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FedEx decides not to renew Amazon’s U.S. air-delivery contract

June 8, 2019 |

FedEx Corp. said it wouldn’t renew its U.S. air-delivery contract with Amazon.com Inc., paring a key customer relationship as the largest online retailer deepens its foray into freight transportation.

FedEx’s new focus will be on “serving the broader e-commerce market,” with U.S. package volume…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon’s Echo has a new command: Alexa, forget everything I just said!

May 30, 2019 |

Amazon.com Inc. is updating its Alexa voice software to let users delete recordings of their voice using a spoken command, a move that follows criticism of the company’s privacy practices related to its digital assistant.

A set of updates offers users who have opted in online the ability to say…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon’s entry into the satellite internet market sets up another faceoff between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

April 13, 2019 |

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos already compete on satellite launch contracts for their respective rocket companies, SpaceX and Blue Origin.

Soon they will also face off in the potentially lucrative business of providing broadband internet via constellations of hundreds, or even thousands, of tiny satellites.


L.A. Times – Business

Data-breach lawsuit against Amazon’s Zappos can proceed: Supreme Court rejects appeal

March 25, 2019 |

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by Amazon.com Inc.’s Zappos unit, letting a lawsuit proceed over a 2012 hack that exposed the personal information of 24 million customers.

The online shoe and clothing retailer argued unsuccessfully that the customers couldn’t sue without proof of concrete…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon’s New York retreat heralds a new era of corporate welfare fights

February 17, 2019 |

Just as New Yorkers were absorbing Amazon.com Inc.’s decision to abandon a new office hub after tangling over $ 3 billion in tax breaks, General Electric Co. was beating a retreat in Boston, canceling plans to build an office tower and promising to return $ 87 million in government incentives. In…


L.A. Times – Business

Tabloid CEO’s lawyer denies National Enquirer tried to extort Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

February 10, 2019 |

The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid’s parent company said Sunday.

Elkan Abromowitz, an attorney for American Media Inc. Chief Executive David Pecker, said on Sunday…


L.A. Times – Business

National Enquirer owner says it ‘acted lawfully’ toward Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

February 10, 2019 |

National Enquirer owner American Media Inc. pushed back Friday against Amazon.com Inc. chief Jeff Bezos’ accusation that the magazine and its publisher — a confidant of President Trump — had tried to blackmail and extort him.

“American Media believes fervently that it acted lawfully,” the company…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon’s New HQ in NYC? Uh, About That.

February 10, 2019 |

The world’s most valuable public company may not bring 25,000 new jobs to New York City after all, the Washington Post reports. Amazon.com—which chose to split its upcoming second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia, after a highly publicized yearlong search—is said to be reconsidering…
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of extortion over intimate photos

February 8, 2019 |

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he was the target of an extortion and blackmail effort by the National Enquirer, which he accused of threatening to publish intimate pictures of him unless he backed off an investigation of the tabloid.

In an extraordinary post to the online…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon’s IMDb Launches Free Streaming-Video Service

January 12, 2019 |

Amazon.com launched its first advertising-supported streaming-video channel, the e-commerce giant’s latest effort to grab a larger share of the ad market.
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