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Is Amazon Unstoppable?

The New Yorker – Charles Duhigg – In 2017, a few months after Forbes named Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, the world's richest man, a rumor spread among the company's executives: Bill Gates, the former wealthiest person on earth, had called Bezos's assistant to schedule a lunch…

Amazon fires: What's the latest in Brazil?

BBC News – Roland Hughes – Dark clouds of smoke smothered cities in Brazil as parts of the Amazon burned at a rate not seen in years, and the world responded with outrage. For a few weeks in August, the world's eyes were fixed on Brazil and its government's response. But…

Meet America's newest military giant: Amazon

MIT Technology Review – Sharon Weinberger – In July, when President Donald Trump was in the Oval Office with the Dutch prime minister, he took a few moments to answer questions from reporters. His comments, in typical fashion, covered disparate subjects—from job creation to the…

Amazon Workers May Be Watching Your Cloud Cam Home Footage

Bloomberg – Natalia Drozdiak – In a promotional video, Amazon.com Inc. says its Cloud Cam home security camera provides “everything you need to monitor your home, day or night.” In fact, the artificially intelligent device requires help from a squad of invisible…

How advertising rates vary by category on Amazon

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The German synagogue shooting was streamed on Amazon's Twitch

CNBC – Todd Haselton – Wednesday's shooting in the eastern German city of Halle outside of a synagogue was livestreamed on Amazon 's Twitch service, the company confirmed to CNBC. Two people were killed in the attack, German police said earlier in the day. 'We are…

Amazon's top spokesperson Jay Carney slams Trump administration

CNBC – Eugene Kim – Amazon 's top spokesperson Jay Carney criticized President Trump on stage at a tech conference on Wednesday, while disputing questions of antitrust and the company's growing market power. At the GeekWire Summit in Seattle, Carney, who previously…

Donald Trump joins Twitch, an Amazon-owned company

The Verge – Julia Alexander – President Donald Trump has joined streaming service Twitch as part of his re-election strategy. Twitch is owned by Amazon, the company led by Jeff Bezos — and both Amazon and Bezos are frequent targets for Trump's displeasure. It appears…

Acheter sur Amazon, on arrête ?

La Croix – Alice Le Dréau – Amazon, le numéro un mondial du commerce en ligne, est régulièrement pointé du doigt pour sa position hégémonique sur le marché, les conditions de travail imposées à ses salariés…

Behind Amazon's Abrupt Change in Its Film Strategy

The New York Times – Nicole Sperling – LOS ANGELES — “The Aeronauts,” an adventure film about swashbuckling 19th-century hot-air balloonists, was built for the big screen. Led by an Oscar winner, Eddie Redmayne, and a “Star Wars” star, Felicity Jones…