Amazon uses a fake name from the TV show ‚Seinfeld’ to hide a secret datacenter in Virginia, according to WikiLeaks

Amazon uses a fake name from the TV show ‚Seinfeld’ to hide a secret datacenter in Virginia, according to WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has published the exact location of over 100 of Amazon’s data centers for the first time on Thursday. Previously, only the general area of these data centers was known for security reasons. WikiLeaks reports that to keep these locations secretive, Amazon uses various pseudonyms for each facility. Most notably, at its IAD77 data center…

Amazon will reportedly release its own Alexa-enabled microwave, plus a bunch of other gadgets, later this year

Amazon will reportedly release its own Alexa-enabled microwave, plus a bunch of other gadgets, later this year

Later this year, Amazon is planning to release at least eight new devices that come with Alexa, its smart voice assistant, according to CNBC— including a microwave oven. Beyond that microwave, the devices are said to include an amplifier, a receiver, a subwoofer, and some kind of gadget for your car. Some of these devices…

Amazon investigates staff bribery claims

Amazon investigates staff bribery claims

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon is investigating claims that its employees accepted bribes in exchange for leaking confidential sales data. Independent sellers were also allowed to delete negative reviews and restore banned accounts for payments of between $80 (£61; €69) and $2,000, according to allegations in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal said the practice…

Amazon has quietly built a $10 billion platform selling goods to businesses

Amazon has quietly built a $10 billion platform selling goods to businesses

Amazon on Tuesday said its specialist business-supplies sales portal was on track to hit $10 billion in annual sales this year. Founded in 2015, Amazon Business functions just like regular Amazon but is specialized to suit the needs of businesses, offering things like separate VAT pricing and receipts. It’s the first time Amazon has published…

Amazon becomes the 2nd US company to join the $1 trillion club

Amazon becomes the 2nd US company to join the $1 trillion club

Gus Ruelas/Reuters Amazon on Tuesday became the second US company to reach a $1 trillion valuation, after Apple hit the milestone last month. Amazon’s stock gained 2% to hit the magic number of $2,050.27 per share on Tuesday. Follow Amazon’s stock price in real time here.  It’s official: Amazon is the second US company to…

Amazon finally issues response to Bernie Sanders, blasting him for ‚inaccurate and misleading’ claims about how the retail giant treats workers

Amazon finally issues response to Bernie Sanders, blasting him for ‚inaccurate and misleading’ claims about how the retail giant treats workers

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Democrat, has for months criticized Amazon for its working conditions and pay. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Amazon on Wednesday fired back at Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Democrat, after months of attacks from the progressive lawmaker regarding the retail giant’s working conditions and pay. „Senator Sanders continues to make inaccurate…

Amazon hired an army of employees to say nice things about it on Twitter, and it shows how big its reputation problem has gotten

Amazon hired an army of employees to say nice things about it on Twitter, and it shows how big its reputation problem has gotten

Amazon’s fulfillment centers have been a focus of scrutiny in recent months. AP/Scott Sady Amazon is trying harder than ever to combat its growing negative image. The company now has a small army of „FC Ambassadors” saying nice things about the company online and engaging in dialogue with average Twitter users. The ambassadors are full-time…

Amazon is paying people to tweet nice things about warehouse working conditions after horror stories of staff peeing in bottles

Amazon is paying people to tweet nice things about warehouse working conditions after horror stories of staff peeing in bottles

Amazon says it has employed workers from its fulfillment centers to tweet positively about working conditions. Getty/Rick T. Wilking A small army of accounts have popped up on Twitter to tweet positive things about the working conditions at Amazon’s warehouses. TechCrunch discovered 15 accounts following a standardized format after the Twitter user Flamboyant Shoes Guy…

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…