1 of 7 View 7 Items Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune Workers, supporters and activists picketed outside the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minn., Monday, July 15, 2019. Amazon's Prime Day is coming with a wave of deals and protests. A call for a boycott on Amazon Prime Day in 2019 did not lower the company's sales, according to early reports. Related Links Amazon Prime Day is halfway over, but here's 5 great deals available now Amazon Prime Day will last for 48 hours this year SALT LAKE CITY — Amazon’s summer consumer bonanza was not simply two days of “deals, deals, deals!” this year. With the company’s workers striking across the U.S. and the world, Amazon Prime members looking to score the wireless headphones of their dreams were asked by fellow shoppers to forgo big savings and stand in solidarity with the workers who rush to fulfill the orders. Workers in Minnesota protested labor conditions, the … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day: Do boycotts of tech companies work?
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Prime Day, Amazon’s made-up annual shopping event, is upon us.The two-day sale brings in billions of dollars for the company and has become one of its top-grossing events of the year. (The other: Cyber Monday.)Here are five things to know about this year’s event, which begins at 3 a.m. Eastern time Monday. (Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, owns The Washington Post.)1. What exactly is Prime Day? Amazon created the shopping event five years ago as a way to drum up summer sales and boost membership for its $119-a-year Prime program. The company offers round-the-clock deals on everyday items, as well as exclusive concerts and gaming events for its members.Like Black Friday, Prime Day has extended from a one-day sale into a days-long affair. This year's event goes for 48 hours. The company says the deals are a "surprise," though analysts say they expect discounts on electronics, apparel and home goods. (Last year's bestsellers included the Instant Pot in … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day; 5 things you need to know
1 of 2 View 2 Items David Goldman, Associated Press Maroon 5 performed the halftime show during Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, February 3, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY — So many commercials, so many reactions. A number of commercials aired during Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night, just like any other year. And, like many years in the past, you might have missed a few. As The New York Times noted, the advertisers focused on the technology of the future, as well as championing women and celebrating nostalgia. Here’s a roundup of the popular Super Bowl commercials you might have missed. Note: Some of the commercials come from alcohol brands. "Avengers: Endgame" airs a new teaser. “Some people move on. But not us.” Watch the brand-new #AvengersEndgame spot that aired during the big game. See the film in theaters April 26. pic.twitter.com/nAdYyQW4ia— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) February 3, 2019 Jason Bateman appears in the Hyundai commercial. … [Read more...] about Chunky milk, ‘Toy Story 4’ and The Washington Post: A quick look at the 2019 Super Bowl commercials
MEDIA 12/04/2018 04:03 pm ET "Our values are wildly out of sync with [Jeff Bezos'] s****y treatment of his own workers." By Ashley Feinberg A little over five years ago, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post for $250 million. This was a much-needed boost for the struggling newspaper, but it also created an obvious conflict for the newsroom: How do you cover the richest man in history when he’s also your boss? The usual firewalls are intact, according to executive editor Marty Baron. While Bezos weighs in on the Post’s business strategy, he stays away from the paper’s news coverage entirely. And as Washington Post spokesperson Kris Coratti told HuffPost over email, “We do not have any policies around employees being critical of Amazon.” But influence doesn’t always work in obvious ways. Just the knowledge that the man paying the bills also owns a major subject of coverage can be complicating in itself. So we … [Read more...] about What Washington Post Employees Actually Think About Amazon
Rachel Siegel, The Washington Post Published 12:40 pm PDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 Amazon. Amazon. Photo: Bloomber Photo By Jason Alden Photo: Bloomber Photo By Jason Alden Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Amazon. Amazon. Photo: Bloomber Photo By Jason Alden Why Amazon Prime memberships might be waning 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Amazon Prime memberships - the main engine behind the retailer's online dominance - may be starting to step off the gas. That's according to new research by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners suggesting that in the past year, Prime memberships grew 8 percent - the lowest annual rate since the group began tracking the data in 2012. The group also put the number of U.S. Prime members - … [Read more...] about Why Amazon Prime memberships might be waning