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Amazon heads to the mall with prototype clothing store

Jan. 20, 2022 11:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — First, Amazon competed with malls. Now, it’s moving inside one. The online retailing giant said Thursday that it plans to open a clothing store in a Southern California mall later this year. It's the latest foray into brick-and-mortar for Amazon,...

2nd election for Amazon workers in Alabama will be by mail

Jan. 11, 2022 17:08 PM EST

A federal labor board said that Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, will vote by mail next month in a re-run election to decide whether or not to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the ballots will be mailed out Feb. 4 and must be returned before the...

Scientist, enforcer, high-flyer: 3 women put a mark on tech

Jan. 03, 2022 20:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three bright and driven women with ground-breaking ideas made significant — if very different — marks on the embattled tech industry in 2021. Frances Haugen, Lina Khan and Elizabeth Holmes — a data scientist turned whistleblower, a legal scholar turned...

Amazon settles with NLRB to give workers power to organize

Dec. 23, 2021 19:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure to improve worker rights, Amazon has reached a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board to allow its employees to freely organize — and without retaliation. According to the settlement, the online behemoth Amazon said it would reach out to...

EXPLAINER: What caused Amazon's outage? Will there be more?

Dec. 23, 2021 01:41 AM EST

Robotic vacuum cleaners wouldn't start. Doorbell cameras stopped watching for package thieves, though some of those deliveries were canceled anyway. Netflix and Disney movies got interrupted and The Associated Press had trouble publishing the news. A major outage in Amazon’s cloud...

Italy fines Amazon $1.3B, alleging harm to outside sellers

Dec. 09, 2021 06:20 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s anti-trust authority on Thursday fined Amazon 1.13 billion euros ($1.3 billion), accusing the company of exploiting its dominant position against independent sellers on its website in violation of European Union competition rules. The fine is one of the...

Explainer: What caused Amazon's outage? Will there be more?

Dec. 08, 2021 16:19 PM EST

Robotic vacuum cleaners wouldn't start. Doorbell cameras stopped watching for package thieves, though some of those deliveries were canceled anyway. Netflix and Disney movies got interrupted and The Associated Press had trouble publishing the news. A major outage in Amazon’s cloud...

Major outage at Amazon disrupts businesses across the US

Dec. 08, 2021 05:34 AM EST

A major outage in Amazon's cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for more than five hours, the latest sign of just how concentrated the business of keeping the internet running has become. The incident at Amazon Web Services...

Major outage at Amazon disrupts businesses across the US

Dec. 07, 2021 23:51 PM EST

A major outage in Amazon's cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for more than five hours, the latest sign of just how concentrated the business of keeping the internet running has become. The incident at Amazon Web Services...

Activists block Amazon warehouses in Europe on Black Friday

Nov. 26, 2021 16:07 PM EST

Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the ecommerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt the environment. Members...