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  • Meet Aisha! NEW Sharia Compliant Version of "Alexa"

    12/09/2019 10:33:04 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Vocab Malone ^ | 12-7-19 | Vocab Malone
    Introducing #Aisha (aka "Halalexa"), thew new #Sharia-compliant, fully Halal edition of Alexa! The ONLY version of the #Amazon Echo Muhammad would approve of! Just in time for Christmas (which is forbidden, BTW). RUN TIME: APPROX. 6 MIN. ***PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS NOT A REAL PRODUCT AND THIS VIDEO IS A SATIRICAL COMMERCIAL, FOR PARODY PURPOSES ONLY!
  • ‘Won’t you look at that’: AOC celebrates Amazon’s move to New York after she criticized HQ2 deal

    12/08/2019 2:56:37 AM PST · by gattaca · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 6, 2019 | Madison Dibble
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran a victory lap after Amazon announced that they were purchasing office space in New York City without any of the subsidies that were offered in the previous deal. Last year, Ocasio-Cortez expressed outrage when Amazon announced it would split its new headquarters, HQ2, between New York City and northern Virginia. She was frustrated that New York officials had promised the corporation tax breaks to entice them to choose their state for the new campus. “Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at...
  • AOC blasted for 'misleading' tweet taking 'victory lap' over new Amazon jobs in New York City

    12/07/2019 4:11:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/19 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was slammed on Friday night over what critics say is a "misleading" tweet touting a new report about Amazon bringing jobs to New York City. Last summer, Ocasio-Cortez waged war against Amazon after the retail giant struck a deal with the state of New York to open a second headquarters in New York City, which would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, in exchange for $3 billion in state and local subsidies. Ultimately, Amazon backed out of the deal. However, it was reported Friday that Amazon was leasing a 335,000-square-foot office space in Manhattan that...
  • France threatens retaliation if US doubles Champagne price

    12/03/2019 6:53:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 3, 2019 | Angela Charlton
    France is threatening a “strong European riposte” if the Trump administration follows through on a proposal to hit French cheese, Champagne, handbags and other products with tariffs — of up to 100%. The U.S. Trade Representative proposed the tariffs on $2.4 billion in goods Monday in retaliation for a French tax on global tech giants including Google, Amazon and Facebook. “I’m not in love with those (tech) companies, but they’re our companies,” Trump said Tuesday ahead of a sure-to-be-tense meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in London. The move is likely to increase trade tensions between the U.S. and Europe....
  • Poland slams Amazon for Auschwitz Christmas ornaments

    12/02/2019 1:30:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12 02 2019 | Staff
    A Polish museum on Sunday slammed US e-commerce giant Amazon for selling Christmas ornaments with images of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, calling them inappropriate. The museum at the site of the former camp in southern Poland tweeted screenshots of the items showing train tracks and barracks and requested that Amazon remove them from their site. "Selling 'Christmas ornaments' with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate. Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful," the museum tweeted. The museum added later that Amazon appeared to have removed the items -- but then posted a follow-up saying...
  • Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments

    12/02/2019 6:18:30 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | December 2 2019 | BBC
    Amazon has withdrawn a range of "Christmas ornaments" displaying images of a former concentration camp that sellers had posted on its website. The move followed a tweet from Poland's Auschwitz Memorial calling on the retailer to remove the "disturbing and disrespectful" merchandise. It included Christmas tree decorations, a bottle opener and a mouse-pad.
  • Amazon jobs: boon or torture?

    12/01/2019 10:14:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    The company at the root of the fortune of the world’s richest man is either a slave-driving torture camp, or a generous and understanding enabler of people seeking to grow their skills and develop satisfying careers. Both views are getting lots of air right now, as Christmas hiring in a tight job market is sparking a recruitment drive at the online retailing champion.   Some people who have worked at Amazon denounce their former employer as an inhumane sweatshop. Consider this article in the New York Post, written by Maureen Donnelly, who worked for one month at an Amazon...
  • Amazon warehouses are ‘cult-like’ sweatshops run by robots: ex-employee

