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60-hour weeks, ambulance call-outs, and 'swag bucks': 30 employees describe the intense reality of working for Amazon during its busiest time of the year

Business Insider spoketo 30 Amazon employees about what it’s like to work during the busiest time of year.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Business Insider spoke to 30 current and former Amazon workers across the US, the UK, and Europe about what it’s like to work during peak season. Amazon’s unseen army of hundreds of thousands of warehouse […]

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Amazon leads $700 million investment into electric pickup truck startup Rivian

(Reuters) — Amazon.com said on Friday it would lead a $ 700 million investment in U.S. electric pickup truck startup Rivian Automotive, in the e-commerce giant’s biggest bet on technologies with potential to reshape the automotive sector. The deal represents a major endorsement of Rivian’s electric vehicle technology by the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon […]

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Here's how politicians and tech execs are reacting to the surprise news of Amazon pulling its new headquarters from New York City

AP Photo/Bebeto MatthewsAP Photo/Bebeto Matthews Amazon said Thursday it was no longer planning to bring its new headquarters, named HQ2, to New York City. The decision to bring HQ2 to New York was met with fierce backlash from many politicians, local residents, and tech leaders who took aim at HQ2’s effect on housing prices, the […]

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmail in nude photo scandal

David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos exposed a potentially damaging scandal involving nude pictures of himself Friday evening — a wild story complete with international relations, blackmail, hacking, nude photos and more. In a personal blog post published on Medium titled, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker,” Bezos claimed that AMI, the […]

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Amazon: Facial recognition bias claims are 'misleading'

Amazon has defended its facial-recognition tool, Rekognition, against claims of racial and gender bias, following a study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The researchers compared tools from five companies, including Microsoft and IBM. While none was 100% accurate, it found that Amazon’s Rekognition tool performed the worst when it came to recognising women […]

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Jeff Bezos' private investigator says he's questioning Lauren Sanchez's Trump-supporting brother over the Amazon CEO's leaked texts

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez.Getty/AP/Business Insider composite Jeff Bezos’ security chief has told The Daily Beast that he is investigating the brother of Lauren Sanchez over the Amazon CEO’s leaked texts. The National Enquirer last month published intimate texts sent by Bezos to Lauren Sanchez, and Bezos mounted a private investigation to find out how […]

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Amazon Is Pushing Facial Technology That a Study Says Could Be Biased

ImageDeborah Raji, a college student, helped Joy Buolamwini of the M.I.T. Media Lab test facial technologies from Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Face++ and Kairos.CreditCreditJaime Hogge for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Amazon Is Pushing Facial Technology That a Study Says Could Be Biased In new tests, Amazon’s system had more difficulty […]