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Benoit Berthelot / Bloomberg:
French labor union-commissioned report: Amazon shipped 258M packages in France in 2020, up from 229M in 2019 but below 419M target, following warehouse closures   —  - Study shows company struggled to surf pandemic e-commerce boom  — Online giant is trying soccer to kick-start French growth
Oct 21, 2021, 7:10 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Over 2,000 hourly workers at Amazon's Staten Island facilities sign union cards and plan to file with the NLRB by October 25; Amazon opposes the move   —  An effort said to involve more than 2,000 workers across four Amazon facilities in Staten Island faces obstacles
Oct 21, 2021, 6:00 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
A first look at Android app support on Windows 11: the apps are nicely integrated, run well, and installing them is simple, only requiring Amazon's Appstore app   —  Android apps can now run on Windows 11  —  Microsoft has released the first preview version of its Android apps support in Windows 11.
Oct 20, 2021, 10:40 PMIn context
Benedict Evans / @benedictevans:
[Thread] Analysis of FTC's report on Big Tech's startup M&A between 2010 and 2019: half of the deals were <$10M, most had <10 people and were US-based, and more   —  A common talking point in tech anti-trust: big tech companies have made hundreds of acquisitions in recent years, and almost none were reviewed, let along stopped. So, last month the FTC released some actual data, for Google, Apple, FB, Amazon and Microsoft. 🧵 https://twitter.com/...
Oct 20, 2021, 12:55 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft begins letting Windows 11 beta testers try Android apps from the Amazon Appstore, starting with 50 apps including Kindle, Apple Music, and Signal   —  Beta Channel testers get access first  —  Microsoft is now allowing Windows 11 testers to try out Android apps.
Oct 20, 2021, 11:55 AMIn context
Ian Bremmer / Foreign Affairs:
How Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon, and others increasingly rival states for geopolitical influence and are reshaping the global order as we know it   —  After rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, some of the United States' most powerful institutions sprang into action to punish the leaders of the failed insurrection.
Oct 20, 2021, 10:40 AMIn context
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon says third-party US sellers averaged $200K in sales in the year ended August 31, up YoY from $170K, amid scrutiny of boosting its own brands   —  - Amazon touted the success of third-party sellers on its platform in a report released Tuesday.  — It comes as Amazon faces growing scrutiny …
Oct 19, 2021, 11:20 PMIn context
Eugene Kim / Insider:
Internal doc: Amazon held talks with Starbucks to put its cashierless tech in a co-branded coffee shop, at one point aiming for a Q4 2020 launch   —  - Amazon and Starbucks want to launch a new co-branded lounge that would put Amazon Go cashierless stores within a cafe.
Oct 19, 2021, 3:56 PMIn context
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Brazilian banking and payments startup Pismo, which offers cloud-based tools, raises a $108M Series B from SoftBank, Amazon, Accel, and others   —  There is no question that fintech has exploded in recent years.  But along with that, we have also seen a related surge in funding into companies …
Oct 19, 2021, 10:53 AMIn context
Gabriel Araujo / Reuters:
SoftBank, Amazon, Accel invest $108 mln in banking platform Pismo   —  Brazilian banking and payments tech platform Pismo raised $108 million in an investment round led by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and global venture capital firm Accel, it announced on Tuesday.
Oct 19, 2021, 7:50 AMIn context

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