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As Amazon.com flexes its muscle, Seattle moves to curb corporate political donations

13 January 2020, 6:35 AM

Seattle, the Pacific Northwest city where home-grown online retailer Amazon.com has increasingly flexed its political muscle, is expected to approve on Monday legislation banning political contributions by companies with at least 5% foreign ownership.

Amazon considers opening stores in Germany: Report

4 January 2020, 8:41 PM

Amazon.com  is considering opening stores in Germany, its second-biggest market after the United States, the e-commerce company’s head in the country was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Researchers criticise AI software that predicts emotions

16 December 2019, 4:42 PM

A prominent group of researchers alarmed by the harmful social effects of artificial intelligence called for a ban on automated analysis of facial expressions in hiring and other major decisions.

Amazon CEO wants to work more with Pentagon

8 December 2019, 11:20 AM

Amazon.com Inc founder, Jeff Bezos, said it would support the United States (US) Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defense contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself.

Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence

30 November 2019, 4:06 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence.

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