Slack and Amazon to partner amid competition from Microsoft Teams

June 05, 2020 at 10:32AM Slack will move its Calls capability to Amazon Chime, as well as using Amazon Web Services for its storage and machine learning needs Slack and Amazon to partner amid competition from Microsoft Teams … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Slack and Amazon to partner amid competition from Microsoft Teams

Coronavirus: Elon Musk says Amazon should be ‘broken up’ after it refuses to sell controversial Covid-19 book

June 05, 2020 at 08:14AM SpaceX and Tesla boss breaks Twitter hiatus to tweet at Jeff Bezos Coronavirus: Elon Musk says Amazon should be 'broken up' after it refuses to sell controversial Covid-19 book … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: Elon Musk says Amazon should be 'broken up' after it refuses to sell controversialContinue reading “Coronavirus: Elon Musk says Amazon should be ‘broken up’ after it refuses to sell controversial Covid-19 book”

Amazon stops telling people what they have bought in emails

June 02, 2020 at 09:47AM It appears the company took the action to stop user emails being scraped and providing data about Amazon deliveries Amazon stops telling people what they have bought in emails … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon stops telling people what they have bought in emails

Amazon facial recognition falsely matches more than 100 politicians to arrested criminals

May 28, 2020 at 11:01AM Amazon’s controversial facial recognition technology has incorrectly matched more than 100 photos of politicians in the UK and US to police mugshots, new tests have revealed. Amazon facial recognition falsely matches more than 100 politicians to arrested criminals … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon facial recognition falsely matches moreContinue reading “Amazon facial recognition falsely matches more than 100 politicians to arrested criminals”

Pizzas in the post: Shopify challenges Amazon for slice of lockdown trade

May 25, 2020 at 01:23PM Firms becoming more inventive to survive, and increasing numbers turning to the e-commerce platform When the lockdown forced the Pizza Pilgrims chain to close, the company came up with an unusual solution to stay in business. The company, with restaurants in London and Oxford and run by brothers Thom andContinue reading “Pizzas in the post: Shopify challenges Amazon for slice of lockdown trade”

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon provide ‘essential web services’ to almost every company on US blacklist

May 25, 2020 at 10:05AM Tech giants reportedly provide services to companies accused of human rights violations Google, Microsoft, and Amazon provide 'essential web services' to almost every company on US blacklist … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google, Microsoft, and Amazon provide 'essential web services' to almost every company on US blacklist

Amazon threatened with closure of Wisconsin campus over coronavirus

May 22, 2020 at 10:55PM Health officials cite lack of cooperation by retail giant Amazon has acknowledged 20 cases at two facilities Health officials in south-eastern Wisconsin have warned Amazon that if they don’t fully cooperate with state testing and tracing efforts, its Kenosha campus located 40 miles south of Milwaukee could be shut down.Continue reading “Amazon threatened with closure of Wisconsin campus over coronavirus”

Amazon sends thank you t-shirts to warehouse workers while it ends coronavirus hazard pay

May 18, 2020 at 09:17AM One worker said the gesture did not ‘feel sincere’ while another described it as a ‘slap in the face’ after workers have died from the coronavirus Amazon sends thank you t-shirts to warehouse workers while it ends coronavirus hazard pay … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon sends thank youContinue reading “Amazon sends thank you t-shirts to warehouse workers while it ends coronavirus hazard pay”

Amazon releases Kendra to solve enterprise search with AI and machine learning

May 11, 2020 at 10:40PM Enterprise search has always been a tough nut to crack. The holy grail has always been to operate like Google, but in-house. You enter a few keywords and you get back that nearly perfect response at the top of the list of the results. The irony of trying to doContinue reading “Amazon releases Kendra to solve enterprise search with AI and machine learning”

If we want better conditions for Amazon staff we need to be patient…

May 09, 2020 at 04:00PM The tech giant has often been accused of mistreating workers, but our desire for instant gratification is part of the problem Tim Bray resigned as an Amazon vice-president last week. “Who he?” I hear you say. And why is this news significant? Answers: first, Bray is an ubergeek who’s anContinue reading “If we want better conditions for Amazon staff we need to be patient…”

Revealed: Amazon told workers paid sick leave law doesn’t cover warehouses

May 07, 2020 at 11:00AM California workers say the company is pressuring sick employees to show up – and flouting a California law meant to protect them from Covid-19 Coronavirus – latest US updates Coronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Amazon workers in southern California’s industrial heartland say the company’s policiesContinue reading “Revealed: Amazon told workers paid sick leave law doesn’t cover warehouses”

