Stories tagged: Amazon
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.
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a task force to study the United States Postal Service.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
Amazon is opening its Spheres a bit wider to the public.
Wed., April 4, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday took to Twitter, President Donald Trump’s preferred medium, to stick up for Amazon after the president’s latest online critique of the Seattle company.
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on you to help marketers sell …
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer Amazon.com, calling its business deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpayers. Federal regulators, …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
For more than two years, President Donald Trump has lashed out at Amazon, its founder Jeff Bezos, and the Bezos-owned Washington Post.
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com Thursday, tweeting that the online retailer pays “little or no taxes” and that it uses the U.S. Postal Service as a “Delivery …
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
Amazon.com has been granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a delivery drone that can respond to human gestures.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 2:01 p.m.
In the past few days, some users of Echo home speakers running Amazon.com’s Alexa voice-based digital assistant have reported hearing strange laughing noises at random.
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Amazon on Wednesday opened its $5.99-a-month discounted Prime membership to people on Medicaid, giving Amazon an even bigger pool of potential shoppers who may otherwise have been unable to pay …
Tue., March 6, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the first person to amass a fortune surpassing $100 billion in Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of the world’s moguls.
Sun., March 4, 2018
Amazon is expanding its home-security business by buying Ring, which makes Wi-Fi-connected cameras and doorbells.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they’re done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides. It’s one of the largest penalties assessed under federal pesticides …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3:40 p.m.
In Amazon’s latest conquest, the company has toppled Microsoft to become the third most valuable company in the world.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Amazon is laying off hundreds of corporate employees, a rare cutback for a company that has spent most of the last few years in a frantic growth spurt.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 8:21 a.m.
Amazon’s next move may be to shake up the shipping industry.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Shares of FedEx and UPS slipped following a media report that Amazon.com is readying its own air delivery service, meaning not only that the companies may see diminished business from …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
The online retail giant plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer this year to those who pay for Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime membership. Amazon.com Inc. said deliveries started …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 8:21 a.m.
A Massachusetts couple says it was fun at first when they started receiving free mystery packages from Amazon that they hadn’t ordered.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
PARIS – Online retailer Amazon has reached a deal with French authorities to pay about $250 million in back taxes. Amazon was asked in 2012 to pay the amount over …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
President Trump offered few words about health care in his State of the Union address. He did mention drug prices, though. “One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Spokanites who regularly tune in to local TV news may get a jolt of deja vu this Super Bowl Sunday.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories President Edmund Schweitzer III’s signature appeared along with those of many other influential business owners – including Apple and Amazon CEOs Tim Cook and Mark Bezos – …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Nearly 300 companies, groups and individuals filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week in support of Microsoft in a case that has far-reaching implications for digital privacy across …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
Pope Francis traveled deep into the Amazon rainforest Friday demanding an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold and recognition of its indigenous peoples as the …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday.