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  • @joethepro I just checked their front page - the vast majority of the articles have been clearly cherry picked to make minorities appear bad/dangerous. If you can't see a racist bias in that, then perhaps you are their target audience.

  • @goanna I just checked Breitbart's website, looking through many headlines and a couple articles. Where is the racism and hatred? I just see standard news stuff.

  • Bad week for Amazon in EU

    Amazon.com Inc. was slapped with a European Union order to pay 250 million euros ($294 million) plus interest in back taxes to Luxembourg as the world’s biggest online retailer became the latest U.S. giant to run afoul of the bloc’s tough rules on government subsidies.

  • Thousands of Amazon employees went on strike in Germany over a long-standing wage dispute, German media reported on Monday.

    According to the trade union Ver.di, around 2,000 people stayed away from work at six Amazon locations across the country. Amazon operates a total of nine logistics centers in Germany.

    Ver.di representative Thomas Voss said that Amazon had recently raised wages slightly, but the increases remained "significantly below" industry standards and trade union demands.

    Trade unionists are urging Amazon to pay its staff in accordance with the collective wage agreement for the German shipment and retail industry. The U.S. technology giant has failed to mirror pay-rises recently agreed in the sector.

  • Amazon today announced plans to open Amazon HQ2, a second company headquarters in North America. Amazon expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs. In addition to Amazon’s direct hiring and investment, construction and ongoing operation of Amazon HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community. Amazon is opening the Amazon HQ2 Request for Proposal (“RFP”) now, and local and state government leaders interested in learning more about how they can bring Amazon to their community can visit www.amazon.com/amazonHQ2.

    Amazon estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an additional $38 billion to the city’s economy – every dollar invested by Amazon in Seattle generated an additional 1.4 dollars for the city’s economy overall.

  • It's bad enough they exist at all - I get to spend my own cash as I wish.

    They will exist, and as I said you soon will see your whole state in their place.

  • I did already. Got a cheaper, better ISP and enjoying the ride as Breitbart looks for private investors. It's bad enough they exist at all - I get to spend my own cash as I wish.

  • @goanna

    Let me make to more accessible for readers:

    Dear mister al Capone, I am very satisfied customer of your company and support you for long time. However recently I learned what one of your gang squads not only killed young guy and raped his girl in front of everyone, but during it they also constantly shouted racist stuff. It is unacceptable!

    If you won't replace this gangsters with proper one who will shoot people and don't mess with everything else we are going to ask mister Tomazzino to do something with it, and this means also it'll be his gang shooting wrong guys around.

    Thing you wrote is good sample of petty bourgeoisie logic. As it fails to understand cleaning capitalists began on right wing sector is not made to protect you, they just clear competitors as whole capitalist states are moving in this direction.

  • Yes, it's bad for business. Today, like thousands of customers, I wrote to Vodafone:

    Dear Vodafone, I have been a satisfied customer of yours for mobile internet services for 8 years, currently spending $250.00 every three months or so. However upon hearing that your parent company has finally decided to continue advertising with far right racist and hate speech media company Breitbart, I am writing to give you the opportunity to confirm or deny that this is true. If so I will be regretfully purchasing my prepaid internet services from one of your competitors. Yours Sincerely,

    [edit] just received this reply: Hi, thank you for your e-mail.

    We're sorry to hear you're unhappy with an aspect of our service.

    We will be in touch within 2 business days to discuss how we can help to resolve your complaint.

    Vodafone Customer Care

    (see, they do care!)

  • @goanna

    Why it is "bad for business"? Make image worse?

  • I don't know if secret financing can be easily done in America. I simply think that Amazon uses an ad-bot that places ads wherever there's value and return. Other advertisers* have realised it's bad for business and withdrawn.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i9o8CR_kjJ6mBd44k6CRZEhlXuZqq-XCCOoj-e8RJ7Q/edit#gid=0

    • Vodafone has "whitelisted" Breitbart since the above list was published. (Maybe all the attention got them a great deal) "All publicity is good publicity."
  • @goanna

    And? They must finance them less publically, you mean?

