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Gamers compete during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in 2017.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 24, 2023
Twitch and YouTube curb big-money deals for gaming superstars
For years, the leading livestreaming sites have competed for top gaming talent to bolster their services.
Construction works at the site of the proposed Amazon regional headquarters development beyond the Liesbeek River in Cape Town, South Africa
WORLD / Society
Oct 23, 2023
How one river highlights South Africa's land inequality
The river has become emblematic of the myriad of sometimes conflicting land disputes in a country struggling to right the wrongs of the past.
Kiva robots move inventory at an Amazon fulfilment center in Tracy, California.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 13, 2023
Amazon strategy could unlock $100 billion in revenue
Supply Chain by Amazon is the latest part of its drive to become a leading logistics company.
A self-employed Amazon Japan delivery driver (right) who was deemed eligible for workers' compensation holds a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 5, 2023
Amazon Japan delivery driver eligible for workers' compensation
The outcome could clear the way for other self-employed Amazon delivery drivers to be eligible for compensation and could impact other industries.
Lina Khan, chair of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), speaks during an interview in Washington on Tuesday. The FTC has sued Amazon.com, accusing the e-commerce giant of monopolizing online marketplace services by degrading quality for shoppers and overcharging sellers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 27, 2023
U.S. trade watchdog sues Amazon.com in landmark antitrust case
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and 17 states accuse the e-commerce giant of excluding rivals in online marketplace services and stifling competition.
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.
Packages to be delivered on Amazon Prime Day in New York in 2022
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 27, 2023
Why Amazon’s online marketplace drew FTC scrutiny
The FTC’s case against Amazon is an important test of whether Lina Khan’s interpretation of the law will hold up in court.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 1, 2023
How remote work connected employees making $19 an hour and $80,000 a year
Corporate employees who don't want to return to the office face tensions over how their demands compare with those of others who could never work remotely.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Apr 6, 2023
Talk about your favorite shows in Japanese — but no spoilers, please!
It's always fun to talk about what's on TV, but recently it has been what's on streaming services that has taken up most of the conversation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 25, 2023
ChatGPT launches boom in AI-written e-books on Amazon
ChatGPT appears ready to upend the staid book industry as would-be novelists and self-help gurus looking to make a quick buck are turning to the software to help create bot-made e-books
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 14, 2023
Amazon is taking half of each sale from its merchants
Grappling with slowing sales growth and rising costs, the tech giant is squeezing more money from the nearly 2 million small businesses that sell products on its marketplace.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 8, 2023
Raises for retail workers won't protect them from automation
Increasing wages at Walmart and its competitors is a positive move, but automation is reducing jobs and the hours staff are needed.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 29, 2023
Big Tech binged on workers during COVID-19 — now, comes the purge
The spate of Big Tech layoffs is a reaction to a hiring wave during the pandemic that got out of hand. But will it be an overreaction?
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
Nov 10, 2022
Disney+ makes gains in Japan by banking on anime, echoing its competitors
As streaming giants adopt a lockstep programming approach, who will come out on top?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 6, 2022
Amazon grapples with more labor strife, this time in Japan
A group of 15 subcontracted drivers in the city of Nagasaki is protesting the long hours and excessive number of deliveries in the absence of overtime pay.
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 / Commentary
Jul 21, 2022
Streaming is sadder now
A short explanation for this vibe shift: There has been a little loss of faith in the growth potential of streaming, and doubt has profound ripple effects.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 13, 2022
Amazon issued 13,000 disciplinary notices at single U.S. warehouse
Court records and interviews of current and former employees show the enormous pressure faced by Amazon line workers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 1, 2022
It's alive! How belief in AI sentience is becoming a problem
The issue of machine sentience hit the headlines last month when Google placed a software engineer on leave after he claimed the company's AI chatbot was a self-aware person.

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