Stories tagged: Amazon
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.
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.