Like It Or Not, Home Items Are Getting Smarter And Creepier,Gadgets with voice controls typically aren't transmitting any data back to company servers until you activate them with a trigger word, such as "Alexa" or "OK Google." But devices have sometimes misheard innocuous words as legitimate commands to record and send private conversations.
Packages Not Delivered In Time For Christmas Leave Some Scrambling For PresentsShipMatrix, which tracks delivery times for major carriers, says 97 to 98 percent of packages should be delivered on time this year.
Amazon's Fleet Of Jets Is GrowingAmazon's fleet of planes is far smaller than those at UPS and FedEx, which number in the hundreds, but it's pushed in recent years to close that gap and gain more control over deliveries.
Man Caught Stealing Packages Instead Of Cleaning NeighborhoodOne of the workers took dozens of Amazon boxes before being arrested and charged with theft.
Sting Uses Fake Amazon Boxes, GPS To Catch Would-Be ThievesE-commerce sales have been growing faster than sales at brick-and-mortar retailers for several years. Online sales in the U.S. are forecast to increase 14.8 percent from last year, to $124.1 billion, for November and December, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online spending.
Amazon Workers Treated After Bear Repellent Releases FumesAt least one of the workers was in critical condition. The injured workers were taken to five hospitals, officials said. It was not clear if any were released.
New Amazon Go Store Opens At Ogilvie Transportation CenterAmazon has opened its third cashierless store in Chicago, at the Ogilvie Transportation Center downtown. The Amazon Go stores use the company's signature "Just Walk Out" technology, so customers don’t have to wait in checkout lines.
Emanuel: Subsidies Part Of Reason Amazon Skipped ChicagoAmazon announced Tuesday it will divide its second North American headquarters between Crystal City, Virginia and the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel On The Amazon HQ2 Decision“You can't win if you don't compete,” Emanuel said. “And you're not guaranteed, just because you compete, you're going to win.”
Alexa: Apologize For Not Picking Chicago For Amazon’s HQ2“Hello Chicago, sorry about the HQ2 rejection, but if it’s any consolation, you were the second city we chose," Alexa says. "Get it? It’s funny because one of your nicknames is the 'Second City.”'
Amazon Chooses New York And Northern Virginia Over Chicago For HQ2Amazon has chosen New York City and Northern Virginia to share its $5 billion HQ2, dashing Chicago's hopes of luring tens of thousands of jobs and cementing the city's status as a leading tech hub.
Everything We Know About Amazon's HQ2 SearchAmazon announced a list of 20 finalists for HQ2 in January, including Atlanta, Austin, Boston and Chicago.
Amazon Offers Free Shipping For The Holiday SeasonAmazon is helping online holiday shoppers with a new limited time deal.
Retailers Ramping Up Hiring For Holiday Shopping SeasonWith high temperatures hovering in the 80s, it might be hard to think about Christmas, but that’s exactly what retailers are doing as they get ready for the holiday shopping season.
Retailers Struggling to Fill VacanciesBecause of the weak economy, retailers are competing with each other to fill their positions.