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# amazon - Monday 19 September, 2022

More fires in Brazil's Amazon so far this year than all of 2021, new figures show
# Brazil
# Brazil

More fires in Brazil's Amazon so far this year than all of 2021, new figures show

Mon 10:39 PM 6,629 Views 5 Comments

Satellite monitoring has detected 75,592 fires from 1 January to 18 September this year.

# amazon - Friday 2 September, 2022

Amazon announces launch of new Dublin fulfilment centre
# Fulfilment Centre
# Fulfilment Centre

Amazon announces launch of new Dublin fulfilment centre

Sep 2nd 2022, 1:06 PM 31,511 Views 25 Comments

The centre will employ 500 people.

# amazon - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Amazon opens first Irish fulfilment centre in Dublin
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon opens first Irish fulfilment centre in Dublin

Aug 4th 2022, 12:51 PM 105,176 Views 59 Comments

Recruitment for the site is currently underway.

# amazon - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Amazon’s Alexa could mimic the voices of dead relatives
# Alexa
# Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa could mimic the voices of dead relatives

Jun 23rd 2022, 6:33 PM 18,017 Views 22 Comments

The capability was unveiled at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas.

# amazon - Friday 17 June, 2022

‘Exhaustive’ search fails to find Amazon murder victims' boat as tests begin on bodies
# Brazil
# Brazil

‘Exhaustive’ search fails to find Amazon murder victims' boat as tests begin on bodies

Jun 17th 2022, 7:02 AM 7,583 Views 0 Comments

Fisherman Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, 41, confessed to killing the men and led officers to two buried bodies.

# amazon - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Second man arrested in case of missing British journalist and Brazilian indigenous expert
# Amazon
# Amazon

Second man arrested in case of missing British journalist and Brazilian indigenous expert

Jun 15th 2022, 7:13 AM 7,762 Views 1 Comment

The suspect, Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, is a brother of the man so far considered by police as the main suspect in the case.

# amazon - Monday 13 June, 2022

Conflicting reports on developments in search for British journalist and Brazilian expert
# Amazon
# Amazon

Conflicting reports on developments in search for British journalist and Brazilian expert

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 5:00 PM 57,916 Views 0 Comments

Brazilian Federal Police said the latest development was the discovery of personal items belonging to Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira.

# amazon - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Brazil police questioning suspect over disappearance of Amazon explorers
# Brazil
# Brazil

Brazil police questioning suspect over disappearance of Amazon explorers

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 9:15 PM 27,863 Views 0 Comments

Local Indigenous activists said the pair received threats last week for their work in the remote region.

# amazon - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

British journalist and Brazilian indigenous expert missing in remote part of Amazon
# Brazil
# Brazil

British journalist and Brazilian indigenous expert missing in remote part of Amazon

Jun 7th 2022, 12:57 PM 14,957 Views 2 Comments

Two people have been arrested in connection with their disappearance.

# amazon - Friday 22 April, 2022

Amazon secures green light for data centre in Meath despite opposition
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

Amazon secures green light for data centre in Meath despite opposition

Apr 22nd 2022, 5:34 PM 37,599 Views 49 Comments

An Bord Pleanála granted permission to Amazon to allow construction of the new data centre

# amazon - Friday 1 April, 2022

Amazon workers vote to unionise in New York, in a US first
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon workers vote to unionise in New York, in a US first

Apr 1st 2022, 9:21 PM 21,964 Views 35 Comments

“We want to thank Jeff Bezos for going to space because while he was up there we were signing people up,” one union organiser said.

# amazon - Monday 7 March, 2022

Amazon rainforest reaching ‘tipping point’ faster than expected, research shows
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Amazon rainforest reaching ‘tipping point’ faster than expected, research shows

Mar 7th 2022, 4:47 PM 18,191 Views 15 Comments

A new paper said three-quarters of the Amazon is showing dwindling resilience against droughts and other adverse weather events.

# amazon - Sunday 27 February, 2022

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres

Feb 27th 2022, 7:30 AM 19,100 Views 18 Comments

With around 70 data centres in Ireland and more to come, tech companies are now using a massively outsized amount of energy.

# amazon - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Area more than six times the size of Manhattan destroyed in Brazilian Amazon in January
# Brazil
# Brazil

Area more than six times the size of Manhattan destroyed in Brazilian Amazon in January

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:08 PM 17,658 Views 25 Comments

Deforestation levels in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new record for January.

Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos superyacht to pass
# Jeff Bezos
# Jeff Bezos

Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos superyacht to pass

Feb 2nd 2022, 9:39 PM 97,521 Views 73 Comments

The decision has angered some in the Netherlands.

# amazon - Monday 31 January, 2022

Oil spill pollutes nature reserve in Ecuador's Amazon
# Ecuador
# Ecuador

Oil spill pollutes nature reserve in Ecuador's Amazon

Jan 31st 2022, 9:29 PM 12,502 Views 7 Comments

Neither the government nor OCP Ecuador have quantified the extent of the spill.

# amazon - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

US inspectors launch probe into Amazon warehouse collapse that left six dead during tornado
# Warehouse Collapse
# Warehouse Collapse

US inspectors launch probe into Amazon warehouse collapse that left six dead during tornado

Dec 14th 2021, 9:16 AM 17,382 Views 13 Comments

The regulators will look into whether or not workplace safety rules were followed by Amazon at the site.

