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Parler’s de-platforming shows the exceptional power of cloud providers like Amazon

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services. CNBC Getting kicked off Amazon Web Services is rare, but it has enormous consequences. It happened this week, when Amazon dropped Parler, a social network that gained traction from conservatives after Twitter banned......

6,000 Amazon warehouse workers will hold union vote in Alabama on Feb. 8

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon fulfillment center warehouse. Getty Images Amazon warehouse workers at an Alabama warehouse can begin voting by mail in early February on whether to form a union, a National Labor Relations Board hearing officer ruled Friday. The ruling kicks off......

Amazon to let automakers use Alexa software to create their own in-car voice assistants

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon introduces an in-car gadget, the Echo Auto, at an event on Sept. 20, 2018 Todd Haselton | CNBC Amazon wants to make it easier for automakers to bring voice assistants to their vehicles. The company announced on Friday a......

Amazon faces class-action lawsuit over eBook pricing

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc was slapped with a class-action lawsuit on Thursday accusing the e-commerce giant of inflating the prices of ebooks in......

Consumer Groups Target Amazon Prime’s Cancellation Process

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LONDON — Those who have tried ending a membership in Amazon Prime, the technology giant’s digital subscription service, may be familiar with the multi-click process: warnings that cancellation will mean losing “exclusive benefits,” and prompts to reverse course, or switch to an annual membership instead. Consumer rights groups in Europe......

Amazon warned Parler about violent content before cutoff -court filing

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FILE PHOTO: The Amazon logo is pictured outside the company’s JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York, U.S. November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid./File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc warned Parler about vile and threatening language on its site before cutting off the social media platform favored by many......

Amazon says it repeatedly warned Parler about its violent content

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Amazon is asking a federal judge to let it keep Parler offline, saying the conservative media site brushed aside appeals from the Amazon Web Services division that Parler police its violent content both before and after the Capitol insurrection. ......

Amazon says violent posts forced it to drop Parler from its web hosting service

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos addresses the audience during a keynote session at the Amazon Re:MARS conference on robotics and artificial intelligence at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on June 6, 2019. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty......

Whole Foods cuts some workers’ paid breaks from 15 minutes to 10

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Whole Foods Market is reducing paid breaks from 15 minutes to 10 minutes for many of its more than 90,000 workers, with the policy shift coming as retail and other front-line employees contend with surging COVID-19 cases in their......

Parler sues Amazon for withdrawing support after U.S. Capitol riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Parler CEO John Matze joins CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on July 2, 2020. CNBC Social network Parler is suing Amazon for pulling its cloud computing support in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot last week.  Popular with......

Amazon files appeal with Indian court in Future Retail dispute – source

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company’s office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has filed an appeal with an Indian court in an ongoing dispute against local partner Future Group’s plan to sell its retail......

Parler sues Amazon for pulling plug on social network

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Parler is suing Amazon after the technology company booted the social network favored by the far right off its web-hosting services, claiming it’s being targeted for political reasons and to reduce competition. Amazon Web Services booted Parler from its......

Pandemic pricing? Cost of a patio heater quadrupled on Amazon

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A patio heater that cost $150 on Amazon back in late 2019 had soared to $699 a year later, one of hundreds of products the online marketplaces sells whose price surged during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a consumer advocacy......

UPDATE 1-Parler sues Amazon for site takedown, citing antitrust violation

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(Adds details from complaint, attempts to reach companies for comment) Jan 11 (Reuters) – Parler, a social networking service favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, sued Amazon.com Inc on Monday, accusing its Web hosting service of violating antitrust law by suspending its account. In a complaint filed......

Trump’s search for online outlet just got tougher: Parler has gone dark

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Trump has been kicked off of most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters’ siege of the U.S. Capitol. But it remains to be seen how fast or where – if anywhere – on the internet he will......

Conservative social app Parler drops offline after Amazon withdraws support

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Parler, a social media app popular with conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump, has gone offline after Amazon withdrew its support in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot last week. The app was reliant on cloud computing......

Trump’s search for online outlet just got tougher: Parler has gone dark

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Trump has been kicked off of most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters’ siege of the U.S. Capitol. But it remains to be seen how fast or where – if anywhere – on the internet he will......

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