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Employees at nine Amazon warehouses have contracted the coronavirus

Employees at nine Amazon warehouses have contracted the coronavirus

Amazon has more than 750,000 workers worldwide.

Where top VCs are investing in manufacturing and warehouse robotics

Robotics and automation tools are now foundational parts of warehouses and manufacturing facilities around the world. Unlike many other robotics and AI use cases, the technology has moved well beyond
The rise of e-commerce is rippling across the labor force

The rise of e-commerce is rippling across the labor force

How we shop is changing, and that's affecting how we work.

Amazon Robotics head Tye Brady will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020 at UC Berkeley

We’re gearing up for another great TC Sessions: Robotics+AI March 3 at UC Berkeley, and we’ve got some big names to announce. Last week, it was AI expert Stuart Russell, and today we’re pleased to
Robots at Amazon warehouses might make workplace injuries worse

Robots at Amazon warehouses might make workplace injuries worse

The robots are here to help, they say. They'll make our lives easier, they say. Yeah, we've heard that one before. (Enter: the robot uprising). An extensive report from Reveal (published in The
Amazon Goes Full Black Mirror by Turning Grueling Warehouse Work Into a Video Game

Amazon Goes Full Black Mirror by Turning Grueling Warehouse Work Into a Video Game

Amazon is currently experimenting with a pilot program that turns warehouse jobs into a sort of video game, a system the company claims is meant to break up the monotony of the day-to-day tasks
Amazon’s New Robot Can Pack More Than 600 Boxes Per Hour

Amazon’s New Robot Can Pack More Than 600 Boxes Per Hour

Amazon has been deploying robots in factories that can pack hundreds of boxes per hour, far more than any human. The company's success is also raising fears about what automation will mean for the
Amazon To Automate Everything, Including Firing Workers

Amazon To Automate Everything, Including Firing Workers

AP tells us: “Amazon, which hooked shoppers on getting just about anything delivered in two days, announced Thursday that it will soon promise one-day delivery for its U.S. Prime members on most

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos challenges rival retailers to raise their minimum wages, too

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos challenged rival retailers to increase their minimum wages to $16 per hour, in his annual letter to shareholders released on Thursday. Amazon in November had raised its own
Try your hand at working in an Amazon warehouse with this game

Try your hand at working in an Amazon warehouse with this game

It's no secret that working in Amazon fulfillment is hardly what you'd call a dream job. The dismal working conditions in its warehouses have long been criticised by the likes of Alexandria
Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez to visit and see for herself how workers don’t pee in bottles

Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez to visit and see for herself how workers don’t pee in bottles

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been one of the most outspoken critics of Amazon's now-abandoned HQ2 plan for New York City, and now the online mega-retailer is hitting back... nicely. After the
A behind-the-scenes look at India’s online shopping war

A behind-the-scenes look at India’s online shopping war

Festival season is battle season in India for online retailers. Amazon India and Flipkart, besides a handful of other e-commerce players, will look to cash…
Report: Amazon's British Warehouse Workers 'Peed in Bottles' to Avoid Punishment for Lost Time

Report: Amazon's British Warehouse Workers 'Peed in Bottles' to Avoid Punishment for Lost Time

According to troubling new allegations, workers in Amazon’s UK warehouses pee in bottles to avoid being penalized for taking bathroom breaks. The claims come from author and investigator Jared
In the Search for Amazon's Next Headquarters, Everyone Wins

In the Search for Amazon's Next Headquarters, Everyone Wins

Although more than 200 cities failed to make the cut to host the e-commerce giant, there could be a longer-term consolation prize.
Blik brings warehouse logistics into the 21st century

Blik brings warehouse logistics into the 21st century

Knowing what’s in your warehouse, where certain items are stored and where they are in the production process is highly valuable information. But gathering this information is typically done with