Amazon planning 3236-satellite constellation for internet connectivity – SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — Amazon is joining the list of companies planning a constellation of thousands of satellites for broadband internet connectivity. The internet shopping giant has asked international spectrum regulators to provide access to airwaves for a constellation of 3,236 satellites. Amazon’s constellation is filed under the name Kuiper Systems with the International Telecommunication Union. Amazon…

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U.S. blocks Amazon efforts to stop shareholder votes on facial recognition – Reuters

(Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators shot down attempts by Amazon.com Inc to stop its investors from considering two shareholder proposals about the company’s controversial sale of a facial recognition service, a sign of growing scrutiny of the technology. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store…

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Amazon details plan for Bellevue expansion, bringing several thousand jobs in coming years – Seattle Times

Over the last two years, Amazon has amassed a real-estate portfolio in Bellevue in excess of 1 million square feet, room enough for several thousand employees. On Wednesday, Seattle employees in the company’s enormous operations organization — responsible for the delivery of orders to customers — learned that their jobs would be moved over the…

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Amazon Is Losing This $35 Billion Opportunity to Walmart and Target – The Motley Fool

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is the dominant force in online shopping in the U.S., accounting for about half of Americans’ online spending. But there’s a growing area where Amazon lags well behind competitors like Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT). Curbside fulfillment for online orders is increasingly popular, and Amazon is hard-pressed to compete. Its main consumer-facing physical…

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Amazon Web Services to open infrastructure location in Colombia – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (This March 28 story corrects third paragraph after Amazon corrects number of Latin America Edge locations from four to six.) BOGOTA (Reuters) -…

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Amazon plans Austin expansion that will add 800 jobs – Austin American-Statesman

Adding to its already significant Austin presence, retail giant Amazon.com will add 800 tech-focused jobs at its hub in North Austin, company representatives told the American-Statesman. New employees will fill a 145,000-square-foot space Amazon has leased on four floors at Domain 10, a 15-story tower being built at the Domain, the North Austin business, shopping…

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Don’t Just ‘Buy Now’! When Shopping on Amazon, You Need to Pay Attention – The Wall Street Journal

Roy Arguello wants nothing to do with the 10-foot ladder he ordered last month on Amazon.com. A Prime member, Mr. Arguello found it in a search—“I was like, this free delivery is going to work out in my favor,” he says. But a week later, a different ladder arrived at his Chicago apartment. And it…

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‘Shame!’ Amazon gets $23m from Virginia county amid fierce protests – The Guardian

Protesters repeatedly shouted “shame” as a northern Virginia county board unanimously approved a $23m incentives package for Amazon to build a new headquarters there. The Arlington county board’s 5-0 vote on Saturday came after hours of heated public testimony, news outlets reported. Supporters said Amazon’s plan to build a massive facility in Crystal City will…

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Amazon, Google face digital taxes from growing list of countries – Fox Business

France introduced a new tax that could hit Silicon Valley giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. The measure, introduced by the government on Wednesday, would levy a 3 percent tax on revenues the tech companies generate in France from services like advertising or operating a digital marketplace. MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM…The proposal targets about 30 firms,…

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