Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle have been awarded lucrative cloud contracts valued at up to $9 billion in total, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Dec. 7.
Amazon warehouse workers near Albany, New York, voted overwhelmingly against forming a union by almost a 2–1 margin, delivering a blow to the fledgling labor movement trying to build momentum at one of America’s biggest employers.
Amazon warehouse workers overwhelmingly rejected a union bid on Monday, dealing a blow to organizers who last month pulled off the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant’s history.
Amazon.com Inc. delivered a disappointing quarter and outlook on Thursday as the e-commerce giant was swamped by higher costs to run its warehouses and deliver packages to customers.
Amazon is moving its business into the exosphere, with plans to deploy more than 3,000 satellites to beam internet connectivity all over the planet. On Tuesday, the company announced deals with three rocket companies that will launch those satellites.
WASHINGTON—Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday said it had closed its $8.5 billion deal to buy MGM, combining the fabled moviemaker behind “Rocky” and James Bond with the online retailing giant as it looks to draw consumers through more streaming video.
With the cost of online returns soaring, some retail giants might allow customers to keep unwanted gifts and issue refunds anyway, according to Axios.
An Amazon Alexa voice assistant reportedly “challenged” a 10-year-old girl to “touch a penny to the exposed prongs” of a half-plugged phone charger, prompting the company to update Alexa to prevent a similar incident, BBC News reports.
Members of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Antitrust are asking Amazon to clarify previous testimony after it appears executives lied during hearings. The bipartisan group sent a letter to Amazon CEO asking the company to clarify why a series of news reports contradict sworn testimony given by Amazon executives over the last couple of years.
SEATTLE—Amazon has pushed back its return-to-office date for tech and corporate workers until January as COVID-19 cases surge nationally due to the more contagious delta variant.
Amazon.com Inc has been hit with a record $886.6 million (746 million euros) European Union fine for processing personal data in violation of the bloc’s GDPR rules, as privacy regulators take a more aggressive position on enforcement.
A federal regulator has sued Amazon in what it said is an effort to "force" the online retailer into recalling hazardous products sold on the site. But Amazon said it had already pulled most all of the products in question ahead of the lawsuit, and handled the concerns raised by the agency.