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Pandemic Prize: Amazon’s Q1 Sales Soar 44%

E-commerce giant Amazon released its first-quarter results on Thursday, reporting a 44  percent sales increase. The results blew analysts’ expectations out of the water. The Masters of the Universe say they expect their sales to continue to climb in the second quarter.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Anti-Defamation League: Amazon’s Twitch Should Censor Even More

The far-left Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has said that Twitch, the Amazon-owned video streaming platform, should invest even more resources into censorship tools — even after the platform twice banned Donald Trump, first temporarily during the campaign season, and then permanently in January.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Director of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt speaks on stage during the 2015 Concordia Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on October 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)

Amazon’s Palm-Scanning Payment Tech Is Coming to Whole Foods

Amazon is reportedly testing its palm-scanning payment technology in Whole Foods, starting with a single store in Amazon’s home city of Seattle. The biometric system identifies not only the customer’s palm print but even the pattern of veins in their hand to identify them for payment processing.

Amazon One Palm Scanner

Josh Hawley Introduces ‘Bust Up Big Tech’ Act

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) will today introduce a bill targeting Big Tech monopolies, in particular the practice of favoring their own products and services in online marketplaces and search engines that they own, a practice that Amazon and Google are often accused of.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) makes a statement after voting in the Judiciary Committee to move the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court out of committee and on to the Senate for a full vote on October 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. …

‘Small Business Rising’ Coalition Targets Amazon’s Monopoly Power

According to a recent report, merchant groups representing thousands of small businesses are forming a national coalition called “Small Business Rising” to campaign for stricter antitrust laws in an effort to force e-commerce giant Amazon to spin off some of its business lines and stop selling its own products in competition with other brands and sellers.

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos provides the keynote address at the Air Force Association's Annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference in Oxen Hill, MD, on September 19, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon Apologizes for Saying Drivers Aren’t Forced to Pee in Bottles

E-commerce giant Amazon has issued a surprising apology, promising to find a solution to the issue of its delivery drivers being forced to urinate in bottles due to a lack of bathroom breaks. In its apology, which is very rare for the e-commerce behemoth, Jeff Bezos’ company calls its statements on the matter an “own-goal.”

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, seen in a 2018 photo, decided to fight back following what he said was an extortion attempt by the National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid controlled by a friend of President Donald Trump

NLRB Rejects Amazon’s Attempt to Install Cameras to Watch Union Vote Counting

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has rejected Amazon’s motion asking the federal agency to install a camera that would monitor ballot boxes containing union votes submitted by employees at its Alabama facility. The NLRB said: “Though the mail ballot election in this matter is large, it is not, as the Employer asserts, of a ‘special nature.’”

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos provides the keynote address at the Air Force Association's Annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference in Oxen Hill, MD, on September 19, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)