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Amazon suffering 'epidemic' of illegal gold mines

Rio De Janeiro - Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has reached "epidemic" proportions in recent years, causing damage to pristine forest and waterways, a conservation group said Monday as it released an unprecedented new map of the activities.

Amazon finds more efficient cloud computing solution

To improve its cloud-based computing services, Amazon is to deploy an ARM-based Graviton processor. The e-commerce giant says this will lead to cost savings of up 45 percent for "scale-out" services.

Amazon bear repellent accident sends 24 workers to the hospital

Robbinsville - On Wednesday this week 24 Amazon warehouse workers in Robbinsville New Jersey were hospitalized after a robot punctured a can of repellent according to local news reports. One employee is said to be in critical condition.

Amazon facial recognition software may be racially biased

The use of facial recognition technology is becoming more common, ostensibly used by security firms for security purposes. There are concerns that some forms of software contain biases, a charge leveled against Amazon's version - Rekognition.

Spanish Amazon workers in 'Black Friday' strike

Madrid - Workers at Amazon's biggest logistics centre in Spain went on strike on the day of the online retailer's "Black Friday" sales bonanza, a union and the company said.

MEPs urge Amazon's Bezos to drop Soviet-themed goods

Vilnius - Members of the European Parliament on Friday called on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling Soviet-themed merchandise on the global online shopping platform insisting that it is offends victims of the regime, according to an open letter.

Cheers, fears as Amazon unveils HQ plan

Arlington - It's exciting for some, worrisome for others: The arrival of a massive headquarters of technology giant Amazon in two East Coast communities is certain to bring huge changes.

Amazon announces New York and Virginia sites as HQ2 picks

Amazon on Tuesday announced it was expanding into Long Island City, Queens, New York, and Crystal City, in Arlington, Virginia, promising to bring 25,000 jobs and $2.5 billion in investment to each spot.

Amazon unveiled its HQ2 selections, and some locals are furious

The company will build offices in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the newly formed National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia.

Holiday wars commence — Amazon to offer free shipping to all

The battle for consumer's online shopping orders is heating up this holiday season, with E-commerce giant Amazon raising the stakes by offering free delivery to customers without having to meet the $25 minimum purchase threshold.

Amazon launches exclusive diabetes and hypertension devices

Amazon has expanded its array of unique healthcare products, in its bid to expand in the healthcare sector, by offering exclusive diabetes and hypertension devices.

Insight into Alphabet and Amazon third-quarter earnings Special

Alphabet and Amazon have both reported healthy third-quarter earnings. What does this mean for digital advertising? Analysis is provided by Investing.com Senior Analyst, Clement Thibault.

Amazon may place 2nd headquarters in Northern Virginia

Retail giant Amazon Inc. is in “advanced talks” to open its second headquarters in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

After backlash, Amazon raises pay for some longtime workers

Amazon is still working out the kinks in the minimum wage increase deal they gave employees. The e-commerce giant has been facing a backlash from its longtime employees, who say its $15 hourly minimum wage for new employees wouldn't benefit them.

Amazon's private brands show growth success

Amazon has been steadily developing its own private brands, sold exclusively on the ecommerce site. Due to large growth in sales, Amazon is encouraging new manufacturers to take part.

Amazon pay hike — Cheers, jeers, and skepticism on Twitter

After Amazon announced thousands of its warehouse workers will be paid at least $15 per hour under a new wage hike, the e-commerce giant got a round of applause. Now that the dust has settled, people are wondering what really happened.

Amazon's minimum wage hike to 15 dollars per hour may boost sales

Amazon will raise the wages of over 250,000 minimum wage employees to $15 an hour. This is more than twice the present federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The wage hike goes into effect on November 1.

Raising the minimum wage helped Walmart boost sales

Walmart, Amazon's biggest rival in online shopping, increased its minimum wage back in 2016. That same year, the retailer saw a boost in sales, which the CEO attributed to the pay raise.

Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all U.S. employees

Starting on November 1, Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15, a bump that could have implications throughout the US workforce.

Amazon donates $1 million to Wikimedia

E-commerce company Amazon has made a large donation of $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, the body that funds behind Wikipedia. This reflects the widespread use of the online resource by Amazon.

Streaming services dominate the 2018 Primetime Emmy awards

Los Angeles - On September 17, 2018, the 70th annual Primetime Emmy awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Op-Ed: Amazon has problems with book critical of official 9/11 account

A new book critical of the official version of the events on the 11th of September 2001 by David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth was to be released on September 11 this year.

Amazon opens up into the small business world

Amazon has opened up a new store (or channel) called Amazon Storefronts. The mini-site will only sell products produced by small-to-medium sized businesses. To begin with the service is only available in the U.S.

Amazon investigating claims of employees leaking data for bribes

Amazon.com said on Monday it was investigating suspected internal leaks of confidential information by its employees for bribes to give sellers a leg up in the $1 trillion dollar company's marketplace.

Amazon hits trillion-dollar milestone with focus on the long game

San Francisco - Amazon's market value hit $1 trillion on Tuesday, the second company after Apple to hit the milestone, following an incredible journey for the internet giant which has kept a long-term focus since launching as an online bookseller two decades ago.

Employees being paid to sing Amazon's praises on social media

There is a method behind Amazon's latest stunt to upgrade its image, and that is the company's army of paid employees who are flooding social media with tweets full-time about how satisfied they were at their jobs.

Op-Ed: Amazon Twitter army of sycophants? Not likely, but…?

New York - There’s an odd group of Twitter Amazon sycophants, posting very standardized good things about Amazon on the global birdbrain. Real or not? Looks more like a work to me, a real deliberate screwup.

Cashierless retail is becoming more mainstream

Inokyo bills itself as a "cashierless store where you can grab and go," meaning that customers walk in, pick up what they want, and leave — without standing in line waiting to check out.

Where are Amazon packages stolen most?

While Amazon and other online retailers deliver more and more to our doorstep, package theft is on the rise. New research reveals the most likely spots where a parcel will be stolen.

Amazon reportedly trying to buy Landmark Movie Theatres

On August 16, it was reported that Amazon, the Seattle based commerce and cloud computing company, is in the running to acquire the Landmark Movie Theaters.
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