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Matt Day
Employees place items into boxes and envelopes at an Amazon fulfillment center.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 16, 2024
Amazon workers say they struggle to afford food and rent
Amazon has long been criticized for its treatment of employees
A real estate sign advertises powered data center land for sale in Johnstown, Ohio, on March 23.
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 29, 2024
Amazon bets $150 billion on data centers required for AI boom
In addition to meeting demand for corporate services, they will provide the massive computing power needed for an expected boom in generative AI.
The Amazon.com logo on a laptop. The online retailer has announced the launch of its own AI chatbot, Q.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2023
Pursuing rivals, Amazon announces corporate AI chatbot
Last year's Amazon Web Services trade show was overshadowed by the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which quickly wowed users.
Dave Limp speaks during the Amazon Devices and Services event at the HQ2 campus in Arlington, Virginia, on Sept. 20.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 27, 2023
At Amazon, he launched Alexa. His new job is to launch rockets.
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has spent two decades trailing Elon Musk’s SpaceX in the space-exploration race.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 15, 2022
Devices, retail and HR targeted by Amazon plans for largest-ever layoffs
CEO Andy Jassy has vowed to streamline operations amid slowing sales growth and economic uncertainty.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 17, 2022
Big Tech helps Big Oil pump more, belying climate pledges
The tech giants began courting oil companies several years ago, eager for business from a lucrative but technologically backward industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 11, 2022
Amazon’s drone delivery program is hit by crashes and safety concerns
An investigation based on internal documents, government reports and interviews with employees reveals a program beset by technical challenges, high turnover and safety concerns.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 29, 2021
Apple and Amazon results spark fears of an unhappy holiday season
As the economy emerges from the worst pandemic in a century, getting enough products to consumers is a daunting challenge for nearly everyone.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2020
Amazon unions around the world plan Black Friday protests
The company has a history of guarding against unions' influence, posting a job listing in September for an analyst to research 'labor organizing threats against the company.”

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