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US lawmakers demand Jeff Bezos testify over Amazon’s ‘possibly criminally false’ statements | Technology – Blog – Emails

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers investigating Amazon for possible antitrust violations have demanded that Jeff Bezos testify before Congress to address statements by the company that “appear to be misleading, and possibly criminally false or perjurious”. “Although we expect that you will testify on a voluntary basis, we reserve the right to resort to […]

Amazon’s ad revenue defies coronavirus crunch with 40% boost to $3.9bn- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Many ad companies and traditional media owners are braced for painful contractions as coronavirus brings marketing spend to a halt. However, Amazon’s ad business has emerged as a bright spot in the company’s Q1 financial update despite belt-tightening from brands in other areas. The e-commerce giant disclosed on Thursday (30 April) that its ‘other’ division […]

Upload review – Amazon’s afterlife comedy is the less good place | Television & radio – Blog – Emails

TV has reached its maximum capacity of quirky afterlifes. The Good Place set this recent wave in motion on NBC with its vision of Hell as a metaphysical bureaucracy plastering a cheery expression over its endless labyrinth of paperwork and intra-departmental conflicts. TBS’ Miracle Workers cranked the whimsy up a notch for the rom-com angle, […]

Amazon’s foreign websites named in US piracy and counterfeiting report – Strategy- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Several of Amazon’s foreign websites have been added to the US trade regulator’s “Notorious Markets” report on marketplaces known for counterfeiting and piracy concerns. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on Wednesday cited allegations of counterfeit goods sold on the Seattle-based online retailer’s websites in Canada, Germany, France, India and the United Kingdom. […]

Google drops charges on shopping service to counter Amazon’s surging ad sales – Finance- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Google said on Tuesday it would stop charging merchants to place products on its Google Shopping search page as it looks to win e-commerce advertising business from Amazon and other online retailers, just as they are struggling to supply customers with some items due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move is the latest effort by […]

$10,000 a second? Amazon’s results could be amazing | Technology – Blog – Emails

Amazon will tell the world this week just how much money it has made from the “unprecedented demand shift” to its site from millions of people under lockdown conditions around the world. The retailer, which is run by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, will release its sales and profit figures for the first three […]