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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 23, 2022
Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone's voice
The goal is to 'make the memories last' after 'so many of us have lost someone we love' during the pandemic, said Rohit Prasad, an Amazon senior vice president.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Apr 2, 2022
Big victory at Amazon gives unions promise — but no end to challenges
A vote by Amazon workers to organize their New York warehouse surprised and inspired longtime labor backers, for whom a new reality is settling in: It can be done, though it won't be easy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 25, 2022
Amazon fired and disparaged him. Then he started a labor union.
Christian Smalls, an upstart labor leader hoping to unionize Amazon facilities in Staten Island, New York, has taken on an aggressive strategy against the e-commerce giant.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Dec 18, 2021
Amazon partnered with China propaganda arm to win Beijing's favor
Amazon's compliance with a Chinese government edict is part of a deeper, decadelong effort by the company to protect and grow its business in one of the world's largest marketplaces.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 14, 2021
Amazon rethinks warehouse cell phone ban in wake of tornado
For years, Amazon prohibited employees from having their phones on warehouse floors and required them to leave them in their vehicles or in lockers near break rooms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Nov 23, 2021
Visa's Amazon spat shows power is shifting to retailers in fee battle
Amazon said last week that it would stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the United Kingdom from Jan. 19, 2022.
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
Oct 9, 2021
Global tax deal seeks to end havens but criticized for 'no teeth'
Many developing countries have said their interests have been ignored and that wealthy nations were likely to continue dividing up the spoils of foreign direct investment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 6, 2021
Amazon CEO is confident in its gaming products after New World release
A week ago, Amazon released New World, an online computer game where archers and ax wielders colonize a mythical land.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 14, 2021
Amazon hikes starting pay to $18 an hour as it hires for 125,000 more logistics jobs
Most new hires will help run 100 new logistics facilities in the United States, on top of more than 250 that opened earlier this year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 2, 2021
Amazon cloud service outage in Japan disrupts brokerages, banks and airlines
The company said a networking problem was found at 7:30 a.m. and that service was restored in the afternoon.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 31, 2021
Amazon pandemic bump fades as vaccinated shoppers leave home
The world's biggest e-commerce retailer on Thursday reported sales and gave a forecast that fell short of expectations.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 21, 2021
'Road to space': Billionaire Bezos has successful suborbital jaunt
The 57-year-old American billionaire, donning a blue flight suit and cowboy hat, took a trip to the edge of space lasting 10 minutes and 10 seconds.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2021
Fired by bot at Amazon: ‘It’s you against the machine’
Former Amazon managers said a largely automated system is insufficiently attuned to the real-world challenges drivers face every day.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 19, 2021
Facebook's Neighborhoods feature faces crowded niche market and profiling concerns
Facebook, which is rolling out the feature in four U.S. cities, is already playing catch-up in the red-hot market for local social apps.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Jun 11, 2021
World’s richest face tax squeeze after 40% boost to fortunes
The proposals form part of a global revival of initiatives to target the rich, including new taxes on capital gains, inheritances and wealth.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 8, 2021
Websites rumble back to life after Fastly-linked outage
High traffic websites including Reddit, Amazon, CNN, Paypal, Spotify and the New York Times were listed as experiencing problems by outage tracking website Downdetector.com.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jun 8, 2021
Big Tech watches tide turning on taxes after its years of plenty
In the current system, the likes of Facebook, Amazon.com and Google have paid effective tax rates which appeared on a long, steady march toward zero.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Apr 13, 2021
Union loss may bring new phase of campaign against Amazon
Labor leaders said they would step up their informal efforts to highlight and resist the company's business and labor practices rather than seek elections at individual job sites.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 10, 2021
Amazon's win in union fight shows harsh realities facing labor movement
Amazon's fierce resistance to unionization, skepticism among workers that organizing could get them a better deal and decisions on election parameters all contributed to the defeat.

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