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2019-07-20 16:00:02| Fast Company

Out at Amazon’s cavernous fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York, workers seem conflicted about efforts to unionize the labor force. It was a bigger week than usual for Amazon, the most valuable public company in the world. On Monday, the first half of Prime Day (the two-day shopping holiday that is estimated to generate $5 to $6 billion in revenue for the company), the employees at Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota distribution center walked off the job to call attention to what they claim are harsh working conditions. In Germany, Spain, Poland, and the UK,  Amazon workers demanding better wages protested and went on strike. Activists swarmed the Washington, D.C. home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to demand action on issues like immigration and climate change. Read Full Story

Category: E-Commerce


2019-07-20 15:46:49| Fast Company

CBS is blacked out across AT&T pay-TV systems, but you’re not helpless. Some 6.5 million AT&T customers woke up this morning to discover they could no longer watch CBS, the country’s most popular broadcast network, thanks to yet another pay-TV carriage dispute. The current contract between the two companies expired early this morning and the blackout affects customers who use DirecTV and AT&T U-verse systems. Judging by the flurry of angry comments on Twitter, viewers are not happy.Read Full Story

Category: E-Commerce


2019-07-20 11:13:01| Fast Company

There’s been lots of chatter by lawmakers about reining in or breaking up the tech giants, but the idea of new privacy and antitrust regulation is more a political discussion than a policy one. There’s steady chatter in Washington about placing some regulatory guardrails around Big Tech companies, which many lawmakers (and their constituents) believe have become too big, too powerful, and too often unwilling or unable to self-regulate. There’s lots of discussion about new data privacy legislation, antitrust actions to break up big tech companies, and the removal of special legal protections for tech.Read Full Story

Category: E-Commerce


2019-07-20 09:00:27| Fast Company

Digital media company Copa90 created clubhouses in Paris and Lyon to give its brand a boost IRL just like physical retail helps D2C startups grow. As the reigning Ballon d’Or winner, Ada Hegerberg is the best female soccer player on the planet. But the Norwegian star, who plays professionally in France for Olympique Lyon, has refused to suit up for Norway since 2017 over how women’s soccer is treated in her home country, not just in pay but training facilities, travel, and more. The 23-year-old star was obviously missed at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, but she did make it to France, playing at the Copa90 clubhouse in Paris during the tournament.Read Full Story

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2019-07-20 09:00:26| Fast Company

What we get wrong about Apollo. This is the 50th in an exclusive series of 50 articles exploring the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Moon landing. You can check out all the 50 Days to the Moon stories here. Read Full Story

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