Stories tagged: Amazon
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Amazon.com said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire online pharmacy PillPack, confirming months of speculation that the internet retail giant would jump into the pharmacy sector and further disrupt …
Thu., June 28, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
With its new program rolling out Thursday, contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. The move gives Amazon more ways to ship its packages to shoppers …
Thu., June 28, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Online retail giant Amazon is entering the pharmacy business after months of speculation that the company could disrupt how prescription drugs are sold the same way it upended bricks-and-mortar retail.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
A Florida police department said that it would not immediately renew a pilot program with Amazon.com for controversial facial recognition technology, a decision that civil rights advocates claimed as a …
Tue., June 26, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
The coalition of companies jockeying with Amazon for a lucrative Pentagon computing contract is far bigger than previously reported, signaling there’s added heft behind efforts to keep the work from …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 12:20 p.m.
It’s become an annual tradition: Right around the summer solstice, Amazon’s summer interns arrive in Seattle in droves and King County Metro adds bus service to try to keep them …
Sat., June 23, 2018, 1:13 p.m.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to raise up to $6.1 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide …
UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
A $325 million Amazon facility being built near Birmingham will initially employ 1,500 people fulfilling orders, and the workforce could swell even more, the online retailer and local officials said …
Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:14 a.m.
An approximately 850,000-square-foot warehouse is being proposed in northern Nampa from the same developer that has built Amazon distribution centers around the world.
UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have picked well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees.
Sun., June 17, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Amazon is working with homebuilders and hoteliers to make its smart speaker and artificial-intelligence system a part of everyday life for new customers. The company has put its engineers to …
Thu., June 14, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Microsoft is working on automated checkout technology that could help retailers compete with Amazon’s new cashierless stores.
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
Online flash-sale retailer Zulily says it has nearly finished putting the bulk of the software it uses to run its business on the cloud-computing infrastructure of Amazon Web Services.
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Seattle city leaders say they’ll work to repeal a tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
One year ago this week, Amazon.com loudly declared its intention to become a grocery industry heavyweight by announcing its agreement to buy Whole Foods Market.
Sat., June 9, 2018
The Spokane area’s labor market could meet the demand for employees at a massive warehouse planned near the airport. The area is a “job hub,” attracting workers from parts of …
Sat., June 9, 2018
Amazon.com Inc. has bought a package of live broadcasting rights for English Premier League soccer, the first foray by a U.S. tech giant into Europe’s most lucrative sports league.
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.