A top Amazon TV boss left after less than a year amid reports she made ‚inappropriate comments’ in a meeting

A top Amazon TV boss left after less than a year amid reports she made ‚inappropriate comments’ in a meeting

Heather Schuster. Getty A top Amazon television executive has left the company amid reports she was the subject of an internal investigation into alleged inappropriate comments she made during a meeting. Deadline broke the news that Heather Schuster, head of unscripted TV at Amazon Studios, has stepped down. Variety and The Los Angeles Times followed…

Amazon is hinting it has a new plan to make boatloads of money from Alexa

Amazon is hinting it has a new plan to make boatloads of money from Alexa

Amazon’s Echo devices are smart speakers powered by Alexa. AP/Elaine Thompson Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is maturing, and so is its path to monetization. In Amazon’s quarterly earnings call on July 26, the company’s head of investor relations, Dave Fildes, said that people were „enjoying” the company’s Alexa-powered devices, but didn’t directly address its role…

Amazon removed a bunch of products featuring Nazi and white supremacist insignia from its site

Amazon removed a bunch of products featuring Nazi and white supremacist insignia from its site

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Amazon has stated in a letter to Democratic Representative Keith Ellison that it has removed a host of Nazi and white supremacist products from its site. We first saw the news via BuzzFeed . Ellison sent an open letter to Amazon last month after a research…

An Amazon staffer is posting YouTube videos of herself living in a warehouse parking lot after an accident at work

An Amazon staffer is posting YouTube videos of herself living in a warehouse parking lot after an accident at work

Amazon warehouse workers. Getty Vickie Shannon Allen, a 49-year-old former Amazon warehouse employee in Texas, says she is now homeless after being injured at work last year. Allen has been documenting her eviction from a Texas caravan park on YouTube , and her story was reported by The Guardian . She has also set up…

Amazon reportedly issued a dark warning about Brexit in a private meeting with the UK government

Amazon reportedly issued a dark warning about Brexit in a private meeting with the UK government

Amazon warehouse worker. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Amazon made a bleak prediction about Brexit in a behind-closed-doors meeting with the UK government last Friday, according to The Times. Douglas Gurr, Amazon’s UK country manager, told a meeting of business leaders that if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, it will spark „civil…

Amazon websites crash on Prime Day

Amazon websites crash on Prime Day

Image copyright Amazon screenshot Shoppers in the US and elsewhere are struggling to access Amazon’s website as one of its biggest annual sales, Prime Day, gets under way. Many reported the e-commerce platform had crashed, showing them only an error message that read: „sorry, something went wrong on our end”. The issues are centred on…

Over 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial-recognition software to police

Over 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial-recognition software to police

On Thursday a group of Amazon employees sent a signed letter to CEO Jeff Bezos calling on the company to stop selling a sophisticated facial-recognition software to law-enforcement agencies. Business Insider has learned that more than 100 Amazon workers signed the letter, including some senior engineers. Those who signed the letter want the company to…

You should be terrified that Amazon is going to eat your industry, but there’s a secret to surviving it, says a guy who experienced it

You should be terrified that Amazon is going to eat your industry, but there’s a secret to surviving it, says a guy who experienced it

Jeff Bezos. Drew Angerer/Getty Images For 14 years, Lanham Napier was the face of Rackspace, a web hosting and cloud company that was one of the most successful tech companies in Texas…until he ran smack dab into a nemesis named Amazon. Napier has some tough advice for executives looking over their shoulder, afraid that Amazon…

Here’s why Amazon could launch its own cryptocurrency

Here’s why Amazon could launch its own cryptocurrency

Most investors missed it… And the mainstream media, as far as I know, never even reported on it… But while Wall Street remains fixated on the ups and downs of bitcoin, something unusual is playing out behind the scenes in the blockchain industry. And it could have huge implications for cryptocurrencies… and even change how…

Amazon is just getting started with its big bet on showing live Premier League matches

Amazon is just getting started with its big bet on showing live Premier League matches

Premier League star Harry Kane. Getty Amazon will make a bit of history next year when it becomes the first tech company to stream live Premier League matches in the UK — and industry insiders think it’s just getting started. Big name stars including Paul Pogba, Harry Kane, and Mohamed Salah will make their debut…