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Amazon: Inside the company’s newest and biggest air hub – Cincinnati Enquirer – Amazon News

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Newsom Signs Bill That Could Push Amazon to Change Labor Practices – The New York Times – Amazon News

Business|California governor signs bill that could push Amazon to change labor practices.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/business/newsom-amazon-labor-bill.htmlAn Amazon warehouse in Rialto, Calif. Business groups strongly opposed the California bill.Credit…Philip Cheung for The New York TimesSept. 22, 2021Gov. Gavin Newsom of California on Wednesday signed a bill that restricts warehouse employers from setting productivity quotas that prevent workers from taking breaks or following health and safety laws. The new law could alter Amazon’s labor practices.The bill, known as A.B. 701, also requires employers to disclose productivity quotas to workers and regulators and allows workers to sue employers to eliminate problematic targets. Starting on Jan. 1, employers will have 30 days to give workers their productivity quotas.“The hardworking warehouse employees who have helped sustain us during these unprecedented times should not have to risk injury or face punishment as a result of exploitative quotas that violate basic health and safety,” Mr. Newsom, a Democrat, said.Amazon largely avoided…

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Amazon’s cloud unit to create data centres, 1,000 jobs in New Zealand | Reuters – Amazon News

Attendees at Amazon.com Inc annual cloud computing conference walk past the Amazon Web Services logo in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Salvador Rodriguez/File PhotoSept 22 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) cloud computing unit said on Wednesday it will launch data centres in New Zealand in 2024 and create about 1,000 jobs in the country over 15 years.After releasing an economic impact study, Amazon Web Services (AWS) said it plans to invest NZ$7.5 billion ($5.25 billion) in its new infrastructure hub – AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region.The infrastructure hub will be owned and operated by a local AWS entity in New Zealand, and enable developers, startups, government, and other organizations to use data centres located within the country, the company said.”We are excited to build new world-class infrastructure locally, train New Zealanders with in-demand digital skills, and continue to help local organizations deliver applications that accelerate digital transformation and…

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Amazon’s department stores sound like a very Amazon way to sell clothes – The Verge – Amazon News

Amazon’s rumored department store experiment could take a similarly high-tech approach to selling clothes as the company took with groceries, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. Amazon was previously reported to be considering opening department stores in California and Ohio, a natural expansion of the company’s push into physical retail, and those department stores will reportedly feature its own clothing brands too. Like Amazon’s cashier-less Go stores, The Journal seems to suggest Amazon-branded department stores will focus on customer convenience, using several possible tech solutions. In one idea, customers “scan QR codes of items they want to try on by using a smartphone app,” before sales associates gather and place those items in a dressing room. Once in a fitting room, “customers could ask for more items using a touch screen, which might be capable of recommending additional clothing based on the pieces shoppers liked,” the…

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Amazon distribution center construction on schedule | WANE 15 – Amazon News

by: Taylor Williams Posted: Sep 22, 2021 / 08:17 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 22, 2021 / 08:17 PM EDT FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Construction on the new Amazon distribution center off of U.S. 30 is underway, but many have wondered about the progress of the new facility and if the realtor would back out before the project was complete. In July, Fort Wayne City Council denied personal property tax breaks for the new Amazon distribution center. That break would have saved Amazon $7.3 million on more than $100 million in equipment once the Flaugh Road warehouse was built. Since the meeting, many were worried about how the retail giant would respond as Fort Wayne joined a very short list of cities that have said no to Amazon. Construction on the facility has continued over the past three months, and now Amazon officials are saying the project is on…

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Amazon starting holiday sales in October with a mega shopping event, report says – nj.com – Amazon News

Amazon’s three-week long “Holiday Beauty Haul” event is expected to be held on Oct. 4-25. (Robert Bumsted/AP)AP File Photo/Robert BumstedPrime Day is long over and Black Friday is still a couple months away, but Amazon has another mega sales event on the calendar.The online retail giant plans to hold a beauty shopping event in October in an attempt to boost holiday sales, according to a report by CNBC.The three-week long “Holiday Beauty Haul” is expected to be held Oct. 4-25 and will include fragrance, men’s grooming and winter skin care deals, to name a few, the report said.It’s no surprise Amazon wants to promote holiday shopping early.Major toy brands, including Hasbro, Mattel and MGA Entertainment, are warning parents to get holiday shopping done early due to a global shipping crisis and labor shortages, which is worrying retailers and companies. The issue could easily trickle down into other retail sectors.To get…

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Amazon’s Early Pandemic Hiring Spree Mostly People of Color – Bloomberg – Amazon News

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Amazon’s new limited-edition Echo Studio features Billie Eilish’s face – The Verge – Amazon News

If you were in a tizzy about what to get the devoted Billie Eilish fan in your family for the holidays, Amazon might have just solved your problem — assuming you’re prepared to drop $230 on them. Announced today, the Billie Eilish Limited Edition Echo Studio is available for pre-order and features the melancholy-voiced singer pasted on the side of Amazon’s highest-end Echo speaker, the Studio. Basically, the album cover art from Eilish’s new album “Happier Than Ever” has been printed onto a new beige-hued fabric and wrapped around the Echo Studio. It creates a slightly eerie-looking product that supposedly someone, somewhere, will want to put in their home. This is Amazon’s first foray into celebrity skins; previous attempts to dress up its bulbous smart speakers have focused on pandas and tigers designed for children’s rooms. The collaboration between Billie and the bassiest Echo seems like a direct play for…

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25 Amazing Gift Ideas From Amazon That Are Under $150 – House Beautiful – Amazon News

When it comes to gift-giving, there are a ton of options on the internet to choose from. So much so that selecting the perfect gift can quickly become an overwhelming task. That’s why many turn to Amazon for its myriad of affordable options at almost every price point. And with Amazon Prime, products can arrive within a reasonable timeframe (which is especially convenient with COVID-related delays and if you’re a last-minute gift buyer).Whether you’re gifting for a birthday, graduation, or anniversary―or if you’re looking to treat yourself to something special― there are many creative home decor and lifestyle pieces on Amazon to choose from. We pulled 25 gifts for you to look through, including a cozy faux animal print throw, Instagram-worthy bubble candles ($14), and a premium air fryer ($120) designed to make cooking healthier and easier. Sift through our stylish picks, all under $150, below. 1 Dash Mini Maker…

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LI’s Eddie Murphy inks big deal with Amazon | Newsday – Amazon News

Roosevelt-raised comedy icon Eddie Murphy has signed with Amazon Studios to star in three films and to develop original movie projects for its sister streaming service, Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Studios said Wednesday that the deal follows the success of Murphy’s streaming comedy “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to his 1988 hit “Coming to America” that was released in March. While the new film attained a middling 49% positive rating on the film-critic review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and only a 38% positive ratings by responding audience-members on that site, it was the most-streamed movie of its opening weekend and remains the top opening weekend of any streaming movie in 2021 to date, Amazon said, citing Screen Engine/ASI’s weekly “PostVOD” ranking. Murphy, who has no social media other than an authorized Facebook fan page, has not commented. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said in a statement, “Eddie is a legend both…

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