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No, we do not want Amazon Music Unlimited

A personal window into the “nonconsensual enrollment problem” that has Amazon and the FTC facing off in court.

Ben Berkley • September 13, 2023
FTC vs Amazon

Is the ‘Big One’ about to drop on Amazon?

This week, the long-simmering battle between the FTC and Amazon escalates.

Ben Berkley • August 14, 2023

Amazon’s Virginia bummer

Amazon made Arlington, Virginia, a lot of promises with its HQ2. Those are on pause.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 6, 2023

Amazon says its media moves are working

Content is driving Prime sign-ups, Amazon says. What comes next?

Jacob Cohen • February 7, 2023

RIP, AmazonSmile

Amazon shutters its AmazonSmile program due to lack of impact, despite small charities saying it helped.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 19, 2023

Amazon set for largest layoffs in company history

From a billionaire’s charitable pledge to impending layoffs, what happened?

Jacob Cohen • November 15, 2022

Digits: FT-Ex, Prime Air, and more

Plus: Wordle’s leader, landline numbers, and a neat Uber stat.

Jacob Cohen • November 14, 2022

Amazon aggregators are losing steam

After becoming one of the hottest sectors for VCs in 2021, funding for Amazon aggregators is way down.

Rob Litterst • September 27, 2022

Bezos’ $715m gamble on The Lord of the Rings

Why this bet is personal.

Jacob Cohen • September 1, 2022

The good and bad of Amazon’s health care efforts

The bull and bear cases for Dr. Bezos.

Rob Litterst • August 22, 2022

A timeline of Amazon’s home robot takeover

Amazon is on a mission to build the smart house of the future.

Rob Litterst • August 9, 2022

Amazon’s ad biz is growing faster than its rivals

Amazon’s digital ads are appealing to brands, resulting in faster growth than its rival.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 5, 2022

Amazon vs. Facebook review groups

Amazon is suing 10k+ Facebook group admins, saying they run groups to solicit bogus reviews.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 20, 2022

Amazon is rolling out the delivery drones

But do people actually want them?

Rob Litterst • July 19, 2022

Amazon’s unique hiring problem, explained

Why the company is running out of workers.

Rob Litterst • June 21, 2022

Amazon workers vote to unionize in closely watched case

The first worker union at Amazon may be a harbinger for the rest of the tech industry.

Jennifer Wang • April 4, 2022

Why Amazon bought MGM for $8.5B

The acquisition figures to help the company boost both subscription and advertising revenue.

Rob Litterst • March 21, 2022

We tried Amazon Luna and it’s not bad

Amazon’s Luna launches as a cheap option for the casual gamer — even if they don’t have a gaming computer.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 4, 2022

Amazon’s plan to dominate the grocery business, explained

Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods serve different types of customers, which means Amazon might take over the grocery business.

Rob Litterst • February 15, 2022
Amazon Style

Amazon to launch its 1st physical fashion store. It’s called Amazon Style

Amazon will launch a 30k-square-foot fashion retail store in LA later this year, using its latest tech.

Trung T. Phan • January 21, 2022

By the numbers: Hotline bling, potty mouths, and more.

Plus: Retail sales might be back while Alexa continues to struggle.

Jacob Cohen • December 26, 2021

Amazon settles a major labor complaint. Workers may now be able to unionize

Amazon settles with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to allow its workers to more easily organize union activity at the warehouse.

Trung T. Phan • December 26, 2021

Amazon’s warehouse tragedy puts its safety procedures under the microscope

An Amazon warehouse in Illinois was struck by a tornado, killing 6 people. Now, the company’s safety practices are under investigation.

Rob Litterst • December 15, 2021

Amazon is proving there are pros and cons to being its own best customer

Amazon’s logistics unit has made the company indispensable this holiday season, but AWS outages could ruin the fun.

Rob Litterst • December 10, 2021

Retailers are telling customers to keep items instead of returning them. Here’s why

Big retailers are letting customers keep items they want to return to avoid paying for shipping.

Rob Litterst • December 2, 2021

Amazon’s about to beat the delivery giants at their own game

If you think you’re seeing more Amazon logos around your ’hood, it’s because you are.

Jacob Cohen • November 30, 2021

By the numbers: New York sand, slow chargers, and irritating $300m chipmunks

Plus: Expensive cadaver dissections and Amazon’s $60m rip-off.

Jacob Cohen • November 8, 2021

Amazon-backed Rivian is going public

Rivian -- the EV truck maker backed by Amazon and Ford -- is planning an IPO at a $80B valuation.

Trung T. Phan • October 5, 2021

Amazon’s $30B+ ad business, explained

Amazon has America’s 3rd largest ad business, more than 2x the size of Snap, Twitter, Roku, and Pinterest combined.

Trung T. Phan • September 23, 2021

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