Stories tagged: Amazon
Thu., April 18, 2019, 11:53 a.m.
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 …
Sun., April 14, 2019
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 …
Fri., April 12, 2019
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 to buy ad tech startup Polymorph Labs to better compete with Amazon in targeting shoppers online.
Wed., April 10, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
Amazon, facing backlash from critics who say cashless stores discriminate against the poor, will soon accept cash at all its stores.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Hey Alexa, open Providence Health Connect; former Amazon exec gives health provider head start in voice bot technology for Spokane-area patients
Beginning in mid-April, Alexa can schedule your doctor’s appointment. Providence Health Care partnered with Alexa Health and Wellness to offer patients the option of scheduling Express Care visits through the …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:42 p.m.
Amazon’s move to cut prices by 20 percent on more than 500 products at Whole Foods on Wednesday is not its first attempt to purge the “whole paycheck” nickname. But …
Mon., April 1, 2019, 8:43 a.m.
Amazon has partnered with the taxpayer-funded National Science Foundation on a three-year, $20 million program to fund basic research into fairness in artificial intelligence systems, which are under increasing scrutiny …
Fri., March 29, 2019, 8:45 a.m.
Amazon, other Washington companies, get perfect scores for LGBTQ policies, but some advocates ask for more
Amazon, along with 10 other Washington-based companies, scored 100 percent this week in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s latest measure of policies and practices that “affirm and include” lesbian, gay, …
UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 8:09 p.m.
Amazon on Thursday announced expansion of its Austin tech hub. A company statement says 800 new jobs will include software and hardware engineering, research science and cloud computing.
Wed., March 27, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Automaker Volkswagen says it is partnering with Amazon to develop cloud computing capacity aimed at improving efficiency and coordination across the company’s global factory network.
UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 4:45 p.m.
Most Amazon-branded goods are flops that don’t threaten other businesses at all, according to Marketplace Pulse.
Sun., March 17, 2019
Protesters repeatedly shouted “shame” as a northern Virginia county board on Saturday unanimously approved a $23 million incentives package for Amazon to build a new headquarters there.
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 4:44 p.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Amazon’s backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City is the “greatest tragedy” he has seen since he …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:57 a.m.
Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper’s doorsteps, says it wants to be greener.
Sun., Feb. 17, 2019
Who is to blame for Amazon’s announcement that it won’t be building a new headquarters in Queens as planned: the tech behemoth or grouchy New Yorkers? If one must choose, …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Amazon’s breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant.
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 9:10 a.m.
Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6:12 p.m.
Amazon will end its growth in Seattle in coming years after its offices under construction open up, and the 25,000 jobs intended for New York will be mostly spread across …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
As stories go, the face-off between Jeff Bezos and David Pecker (paging Charles Dickens) has all the elements of a 21st-century battle royale between good and evil. Thank you, God.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019
The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid’s parent company said …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 7:45 p.m.
Amazon.com is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City, according to two people familiar with the company’s thinking, following a wave of …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 3 a.m.
Two researchers say Amazon’s facial-recognition technology has a lot of trouble identifying darker-skinned women.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
Amazon.com will use robots to deliver packages in the suburbs north of Seattle, its latest experiment to automate the last-mile of delivery that’s a labor-intensive and costly component of buying …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Amazon is planning to use its massive cloud computing service to jump into the streaming market for video game play, according to a new report from the Information. The service, …
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Two Seattle City Council members are scheduled to appear Monday in New York City at a summit set up by unions and community groups that oppose Amazon’s plan to expand …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:18 p.m.
Avista’s proposed sale to a Canadian utility and Amazon’s fulfillment center in the West Plains dominated local business news in 2018.
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
The company said Friday it will lease 10 Boeing 767s planes, bringing its total fleet to 50 with the goal of getting orders to people faster and more reliably.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Job growth will bring thousands of new residents to the West Plains over the next two years. Finding places for them to live will be a challenge.