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Bezos will be the world's first trillionaire
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Unless the revolution takes him out

A company which allows small- to medium-sized firms to compare different business products, has added up some numbers and reached the conclusion that the world's first trillionaire will likely be Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

Amazon might be losing market share
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Monday, 11 May 2020 10:56

Amazon might be losing market share


Positive signs of competition

Despite the fact it being some of the only way that people could buy products during the lockdown, there are signs that Amazon is starting to lose market share.

Amazon shifts to voice calls to spot fake merchants
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See you Jimmy

Amazon is piloting the use of video conference calls to verify the identity of merchants who wish to sell goods on its websites, in a new plan to counter fraud without in-person meetings in the pandemic, the company said on Sunday.

US judge uses JEDI mind hold
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Monday, 20 April 2020 12:28

US judge uses JEDI mind hold


Suspends Amazon’s case against Microsoft

A US judge held a case by Amazon challenging the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion contract to Microsoft.

Amazon worker claims he was fired for leading a strike
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Smalls worried over coronavirus safety conditions

Chris Smalls, an Amazon fulfilment center employee, claims the company fired him after he led a strike at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York, over coronavirus safety conditions.

Billionaire Amazon boss begs for more money for sick staff
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Even though his business is making a killing

While Amazon is seeing its business go through the roof as people locked in houses need deliveries, its boss claims he can’t afford to pay his staff sick leave.

Speech recognition systems understand white people
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They are more like us

Speech recognition systems from five of the world's biggest tech companies -- Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft -- make far fewer errors with users who are white than with users who are black.

Amazon stops shipping non-essential products to Italy and France
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My back stretcher has been delayed

Amazon will stop shipping non-essential products to consumers in Italy and France, the company said on Saturday, representing an escalation in the e-commerce giant’s response in regions hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon to hire 100,000 workers
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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:16

Amazon to hire 100,000 workers


Online orders surge

Amazon.com is hiring 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to deal with a surge in online orders, as many consumers have turned to the web to meet their needs during the coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon and Google ramp up data gathering from speakers
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Smart speakers require continuous status-change updates from devices

Since 2019  smart speakers from Amazon, Google have been requiring continuous status-change updates from devices.