Don’t Look Away From Amazon Workers’ Latest Union Drive

Americans should contemplate the human cost of speedy delivery.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #shopping-and-retail

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After Amazon, What’s Next for Jeff Bezos?

The legacies of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie offer hints about what could be next for Amazon’s founder.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #high-net-worth-individuals, #philanthropy, #rockefeller-john-d

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What Is Amazon Web Services?

Andy Jassy, the successor to Jeff Bezos, was already running the company’s most profitable business.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cloud-computing, #jassy-andrew-r

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Prepares to Step Back, and Andy Jassy to Step In

The Amazon founder prepares to step back just as Washington turns up the heat on the mega-retailer and cloud company.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Andy Jassy, Amazon’s Next C.E.O., Was a ‘Brain Double’ for Jeff Bezos

Mr. Jassy, who will become Amazon’s chief this summer, has spent more than two decades absorbing lessons from Mr. Bezos.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #executives-and-management-theory, #facial-recognition-software, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs

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What Comes Next For Amazon Without Jeff Bezos?

Amazon has reimagined entire industries. What happens next to the $1.7 trillion company?

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet

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Jeff Bezos Renews Focus on Blue Origin, Which Has Been Slower to Launch

The Amazon founder started his private rocket company in 2000, but its busiest phase could just now be starting.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #blue-origin, #musk-elon, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

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As Jeff Bezos Takes Off, Meet His Earthbound Successor

His loyal lieutenant will take Amazon’s helm as the company faces ever-growing scrutiny.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cook-timothy-d, #e-commerce, #facial-recognition-software, #jassy-andrew-r

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Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon Chief Executive

Andy Jassy, the chief of Amazon’s cloud computing division, will become chief executive, while Mr. Bezos, the company’s founder, will become executive chairman.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #e-commerce, #jassy-andrew-r

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Giving Billions Fast, MacKenzie Scott Upends Philanthropy

Through a streamlined operation, Ms. Scott has given away $6 billion this year, much of it to small charities and nonprofits.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #bezos-mackenzie, #endowments, #high-net-worth-individuals, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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MacKenzie Scott Announces $4.2 Billion More in Charitable Giving

“She’s disrupting the norms around billionaire philanthropy by moving quickly,” an expert on charities said.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #bezos-mackenzie, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endowments, #high-net-worth-individuals, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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Apple TV Was Making a Show About Gawker. Then Tim Cook Found Out.

Big tech companies now exert huge influence over what stories get told. The message is clear: Be careful who you offend.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #apple-tv, #att-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cue-eddy, #gawker-media, #movies, #netflix-inc, #stankey-john-t, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #thiel-peter-a, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #violence-media-and-entertainment, #walt-disney-company

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What’s Fauci Reading? We Take Another Look at Celebrity Bookshelves

This year is finally coming to an end, so here is one last peek at the books behind Chris Rock, Jeff Bezos, Jemele Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #books-and-literature, #fauci-anthony-s, #hill-jemele, #louis-dreyfus-julia, #perez-rosie, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rice-susan-e, #rock-chris, #whitmer-gretchen

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Surveillance as a Service

Jeff Bezos is intent on recording even our moods. How much personal data is too much to give to Amazon?

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #drugstores, #fitbit, #google-inc, #wearable-computing

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Launches a New Line of Business

Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket hasn’t flown space tourists yet, but it has found a business niche with NASA and private science experiments.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #blue-origin, #innovation, #moon, #private-spaceflight, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #science-and-technology, #southwest-research-institute, #space-and-astronomy

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Don’t Let Amazon Get Any Bigger

A damning congressional report about Big Tech helps make the case to break up Jeff Bezos’ empire.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #united-states

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Jamal Khashoggi’s Killing is Focus of ‘Kingdom of Silence’ and ‘The Dissident’

“Kingdom of Silence,” due Friday, and “The Dissident,” due Dec. 18, revisit the killing of the Saudi journalist Khashoggi in Turkey in 2018.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #central-intelligence-agency, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fogel-bryan, #istanbul-turkey, #khashoggi-jamal, #kingdom-of-silence-movie, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #movies, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rowley-richard, #saudi-arabia, #washington-post

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Amazon Unveils Drone That Films Inside Your Home. What Could Go Wrong?

On social media, people had some concerns about the Ring Always Home Cam. To put it mildly.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cameras, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #drones-pilotless-planes, #privacy

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How Big Tech Could Influence the Election

The most patriotic thing that companies could do is help democracy work better.

#absentee-voting, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #giridharadas-anand, #paid-time-off, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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An American Disaster Foretold

Europeans look at “containment” as the means to deal with Trump.

#absentee-voting, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #kissinger-henry-a, #ornstein-norman-j, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s Chief of Consumer, to Retire Next Year

Mr. Wilke, who has been a key lieutenant to Jeff Bezos, is departing after building the e-commerce business for two decades.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #jassy-andrew-r, #wilke-jeff

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Mail Delays Fuel Concern Trump Is Undercutting Postal System Ahead of Voting

The president’s long campaign against the Postal Service is intersecting with his assault on mail-in voting amid concerns that he has politicized oversight of the agency.

#absentee-voting, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #birx-deborah-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dejoy-louis, #obama-barack, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyman-kim

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Grilled by Lawmakers, Big Tech Turns Up the Gaslight

It is less clear that tech executives’ strategy of evasive answers will continue to work now that lawmakers have begun doing their homework.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #pichai-sundar, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #start-ups, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Trevor Noah Thinks Trump Is ‘Oddly Chilled Out’ About Russia

The president said he didn’t ask Vladimir Putin whether Russia paid to have U.S. troops killed. The “Daily Show” host can see why that talk would have been “super awkward.”

