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What Amazon’s workplace controversy says about the future of work

What Amazon’s workplace controversy says about the future of work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The harsh workplace that a New York Times story recently described plaguing Amazon represents an old-fashioned business model that will almost certainly disappear soon.
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CEOs are often the last to know

CEOs are often the last to know | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I’m not surprised that Jeff Bezos didn’t recognize the Amazon depicted by Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace, a NYT exposé on its culture. Jeff would never have heard those stories, because nobody would ever tell him. These are the stories you have to dig for, and the NYT di…
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Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.
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The Hyper-Exploitative Labor Practices of Amazon.com | P2P Foundation

The Hyper-Exploitative Labor Practices of Amazon.com | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Let’s start by asking for a show of hands: who has ever purchased anything from Amazon.com? It is incredibly convenient but, as I will show, in the shadows of this convenience linger the social costs for Amazon’s workers. Behind the screen: wage theft and total workplace surveillance. This is one of Amazon’s so-called “inactivity reports.” These documents are issued by the company to its warehouse workers. The example here is from Germany; I translated it for you:

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Open Container Project: How cloud giants are joining forces against lock-in and fragmentation | ZDNet

Open Container Project: How cloud giants are joining forces against lock-in and fragmentation | ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Announced today under the Linux Foundation banner, the Open Container Project has the backing of the major forces in cloud and containers, including Docker and appc.
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Amazon to open up delivery duties to public: WSJ 아마존 새로운 배달서비스 도입 움직임

And finally, e-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly eyeing its next big move in the industry based on the so-called sharing economy. 

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Chapter 5 : Q&A with Chris Anderson | Amazon, Innovation, Customer Service, Kindle, eBooks and Marketing | Sam-network.org

Chapter 5 : Q&A with Chris Anderson | Amazon, Innovation, Customer Service, Kindle, eBooks and Marketing | Sam-network.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Q&A with Chris Anderson | Jeff Bezos presents the technical features and the public appraisal's of the Kindle. Then the journalist Chris Anderson from The Entreprener asks various question about th...
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This Startup Wants to be the 'Amazon of the Next 10 years'

This Startup Wants to be the 'Amazon of the Next 10 years' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here's how e-book subscription company Oyster plans to take on the e-commerce titan.
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The 'Netflix for Books' Just Invaded Amazon's Turf | WIRED

The 'Netflix for Books' Just Invaded Amazon's Turf | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

OYSTER, THE E-BOOK subscription service that offers more than 1 million books to digital-age bibilophiles for a flat monthly fee, is going retail.

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Here's how Amazon will convert your place into a smart home

Here's how Amazon will convert your place into a smart home | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For Amazon, a "smart home" scenario isn't a question of if — but rather, when.
The tech giant announced hardware and a cloud-based service on Thursday, both of which support web-enabled devices in the home.
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Amazon doesn't want you to know how many data demands it gets - ZDNet

Amazon doesn't want you to know how many data demands it gets - ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The biggest mystery is why the retail and mobile giant has kept quiet for so long.
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Amazon ‘Unlocked’ Will Give Away Paid Apps For Free

Amazon ‘Unlocked’ Will Give Away Paid Apps For Free | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Amazon has been working hard to build up the popularity of its Android-based Appstore with consumers and developers — borrowing from the well-thumbed Amazon playbook of deep discounts to drive usage.
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Is Amazon A Horrible Place To Work

Recently the New York Times did a brutal expose on Amazon's workplace practices basically saying it is a horrible place to work. Now, all over the web people ...
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Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia

Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In one of the great tragedies of our age, indigenous traditions, stories, cultures and knowledge are winking out across the world. Whole languages and mythologies are vanishing, and in some cases even entire indigenous groups are falling into extinction. This is what makes the news that a tribe in the Amazon have created a 500-page encyclopedia of their traditional medicine all the more remarkable.
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Amazon Will Start Paying Some E-Book Authors by "Pages Read." That's ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

Amazon Will Start Paying Some E-Book Authors by "Pages Read." That's ... - Slate Magazine (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amazon has come up with a new way to pay authors for the e-books they self-publish, and almost everyone agrees it’s a dumb idea. Almost everyone is wrong.
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Report: Amazon Is Building An App To Let Normal People Deliver Packages For Pay

Report: Amazon Is Building An App To Let Normal People Deliver Packages For Pay | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amazon is apparently enlisting everyday humans in its network of endless online shopping delivery. The WSJ reports that the ecommerce giant is working on an..
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Libertarians Think Amazon Reviews and Uber Ratings Will Make Regulation Obsolete. They Are So, So Wrong.

Libertarians Think Amazon Reviews and Uber Ratings Will Make Regulation Obsolete. They Are So, So Wrong. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Has the Internet democratized information? The answer is yes, with an asterisk. While the Web has made information tremendously more accessible, it has also introduced problems of how to classify, rank, and evaluate that information.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos ready to send new space rocket skyward

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos ready to send new space rocket skyward | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin spaceflight company are making preparations to launch their suborbital spaceship skyward with a newly designed rocket.
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Jeff Bezos's 5 Most Daring Career Moves

Jeff Bezos's 5 Most Daring Career Moves | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The founder of the "everything store" has rewritten the rules of retail time and again. Here are a few of Jeff Bezos's greatest career accomplishments.
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You can now book electricians, plumbers and goat grazers on Amazon

You can now book electricians, plumbers and goat grazers on Amazon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amazon has a new secret weapon: goats The ecommerce giant announced the launch of a new online marketplace for shoppers to book electricians, plumbers and other professionals — including, oddly enough, goat grazers to trim your lawn — to tackle...
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What Is Luxury Communism? - TheStranger.com (blog)

What Is Luxury Communism? - TheStranger.com (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Guardian recently posted a piece about a movement that sees in the robotization of the factory, the self-checkout machines at retail stores (these are not even robots), and Amazon's coming delivery drones, a post-work society where luxury is...
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Your drone delivery dream is one step closer: Amazon gets testing permission for Prime Air

Your drone delivery dream is one step closer: Amazon gets testing permission for Prime Air | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When Amazon boss Jeff Bezos unveiled his plan to use drones for deliveries back in 2013, most people laughed it off as a publicity stunt. The company is serious, however, and has just won FAA approval to test its Prime Air delivery drone.
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Daiki Urata's curator insight, March 22, 1:42 AM

Drones are one of the current trends in IT industry. If Amazon success this service, there is no need for deliverer to send parcels and it will be important technology for Amazon.