Amazon is cracking down on protesters and organizing, workers say

May 05, 2020 at 05:04PM At least six workers who have participated in protests or advocated for safer conditions have been fired during the pandemic Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Amazon’s revenues topped $33m an hour in the first three months of the year as the coronavirusContinue reading “Amazon is cracking down on protesters and organizing, workers say”

Amazon executive resigns over company’s ‘chickenshit’ firings of employee activists

May 04, 2020 at 10:02PM Tim Bray’s departure comes as company faces increased scrutiny and employee activism around its Covid-19 response Tim Bray, a top engineer and vice-president at Amazon, announced on Monday he is resigning “in dismay” over the company’s firing of employee activists who criticized working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bray’s resignationContinue reading “Amazon executive resigns over company’s ‘chickenshit’ firings of employee activists”

US lawmakers demand Jeff Bezos testify over Amazon’s ‘possibly criminally false’ statements

May 01, 2020 at 08:16PM House lawmakers said they could subpoena CEO to testify in antitrust investigation if he doesn’t appear voluntarily A bipartisan group of House lawmakers investigating Amazon for possible antitrust violations have demanded that Jeff Bezos testify before Congress to address statements by the company that “appear to be misleading, and possiblyContinue reading “US lawmakers demand Jeff Bezos testify over Amazon’s ‘possibly criminally false’ statements”

Amazon buys heat-sensing cameras from blacklisted Chinese firm

April 29, 2020 at 08:14PM Cameras to check workers’ temperatures amid coronavirus come from Dahua, which allegedly helped Beijing detain Muslims Amazon has bought cameras to take the temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the US previously blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the Uighurs and other MuslimContinue reading “Amazon buys heat-sensing cameras from blacklisted Chinese firm”

Amazon Warehouse Safety ‘Inadequate,’ N.Y. Attorney General’s Office Says

April 27, 2020 at 11:17PM Amazon may have violated federal health and safety standards as well as New York’s whistleblower law, the New York attorney general’s office wrote to Amazon in a letter obtained by NPR. Amazon Warehouse Safety ‘Inadequate,’ N.Y. Attorney General’s Office Says…

How to avoid Amazon: the definitive guide to online shopping – without the retail titan

April 27, 2020 at 11:30AM Amazon’s sales have hit £8,800 a second, while concerns persist about its tax affairs, treatment of staff and effect on small retailers. Here’s how to buy everything from technology to beauty to books without it With the shutters down on high streets and retail parks around the world, meaning thatContinue reading “How to avoid Amazon: the definitive guide to online shopping – without the retail titan”

AWS launches Amazon AppFlow, its new SaaS integration service

April 23, 2020 at 12:21AM AWS today launched Amazon AppFlow, a new integration service that makes it easier for developers to transfer data between AWS and SaaS applications like Google Analytics, Marketo, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Slack, Snowflake and Zendesk. Like similar services, including Microsoft Azure’s Power Automate, for example, developers can trigger these flows based onContinue reading “AWS launches Amazon AppFlow, its new SaaS integration service”

Hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers to call in sick in coronavirus protest

April 21, 2020 at 06:00AM Employees say company has failed to provide adequate safety measures and has refused paid sick leave Coronavirus – latest US updates Coronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers across the US will refuse to show up for work this week by callingContinue reading “Hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers to call in sick in coronavirus protest”

$10,000 a second? Amazon’s results could be amazing

April 19, 2020 at 12:05AM The retailer’s quarterly figures will have received a huge boost from lockdown sales Amazon will tell the world soon just how much money it has made from the “unprecedented demand shift” to its site from millions of people under lockdown conditions around the world. The retailer, which is run byContinue reading “$10,000 a second? Amazon’s results could be amazing”

Bezos Hopes To Start Amazon Workers Coronavirus Testing ‘Soon’

April 16, 2020 at 04:01PM Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says “vastly more” COVID-19 testing is needed. His company is building its own lab to start testing some workers, potentially looking to start regular checks for all employees. Bezos Hopes To Start Amazon Workers Coronavirus Testing ‘Soon’…

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos grows fortune by $24bn amid coronavirus pandemic

April 15, 2020 at 05:33PM Bezos owns 11% stake in Amazon, which has seen surge in demand with households on virtual lockdown Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Amazon CEO and entrepreneur, Jeff Bezos, has grown his vast fortune by a further $24bn so far during theContinue reading “Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos grows fortune by $24bn amid coronavirus pandemic”