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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 18, 2021
Amazon documents reveal company's secret strategy to dodge India's regulators
The revelations could deepen the risks facing the company as it encounters intensifying government scrutiny in one of its fastest-growing markets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 7, 2021
Jeff Bezos walks through a one-way door, opening a new age for Amazon
Over the last 25 years, the Amazon founder led the company through perhaps the most fertile period of any American business ever.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 10, 2021
Apple and Amazon remove Parler after use in U.S. Capitol riots
Parler, which is popular with extremist groups seeking an alternative to more mainstream social media sites, has come under fire since the storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 22, 2020
Big Tech's stealth push to influence the Biden administration
The moves come as a pushback against tech firms from progressive groups and regulators grows.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 14, 2020
Big Tech turns its lobbyists loose on Europe, alarming regulators
As the European Union has become the global leader in tech regulation, companies have increasingly focused on Brussels in hopes of choking off stiffer rules.
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.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 29, 2020
AI speakers play growing role in daily life of Japan's seniors and disabled
The devices have found popularity with older people and those with disabilities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 10, 2020
Amazon's Japan unit to return ¥2 billion to suppliers, FTC says
The cash will be distributed to 1,400 suppliers after they shouldered part of the costs to cover discounts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 4, 2020
Amazon's Japan unit submits set of reforms to antitrust watchdog
The law prohibits companies from abusing their superior positions to illicitly earn profits from other parties by making demands, including for money.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 21, 2020
Publishers ask Apple CEO for same app store deal given to Amazon
Details of a special deal struck between Apple services chief Eddy Cue and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos are being sought.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 18, 2020
SoftBank bets $3.9 billion on U.S. giants, from Amazon to Tesla
SoftBank is expanding investment activities from private startups to publicly traded equities at a time the biggest technology stocks are near record highs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 31, 2020
Amazon plows through pandemic with record profits
The firm is one of the few to have kept operating during the pandemic, and has invested in COVID-19 business mitigation measures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 30, 2020
U.S. lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals to boost profits
Facebook Inc.'s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon.com Inc.'s Jeff Bezos, Alphabet Inc.'s Sundar Pichai and Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook were said to have acknowledged concerning behavior.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 14, 2020
Amazon tells staff hand-washing time won’t be held against them
Amazon.com Inc. told employees at a New York warehouse, where workers have sued and gone on strike over safety concerns, that they won’t be punished for insufficient productivity or extra time washing their hands.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 11, 2020
Amazon bans, then unbans TikTok app from employee mobile devices
In the span of a few hours on Friday, Amazon.com Inc. banned and then unbanned the TikTok video-sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 5, 2020
Amazon in talks to buy $2 billion stake in Indian telco Bharti Airtel: sources
The planned investment, if completed, would mean Amazon acquiring a roughly 5 percent stake based on the current market value of the company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 27, 2020
Amazon in talks to buy autonomous vehicle startup Zoox
Paying drivers to deliver packages is still one of the e-commerce giant's biggest operational costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 10, 2020
Amazon worker positive for COVID-19 day after Bezos toured warehouse
An Amazon.com Inc. warehouse visited this week by Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos confirmed its first employee case of the new coronavirus, according to a message sent to workers on Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 17, 2020
Amazon to hire 100,000 workers as online orders surge on coronavirus worries
Amazon.com Inc. says it will hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to deal with a surge in online orders, as many consumers have turned to the web to meet their needs during the coronavirus outbreak.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 5, 2020
Japan e-commerce sites crack down on profiteering from COVID-19 fears
Price-gouging to exploit the epidemic is so prevalent that even the government is weighing in.

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