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Once a modest online seller of books, Amazon is now one of the largest companies in the world, and its CEO, Jeff Bezos, is the world’s most wealthy person. We track developments, both of Bezos and Amazon, its growth as a video producer, the popular Prime service, as well as its own hardware, which includes the Amazon Kindle e-reader, Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, and Amazon Fire TV streaming boxes.

Amazon removed racist images that appeared on some listings for headphones

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Amazon says it has removed images with racist language from some listings for headphones on its UK site, The Financial Times reported. Users posted screenshots to Twitter of search...

Apple, Amazon among companies adjusting operations amid demonstrations

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Amazon, Target, and Apple all made modifications to their business operations over the weekend in light of demonstrations in cities across the US, Bloomberg reported. Apple kept m...

Amazon will offer permanent jobs to 70% of workers hired in response to the...

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Amazon is planning to offer permanent roles to 70% of the 175,000 temporary workers the company brought on to deal with surging demand driven by the coronavirus pandemic. The comp...

Lights, camera, Amazon: Should the tech giant buy Seattle’s iconic Cinerama movie theater?

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Seattleites love coming in out of the rain for a movie. Especially if there is chocolate popcorn. So when news hit Wednesday that Seattle’s beloved Cinerama — owned by the lat...

What to expect as Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting goes virtual for the first time

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Amazon’s response to COVID-19 will be under a microscope Wednesday morning as the company holds its shareholder meeting virtually for the first time. Employees and legislators a...

Made in Seattle, HBO Max streaming service launches without Amazon Fire TV support

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Updated below with Amazon statement. The new HBO Max streaming service launches today, at $14.99/month. Developed at the company’s engineering offices in Seattle, New York and A...

Amazon reportedly in advanced talks to acquire autonomous vehicle startup Zoox

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Amazon is in advanced talks to buy the self-driving vehicle startup Zoox Inc., according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal would value Zoox at less than the $3.2 billion that t...

Amazon and critics wage PR war in annual meeting with starkly opposing portraits of...

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Working at Amazon is either like “winning a golden ticket,” or dealing with a “vein of toxicity” that runs through the company. Those were the dueling visions of Amazon pr...

Amazon’s Kindle and Echo team now working on the company’s COVID-19 testing project

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Amazon’s Lab126, the hardware group responsible for developing the company’s Kindle e-reader and its Echo smart speaker, is hiring engineers to work on its COVID-19 testing ini...

Amazon gave TV stations coronavirus propaganda, and some aired it

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Amazon has been successfully feeding talking points, video footage, and other corporate messaging to local television news stations ahead of its annual shareholder meeting on Wedne...
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How a flailing purple bird became a cautionary tale for the...

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In February 2017, a GIF of a flailing purple dove from a Facebook sticker set called “Trash Doves” was seemingly everywhere,...

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