Wednesday, December 13, 2017

‘Amazon Amendment’ could put billions in federal spending onto e-commerce giant’s platform

As Amazon expands its marketplace for businesses, it’s on the verge of being handed the “Holy Grail” — to be platform of choice for...

Amazon and Google have big lead as Apple prepares to bring HomePod assistant to...

Virtual-assistance devices are popping up in homes at an astounding rate, new research indicates. Between Amazon with its Echo and Google with its Home,...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gets $1.1 billion payout from biggest stock sale ever

Thank goodness: the world’s richest man will have some walking-around money this weekend. In his biggest sale of company stock ever, Amazon CEO Jeff...

Fresh out? Amazon to close Fresh food-delivery service in some areas

Those green, Amazon Fresh grocery delivery trucks that you have probably seen from time to time on area streets may soon be a thing...

Amazon hiring 800 workers in Bay Area, job fairs start Nov. 2

Get ’em while you can: jobs, that is, in the Amazon warehouses that the e-commerce giant is working energetically to automate. Amazon plans to...

Amazon wants customers to open homes to deliveries

In a move bound to leave package-thieving porch pirates gnashing their teeth in frustration, Amazon has just launched a new system that will unlock...

Microsoft drops suit after Justice Department amends ‘sneak-and-peek’ searches

Microsoft is stepping back from a case it filed last year against the federal government over “sneak-and-peek” search practices of the Department of Justice....

Disney steps further into Netflix territory with Movies Anywhere streaming service

There is still more than a year to go before Disney launches its own, proprietary streaming video service, which will result in that being...

Amazon expands in Santa Cruz, adds to surf city’s housing woes: report

Santa Cruz, the lovely coastal escape for Silicon Valley denizens, has become famous of late for the great white sharks that frequent the waters...

Amazon looks toward clothing manufacturing in drive to dominate commerce

Fashion designer Joseph Abboud may have spoken too soon when he boasted to the Boston Globe that he could turn around a custom suit...

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