May 17, 2015

Jet.com looks to challenge Amazon

Jet.com has yet to launch its online retail site to the public but has already drawn attention as a would-be game-changer that could take on Internet giant Amazon. Jet has raised $220 million so far for an e-commerce service with some 1,600 retail partners, ...

Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars

Apr 1, 2015

Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars

First it was books, then household products; now you can buy an electric car from online shopping giant Amazon. The Japanese unit of German auto giant BMW on Wednesday started selling its i3 electric models on Amazon.co.jp. The high-end automaker’s small electric vehicle has ...

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

Dec 16, 2014

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

Workers went on strike at German sites of Amazon Monday to increase pressure on the U.S. online retail giant during the busy Christmas period in a long-running pay dispute. Around 2,300 employees took part in the work stoppage at five of the company’s nine ...

Dec 12, 2014

Amazon warns it could take drones testing elsewhere

Amazon, keen to blaze a trail with delivery by drone, is threatening to take much of its research for the plan outside the United States amid frustrations with U.S. regulators. “In the absence of a timely approval by the FAA to conduct outdoor testing, ...

Dec 4, 2014

Britain slaps new 25% 'Google tax' on multinationals

The British government on Wednesday slapped a new tax rate on multinational companies that seek to avoid paying their fair share to Treasury coffers. The levy — nicknamed the “Google tax” because of the high number of technology firms seeking to avoid tax — ...