Amazon strikes: Workers claim robots are treated better

As Amazon's first ever UK strike gets under way, staff in Coventry tell the BBC why they are walking out.

Amazon workers are staging the first ever UK strike against the online giant on Wednesday in a protest over pay. Members of the GMB union are walking out at Amazon's Coventry warehouse over what the… [+6571 chars]

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Amazon is shutting down the AmazonSmile charity program in February

Amazon plans to wind down AmazonSmile, its giving program that allows buyers to donate to their favorite charities with every purchase, by February 20th, 2023. In its announcement, the e-commerce giant said "the program has not grown to create the impact that…

Amazon fails to overturn Staten Island warehouse's vote to unionize

Amazon has failed to convince Cornele Overstreet, a regional director with the National Labor Relations Board, to overturn JFK8 workers' vote in favor of unionization. If you'll recall, the JFK8 facility in Staten Island became the first unionized Amazon ware…

Beats Studio Buds drop back to $90 at Amazon

Those in the market for a solid set of earbuds at a good price might want to consider the Beats Studio Buds, which are on sale at Amazon. The moon gray version of the earbuds, which usually cost $150, have dropped by 40 percent to $90 . At $89.99, that's fou…

Amazon Has Conquered Christmas—but Its Reign May Be Ending

The retail giant mastered the mince pie and shoved its way into the holidays. But, it’s also had to cut back on its private-label products after poor sales.

Amazon's expanded job cuts will affect over 18,000 employees

Amazon is cutting more jobs than it had previously planned, CEO Andy Jassy has admitted in a blog post. Back in November, reports came out that the e-commerce giant was eliminating 10,000 jobs, just as other companies in the tech sector had announced layoffs …

Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro gets its first discount on Amazon

We’re already seeing the first discounts on the new 14-inch MacBook Pro, which Apple announced earlier this week. Amazon has the entry-level MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro chip for $50 off ($1,950). Meanwhile, Best Buy is tying pre-order discounts to its TotalTe…

Samsung SSDs and memory cards are over 60 percent off at Amazon

Now is a good moment to expand the storage for your PC — or console, or phone. Amazon is running a sale on Samsung SSDs and memory cards, with discounts as steep as 63 percent off. High-end models are particularly good values. The 2TB version of the 980 Pro S…

Amazon has a big sale on TP-Link routers and smart home gadgets

If you're looking for new routers, mesh WiFi systems and smart home devices, such as lights and plugs, TP-Link is selling quite a few at a discount on Amazon. The TP-Link Archer AX73 WiFi 6 router is currently available for $140, which, while not quite its lo…

Amazon's 'Buy With Prime' Is Coming to Third-Party Stores in the U.S.

On Monday, Amazon announced its Buy with Prime offering will be available for U.S.-based merchants on January 31. The feature allows merchants to offer Prime members benefits through apps and storefronts that aren’t controlled by Amazon. Read more...

A Damning US Report Lays Bare Amazon’s Worker Injury Crisis

Investigators found that conditions in three of the company’s facilities risk “serious physical harm” to workers.

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