    11/30/2019 2:21:54 PM PST · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 30, 2019 | 4:39pm | Dean Balsamini
    Maureen Donnelly took a job with Amazon when the retail goliath opened a fulfillment center on Staten Island in September 2018. The 46-year-old Staten Islander quit after just one month. Last week, more than 100 workers and their supporters gathered outside the same 855,000-square-foot packing plant to protest working conditions and spotlight newly released data showing the rate of worker injury there was three times higher than the national average for similar warehouse work. Here Donnelly tells Post reporter Dean Balsamini what is was like to work for Jeff Bezos’ Amazon, which the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health...
  • Behind the Smiles

    11/30/2019 9:03:25 AM PST · by heartwood · 7 replies
    Reveal News ^ | Nov. 25, 2019 | Will Evans
    ..... [Indiana, Amazon warehouse] On Sept. 24, just a few days after he’d been eating ice cream and watching college football with his grandkids, [Phillip Lee) Terry showed up for work and was sent to do maintenance on a forklift. He walked under the machine’s forks and metal platform to work on it with a wrench. Suddenly, the 1,200-pound piece of equipment dropped down and crushed him. His body lay there nearly two hours before a co-worker noticed the pool of blood.... ... Indiana OSHA issued four serious safety citations, for a total fine of $28,000. [Inspector John] Stallone sought...
  • Amazon fires intensify Andes glacier melt

    11/29/2019 11:32:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/28/2019 | victoria gill
    The study focused on one specific glacier - Zongo Glacier in Bolivia. Dr de Magalhăes Neto said: "Once deposited on the glacier, the [black carbon darkens] the snow/ice surface, which reduces its ability to reflect solar radiation - or sunlight." That darkened surface then absorbs more of the sun's energy, which amplifies melting. While the findings were significant, the researchers said they did not come as a huge surprise: the same process has been seen elsewhere in the world. "Greenland receives large amounts of black carbon from fossil-fuel origin due to North America and European industrialisation," said Dr de Magalhăes...
  • Amazon 'war cloud' lawsuit threatens to ensnare Trump: 'This is going to get very ugly'

    11/19/2019 7:23:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, November 18, 2019 | en Wolfgang
    The White House faces a “very ugly” legal battle with Amazon over the handling of a massive contract to handle the Pentagon’s vast cloud computing needs, experts say, and top administration officials ultimately may have to reveal under oath whether President Trump personally interfered in the process. The fight is already shaping up as a battle of economic and political super heavyweights, with Mr. Trump making clear his lack of respect for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his business empire, which happens to include The Washington Post. The Defense Department last month awarded the 10-year, $10 billion military cloud computing...
  • New Yorkers say Andrew Cuomo got ‘played’ by AOC in failed Amazon deal

    11/26/2019 6:30:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/25/2019 | Carl Campanile
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was deluged with hate mail following the collapse of his $3 billion deal to build a giant Amazon headquarters in Queens — with many of the missives mocking the fact he’d been bested by freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, The Post has learned. “You got outsmarted by a bartender … thanks,” Patricia Kaufman scolded the three-term governor, noting the 29-year-old socialist firebrand’s former occupation. Her email is just one of some 2,200 pieces of correspondence to the governor about the Amazon deal that The Post obtained through a Freedom of Information request. “What a dysfunctional scenario to unfold...
  • Jeff Bezos: ‘Move All Heavy Industry into Space’ to Save Earth

    11/26/2019 5:30:50 AM PST · by karpov · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 25, 2019 | David Ng
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has once again sounded the alarm on the environment, reportedly telling an audience in San Diego that all heavy industrial activity must be moved to space to save Earth. Bezos appeared at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on Saturday to be inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame for his work on Blue Origin, the space flight company he founded in 2000. The Times of San Diego reported that Bezos addressed a crowd of about 600 invitees at the private event. “I believe that, one day, Earth will be zoned residential...
  • Amazon is SUING the Pentagon using clips of Donald Trump and Fox News 'to show unmistakable bias'..

