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The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program

The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program

Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing — and changing us.It’s easy to forget now, but Amazon wasn’t always the king of online shopping. In the fall of 2004, Jeff Bezos’s company was still mostly selling just books and DVDs.That same year, Amazon was under siege from multiple sides. Some of its biggest competitors were brick-and-mortar chains like Best Buy, which was still in expansion mode at the time, with sales growing 17 percent annually. Toys ‘R’ Us sued Amazon in a high-profile battle, alleging it had violated an agreement the two companies had for the toy store...

May 3, 2019
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Amazon is creating facial recognition regulations that it wants Congress to adopt

Amazon is creating facial recognition regulations that it wants Congress to adopt

The tech giant’s hope is that federal lawmakers will adopt much of its draft legislation.Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing — and changing us.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says his company is developing a set of laws to regulate facial recognition technology that it plans to share with federal lawmakers.In February, the company, which has faced escalating scrutiny over its controversial facial recognition tech, called Amazon Rekognition, . Now Amazon is taking another step, Bezos told reporters in a surprise appearance following Amazon’s annual Alexa gadget event in Seattle...

October 23, 2019
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Google will have to change how it operates in Europe

Google will have to change how it operates in Europe

The EU will stick Google with a billion euro fine over how it prioritizes Google Shopping.Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing — and changing us.European regulators are expected to this summer for anti-competitive practices — which means Google will have to alter its business practices in Europe.The repercussions pertain to in search results, but it could have ramifications beyond the Google Shopping feature. Google already faces other outstanding antitrust cases in Europe.Google declined to comment on reports of the coming fine, but the company has previously...

June 22, 2017
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Wash your damn hands

Wash your damn hands

It’s one of the best ways to prevent Covid-19 — and you’re probably doing it wrong.With cases , there’s never been a better time to brush up on one of the easiest ways to avoid the spread of infectious disease: proper, consistent hand hygiene.Everyone from the WHO to the has repeatedly emphasized regular (or hand sanitizer if water and soap aren’t available) as a way to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus."There are 10 basic things that you should know.1⃣clean your regularly with an alcohol-based hand rub, or wash them with & .Touching your face after touching contaminated...

March 4, 2020
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Trump wants a line-item veto. One problem: it’s unconstitutional.

Trump wants a line-item veto. One problem: it’s unconstitutional.

The president asked Congress for one after he agreed to sign the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.President Donald Trump before signing the massive $ on Thursday. He did so, reluctantly and with plenty of grievances against Congress and Democrats about what was in the bill and what wasn’t.Trump also proposed a few solutions to avoid this problem for future spending bills, one of which included Congress giving him the power of a line-item veto. That would let the head of the executive branch essentially take a red pen to legislators’ work, editing out the parts he doesn’t like.“To prevent...

March 26, 2018
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Here’s how Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and 8chan handle white supremacist content

Here’s how Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and 8chan handle white supremacist content

In light of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, Recode reviewed how these platforms handle content that promotes violence and spreads hateful ideologies.Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing — and changing us.In less than 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday, two mass shootings in , and , have . The back-to-back massacres are raising questions about the role of social media platforms in spreading content that promotes violence and white supremacist ideologies.Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been slow to take action against white...

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August 4, 2019
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A 3rd woman tied to Trump wants to break her silence, this time about campaign work

A 3rd woman tied to Trump wants to break her silence, this time about campaign work

A workplace discrimination case reveals Trump’s continued reliance on nondisclosure agreements.A former Donald Trump campaign staffer is suing to void her nondisclosure agreement, the third woman in Trump’s orbit to attempt to get out of such a contract.NBC News that Jessica Denson, who worked on the 2016 Trump campaign, filed a federal lawsuit to release herself from the nondisclosure agreement. Denson claimed that Trump had “weaponized” the agreement to crush a $25 million discrimination lawsuit she filed against the Trump campaign last November. Denson says she was routinely harassed and...

April 5, 2018
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Justice Sotomayor warns the Supreme Court is doing "extraordinary" favors for Trump

Justice Sotomayor warns the Supreme Court is doing "extraordinary" favors for Trump

The Trump administration thinks the court is its personal fixer. The court isn’t doing much to disabuse it of this idea.Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a Wednesday evening from a Supreme Court order that effectively out of the asylum process. Asylum allows foreign nationals who face certain forms of persecution to seek refuge in the United States.The Court’s order is temporary, and it only allows the asylum ban to remain in effect while the case is working its way through the courts. It stays a that blocked the ban. Though this litigation will continue to percolate in lower courts, other...

October 4, 2019
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Inside the conflict at Walmart that’s threatening its high-stakes race with Amazon

Inside the conflict at Walmart that’s threatening its high-stakes race with Amazon

Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing — and changing us.In September 2016, Walmart made a giant, risky bet.The country’s most dominant brick-and-mortar retailer agreed to the largest-ever acquisition of an e-commerce company: of a fast-growing but money-sucking online shopping site called Jet.com.There were back then, but Walmart was desperate to close the huge gap between itself and Amazon, the online shopping wrecking ball. And CEO Doug McMillon had become convinced that Jet founder and CEO Marc Lore, who previously founded and sold it for a fortune to Amazon, was...

July 19, 2019
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House intel Republicans end their Trump-Russia probe, claiming there was no collusion

House intel Republicans end their Trump-Russia probe, claiming there was no collusion

They also dispute the US intel community finding that Russia preferred Trump in the 2016 presidential election.Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have concluded their year-long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Their key finding: Neither President Donald Trump nor anyone involved in his campaign colluded with Russia.“We’ve found no evidence of collusion,” (R-TX), the leader of the committee’s investigation, told reporters on Monday, adding that there was “perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings, inappropriate judgment at taking meetings,”...

March 24, 2018
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