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San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology

16 May 2019

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop. | Video

Exclusive: Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs

13 May 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. | Video

Exclusive: Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs

13 May 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. | Video

Amazon starts recruiting and leases office for Virginia 'HQ2'

29 Apr 2019

Amazon.com Inc on Monday said it had leased office space and posted several jobs for its second headquarters outside Washington, D.C., the start of more than a decade of investment and hiring that cities across North America had sought.

Amazon raises stakes for rivals with one-day delivery goal after profit surge

26 Apr 2019

Amazon.com Inc plans to deliver packages to members of its loyalty club Prime in just one day, instead of two days, part of a spending ramp-up that may curb near-term profits and will up the ante for retail rivals such as Walmart Inc. | Video

Exclusive: Behind Airbnb's bet on show business to hook travelers

24 Apr 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Hollywood has a new suitor in Silicon Valley. | Video

Amazon, facing entrenched rivals, says to shut China online store

18 Apr 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING/HONG KONG Amazon.com Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the U.S. e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world's most populous nation. | Video

U.S. lawmakers propose bill to fight bias in tech companies' algorithms

11 Apr 2019

U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Wednesday that would require major tech companies to detect and remove any discriminatory biases embedded in their computer models, underscoring Washington's growing interest in regulating Silicon Valley.

Amazon buys warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology

11 Apr 2019

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it had acquired Canvas Technology, a robotics startup in Boulder, Colorado, that has built autonomous carts that can move goods around warehouses.

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