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Amazon Prime Members Get a Brand New Perk

June 20, 2018 |

All members of Amazon Prime now have free access to Wardrobe, Amazon’s fashion service that allows users to try clothes before they buy them. Until now, the service was only offered to a group of beta users. According to recode , Wardrobe-for-all comes with a downside. The site reports that Amazon…
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Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway pick CEO for joint healthcare venture

June 20, 2018 |

Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon and bestselling author, has been named chief executive of a venture sponsored by Amazon.com Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. that aims to bring down those three firms’ healthcare costs.

The companies announced the appointment Wednesday…


L.A. Times – Business

Attention, Amazon Prime Members: You’re in Luck at Whole Foods

June 17, 2018 |

One year after Amazon.com bought Whole Foods, the e-commerce giant is offering Prime members discounts and perks at the grocer, in an effort to capture even more of their spending.
WSJ.com: US Business

Seattle repeals tax on big companies after pressure from Amazon and others

June 13, 2018 |

Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon.com and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses. It was a stark reversal from a month ago, when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis.

The council voted 7-2 after supporters…


L.A. Times – Business

Prime Day-Ramadan conflict spurs rare Amazon worker agitation

June 11, 2018 |

The run-up to Amazon Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s big July sales promotion, overlaps with Ramadan, 30 sacred days during which many observant Muslims fast and seek time off.

That’s creating tension in Minnesota’s Twin Cities region, where activists say Amazon.com Inc. employs more than 1,000…


L.A. Times – Business

A Year After Amazon Devoured Whole Foods, Rivals Are Pursuing Countermoves

June 10, 2018 |

Amazon.com’s acquisition has triggered change in the food industry, with major grocery chains offering home delivery while some food makers seek to better sell through the e-commerce giant.
WSJ.com: US Business

Amazon wins rights to English Premier League soccer games

June 7, 2018 |

Amazon.com stepped up its move into live sports programming Thursday by winning the rights to broadcast some soccer games from the hugely popular English Premier League.

Although the three-year pact is narrow in scope, the deal emphasizes Amazon’s ambition to seize a bigger role in the multibillion-dollar…


L.A. Times – Business

‘You’re Stupid If You Don’t Get Scared’: When Amazon Goes From Partner to Rival

June 2, 2018 |

The Seattle giant’s cloud-computing business offers a look inside its model for expanding—even when it means moving in on allies’ turf. Some partners praise the unit’s chief for straddling the line between friend and competitor.
WSJ.com: US Business

India’s Biggest Competitors to Walmart and Amazon? Mom and Pop

May 30, 2018 |

Millions of tiny stores dotting India’s villages and slums have a secret that makes them formidable retail rivals—even to giants like Walmart and Amazon.com.
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