Apr 16, 2017

Amazon.com and Kumamoto Prefecture join hands on quake recovery

Amazon.com Inc.’s Japan unit and the Kumamoto Prefectural Government have signed an agreement aimed at boosting sales of local specialties to support its recovery from last year’s earthquakes in Kyushu. Under the arrangement, a special section was created on the online retail giant’s website ...

Amazon yank Nazi-, Imperial Japan-themed TV ads from N.Y. subway

Nov 25, 2015

Amazon yank Nazi-, Imperial Japan-themed TV ads from N.Y. subway

Amazon.com Inc. on Monday agreed to pull advertisements for a new television show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery from New York City’s subway system, a transit official said, hours after Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the company to do so. The advertisements for “The Man ...

Mar 25, 2015

Amazon blasts U.S. agency for slowness on drone regulation

E-commerce power Amazon.com blasted federal regulators on Tuesday for being slow to approve commercial drone testing, saying the United States is falling behind other countries in the potentially lucrative area of unmanned aviation technology. Less than a week after the Federal Aviation Administration gave ...

Aug 11, 2014

Amazon stops some Disney movie pre-orders, WSJ reports

Pre-orders of some Disney movies have been halted by Amazon.com, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year. Physical copies of titles such ...

Xinhua falls for 'Bezos bought Post by mistake' spoof

Aug 9, 2013

Xinhua falls for 'Bezos bought Post by mistake' spoof

China’s official Xinhua News Agency has reported as true a satirical story that Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post newspaper by accident. The publication on Xinhua’s website came days after it posted a photo gallery of images supposedly showing a woman being ...