Amazon delays Prime Day in US

Amazon's busiest online shopping event, Prime Day, has been pushed back in the U.S., the company confirmed Tuesday.

Amazon bans police use of its face recognition for a year

Amazon on Wednesday banned police use of its face-recognition technology for a year, making it the latest tech giant to step back from law-enforcement use of systems that have been criticized for incorrectly identifying people with darker skin.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donates $100 million to Feeding America

SEATTLE -- Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday announced he was donating $100 million to help food banks across the United States.There is a growing need for donations as millions of Americans are out of work amid the coronavirus pandemic.In an Instagram post, Bezos said the donation would be made to Feeding America which will quickly send the funding to its network of food banks:

Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier

Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.

Where’s my Amazon package? It may be late

SEATTLE -- It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon is already having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time.The company said the delays are due to bad weather in parts of the country and the large amount of orders it received during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when it offered steep discounts.“Delivery promises vary and may be longer than normal based on order volume and the fulfillment and delivery capacity available in a given area,” the Seattle-based company said in a statement. “We will work directly with customers who are experiencing an issue with their delivery.”It’s an embarrassing setback for Amazon, whose reputation with shoppers depends on delivering orders on time.

Amazon dumps record $1.45M into city council races, but will it backfire?

SEATTLE -- Hoping to persuade voters into electing a more moderate slate of candidates, Seattle-based Amazon has dumped a record $1.45 million into local city council races – more than a single entity in any previous Seattle election.The money went to a Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce-backed PAC aimed at electing business-friendly candidates.But in the weeks since Amazon’s money dump, some of those meant to benefit from the investment have denounced it – worried about the optics of being labeled a corporate-backed candidate in Progressive Seattle.“The influx of PAC money in City politics this year is completely out of scale with the grassroots campaign myself and many others are trying to run, and is proving to be a distraction from the real issues,” said Egan Orion, who is taking on Seattle’s Socialist city councilwoman, Kshama Sawant, in District 3.Orion has garnered support from the Chamber, which hopes to oust Sawant – who led the push for a tax on jobs that would have hit Amazon and other companies hard.