  • AFAIK Amazon and Vodafone are he last two big companies still advertising on Breitbart. I cancelled my Vodafone Wifi today. Amazon is not yet functioning in Australia.

  • @bannedindv

    Amazon just will sell premium processed poisons :-) because it is what they do best.

  • If more people end up shopping at Whole Foods because it is cheaper less food gets thrown away. That's a plus as I see it. Large Grocers in the US primarily sell processed poisons to kill us all slowly.

  • Didn't know there was so much organic foods to go around. I don't see much of a deal, apart from the apples and avacados. My Wal Mart sells rotisserie chickens for 4.99$ apiece. Of course, they can become a bit crunchy if they sit for hours under heating lamps, but they'll discount further to get rid. I'm not sure what the other mostly-organic stores' prices are.. There's an Aldi and a Lidl next to each other in an adjacent city

  • Amazon began price reduction in Whole Foods

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    “No retailer can under-price as long as Amazon can, make no money and get away with it. That’s why people are scared.”

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  • One more opinion

    Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!

    Donald J. Trump

  • Australian retail is now in sign

    U.S. retail giant Amazon.com unveiled the site of its first Australian warehouse on Thursday and named a German executive as country manager, signaling it is prepared for industrial strife in the world's 12th-biggest economy.

    Three months after revealing plans to launch online shopfront service Amazon Marketplace in Australia, the Seattle-based retailer said it had chosen an industrial area outside the second-biggest city Melbourne for its first warehouse.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-australia-idUSKBN1AJ05S

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  • @tfinn

    If you look at posts above and another pages you'll find it all. Including NSA and AWS stuff.

    @rovertGL

    Perhaps in the future, USA can slash wages to below china's level in order to regain our competitive edge

    Actually already cut must be much more deep, as it'll require building factories.
    It'll be really fine life, all will love it. I just suggest to keep this ideas private.

  • The tables are turning.

  • @tfinn good point - it's nuts that the modern trend in companies don't amount to much more than being an '8 hour work-week' entity that outsources everything to lowball entities while existing only as a brand and patent/license squatters.
    Perhaps in the future, USA can slash wages to below china's level in order to regain our competitive edge

  • Again, while retail is what they are known for, it is NOT how Amazon makes money:

    https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/27/it-looks-like-amazon-would-be-losing-a-lot-of-money-if-not-for-aws/

    http://www.businessinsider.com/netflix-intuit-juniper-go-all-in-on-amazon-cloud-2016-1

    And the list of companies that use AWS doesn't even publicly include feature many who love to "analyze" what kind of data you are consuming (like US DoD, NSA, etc.).

    In your day-to-day life you could use numerous services, apps, SAAS, etc. and think you are jumping all around the internet but in reality are truly ONLY interfacing with Amazon, either in the front or backend. And that is a LOT of data that they have about you, what you like, what you don't like, etc.

    Retail/E-Commerce is how they bring you in but is essentially meaningless to their bottom line, now. Netflix does not have one physical data center that they use anymore. Think about that. The world's largest user of internet traffic (http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/netflix-250-million-hours-1202010393/) uses AWS exclusively. And they are only one company out of thousands...

  • Nothing new, destroyed many online and offline shops, all at the expense financed by banks

    Amazon.com Inc on Thursday reported a jump in retail sales along with a profit slump, as its rapid, costly expansion into new shopping categories and countries showed no sign of slowing.

    The world's largest online retailer posted second-quarter revenue of $38 billion, up 25 percent from a year earlier. The breakneck growth stood in contrast to the fate of many brick-and-mortar rivals, who have struggled to find their footing as more people shop online.

    Yet Seattle-based Amazon posted a 77 percent drop in quarterly income, and even said it could lose up to $400 million in operating profit during the current quarter. Beyond reflecting retail's notoriously thin margins, the forecast signaled Amazon would invest heavily to maintain its dominance.