    11/23/2019 11:46:43 AM PST · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    dm ^ | 11/23 | fruen
    Amazon is suing the Pentagon over a $10 billion cloud-computing contract awarded to Microsoft using comments made by Donald Trump at a campaign rally in 2016 and a Fox News clip in its legal challenge, according to reports. The retail giant, who had been seen as the favorite to carry out the work, said it filed a legal complaint Friday with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims seeking to challenge the decision. The complaint is sealed, but the company said earlier this month there was 'unmistakable bias' on the government's part. In a statement a spokesman for Amazon said 'it's...
  • Seattle’s socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant wants to make an example out of Amazon

    11/23/2019 2:57:55 AM PST · by gattaca · 36 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | November 20, 2019 | MONICA NICKELSBURG
    “Seattle was like a test lab. If we allowed them to get away with it here, then we can be sure they’re going to go after other cities as well.” So said Seattle’s socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant, speaking about Amazon’s unprecedented political donations in an interview with GeekWire on Tuesday afternoon, just a few days after winning re-election despite a massive financial push by the tech giant to unseat her. It’s true that Amazon has used its hometown as a testing ground for many of its boldest ideas. The cashier-less grocery store, Amazon Go, was born in Seattle....
  • Before you sign up for Disney+, use this calculator to add up the 'true' cost of your streaming [tr]

    11/21/2019 5:24:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | November 13, 2019 | Jessica Marmor Shaw & Katie Marriner
    As our calculator shows, the perhaps impulsive addition of just one service to your budget can snowball into a hefty outlay over a hypothetical half-century horizon, particularly when you're looking at that "true" lifetime cost. Take someone paying for Netflix's NFLX, +0.07% standard subscription and Hulu, with no add-ons. That person is looking at a monthly bill of $18.98, and a lifetime aggregate cost of $19,264. Factor in the opportunity cost -- as represented by how much money could have been made investing that same money in the S&P 500 over those years -- and the lifetime cost balloons to...
  • Police can keep Ring camera video forever and share with whomever they’d like, Amazon tells senator

    11/20/2019 7:01:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 19 Nov 2019 | Drew Harwell
    Police officers who download videos captured by homeowners’ Ring doorbell cameras can keep them forever and share them with whomever they’d like without providing evidence of a crime, the Amazon-owned firm told a lawmaker this month. More than 600 police forces across the country have entered into partnerships with the camera giant, allowing them to quickly request and download video recorded by Ring’s motion-detecting, Internet-connected cameras inside and around Americans’ homes. The company says that the videos can be a critical tool in helping law enforcement investigate crimes such as trespassing, burglary and package theft, and that homeowners are free...
  • Online retailer slammed for selling kids’ clothing with offensive slogan (YIKES!!!)

    11/11/2019 7:07:21 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 39 replies
    news.com.au ^ | November 11, 2019 | Lauren Steussy
    The e-retail giant has been slammed yet again, this time for a range of kids’ clothing bearing one truly “wrong” and offensive slogan. Amazon has pulled an offensive shirt emblazoned with “Daddy’s Little Slut” thanks to some good old-fashioned Twitter shaming. But it has allowed its third party seller to continue hawking other off-colour items. The original $18 shirt sold by OnlyBabyCare started going viral last Friday morning, as images of the shocking slogan circulated Twitter. It has been available on Amazon since June, with a description claiming it was “suitable” for “playing outside, birthday party, baby shower, baptism” among...
  • Amazon's $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

    11/11/2019 5:01:04 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 November 2019 | Gregory Scruggs
    Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the tech giant helped fend off last year. Amazon poured a record $1.5 million into a Super PAC run by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to back a slate of candidates in the Nov. 5 council elections viewed as pro-business, or at least more corporate friendly than the incumbent council majority.
  • Far-left candidates appear to flop in Seattle city council race after Amazon dumps dollars

    11/06/2019 7:46:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox Business ^ | November 06 2019 | vie Fordham
    Preliminary results are in for the Seattle City Council election, and it appears far-left candidates who were expected to be hostile to business interests have faltered after Amazon dumped more than a million dollars into the race in October. Self-proclaimed socialist Kshama Sawant, an incumbent from the city's 3rd District, trailed her more moderate challenger Egan Orion by about eight points as of Wednesday morning. Orion celebrated his lead with supporters Tuesday night and said he was "90% confident" that he'd hold onto it, The Seattle Times reported.