# amazon - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers
# Frozen Out
# Frozen Out

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers

Dec 8th 2021, 7:42 AM 27,949 Views 7 Comments

The e-commerce giant said it has “identified the root cause and are actively working towards recovery.”

# amazon - Friday 19 November, 2021

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon up 22% in a year, highest level in 15 years
# Brazil
# Brazil

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon up 22% in a year, highest level in 15 years

Nov 19th 2021, 8:09 AM 12,901 Views 24 Comments

13,235 square kilometres of forest was lost from August 2020 to July 2021.

# amazon - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Amazon to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards due to post-Brexit 'high fees'
# Card Declined
# Card Declined

Amazon to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards due to post-Brexit 'high fees'

Nov 17th 2021, 10:02 AM 66,740 Views 59 Comments

The online retail giant said it has made the decision due to ‘the high fees Visa charges for processing credit card transactions’.

# amazon - Friday 12 November, 2021

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit new record in October
# Amazon
# Amazon

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit new record in October

Nov 12th 2021, 9:40 PM 16,095 Views 27 Comments

An area more than half the size of the city of Rio de Janeiro of Amazon’s lush rainforest was cleared.

# amazon - Monday 1 November, 2021

Musk and Bezos make separate grand gestures over global hunger
# Not Rocket Science
# Not Rocket Science

Musk and Bezos make separate grand gestures over global hunger

Nov 1st 2021, 9:10 PM 44,574 Views 34 Comments

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has also offered millions to tackle desertification

# amazon - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting

Sep 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 34,637 Views 30 Comments

“Our employees have the choice of whether or not to join a union,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

# amazon - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Amazon to create 500 jobs at new Irish warehouse
# Baldonnell
# Baldonnell

Amazon to create 500 jobs at new Irish warehouse

Sep 9th 2021, 8:59 AM 58,697 Views 98 Comments

The facility is due to open next spring and will be the first of its kind in Ireland.

# amazon - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight
# Working Conditions
# Working Conditions

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight

Jul 21st 2021, 9:46 AM 29,604 Views 65 Comments

The company is facing increasing pressure to improve working conditions.

# amazon - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy

Jul 20th 2021, 2:13 PM 19,403 Views 42 Comments

Everyone should have the right to a living wage, job security and decent work conditions, writes Victor Duggan.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space

Jul 20th 2021, 1:41 PM 21,223 Views 60 Comments

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson made the voyage on 11 July, narrowly beating Bezos.

# amazon - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Major US union project aims to organise Amazon workers
# Teamsters
# Teamsters

Major US union project aims to organise Amazon workers

Jun 24th 2021, 10:30 PM 12,716 Views 25 Comments

Amazon workers face dehumanizing, unsafe and low-pay jobs, with high turnover and no voice at work.”

# amazon - Monday 21 June, 2021

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'
# Scotland
# Scotland

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'

Jun 21st 2021, 2:57 PM 193,670 Views 28 Comments

A probe found that items earmarked for destruction at a Scottish warehouse.

# amazon - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO from 5 July
# New Ceo
# New Ceo

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO from 5 July

May 26th 2021, 10:30 PM 29,669 Views 28 Comments

Jeff Bezos will hand the role over to Andy Jassy, who currently heads up Amazon Web Services.

# amazon - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Premier League set to renew existing TV deal with Sky, BT and Amazon until 2025
# On The Telly
From The42
# On The Telly

Premier League set to renew existing TV deal with Sky, BT and Amazon until 2025

May 12th 2021, 4:50 PM 3,156 Views 1 Comment

Financial Times reports that a three-year rollover of the current €5.8 billion deal is imminent.

# amazon - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series
# Closer Look
From The42
# Closer Look

Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series

Apr 14th 2021, 8:16 PM 8,323 Views 12 Comments

The Pogmentary will follow the life of the France international, giving a unique insight into his life on and off the pitch and will air in 2022.

# amazon - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon later this year
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon later this year

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:26 PM 45,263 Views 52 Comments

Bezos will be succeeded in the role by Andy Jassy.

# amazon - Monday 11 January, 2021

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 17,729 Views 58 Comments

At the height of its powers, Parler had 10 million users.

# amazon - Thursday 31 December, 2020

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
# Big Tech
# Big Tech

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 11,052 Views 13 Comments

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.

# amazon - Thursday 10 December, 2020

France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies
# Cookies
# Cookies

France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies

Dec 10th 2020, 8:35 AM 15,199 Views 25 Comments

The data watchdog said users were “either insufficiently informed or never informed” of cookies being placed on their computers.

# amazon - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Irish Amazon customers to incur costs for refunds after Brexit
# Ringing Up
# Ringing Up

Irish Amazon customers to incur costs for refunds after Brexit

Dec 8th 2020, 8:56 PM 59,382 Views 114 Comments

Amazon will pay the cost of returns for faulty items, but the cost of returning any other products will be incurred by the buyer.

# amazon - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year
# Brazil
# Brazil

Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year

Dec 1st 2020, 9:10 AM 13,985 Views 48 Comments

11,088 square kilometres of forest was destroyed in Brazil last year.

# amazon - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'

Nov 10th 2020, 11:58 AM 18,028 Views 31 Comments

The Commission has also opened a second investigation into the online retail giant.

# amazon - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says
# Tech Giants
# Tech Giants

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:58 AM 12,896 Views 25 Comments

Democrats in the US are hoping to rein in the power of the tech giants.

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