Tag: online service providers

Many Amazon Prime Day customers placed more than one order, with 11% placing five or more

Many customers couldn’t stop themselves from clicking the “checkout” button multiple times during the Amazon.com Inc. Prime Day shopping event. More than half of shoppers...

France’s Macron Pushes Controls on Religion to Pressure Mosques

PARIS—President Emmanuel Macron is redrawing the line that separates religion and state, in a battle to force Islamic organizations into the mold of French secularism....

Academics Bristle Over LinkedIn Blocking Their Profiles in China

SINGAPORE—Eyck Freymann, an Oxford University doctoral student, was surprised to get a notice from LinkedIn this month telling him his account had been blocked in...

How to get Amazon Prime for free — or at a major discount — right now

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‘Dear Intern: it gets better.’ Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter users backing the HBO Max intern behind the ‘Integration Test Email’ fail

Dear Intern: We’ve all been there.  HBO Max subscribers received a baffling email on Thursday night with the subject line “Integration Test Email # 1,”...

Opinion: Saddle up for a summer rally in the stock market

Brace for a summer rally. COVID shutdowns caused the most dramatic economic contraction since the Great Depression but in 2020, the Federal Reserve printed $3.1 trillion to...

Oracle stock falls despite earnings beat, CEO expects to push more money toward cloud efforts

Oracle Corp. blew away expectations for earnings and sales to close out its fiscal year Tuesday, but shares dipped as executives revealed plans to spend...

China’s New Power Play: More Control of Tech Companies’ Troves of Data

Shortly after rising to power in late 2012, Xi Jinping made his first company visit in his new job as China’s Communist Party chief, to...

‘Not being able to connect with people was really hard’: Company sports teams are finally getting back together

American office workers are moving from the Zoom window to the batter’s box. When Sean O’Rourke took the field at a softball league on Monday...

A G-7 Deal on a Global Minimum Tax for Companies Faces Hurdles

An agreement by wealthy countries to impose minimum taxes on multinational companies faces a rocky path to implementation, with many governments likely to wait and...

Twitter’s Operations Are Suspended in Nigeria

Nigeria has indefinitely suspended the operations of Twitter, the government said on Friday, two days after the social media giant suspended the account of the...

10 ways to get the best deals during Amazon Prime Day 2021, according to deal pros

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Amazon investors reject New York retirement fund’s call for a racial-equity audit, 10 other shareholder proposals

Amazon.com Inc. investors rejected all 11 shareholder proposals at the company’s annual meeting this week, but vote totals released Friday show that a significant number...

EBay says sales of sneakers and watches have accelerated, and trading cards are next

EBay Inc. says it has seen growth accelerate in two key categories, sneakers and watches, and the online e-commerce company is preparing for the sales...

Apple hit with landmark antitrust charges in Europe over App Store practices

Apple has been charged with abusing its dominant position in the music-streaming market by imposing restrictive rules on the App Store, in a landmark move...

Uber and Lyft expect ride-hailing to make a sharp recovery, but there are some potential roadblocks

As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions ease, the ride-hailing industry is gearing up for a comeback, but is facing potential roadblocks....

Tesla and Big Tech are about to rev up the busiest week of earnings season

The busiest week of earnings season is about to kick off, with Tesla and Big Tech companies expected to dominate the headlines. The six largest...

The pandemic’s differing earnings effects will be on display with tech, airline reports

The first big week of earnings season will kick off with a study in contrasts. The tech and airline sectors feature prominently on the earnings...

NBA star Kevin Durant invested in Coinbase in 2017 — his stake is now worth 53 times what it was worth then

Cryptocurrency platform Coinbase Global Inc. COIN, +5.96% became the most valuable U.S. financial exchange on Wednesday as it ended the day trading at $328.28, valuing...

Nvidia steps up competition with Intel and AMD with first data-center CPU, based on Arm

Nvidia Corp. is stepping up its artificial-intelligence competition with Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. by introducing a new central processing unit to crunch...

Marco Rubio backs Amazon union push, cites company’s ‘culture wars’

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama got a surprise ally in US Sen. Marco Rubio, with the conservative lawmaker revealing on Friday that he supports their...

Opinion: Oracle’s results may not justify investors’ big cloud optimism

The financial results from Oracle Corp. on Wednesday should have some investors wondering about its current lofty valuation. Oracle ORCL, -0.72% reported fiscal third-quarter results...

Amazon picks London for first checkout-free physical store outside the U.S.

Amazon AMZN, -1.03%, the world’s largest online retailer, has opened its first checkout-free grocery store in the U.K., allowing shoppers to pick up their goods...

Dow clings to gain, but tech stocks slide while Beige Book shows only modest economic uptick

U.S. stock benchmarks mostly were lower Wednesday afternoon, as technology shares weighed down the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, after bond yields spiked and weaker-than-expected...

Opinion: Raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour

Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour to address inequality, but that might not be the best way to fix that problem. Conservative—and...