Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement

Business Jan 14, 2020

Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement

Amazon.com Inc is planning to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed on its e-commerce sites, a person familiar with the program told Reuters. The move comes as Amazon faces public scrutiny over how it polices ...

CES gadget show: Surveillance is in — and in a big way

Business / Tech Jan 7, 2020

CES gadget show: Surveillance is in — and in a big way

From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not. Nestled in the "smart home" and "smart city" showrooms at the ...

Business Dec 27, 2019

Amazon workforce surges by 250,000 for 'record-breaking' holiday spree

Amazon said Thursday it added some 250,000 employees to handle operations for "record" holiday sales for the online giant. The full and part-time seasonal employees were added in Amazon's "fulfillment network," the sprawling system of warehouses and delivery operations, according to the company, which now ...

Business Dec 2, 2019

Poland museum slams Amazon for Auschwitz Christmas ornaments

A Polish museum on Sunday slammed U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon for selling Christmas ornaments with images of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, calling them inappropriate. The museum at the site of the former camp in southern Poland tweeted screenshots of the items showing train ...

Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury

Business Nov 28, 2019

Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury

As they enter the holiday shopping season, online marketplaces Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. are fending off reports about products with high mercury levels being sold on their websites in more evidence that the convenience of online shopping can come with product safety risks. Activist ...

Russian e-commerce booms despite economic doldrums

Business Nov 11, 2019

Russian e-commerce booms despite economic doldrums

Moscow photographer Galina Goryushina says that online shopping has changed her life. "I've got more time for myself," said the 30-year-old freelancer. "I don't have to haul heavy shopping bags. And I don't waste money on silly knick-knacks laid out on the store shelves," said Goryushina. The ...

Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit: sources

Business / Tech Oct 29, 2019

Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit: sources

Google owner Alphabet Inc. has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc., as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. While Google has joined other major technology ...