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How Amazon became a pandemic giant – and why that could be a threat to us all

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Online retail grew massively in lockdown, and Amazon reaped huge profits. But where is the company’s relentless innovation and automation heading – and is it time to clip its wings?

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How Amazon became a pandemic giant – and why that could be a threat to us all

How Amazon became a pandemic giant – and why that could be a threat to us all

Online retail grew massively in lockdown, and Amazon reaped huge profits. But where is the company’s relentless innovation and automation heading – and is it time to clip its wings?

Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City

Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City

BALTIMORE — Another big Prime Air 767 takes off from Baltimore-Washington International Airport — where Amazon’s shipping last year eclipsed

Amazon Faces A New Opponent: Some Of Its Own Tech Employees

Amazon Faces A New Opponent: Some Of Its Own Tech Employees

Protests from warehouse workers aren’t new for Amazon, but this pandemic has caused another group of workers to rise up for the first time: the techies.

If we want better conditions for Amazon staff we need to be patient…

If we want better conditions for Amazon staff we need to be patient…

The tech giant has often been accused of mistreating workers, but our desire for instant gratification is part of the problem

How Amazon’s retail revolution is changing the way we shop

How Amazon’s retail revolution is changing the way we shop

A guide to all the industries, product categories, and markets Amazon has dominated over the years

Amazon will be the most important company of the 2020s

Amazon will be the most important company of the 2020s

Amazon's methodology — low prices, endless selection, continuous novelty — will continue to make it a fearsome competitor in the next decade. An eventual $2 trillion market cap is not out ...

Why 2020 could be the year Amazon becomes unstoppable

Why 2020 could be the year Amazon becomes unstoppable

From infiltrating the pharma business to owning the internet, the Amazon juggernaut will be flexing its muscle with broad implications.

Is It Too Late to Stop Amazon?

Is It Too Late to Stop Amazon?

The brain-splitting moment happened about a week ago. A video (watermarked with the logo of a camera from Ring, an Amazon company) showing a man delivering an Amazon package, finding a box ...

How Jeff Bezos and Amazon took over the world in 25 years

How Jeff Bezos and Amazon took over the world in 25 years

When Jeff Bezos and his first Amazon staff began selling books from his garage, they started an enterprise that is now the largest online retailer in much of the world. As Amazon celebrates ...

Antibacterial Wipes, Wigs, Jump Ropes, Vodka

Antibacterial Wipes, Wigs, Jump Ropes, Vodka

Thanks to its ubiquitous presence across Europe, Amazon was never seriously penalized. The nearly boundless scale of the company also allowed it to ignore the mandate about excluded ...

Understanding Amazon: Making the 21st-Century Gatekeeper Safe for Democracy

Understanding Amazon: Making the 21st-Century Gatekeeper Safe for Democracy

Depends Who You Ask,” The Information, June 13, 2019, https://www.theinformation.com/articles/whats-amazons-share-of-retail-depends-who-you-ask [42] Matt Day and Jackie Gu, “The Enormous ...

Amazon places an order for another 3,000 Vancouver tech workers

Amazon places an order for another 3,000 Vancouver tech workers

The redevelopment of the old Canada Post building - Amazon's new Vancouver home - is expected to be completed by 2023.

Why Marketers Need to Understand Amazon Web Services

Why Marketers Need to Understand Amazon Web Services

Companies that use Amazon Web Services get on-demand AI and machine learning services at their fingertips, which help them deploy AI at scale.

Why Bezos is right and Buffett is wrong about business disruption

Why Bezos is right and Buffett is wrong about business disruption

Recent statements by two industry titans, Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos, offer opposing viewpoints on one of the most important topics in business today: how companies and industries get ...

Nationalize Amazon

Nationalize Amazon

Instead of letting Amazon use coronavirus to dominate even more of the economy, the company should be nationalized and reoriented to serve the public good instead of predatory capitalism.

Amazon reports Q2 profit and revenue surge as Covid-19-induced uptick in online sales continues

Amazon reports Q2 profit and revenue surge as Covid-19-induced uptick in online sales continues

Amazon sees profit and revenue surge in the wake of the coronavirus, but growth of its cloud business slows as IT buyers re-prioritise investments because of pandemic.