Stories tagged: Amazon
Fri., June 8, 2018, 9:17 a.m.
Alexa for couch potatoes is coming: Amazon’s new streaming TV device will let users shout out when they want to turn on the TV, flip channels or search for sitcoms …
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
Amazon is placing Alexa at the center of the living room with a new video streaming box that aims to replace remotes with voice commands.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
Walmart sued its former chief tax officer for violating her employment agreement by defecting to online rival Amazon.com, the latest broadside in the slugfest between the two retail giants.
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 8 p.m.
Amazon says it has signed a first-look deal with Jordan Peele and his production company Monkeypaw Productions, giving the writer-director of last year’s horror hit “Get Out” a home to …
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
The primary structure would have a footprint of 639,000 square feet, but the four-story building would encompass more than 2.5 million square feet, According to information filed with the state.
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Amazon shareholder, former Spokane environmentalist urges Bezos to take an interest in Columbia River Treaty talks
The Columbia River Treaty got a mention at Amazon’s annual meeting. Former Spokane environmentalist John Osborn urged Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to take an interest in treaty negotiations at Wednesday’s …
Sun., May 27, 2018
With significant and accelerating growth drivers, Amazon.com is well worth considering as a long-term investment.
Thu., May 24, 2018, 8:35 a.m.
U.S. banks are keeping a watchful eye on the ambitions of Amazon.com and other technology giants to break into the world of finance. So is the Federal Reserve.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
Amazon and Starbucks are among companies that have promised to cut large checks to a campaign collecting signatures for a referendum on Seattle’s head tax.
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped …
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday afternoon on a proposal to tax the city’s largest employers to help address homelessness.
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
A proposal to tax large businesses in Seattle to pay for housing and homeless services has cleared a council committee and now heads to the council for a vote Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:12 a.m.
The U.S. Postal Service reported another quarterly loss on Friday after an unrelenting drop in mail volume and costs of its health care and pension obligations outweighed strong gains in …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Top U.S. tech executives and researchers are planning to press the Trump administration to invest in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs.
Wed., May 9, 2018, 10:35 a.m.
Shoppers will be able to buy any brand of tires on Amazon.com, have them shipped to a Sears Auto Center and then bring in their car to get them installed.
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
Dozens of Seattle businesses not named Amazon are calling for the city to abandon its proposed head tax, which would raise money for affordable housing and homelessness services.
Tue., May 8, 2018, 11:27 a.m.
The White House on Thursday plans to convene executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel and 34 other major U.S. companies as it seeks to supercharge the deployment of powerful robots, …
Sun., May 6, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
The e-commerce titan and Seattle’s biggest single property-tax payer is on a collision course with a majority of the City Council over the proposed head tax. Amazon has played hardball …
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Amazon says it has halted construction planning on a high-rise building in Seattle while it awaits the outcome of a city proposal to tax worker hours.
Tue., May 1, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
After years spent getting people comfortable ordering books online, Amazon is trying out just delivering them to customers automatically.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 11 p.m.
Police in Seattle made one arrest in what were largely peaceful demonstrations on May Day in the Pacific Northwest.
Tue., May 1, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Amazon plans to add 2,000 workers to its research and development office in Boston, the company announced Tuesday, confirming reports that the retailer would move into a new waterfront complex …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
The new leader of one of Germany’s governing parties said she supports a protest against working conditions at Amazon during CEO Jeff Bezos’ visit to Berlin on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:22 p.m.
Amazon’s latest perk … free delivery to your car.
UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
The retail and cloud computing giant has embarked on an ambitious, top-secret plan to build a domestic robot, according to people familiar with the plans.
Mon., April 23, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
Although the company’s search materials don’t make it explicit, Amazon has quietly made rights for and acceptance of gay and transgender people part of its criteria in choosing a second …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
SEATTLE – Amazon says its median employee pay was $28,446 last year. That data, disclosed Wednesday in Amazon’s annual proxy report, is a reminder that while the technologists, business managers …
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Best Buy already sells the Amazon Kindle and other gadgets, but the deal announced Wednesday makes the electronics retailer the only place where you can walk in and buy a …
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 2:55 p.m.
Amazon is expanding its dominance globally by giving overseas customers access to more than 45 million items via its app.