The Amazon that customers don’t see

Each year, hundreds of thousands of workers churn through a vast mechanism that hires and monitors, disciplines and fires. Amid the pandemic, the already strained system lurched. Last September, Ann Castillo saw an email from Amazon that made no sense. Her husband had worked for the company for five years,

Internet could collapse in ‘domino-effect’ any day due to cyber attacks

The internet could ­collapse "any day" from a ­perfect storm of ­cyber ­attacks, ­server ­crashes, and natural disasters, scientists warn. They fear the trio of risks may create a domino effect and wipe out the high-speed web. Corinne Cath-Speth, from Oxford Internet Institute, said: "We tend to forget the fact

Global minimum corporate tax unlikely to dim Singapore's allure as high-tech hub

SINGAPORE – Singapore has way more to offer as a hub for global tech giants and multinational corporations (MNCs) than low corporate taxes that are now subject to the biggest revamp in decades led by the world’s largest economies, say business leaders and tax experts. There are many destinations in

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos ‘feud’ after Tesla boss called Amazon CEO’s ideas dumb

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos have had a long-held rivalry with each other, despite being the two richest people in the world. Things finally spilled over this week, in a rare public demonstration of their ongoing feud, when billionaire Tesla boss Musk trolled his counterpart on

UK’s latest food shortage set to totally divide nation – Marmite is running out

Britain's latest food shortage is sure to divide the nation – for it's love-it-or-hate-it Marmite! The controversial spread has been disappearing off supermarket shelves during lockdown. A key ingredient is brewer's yeast which became scarce when Britain's pubs shut as much less beer was being made. Marmite producers Unilever suspended

Amazon boss Bezos: ‘We need to do a better job for our employees’

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has vowed to make his company a better place for its workers. Mr Bezos was writing in an annual letter to shareholders after a union battle at one of the business’s warehouses in the US state of Alabama. “While the voting results were lopsided and our

Amazon secures enough votes to block union effort

Amazon has secured enough votes to block a union effort at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, proving the might of the online shopping giant and cutting off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond. Amazon crossed the threshold to secure

Fired, interrogated, disciplined: Amazon warehouse organizers allege year of retaliation

The day after Jonathan Bailey organized a walkout over Covid-19 concerns at an Amazon warehouse in Queens, New York, he was, he said, “detained” during his lunch break by a manager in a black camouflage vest who introduced himself as ex-FBI. Bailey, who co-founded Amazonians United, a network of Amazon

A union for gravediggers, cereal makers and, maybe, Amazon employees

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – A group of gravediggers in Columbus, Ohio, who just negotiated a 3 per cent raise. The poultry plant that processes chicken nuggets for McDonald’s. The workers who make Cap’n Crunch in Iowa. The women’s shoe department at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The Retail, Wholesale and

Amazon Moves From Film Industry’s Margins to the Mainstream

Sacha Baron Cohen may have been going a little mad. It was August, the pandemic was raging, and his secret production had shut down. He was determined to reprise his role as Borat in a feature film designed to satirize the Trump administration ahead of the November election. But how?