Amazon launches spherical Echo and flying camera drone | Technology

Amazon has announced a full range of new spherical Echo devices, new motorised smart display, a camera drone that flies around your house, a game-streaming service and more. In a streaming presentation, the firm showed off a smorgasbord of new devices from its various brands, including Ring, Eero Fire and Continue Reading

QAnon news: Walmart and Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting politician- Tempemail

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to a Tennessee state lawmaker’s reelection campaign after she used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and the candidate’s posts. The corporate support for a QAnon-promoting politician is Continue Reading

QAnon news: Walmart and Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting politician- Tempemail

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to a Tennessee state lawmaker’s reelection campaign after she used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and the candidate’s posts. The corporate support for a QAnon-promoting politician is Continue Reading

Bleach touted as ‘miracle cure’ for Covid being sold on Amazon | Coronavirus outbreak

Industrial bleach is being sold on Amazon through its product pages which consumers are buying under the mistaken belief that it is a “miracle cure” for Covid-19, despite health warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration that drinking the fluid can kill. The chlorine dioxide solutions are being sold Continue Reading

Twenty years after the dotcom crash, is tech’s bubble about to burst again? | Business

‘Everybody loves a party … but, inevitably, after a big party there’s a hangover,” billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller said last week as stock markets seesawed amid fears that a new tech bubble was about to burst. “Right now, we’re in an absolute raging mania,” he said. And at times it Continue Reading

I used to hate it when businesses got too chummy. Then I met Alan the delivery driver | Amazon

I have always been against the use of names and personal stuff in commercial transactions. And by that I don’t mean someone addressing me by my first name or anything like that; I am on about that business in Starbucks when they demand you identify yourself so they can write Continue Reading

Amazon UK pays 3% more in tax despite 35% rise in profits | Technology

Amazon’s key UK business paid just 3% more tax last year when profits rose by more than a third as the online retailer benefited from the switch to home shopping. The group’s warehouse and logistics operation, which employs more than two-thirds of its 30,000-plus UK workforce, Amazon UK Services, said Continue Reading

Amazon bans foreign sales of seeds in US amid mystery packages | Technology

Amazon said it has banned foreign sales of seeds in the United States after thousands of Americans received unsolicited packages of seeds in their mailboxes, mostly postmarked from China. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in July identified more than a dozen plant species ranging from morning glories to mustard Continue Reading

Why are US companies buying tech from Chinese firms that spy on Muslims? | Darren Byler | Opinion

In April 2020, Amazon, the world’s wealthiest technology company, received a shipment of 1,500 heat-mapping camera systems from the Chinese surveillance company Dahua. Many of these systems will be installed in Amazon warehouses to monitor the heat signatures of employees and alert managers if workers exhibit Covid-19-like symptoms. Other cameras Continue Reading

‘This isn’t the 1990s’: Apple under pressure from app developers | Technology

Facebook may be the home of international conspiracy theories, Amazon the bane of high streets everywhere and Google slowly tightening its grip on the entire web but it is Apple that is rapidly becoming the most friendless of the big tech companies. Even its attempts to make new allies are Continue Reading