Microsoft’s Home State’s Facial Recognition Privacy Bill Could Be Model for Others

Article 0 Comments Two months after calling for laws to regulate facial-recognition software, Microsoft Corp. is lobbying on behalf of a first-of-its-kind bill in its home state of Washington. The question is whether cross-town rival Amazon.com Inc. will support it. Amazon has asked the bill’s sponsor, State Senator Reuven Carlyle, […]

How Big Tech Flirted with Insurance in 2018

Article 0 Comments The almost weekly headlines about insurers and venture capitalists investing in insurtechs and tech-savvy insurance startups sometimes blocked the view of what established big technology firms were doing in insurance. During 2018, giant technology firms Google and Amazon showed renewed interest in insurance and generated speculation about […]

Williams-Sonoma Lawsuit Claims Amazon Infringes Furniture Patent, Trademark

Article 1 Comments Williams-Sonoma Inc. sued Amazon.com Inc. in a case that challenges the online retailer’s private label push that started with batteries, baby wipes and phone chargers and has expanded to include clothing, toys and high-end furniture. Amazon’s “Rivet” line includes products that are “strikingly similar” to Williams-Sonoma’s West […]

Federal Agency Probing Accident That Sickened Amazon Workers in New Jersey

Article 0 Comments Federal officials will review an accident in which an automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey, releasing fumes that sickened workers and sent two dozen to hospitals. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s investigation into the accident could take […]

New Jersey Amazon Workers Treated After Bear Repellent Releases Fumes

Article 0 Comments An automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey on Wednesday, releasing fumes that sickened workers and sent two dozen to hospitals, officials said. An Amazon representative said that as of 8 p.m., all of the impacted employees have been […]

1-in-5 Consumers Say They’d Use Amazon or Google for Home Insurance

Article 0 Comments One-in-five consumers say they would use Amazon or Google for their home insurance, a J.D. Power survey released today shows. And most of those who took the survey (80 percent) already have insurance with a large national carrier. Both Google and Amazon have been previously pegged as […]

Amazon Weighs Formation of UK Insurance Comparison Website: Reuters

Article 1 Comments Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe’s top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region’s financial services. Three industry executives told Reuters […]

Amazon Plans Global Disruption of Health Care Marketplace

Article 0 Comments Amazon.com Inc. has global aspirations for its medical-supplies marketplace, according to a job listing posted on its website, highlighting the e-commerce giant’s sweeping ambitions to disrupt health care by selling products to hospitals, doctors and dentists and offering prescription drugs. The world’s biggest online retailer is looking […]

JPMorgan, Amazon, Berkshire Venture to Target Health Issues Using Data, Technology

Article 0 Comments JPMorgan Chase & Co., Amazon.com Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway will focus on the biggest health issues threatening the U.S. economy in their new joint venture, including aligning healthcare payments with employee health and addressing chronic diseases, CEO Jamie Dimon said in his annual letter to shareholders. JPMorgan, […]