Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity

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The most helpful shopping ideas right now are coming from blah big box stores like Walmart and Lowe’s. It’s surprising, yeah. And Amazon, the company that’s determined to reinvent everyth..

Amazon Angles to Grab Back Customers

As millions more Americans turned to online shopping during the pandemic, Amazon struggled to keep up with the demand, and its rivals pounced. Target’s online sales shot up 141 percent last quarter, while Walmart’s rose 74 percent. Etsy’s were up almost 80 percent in April.
Now A..

‘Way Too Late’: Inside Amazon’s Biggest Outbreak

Therese Kelly arrived for her shift at an Amazon warehouse on March 27 to find her co-workers standing clustered in the cavernous space. They were awaiting a buildingwide announcement, a rarity at the complex known as AVP1. Over a loudspeaker, a manager told them what they had fe..

Amazon Makes No Promises on Bezos Testimony

Amazon responded to lawmakers on Friday who demanded that its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, testify as part of a congressional antitrust investigation.
The company told lawmakers in a letter that it would be happy to send someone. It never, however, mentions Mr. Bezos in the three..

Amazon’s Showdown in France Tests Its Ability to Sidestep Labor

PARIS — Workers at Amazon’s six mammoth French warehouses won some concessions from the company in late March: After hundreds of employees threatened to walk out unless the company better protected them from the coronavirus, the internet giant strengthened social distancing measu..

When Will Companies Let Workers Back Into the Office

White-Collar Companies Race to Be Last to Return to the OfficeGoogle, Facebook, Amazon, Capital One and others are extending work-from-home policies to September and sometimes far beyond.
Credit…Jackson GibbsBy David Streitfeld
May 8, 2020Even as President Trump has said “we ha..

Is ‘Death Diving’ the Future of TV?

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Stuck at home, we’ve gorged on Netflix and everything else on screens. Is there any turning back?
I talked to my colleague Ed Lee, a sharp observer of media and entertainment, about how o..

Senators Want to Know Amazon Retaliated Against Coronavirus Whistle-Blowers

Senators Want to Know if Amazon Retaliated Against Whistle-BlowersDemocratic senators sent a letter to the company asking for more details after it fired four employees who raised health concerns about its warehouses.
A protest outside an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island last we..

An Amazon Vice President Quit Over Firings of Employees Who Protested

An Amazon Vice President Quit Over Firings of Employees Who ProtestedTim Bray, an engineer who had been a vice president of Amazon’s cloud computing arm, said the firings were “evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture.”
Christian Smalls, an employee at A..

One of Amazon’s Most Powerful Critics Lives in Its Backyard

One of Amazon’s Most Powerful Critics Lives in Its BackyardRepresentative Pramila Jayapal of Washington tried to keep her concerns about the company private. Now she’s going public.
“I try to have these discussions,” said Representative Pramila Jayapal of Seattle, who has met wit..