Electric truck maker Rivian, backed by Amazon, flys in debut
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Amazon to hire 15,000 employees across Canada; increase wages
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Amazon to hire 100,000 to keep up with online shopping surge
The company already had to hire 175,000 people earlier this year to keep up with the rush of orders.
Mercedes gets big electric van order from Amazon
Also joining Bezos climate initiative to go completely carbon neutral by 2039.
Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%
Amazon disclosed its carbon footprint the first time last year after pressure to do more to combat climate change
Trump trade office adds Amazon to ‘notorious markets’ list
USTR cited complaints from U.S. businesses that consumers can’t easily tell who is selling items on the Amazon platforms.
No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier less grocery store
At the new store, opening Feb. 25 in Seattle, shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without checking out or opening their wallets
Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change
Will start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect the planet.
Amazon is big … really, really big; U.S. workforce hits 500K
Amazon’s growth comes with increased scrutiny, as some U.S. presidential candidates want to break it up
Amazon bans sellers from using FedEx for some deliveries
Amazon and FedEx have a testy relationship.
US proposes tariffs on up to $2.4B on French imports
Retaliation on France’s tax on American tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.
Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg
Elizabeth Warren, who in March proposed breaking up big tech companies, began running a text ad on Facebook to take aim at Zuckerberg.
Restoring forests one tree at a time, to help repair climate
A first line of defence against climate change, absorbing up to 25% of man-made carbon emissions each year.
EBay CEO clashes with board, steps down
Ebay, facing increasing competition from Amazon and other online stores, has been pressured to sell off some of its sites.
Plans call for Amazon operations at Pontiac Silverdome site
US$250 million project that could bring 1,500 jobs to Detroit area.
Looking to hire 30,000, Amazon plans nationwide job fairs
Amazon said the hiring events will take place Sept. 17 in six locations.
Canada pushes Amazon protections in free trade talks with Brazil
Carr says talks with Mercosur group will continue “because we are committed to diversifying our trading partners.”
Feds add $15M, water bombers to G7 help to fight Amazon wildfires
Part of the $20-million G7 commitment will be earmarked for a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest.
France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat
Amounts to a 3% annual levy on French revenues exceeding US$28 million.
Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training
Amazon and other companies have struggled to find technically qualified U.S. employees.
Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals
Earlier this month, San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments.
Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping
The announcement comes just two weeks after online behemoth Amazon said it’s upgrading its free shipping option.
NY Governor: No reason to think Amazon might reconsider plan
The tech giant recently pulled the plug on its new NYC headquarters.
Amazon plans to open new distribution centre in Edmonton area; hire 600 workers
It will be the company’s 11th distribution facility in Canada.
Even small companies may be able to cut Amazon like deals
Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on rent or taxes.
Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia [UPDATED]
Toronto’s hopes of hosting Amazon’s new HQ have been dashed.
Amazon considering New York amid reports HQ will be split [UPDATED]
Reports suggest the e-commerce firm will split new location between New York City and Washington, DC.
IBM’s $34B Red Hat deal is risky bid to boost cloud business
It is the biggest acquisition in IBM’s century-long history.
After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers
Workers who already made $15 an hour will get more than the $1 an hour raise promised last week.
Amazon to cut bonuses, stock benefits as it raises wages
Ecommerce giant will phase out bonuses and stock program after US$15 an hour minimum wage announcement.
Instacart to expand Toronto office into tech hub, hire 200 people
California-based online grocery app company already has more than 80 employees at its current Toronto office.