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If we want better conditions for Amazon staff we need to be patient… | Opinion – Blog – Emails

Tim Bray resigned as an Amazon vice-president last week. “Who he?” I hear you say. And why is this news significant? Answers: first, Bray is an ubergeek who’s an alumnus of many of the outfits in tech’s hall of fame (including DEC, Sun Microsystems, the OED project at the University of Waterloo, Google’s Android team […]

Amazon executive resigns over company’s ‘chickenshit’ firings of employee activists | Technology – Blog – Emails

Tim Bray, a top engineer and vice-president at Amazon, announced on Monday he is resigning “in dismay” over the company’s firing of employee activists who criticized working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bray’s resignation comes as Amazon faces increased scrutiny and employee activism surrounding its internal response to coronavirus. Amazon workers on Friday participated in […]

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 […]

Zalora says it is a ‘data first, then fashion’ company- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

E-commerce fashion brand Zalora has launched an insights platform to help brand partners understand more about what people are buying, and why. According to chief commercial officer Giulio Xiloyannis, the pace of change in the fashion market is so fast that more quality data is essential for brands to make decisions. The South East Asia […]

How to avoid Amazon: the definitive guide to online shopping – without the retail titan | Technology – Blog – Emails

With the shutters down on high streets and retail parks around the world, meaning that home delivery is the only option for almost anything other than food and medicine, it’s no surprise that Amazon is seeing business boom. The online retailer, already a one-stop shop for many people, has seen customers flock through its virtual […]

$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 […]