Amazon demands a piece of its suppliers
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Thursday, 01 July 2021 11:56

Amazon demands a piece of its suppliers


Creepy catch clause

Suppliers who want to land Amazon as clients for their goods and services can find that the online bookseller has the right to buy big stakes in their companies at potentially steep discounts.

Samsung Galaxy Book Go hits Amazon.com at $349.99
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One with Snapdragon 7c Gen 2

Recently announced Samsung Galaxy Book Go has become available over at Amazon.com, selling at $349.99.

Tech giants face tougher US laws
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Friday, 11 June 2021 11:22

Tech giants face tougher US laws


Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google subject to five bills

House Democrats are set to introduce a package of five bills as soon as this week that would prohibit tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google from discriminating against rivals or buying potential competitors.

UK opens investigation into Amazon
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Thursday, 10 June 2021 11:48

UK opens investigation into Amazon


Not happy at the way it uses data

Britain’s competition watchdog is planning a formal competition investigation into e-commerce company Amazon.

Amazon recruiting US government officials
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Just if you were wondering why its cloud was so big

If you ever wondered how Amazon's massive cloud computing unit got so big, it might be because it is aggressively recruiting US government officials as it pushes to make itself essential to branches such as the military and the intelligence community.

Amazon’s routing algorithm forces drivers into traffic
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If only there was good AI software to do the job

The routing algorithm designed for its Flex app by Amazon’s research scientists often makes Amazon delivery drivers cross two- or three-lane highways.

Amazon opens three new data centres in UAE
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Pushing cloud in the Middle East

Amazon’s cloud service unit will launch three data centres in the first half of 2022 in the United Arab Emirates, its second Middle East infrastructure region.

Germany investigates Amazon market dominance
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A little too much Lebensraum for watchdog's liking

Germany's antitrust watchdog is sticking its nose up Amazon's rather ample rear-end in a new investigation into whether Amazon is exploiting its market dominance.

Amazon's Luxembourg tax dodge raises a few questions
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Sales income of $53 billion means no tax

A few questions have been raised over Amazon's tax planning after its latest corporate filings in Luxembourg revealed that the company collected record sales income of $53 billion in Europe last year but did not have to pay any corporation tax.

Bezos admits Amazon needs to take care of workers better
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Final letter to shareholders

Amazon needs to do better at taking care of its employees, Jeff Bezos said in his final letter to shareholders.