Amazon warehouse workers’ case makes it to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving former Amazon warehouse workers fighting over unpaid security searches which could have implications for similar cases in the future. Two former temporary employees from Amazon contractor Integrity Staffing Solutions said they passed through 30-minute security checks at the end of their shifts, but were not compensated…. Read More


Fortune’s most-admired companies: Apple 1st; Amazon 2nd; Microsoft 24th

Fortune released its annual list of “most-admired companies” today, and Apple remained at the helm as Microsoft dropped out of the top 20. While Apple stayed ahead of the pack, rival Microsoft dropped seven spots from 2013′s rankings to 24th. Six Washington-based companies made the list, including: Amazon (2nd), Starbucks (5th), Costco (12th), Nordstrom (17th),… Read More


Netflix jabs at Amazon with ‘Drone 2 Home’ spoof video

The folks over at Netflix seem to have a few extra hours on their hands and decided to produce a video that pokes fun at Amazon’s ambitious plans for a drone delivery system. The spoof, which mocks Amazon’s long-term vision for delivering products through the air, shows a “Drone 2 Home” service that zips Netflix… Read More

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Gawker’s Nick Denton knows exactly what Jeff Bezos should do with The Washington Post: Ditch print, distribute Kindles

Nick Denton is a controversial new media titan, uncovering the gossip that no one else in the news business will touch. The 47-year-old Gawker Media founder — whose online properties include Gizmodo, Deadspin, Kotaku and others — also knows how to build big audiences. And now Denton has some advice for’s Jeff Bezos, who… Read More


The Target Tipping Point: How e-commerce trumped traditional retail in transaction security

The first weeks of 2014 seemed to bring reports of new data breaches affecting retailers in the United States on nearly a weekly basis. Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels and White Lodging (operator of several different hotel franchises) all reported data breaches or investigations into possible data breaches. A key point in common among these reports:… Read More

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Want a job packing boxes? Amazon has 2,500

Amazon announced today that it has 2,500 job openings between six fulfillment centers in Chester, Va., Dupont, Wash., Coffeyville, Kan., Murfreesboro, Tenn., Columbia, S.C. and Petersburg, Va. “Last year, we hired more than 20,000 people into full-time jobs across our U.S. fulfillment centers – with more than half starting as seasonal employees,” Mike Roth, Amazon’s… Read More

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Protest of the day: Activists target Amazon over CIA alliance

Another day, another protest against a Seattle tech titan. Tuesday’s protest included a blockade of the South Lake Union Streetcar, with activists holding a banner that read: CIAmazon. That was in reference to Amazon Web Services’ partnership with the CIA, and it comes a day after protesters blocked a Microsoft Connector bus on Capitol Hill on… Read More