Fired Amazon worker gets a court hearing over retaliation claims

  • December 5, 2020
Amazon workers alleging retaliation over whistleblowing and labor organization will get at least one day in court. BuzzFeed News has learned that the National Labor Relations Board has granted former worker Courtney Bowden a hearing before an adminis…

Facebook buys customer service and chatbot startup Kustomer

  • November 30, 2020
Facebook has just completed its latest acquisition, buying up a company called Kustomer. The startup’s software creates a single-screen interface for businesses to manage their online conversations with customers and automate some interactions with t…

Zappos’ pioneering ex-CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46

  • November 28, 2020
Internet shopping just lost one of its most influential figures. TechCrunch has confirmed that Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of online shoe giant Zappos, died on November 27th at the age of 46 from injuries sustained in a house fire. He’s best known for…

Google may turn YouTube into a shopping destination

  • October 9, 2020
At some point in your YouTube watching career, you’ve probably dug into the description of a video to tap on an Amazon referral link. Whether you’re into tech, photography, gaming or almost any other hobby, most channels use those links as a way to g…

Amazon foils plot using phones in trees to get more deliveries

  • September 5, 2020
Amazon appears to have stopped a strange plot that used phones in trees to game delivery route assignments. Contract drivers talking to Bloomberg said that they’re now getting more routes even when they’re miles away from the Whole Foods locations th…

Amazon may turn dying JC Penney and Sears stores into warehouses

  • August 9, 2020
The department stores that anchor shopping malls have struggled to survive in the face of online shopping, but those spaces might find a new lease on life through their greatest foe. Wall Street Journal sources claim Amazon is in talks with mall owne…