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UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

Justice Department launches antitrust probe of Big Tech

The U.S. Justice Department opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Judge sides with Pentagon and Amazon in cloud bidding case

A federal judge has dismissed allegations that bidding for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon was rigged to favor Amazon.


France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat

France adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite U.S. threats of new tariffs on French imports.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Amazon will provide technical training to about one-third of its U.S. workforce, both to address the need for more skilled workers and to better compete against rivals.


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 5:02 p.m.

Amazon adds new option: Buy on Amazon, pick up at Rite Aid

Amazon is adding a new way to get your packages: head over to another store’s sales counter to pick it up.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

Alexa, how many dogs come to work at Amazon Seattle? 7,000

Through it all weave hundreds of dogs, whose presence may be the ultimate workplace perk – especially in Seattle, where canines outnumber kids. More than 7,000 dogs are registered to …


Amazon adds more jets to its growing fleet

Amazon is adding more jets to its fleet, as it grows its own delivery business and relies less on UPS, the post office and other carriers.


Lawsuit claims Amazon’s Alexa devices record without consent

A lawsuit claims Amazon is violating laws in at least eight states by recording children without consent through Alexa devices.


Target ups the ante in online delivery wars

How much would you be willing to pay to get those diapers within an hour or so? In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery …


Amazon to shut down U.S. restaurant delivery service

Amazon is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition from Uber Eats, Door Dash and others.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Barnes & Noble, with sales falling, is sold to hedge fund

Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Amazon says drones will be making deliveries ‘in months’

Amazon said Wednesday it plans to use self-driving drones to deliver packages to shoppers’ home in the coming months.


Congress launches Big Tech antitrust probe

The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech.


Amazon says 10 million items now qualify for one-day delivery

Amazon, which has been working to deliver orders faster, says that more than 10 million items now qualify for next-day delivery.


Amazon to release Mindy Kaling’s new essay collection

Mindy Kaling is taking a different path with her next book.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Amazon takes top stake in U.K. food delivery firm Deliveroo

Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, expanding its reach into food retailing.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Amazon offers to help employees start delivery business

Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children’s products

More than 15,000 people bought school supplies and jewelry geared for young children that contained dangerous levels of lead and cadmium on Amazon in 2017 and 2018, according to an …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Parents can’t delete what kids tell Amazon voice assistant

A kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

Amazon opens first Go store that accepts cash

Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out.


Amazon cited for workplace safety violations in Idaho

Amazon has resolved the workplace violations cited against the online retail giant’s temporary distribution center in Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Amazon.com shares boosted by Warren Buffett’s comments

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett called himself an “idiot” for not buying stock in Amazon, but said someone at his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, is making up for his lack of …


Alaskan halibut, caught by a century-old Seattle boat, provides a glimpse of Amazon’s strategy with Whole Foods

Whole Foods’ halibut deal opens a window into Amazon’s grocery strategy as it seeks to combine the defining characteristics of each brand, leverage its juggernaut Prime membership program and take …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Amazon to bring 1-day delivery to Prime members

Amazon, which hooked shoppers on getting just about anything shipped in two days, said this week that it will soon promise one-day delivery for its U.S. Prime members on most …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Amazon’s profit more than doubles on cloud computing growth

Amazon’s push into advertising and cloud computing is paying off, helping the online shopping giant’s first quarter profit more than double from a year ago.


Walmart, Amazon kick off government online pilot program

Amazon and Walmart on Thursday are kicking off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay …


Amazon in Seattle: An economic godsend or tech-giant pain

On an upper floor of Amazon’s Day 1 tower, foosball tables and beanbag games dot the shared spaces filled with mostly young employees and, occasionally, their dogs. Looking through tinted …


Face recognition researcher fights Amazon over biased AI

Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life – from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots – when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: Some of …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Walmart buys ad tech startup

Walmart to buy ad tech startup Polymorph Labs to better compete with Amazon in targeting shoppers online.