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #fallon-jimmy, #late-night-with-seth-meyers-tv-program, #meyers-seth, #noah-trevor-1984, #putin-vladimir-v, #the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-tv-program, #the-tonight-show-tv-program, #trump-donald-j

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Lawmakers, United in Their Ire, Lash Out at Big Tech’s Leaders

The chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #social-media, #software, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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MacKenzie Scott Gives $1.7 Billion to Historically Black Colleges and Other Groups

One year after pledging to give away most of her fortune, Ms. Scott, an author and the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, announced that she had donated to causes supporting women, L.G.B.T. rights and racial equality.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #bezos-mackenzie, #colleges-and-universities, #high-net-worth-individuals, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #philanthropy

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Amazon Has Too Much Power. Take It Back.

The tech company’s workers need a union.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #collective-bargaining, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs

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Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon C.E.O.s Are Testifying Before Congress. Here’s What to Know.

The C.E.O.s are likely to argue before Congress that their companies aren’t anticompetitive. Here are the facts.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-of-representatives, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #search-engines, #shopping-and-retail, #smartphones, #social-media, #software, #washington-dc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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How to Hold Big Tech’s Feet to the Fire

Members of Congress will be able to grill tech C.E.O.s at a hearing. Let’s hope they don’t waste the opportunity.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cicilline-david-n, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #pichai-sundar, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg Prepare For Grilling

The bosses of four tech giants are preparing to defend themselves at a congressional hearing against claims of anti-competitive behavior.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #company-reports, #cook-timothy-d, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #major-league-baseball, #pichai-sundar, #solomon-david-m, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’

The tech C.E.O.s will appear together at a congressional hearing on Wednesday to argue that their companies do not stifle competition.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cicilline-david-n, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-of-representatives, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Jeff Bezos Cast in a Role He Never Wanted: Amazon’s D.C. Defender

The chief executive, who testifies before Congress for the first time on Wednesday, had taken a hands-off approach with lawmakers in Washington.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cicilline-david-n, #computers-and-the-internet, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tech Is About Power. And These Four Moguls Have Too Much of It.

A congressional hearing on Monday should address this imbalance.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #carlson-tucker, #cook-timothy-d, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #high-net-worth-individuals

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What Happens When Big Tech Appears Before Congress?

We’re about to find out. A gathering of the four horsemen of the Techopolypse could be an epic show.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cicilline-david-n, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #pichai-sundar, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.

#baron-martin-d, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #black-people, #boston-globe, #discrimination, #espn, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #graham-katharine, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #khashoggi-jamal, #los-angeles-times, #lowery-wesley, #miami-herald, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #newspapers, #pulitzer-prizes, #race-and-ethnicity, #roman-catholic-church, #social-media, #starr-kenneth-i, #trump-donald-j, #undefeated-the-web-site, #washington-post

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Raised in a (Very) Crowded House, Now Feeding the Hungry in a Pandemic

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, the chief executive of Feeding America, is trying to meet a huge surge in demand. A $100 million contribution from Jeff Bezos helped.

#babineaux-fontenot-claire, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #executives-and-management-theory, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries

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Conviction in the Philippines Reveals Facebook’s Dangers

The conviction of the journalist Maria Ressa shows that Facebook’s harms can’t be ignored.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #facebook-inc, #ressa-maria, #social-media

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Jeff Bezos Willing to Testify Before Congress

Lawmakers had requested that he testify as part of their antitrust investigation into the big tech companies.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Amazon Said to Be Under Scrutiny in 2 States for Abuse of Power

Inquiries in California and Washington are a sign that the scrutiny of the tech giant continues to intensify.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #attorneys-general, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #california, #federal-trade-commission, #washington-state

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Amazon Warehouse Workers Deserve Continued Hazard Pay

Thanks for the flattering commercials, but we’re about to lose our hazard pay.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Senators Want to Know if Amazon Retaliated Against Whistle-Blowers

Democratic senators sent a letter to the company asking for more details after it fired four employees who raised health concerns about its warehouses.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #senate, #warren-elizabeth, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Congress Calls on Jeff Bezos of Amazon to Testify

Lawmakers want to question Mr. Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, as part of its antitrust investigation.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How French Workers Took on Amazon in the Middle of a Pandemic and Won

Yes, it’s possible.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #collective-bargaining, #e-commerce, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #strikes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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As States Push to Reopen, Business Leaders Say Not So Fast

“Shutting down was hard, but opening up is going to be harder,” one C.E.O. said of balancing public health and a damaged economy.

#amazon-com-inc, #amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #athleta, #banana-republic, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #boeing-company, #bolten-joshua-b, #coca-cola-company, #dicks-sporting-goods-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #mcdonalds-corporation, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Bezos Takes Back the Wheel at Amazon

Thes chief executive, who had distanced himself from day-to-day management, is closely involved in the company’s response to the pandemic.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #labor-and-jobs

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Trump Announces His ‘Opening the Country’ Council

He read off dozens of prominent names from Wall Street, Silicon Valley and the sports world. At least one person on the list was surprised to be on it.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #cook-timothy-d, #cuban-mark, #demint-jim, #dimon-james, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment-insurance, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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What’s an Essential Service in a Pandemic? The Post Office

From the census to the November election, the Postal Service is critical to American democracy.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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