How Amazon can dethrone UPS and FedEx in the US last-mile delivery market (AMZN)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence,  click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider Intelligence Outside of the US Postal Service (USPS), FedEx and UPS have dominated the domestic logistics industry — and in particular, the […]

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Amazon turns to customers for questions Alexa can’t answer

Amazon is launching a new program that will let its customers answer some of the questions Alexa can’t answer on its own. It’s called Alexa Answers and starting today, the company will begin inviting select customers to field some of the more difficult questions posed to Amazon’s assistant. “While Alexa can answer the vast majority […]

Europe is closing in on Amazon, as Germany investigates if the firm is abusing its market position

David Ryder/Getty Images Germany’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into whether Amazon is abusing the dominance of its marketplace platform. The probe was prompted by numerous complaints lodged against Amazon by third-party sellers. It will run in tandem with a similar investigation by the EU into Amazon’s marketplace. Germany’s competition watchdog has launched an […]

Congress: Amazon didn’t give “sufficient answers” about facial recognition

Enlarge / Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com, in May 2018. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Seven members of the House of Representatives and one United States senator have now sent a second letter to Amazon’s CEO, asking for more clarification about the company’s use of facial-recognition technology. Although two House members in the […]

Amazon closes its restaurant delivery service in the UK

Remember Amazon’s takeout and delivery service? The e-retailer’s UberEats and GrubHub rival is reportedly set to close in London following competition from local counterpart Deliveroo roughly two years after its launch in the UK capital. Amazon confirmed the closure to the Evening Standard and has reportedly been emailing customers saying “you will no longer be […]

Jeff Bezos pictures Amazon as an inverted pyramid, in which he is the least important person at the bottom

Cliff Owen/AP A seasonal Amazon worker, who wrote an anonymous column in The Guardian, described the induction talk they were given on their first day. A manager took an image of an inverted pyramid, labelled the bottom “least important” and said that CEO Jeff Bezos thinks he belongs at this end of the diagram. Amazon’s […]