandemic has arrived.

Amazon suspends shipping of non-essential supplies

Amazon told sellers and vendors on Tuesday that it was suspending shipments of all nonessential products to its warehouses to deal with the increased workloads following the coronavirus outbreak.

Review: 'Studio City' is great to binge-watch if you're stuck at home Special

"Studio City" on Amazon Prime is a great digital drama series to binge-watch if you are stuck at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic and need a high-quality show to watch. Look no further.

Close to tipping point, Amazon could collapse in 50 years

Paris - The Amazon rainforest is nearing a threshold which, once crossed, would see one of the world's largest and richest ecosystems morph into arid savannah within half-a-century, scientists said Tuesday.

Amazon to introduce two-factor authentication for Ring Special

Amazon has announced that it will require two-factor authentication for Ring devices. The move follows several viral Ring hacks in 2019, and represents a further advance for two-factor authentication.

Bezos launches $10 bn fund to combat climate change

Washington - His company is often criticized for its environmental record, but Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world's richest man, said Monday that he was committing $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change.In a post to his 1.

Amazon boss Bezos launches $10 bn fund to combat climate change

Washington - Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon and the world's richest man, said Monday he was committing $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change.In a post to his 1.

Review: Scott Turner Schofield is Emmy-worthy in 'Studio City' Special

Actor Scott Turner Schofield is Emmy-worthy in the new digital drama series "Studio City" on Amazon Prime, which was created by Sean Kanan.

Pope Francis sides with traditionalists on priest celibacy

Vatican City - In quashing the idea of married priests in the Amazon, Pope Francis has appeased traditionalists while disappointing progressives who had hoped for a historic turning point in the Catholic church.

Op-Ed: Kristos Andrews is Emmy-worthy in the 5th season of 'The Bay'

Actor Kristos Andrews is Emmy-worthy in the fifth season of the hit digital drama series, "The Bay," which is available on Amazon Prime Video.

Pope expected to stand firm on celibacy in text on Amazon synod

Vatican City - Pope Francis is on Wednesday to release a much-anticipated text about the Amazon, which is not expected to open up the priesthood to married men in the region despite an appeal from a historic Vatican meeting of bishops last year.

Amazon deforestation for January hits record

Rio De Janeiro - Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data published Friday.More than 280 square kilometers (110 square miles) were cleared, an increase of 108 percent.

Op-Ed: Everyone vs Twitch — How the big players are evolving esports

Sydney - The days of gaming being “weird” have long been overtaken by pro gaming and big prizes. Twitch is the one to beat, and everyone, including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, is getting involved.

'After Forever' scores 10 Indie Series Awards nominations

The cast, crew, and creators of the Emmy award-winning digital drama series "After Forever" on Amazon Prime have a major reason to be proud.

UN experts urge probe into alleged Saudi hacking of Bezos phone

Geneva - Independent UN rights experts said Wednesday they had received information that Amazon owner Jeff Bezos's phone was hacked through a WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Saudi dismisses link to hack of Amazon owner Bezos

Washington - The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Bezos promises $1 billion in bid to see off Indian e-commerce storm

New Delhi - Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos promised Wednesday a new billion-dollar investment in India, just two days after authorities launched an anti-trust investigation into the e-commerce giant.

Q&A: Amazon, Apple, and Google to create a smart home standard Special

The recent news that Amazon, Apple, and Google are working together to create a new standard for smart home communication is a rare display of unity amongst the giants of our interconnected worlds. Bob Bajoras, President of Art+Logic looks into the issue.

Walgreens’ shares tumble by 5% on earnings posting

Walgreens just released its earnings and fell short by 5 percent.m The healthcare giant is one of many companies in the sector being forced to compete with the likes of Amazon, and the share price drop reflects market uncertainty.

Emmy winner Erin Cherry talks second season of 'After Forever' Special

Emmy award-winning actress Erin Cherry chatted with Digital Journal about the second season of the hit digital drama series "After Forever" on Amazon Prime, where she plays Brenda. The series was created by Michael Slade and Kevin Spirtas.

Amazon given access to all 'healthcare information' of NHS Special

Concerns have been expressed by the public and the medical establishment over news that Amazon has been given access to all “healthcare information” of the NHS in England except patients’ records.

Amazon already delivers more than half of its US packages

Amazon has steadily expanded it logistics operations during the last decade. According to a Morgan Stanley estimate Amazon now delivers over half all its US packages

Amazon is diving ever deeper into healthcare Special

Amazon is showing an increased interest in healthcare and health-related technology. The latest news is with Amazon announcing it has launched a speech recognition tool for doctors.

New York City's tech talent lures Amazon to open office by 2021

Amazon is coming to New York City after all. The tech giant has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens.

German Amazon workers strike on 'Black Friday'

Frankfurt Am Main - More than 2,000 Amazon workers in Germany walked off the job as the US online retailer kicked off its "Black Friday" sales bonanza, escalating a long-simmering battle for better pay and working conditions.

Demos and deals as Black Friday sweeps Europe

Paris - Climate activists staged protests across Europe on Friday to denounce the environmental toll of mass consumption, while shoppers hit the streets and the internet as retailers of all stripes touted pre-holiday bargains.

Q&A: How to make Amazon’s shipping practices more sustainable Special

-commerce is inherently less green compared to traditional brick-and-mortar retail supply chains, as small parcels are now delivered directly to consumers. Because of this, major retailers like Amazon are working to reduce their carbon footprint.

Walmart will go to 'open market feel' for its produce aisles

Walmart Inc., wary of Amazon.com Inc.’s encroachment into the grocery space, is revamping the produce department in its U.S. stores.

Amazon fires in Brazil fall to record low in October: official

Rio De Janeiro - The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil fell to a record low in October, even as blazes ripped across the Pantanal tropical wetlands, official data show.
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