Tag Archives: Amazon

03Feb/22

The delivery apps making gig work a ‘digital wild west’

– Glovo riders say third-party apps left them jobless

– Italian unions say bots rig the delivery system

– Developers say apps provide useful service to gig workers

Feb 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For about a year during the pandemic, Marco made a living cycling up and down the cobbled streets of Rieti in Italy, delivering meals for Spanish app company Glovo. Then all of a sudden, his orders dried up.
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06Jun/20

Sustainability: Lavazza’s first documentary is a story about women, rebirth and hope

Lavazza has chosen World Environment Day (June 5th) for the launch on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video, initially in Italy, the US and the UK, of the docufilm “Coffee Defenders, a Path from Coca to Coffee”, directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, one of the best-known voices in contemporary Colombian cinema. Read more

18Nov/19

Voice Your 7NOW® Order

“Hey, Alexa! OK, Google! I want a Slurpee drink. Open 7NOW.” 7-Eleven, Inc. continues to redefine convenience retailing with the launch of 7Voice, which allows customers to place an order through its 7NOW® delivery app via the voice-controlled Google Home and Amazon Echo systems. Read More

11Jan/18

CES 2018: the battle of the virtual assistants

Several thousand people descended on a wet and dreary Las Vegas as the world’s largest technology showcase opened to the public. As Ivor Bennett reports, voice assistance and artifical intelligence are this year’s hottest trends. Continue reading

21Nov/17

Tencent surpasses Facebook in market value

Tencent Holdings has racked up some impressive gains this week – becoming the first Chinese firm to be worth more than $500 billion and surpassing Facebook to be the world’s fifth-most valuable company. Grace Lee reports Continue reading

10Nov/17

Bannon suggests Washington Post has an axe to grind in reporting of alleged sexual misconduct by Senate candidate

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 09, 2017) (NBC) – Former Trump administration strategist Steve Bannon on Thursday (November 9) compared an exclusive report in the Washington Post which described alleged sexual misconduct by U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore to the newspaper’s publication last year of the leaked Access Hollywood video tape of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. Continue reading

23Oct/17

Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. But as Kate King reports, mainstream institutional investors are steering clear, taking the view that it is too lightly regulated, too volatile and too illiquid to risk investing other people’s money in. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Roku shares surge on debut

Shares of the streaming box maker rose about 30 percent minutes after they debuted on the Nasdaq Stock Market Thursday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Amazon to build $5 bln HQ

Amazon is looking for a location to build its second headquarters in North America that would cost more than $5 billion and house up to 50,000 staff. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading