Taxing solutions to revive the high street in the age of Amazon | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Retail industry Taxing solutions to revive the high street in the age of Amazon Judith Daniels wants the internet giants reined in; Paul Frankenberg suggests a VAT increase; and Andrew Aitchison recommends a revaluation of business rates ‘The chancellor already has the ability to Läs mer…

Amazon to be told to ditch 'guaranteed next-day delivery' claim

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Advertising Standards Authority set to rule on claims about retailer’s Prime service The ASA has been investigating complaints about Amazon. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Amazon is to be told to stop claiming its Prime service guarantees next-day delivery by the UK advertising regulator after Läs mer…

Can Silicon Valley workers rein in Big Tech from within? | Ben Tarnoff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Silicon Valley Can Silicon Valley workers rein in big tech from within? Ben Tarnoff In our undemocratic digital world, people have little power to shape the tools that affect their lives. But tech workers could change that ‘Google workers flexed this power to Läs mer…

Automation could destroy millions of jobs. We have to deal with it now | Yvette Cooper

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Robots Automation could destroy millions of jobs. We have to deal with it now Yvette Cooper Huge change is coming: politicians, unions and business must work together to ensure everyone benefits from it Amazon’s distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona. ‘Trades unions and communities Läs mer…

The trillion-dollar question: can the tech giants keep growing?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Technology sector The trillion-dollar question: can the tech giants keep growing? A startling stock-market landmark for Apple has been offset by big falls for Facebook and Twitter. Is this tumultuous period just a blip, or the first sign of trouble? Apple’s chief Läs mer…

How do I get the best from Alexa?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Amazon Alexa Crafty and creative hacks, apps and bits of kit to use with your Amazon Echo and its avatar Dinner’s ready! The Amazon Echo and Alexa are becoming increasingly integrated into the home lives of the tech-savvy. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Läs mer…

Is austerity driving people to food banks? That’s an easy one | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Food banks Is austerity driving people to food banks? That’s an easy one Readers respond to news that ministers have secretly drawn up plans to investigate whether the government’s own policies are to blame for the sharp rise in the use of food banks Läs mer…

Amazon halved UK corporation tax bill to £4.5m last year

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Revelation comes after US company posts record $2.5bn profit in most recent quarter Amazon plans to create more than 2,500 jobs in the UK this year. Photograph: Abhishek Chinnappa/Reuters Amazon has revealed that its UK corporation tax bill almost halved to £4.5m last Läs mer…

Accidents at Amazon: workers left to suffer after warehouse injuries

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Accidents at Amazon: workers left to suffer after warehouse injuries Guardian investigation reveals numerous cases of Amazon workers being treated in ways that leave them homeless, unable to work or bereft of income after workplace accidents by Michael Sainato Vickie Shannon Allen, 49, started Läs mer…

Amazon posts record $2.5bn profit fueled by ad and cloud businesses

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Shares climb following results that were twice what analysts expected, as revenue grows 39% to $53bn Amazon’s record profit was twice what analysts predicted. Photograph: Gene J Puskar/AP Amazon posted a record profit of $2.5bn in the second quarter of 2018, thanks to Läs mer…

Amazon face recognition falsely matches 28 lawmakers with mugshots, ACLU says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facial recognition Test of Rekognition software links members of Congress to arrest photos and finds people of color misidentified disproportionately The civil rights leader John Lewis was among the misidentified members of Congress. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Amazon’s facial recognition technology falsely identified 28 Läs mer…

Tech workers must unite to defeat America’s deportation machine | Marisa Franco

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Technology Tech workers must unite to defeat America’s deportation machine Marisa Franco Silicon Valley sees big payouts from government contracts, but internal pressure can make firms take notice of amoral deals People are held by US Border Patrol agents at the Central Processing Läs mer…