Walmart, Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting lawmaker

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to the reelection campaign of a Tennessee state lawmaker who had used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and the candidate’s posts.The corporate support for a QAnon-promoting politician is another example of how…

Amazon Song rolls out free podcasts, taking on Spotify thumbnail

Amazon Song rolls out free podcasts, taking on Spotify

DJ Khaled, Becky G, Will Smith and more are slated to produce exclusive Amazon Music podcasts. Amazon Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by TechHive’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Taking aim at Spotify’s growing podcast empire, Amazon Music just unleashed its own flood of free podcasts, including upcoming and exclusive…

Amazon is hiring 100,000 other folks in Canada and the U.S. thumbnail

Amazon is hiring 100,000 other folks in Canada and the U.S.

In brief: Amazon’s business has benefitted from the pandemic, and now the company is scrambling to expand its workforce in response to the added demand from consumers. At the same time, current employees can take part in a program to gain technical skills before automation can replace their current jobs. Amazon has added 175,000 jobs…

Amazon accused of mark gouging all the design by strategy of the pandemic thumbnail

Amazon accused of mark gouging all the design by strategy of the pandemic

A hot potato: Despite Amazon’s public stance on price gouging, a new report highlights several key findings that seem to contradict the e-commerce giant’s claims. The report finds that the company has not only engaged in price gouging on items sold directly by Amazon, but has also facilitated inflated prices for third-party sellers, all while…

Amazon Studios officially nabs Joe Exotic TV repeat starring Nicolas Cage thumbnail

Amazon Studios officially nabs Joe Exotic TV repeat starring Nicolas Cage

Back in May, we heard that a TV show based on Joe Exotic, the subject of popular Netflix documentary Tiger King, was being shopped around with Nicolas Cage attached for the starring role. Fast-forward a few months and it has been confirmed that Amazon Studios has nabbed the series for the company’s Prime Video streaming…

Amazon Japan will repay sellers nearly $19 million, ending an antitrust investigation into unfair vendor charges thumbnail

Amazon Japan will repay sellers nearly $19 million, ending an antitrust investigation into unfair vendor charges

Amazon will pay $18.85 million to Japanese sellers, ending a government investigation into unfair charges for vendors.  A Japanese watchdog has accepted the company’s “improvement plan” that changes rules on seller charges, and closed an investigation into whether Amazon violated anti-monopoly laws. Amazon will make the payments over three years, and will not face any…

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are tied at the top in India’s streaming wars thumbnail

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are tied at the top in India’s streaming wars

Despite a host of Indian options, American companies are winning the video streaming war in India.Netflix and Amazon Prime Video held a 20% share each in India’s over-the-top (OTT) market between March and June 2020, according to JustWatch, an international streaming guide that helps users discover where to watch movies and TV shows across various…

Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ will self-regulate to avoid censorship in India

The Indian government has been hesitant to censor streaming services and would rather they keep themselves in check. This theoretically keeps officials happy — they don’t have to worry as much that parents will inadvertently play inappropriate movies for their kids, or that there will be no way to report a TV show.Services like Netflix…

Amazon deletes 20,000 user reviews after finding evidence of suspicious activity thumbnail

Amazon deletes 20,000 user reviews after finding evidence of suspicious activity

What just happened? Amazon has deleted some 20,000 reviews from its top 7 UK reviewers. It appears that the reviews had been posted as part of a profiteering plot, where individuals were sent free products in exchange for a guaranteed five-star review. The move comes following an investigation from the Financial Times, which initially identified…