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Author’s record-breaking Kickstarter campaign closes at $41.7 million

Portrait of American fantasy author Brandon Sanderson taken on June 3, 2011. Sfx Magazine | Future | Getty Images Brandon Sanderson asked Kickstarter fans for $1 million to self-publish four novels he wrote during the pandemic. Thirty days later, his campaign has topped $41.7 million from more than 185,000 backers …

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Amazon workers in Alabama reject union for second time

Union supporters at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, on Thursday appeared headed toward defeat for a second time. However, with hundreds of contested ballots at play, the election results are still too close to call. Of the 2,375 ballots cast, there were 993 votes opposing the union and 875 in …

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Pro-union side leads vote count at Amazon warehouse on Staten Island

Workers stand in line to cast ballots for a union election at Amazon’s JFK8 distribution center, in the Staten Island borough of New York City, U.S. March 25, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Employees at an Amazon warehouse on New York’s Staten Island were leaning towards unionizing as of Thursday …

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Amazon Alexa now tells you when items in your Amazon cart go on sale

Amazon’s redesigned Echo Dots Kids Edition Amanda Ringstad, Amazon Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will soon tell users when items they’ve had an eye on are about to be on sale. The company announced on Thursday that Alexa will notify Prime customers up to 24 hours in advance of upcoming sales …

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Amazon hired pro-Democrat consultant to fight Staten Island union vote

Amazon workers arrive with paperwork to unionize at the NLRB office in Brooklyn, New York, October 25, 2021. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Amazon tapped an influential consulting and polling firm with close ties to Democratic political groups to help the company thwart a critical unionization effort at a Staten Island, …

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launch New Shepard NS-20 crew to space

The NS-20 crew, from left to right: Gary Lai, George Nield, Jim Kitchen, Marty Allen, Sharon Hagle, and Marc Hagle. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launched its New Shepard rocket for the first time this year on Thursday, as the company sends more passengers on short trips to space. …

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Why ‘free’ shipping isn’t free

The big carriers such as FedEx, UPS and Amazon make lots of deliveries, and none of those packages are being shipped for “free.” “People like free shipping because the word free is very powerful, even if people know that it’s not really free because someone is paying for it,” Kara …

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Amazon renews Prime credit card pact with JPMorgan after flirting with American Express

Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon. Getty Images | CNBC Amazon has chosen to renew a deal allowing JPMorgan Chase to issue the tech giant’s flagship rewards credit card, ending months of heated negotiations, CNBC has learned. The Amazon Prime Rewards card was one of the industry’s most highly coveted co-brand …

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How Google and Amazon bankrolled a ‘grassroots’ activist group of small business owners to lobby against Big Tech oversight

The logo of Google is seen on a building at La Defense business and financial district in Courbevoie near Paris, France, September 1, 2020. Charles Platiau | Reuters Clay Montgomery owns a small blacksmith shop called “Arrow M Enterprises” outside of Mingus, Texas, where he manufactures hand-forged metal works and …

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Walgreens turns to robots to fill prescriptions, as pharmacists take on more responsibilities

Walgreens is using automation to fill more of customers’ prescriptions. Inside of a Dallas area facility, bright yellow robotic arms hold pill bottles up to dispensers, which release tablets like a carefully calibrated vending machine. Melissa Repko | CNBC NORTHLAKE, Texas — Bright yellow robotic arms are becoming a bigger …

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