Displaying items by tag: Jeff Bezos

Online retail giant Amazon has been accused of misleading the government's Committee on the Judiciary about its business practices, in the wake of a Reuters report that the company was copying Indian products and manipulating search results to favour its own products over private Indian brands.

Published in Strategy

Online retail giant Amazon has been accused of copying Indian products and manipulating search results to favour its own products over private Indian brands, according to a Reuters investigation. Amazon has denied the claims.

Published in Strategy

Some Americans who work for the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, the owner of retail giant Amazon, are forced to pee in bottles because they do not have time to take a toilet break given the work targets they are set.

Published in Enterprise Solutions
Wednesday, 03 February 2021 11:09

Bezos to step down from CEO role at Amazon

Amazon has announced that its founder, Jeff Bezos, will step down from the role of CEO later this year.

Published in People Moves

And that rethinking starts within the C-suite

GUEST OPINION by Tony Bailey Chief executive officer AccessHQ, a Dialog company: Why, in the time of technology rock stars, like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mike Cannon-Brookes, is it still Groundhog Day for enterprise IT projects?

Published in Guest Opinion

Despite protests from its staff in the past leading to its pulling out from controversial US Government projects, Google has now made a deal for its artificial technology to be used by the Trump administration to fortify the US-Mexico border, The Intercept reports, based on documents obtained under a FOIA request.

Published in Technology Regulation

Twitter accounts of many rich and famous Americans — including Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Jeff Bezos — were hijacked on Wednesday and used to advertise cryptocurrency scams, according to a tweet from British security researcher Marcus Hutchins.

Published in Security

Retail giant Amazon has announced that it will place a one-year moratorium on the use of its facial recognition technology by police in the wake of protests in the US over the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man, in Minneapolis.

Published in Technology Regulation

A court in the US has agreed to a request from Amazon to stop Microsoft and the Department of Defence from continuing to work on implementing a US$10 billion cloud deal that was awarded to the Redmond software giant in October last year, Reuters reported.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The US Department of Defence has awarded a US$10 billion 10-year cloud deal to Microsoft ahead of Amazon, with the latter firm having been favoured to get the contract. The contract runs until 24 October 2029.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Former US defence secretary Jim Mattis met Amazon chief Jeff Bezos in August 2017 emails obtained by The Wall Street Journal show, raising questions over the company's bid for a massive Defence contract worth US$10 billion.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The US is trying to intervene in technology regulation in India, this time telling the government that proposed rules on e-commerce will affect plans by Walmart and Amazon to invest in the country.

Published in Technology Regulation

Global retail giant Amazon experienced problems with its retail website on its Prime Day, the company's made-up holiday in July meant to boost sales, because of problems in migrating from Oracle's database to its own technology.

An anonymous Amazon employee has called on the company's leadership to stop selling its facial recognition software, Rekognition, to law enforcement bodies in the US because it "runs counter to Amazon's stated values".

Published in Technology Regulation

An analyst from Citi Research has suggested that it might be a good idea for Amazon to split, separating its e-commerce business from its cloud division to avoid any regulatory pressure.

Published in Cloud

The conditions that vendors have to satisfy to bid for a massive US Defence Department contract appear to be sharply skewed to favour the online retail giant Amazon, the American magazine Vanity Fair claims.

Published in Technology Tenders

Two US politicians have written to the heads of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and Amazon asking them to reconsider their decisions to prohibit domain-fronting, something that is used to avoid Internet censorship.

Published in Technology Regulation

Workers at retail giant Amazon have written to chief executive Jeff Bezos, telling him not to sell Rekognition facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies and to cancel the contract for hosting data-mining company Palantir on its cloud.

Published in Technology Regulation

Online retail behemoth Amazon has no problem dealing with the value-added tax in the UK and charging it correctly to those who should be slugged. Yet it claims to have issues with charging the GST to Australians who visit its US website.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 09 January 2015 23:36

Is it time to Amazon Fire Jeff Bezos?

Has Jeff Bezos’ time at Amazon come, or is he just getting all Amazon Fired up to tackle the start of the company’s third decade in business?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
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