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COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Feb 16, 2019
Ticking all the right boxes
'I watched someone buy a set of cardboard boxes on Amazon on my way to work this morning.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 15, 2019
How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters
More than a year of work to bring Amazon.com Inc.'s headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 5, 2019
How Narendra Modi’s political priorities ambushed Amazon and Walmart, and benefited India’s richest man
Amazon Inc. and Walmart Inc.'s plans to dominate India's online retail landscape have been ambushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political priorities heading into a tightening election.
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 5, 2019
New York beats out San Francisco to be world's best tech city
Amazon.com Inc. might have the right idea: A new study shows New York City is the best place on the planet for technology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 4, 2019
Feared or celebrated, Amazon's Alexa is star of Super Bowl ads
An android child struggles to control his emotions. Robots threaten to take away human jobs. And a voice-activated device ponders its own existence.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 16, 2019
'Baby Shark' driving you crazy? Its creator warns penguins are next
"Baby Shark (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo)" is the YouTube sensation that's been viewed more than 2 billion times and made the Billboard Hot 100 chart last week as its top new entrant. The jingle has also become such an earworm that late-night-show host Jimmy Kimmel proposed throwing those responsible in...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 16, 2019
Amazon posts and then removes job listings for positions at new New York office
Amazon.com Inc. rolled back what initially appeared to be its first job listings for a new corporate campus in New York City, saying it planned to kick off the hiring process "later in 2019."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 10, 2019
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, world's richest man, to divorce wife MacKenzie after 25 years
Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, and wife MacKenzie Bezos are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple said in a joint statement on Twitter on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 24, 2018
What happens when Alexa gets too smart or too human?
Millions of users of Amazon's Echo speakers have grown accustomed to the soothing strains of Alexa, the human-sounding virtual assistant that can tell them the weather, order takeout and handle other basic tasks in response to a voice command.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 18, 2018
Google to spend $1 billion on new campus in New York as it taps talent pool
Alphabet Inc.'s Google is investing more than $1 billion on a new campus in New York, becoming the second major technology company after Amazon to pick America's financial capital to expand and create thousands of jobs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 14, 2018
Amazon Japan and Mercari join Japan's top business lobby Keidanren
Amazon Japan, a unit of U.S. online retail giant Amazon.com Inc., and flea market app operator Mercari Inc. joined Keidanren on Friday, the organization said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 12, 2018
Japan's antitrust watchdog to study four tech giants to see if fair business regulations are needed
The Fair Trade Commission has decided to launch a massive survey in January into the business practices of internet technology giants, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 29, 2018
Microsoft's stock market value pulls ahead of Apple's by $3 billion
Microsoft Corp.'s stock market value surpassed Apple Inc.'s and pulled ahead by as much as $3 billion on Wednesday as the Windows software maker benefited from optimism about demand for cloud computing services.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 28, 2018
Top Democratic lawmaker to probe hate crimes and surveillance of minorities after GOP ranks balked
The presumed incoming Democratic Chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Tuesday he plans to investigate the drastic spike in hate crimes and whether federal investigators have wrongfully targeted racial and ethnic minorities instead of focusing on white supremacist groups.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 27, 2018
Cyber Monday set to become record U.S. online shopping day, ringing up $7.8 billion
Cyber Monday was on track to bring in a record $7.8 billion in U.S. online sales but will also test the limits of retailers' e-commerce operations as millions of shoppers scour for steep discounts on everything from Lego sets to big-screen TVs.
EDITORIALS
Nov 15, 2018
Set adequate regulations for IT platform giants
Steps need to be taken to ensure that the operations of Internet giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are fair and equitable for all participants in the markets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 14, 2018
Amazon picks NYC and Virginia for $5 billion new HQs and Nashville for key hub
Amazon.com Inc. picked America's financial and political capitals for its split new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for more than 25,000 people each in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 12, 2018
Democrats to probe if Trump used his power to block AT&T-Time deal and punish Amazon
When Democrats take control of the U.S. House they plan to investigate the Trump administration's attempt to block AT&T Inc. from acquiring Time Warner, and whether officials sought to punish Amazon.com Inc. by prodding the U.S. Post Office to hike shipping prices for the world's largest e-commerce...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 31, 2018
Amazon dealt $250 billion blow from market jitters and earnings confusion
Fears of a prolonged market downturn, slowing international sales, stepped-up competition in the U.S. and flat-out confusion about how Amazon.com Inc. makes money are all reasons behind the company's dizzying 25 percent drop in value from its September high.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 30, 2018
Britain to target online platform giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon with new digital services tax
Britain said it would tax the revenue that online platforms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon make in the country to update a system that had not kept pace with changing digital business models.

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