The four companies known as Big Tech — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google — now have more than 22,000 employees in the city, with thousands added just this year.
Among the first in the country to go into Covid-19 lockdown, the city has also experienced the effects of protests and wildfires. It has been vertiginous for a dining community shaped by prosperity.
The picturesque Gard desperately needs more employment. But environmentalists are pushing back at what they see as a looming blight.
Online orders have surged for retailers in the pandemic, as curbside pickup helps Americans satisfy their desire to hop in a car and drive to the store.
A damning congressional report about Big Tech helps make the case to break up Jeff Bezos’ empire.
Lawmakers said they found multiple problems with each of the four giant tech companies.
In a report led by Democrats, lawmakers said Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook needed to be checked and recommended reforming antitrust laws.
Ensuring that the nation can vote by mail is just one of many issues facing the Postal Service, most of which will remain after the election is over.
A House report on how to limit the reach of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook has been delayed as Democrats and Republicans split on remedies.
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The e-commerce giant had struggled to gain a foothold in a society that prefers to shop in person, with cash, but now Italians are hooked on online shopping.
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With “Utopia,” the best-selling novelist makes her debut as a TV showrunner. But anyone who knows her from “Gone Girl” or “Sharp Objects” might be surprised by what they see.
John Mackey, who espouses a high-minded version of capitalism, sold his upscale grocery chain to Amazon.
Away from the political drama of the TikTok deal, Walmart has been taking steps that are already changing the company and, by extension, the broader retail sector.
The industry is trying to reach customers amid a severe global recession that has brought mass layoffs and plunging sales. Traditional fashion weeks might be out of step.
The pandemic and the movement for racial justice have tested corporate pledges to elevate social concerns alongside shareholder interests. A new study finds companies are failing to follow through.
As the rapid pace of change mixes with national security issues, Europe’s role as a global regulator is increasingly tested — and may not be enough.
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The company’s decision comes after thousands of U.S. residents reported receiving unsolicited packets of seed from China, prompting all 50 states to issue safety warnings.
Amazon, a rival for the $10 billion contract, has complained that President Trump interfered in the process.
The S&P 500 dropped 3.5 percent on Thursday, the biggest single-day fall since June 11, as big tech companies weighed on it heavily.
Amazon is working extremely hard to counter both internal unionization efforts and external bad press even as working conditions for its Flex drivers seem to get ever more desperate amid the persistent pandemic, a set of new reports reveals.
The Internet’s biggest everything store has been busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. As in-person retail bottomed out, online retail skyrocketed and Amazon hired an additional 175,000 warehouse, grocery, and delivery workers to keep up with the sharply increased demand this year provided.
One of the ways Amazon gets packages to your doorstep is through Amazon Flex. The program is basically like Uber, but for Amazon: drivers use Amazon’s app and their own cars to collect packages from Amazon facilities and deliver them to local homes. Typically, drivers sign up for a scheduled two-to-four-hour delivery block or shift, but Flex also makes “Instant Offers,” which are immediate, on-demand deliveries drivers can pick up like an Uber or Lyft fare.
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The agency said it had issued a certificate clearing the way for the company to use drones to fly packages to its customers’ doorsteps.
Mr. Wilke, who has been a key lieutenant to Jeff Bezos, is departing after building the e-commerce business for two decades.
Apple is the first U.S. company to reach $2 trillion in value, capping a staggering ascent that began in the pandemic.
As the economy contracts and many companies struggle to survive, the biggest tech companies are amassing wealth and influence in ways unseen in decades.
There were more than 67,300 units available in July across the city as it tries to rebound from the coronavirus outbreak.
Investors have cast the nearly relentless drumbeat of bad news aside to focus on any signs that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic might be over.
The fight over a rezoning plan in Brooklyn has pitted progressives and mainstream Democrats against each other.
Amazon said it was rebranding Twitch Prime, in another attempt to crack the video game market after a big-budget game effort failed.
The F.C.C. approved the company’s 3,236-satellite constellation, which aims to provide high-speed internet service around the world.
While Joe Biden has criticized the largest tech companies, his campaign and transition teams have welcomed allies of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple onto its staff and policy groups.
Theatrics distracted from the real payoff of the congressional hearings: the subpoenaed documents.
As lawmakers debate whether Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are monopolies, a reporter recalls her attempt to avoid interacting with the companies.
Big tech companies reported bumper profits in the shadow of congressional scrutiny over their outsize market power.
Even though the tech industry’s four biggest companies were stung by a slowdown in spending, they reported a combined $28 billion in profits on Thursday.
Congress was once filled with “Atari Democrats.” This week’s hearings showed their transformation into trust busters.
The congressional antitrust hearing showed that concerns about the tech stars aren’t going away.
It is less clear that tech executives’ strategy of evasive answers will continue to work now that lawmakers have begun doing their homework.
The region’s lawmakers and regulators are taking direct aim at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple in a series of proposed laws.
The chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.
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