Have you been thinking about cutting the cord with your cable company? Think of all the money you could save for other gadgets if you didn’t have that monthly bill. Of course you still need an easy way to watch your favorite shows on your TV, so today’s gadget deal is for the Amazon Fire TV. The Fire TV is a small WiFi box that connects to your TV via HDMI.
BERLIN —Amazon employees in Germany, frustrated by the company’s refusal to hold wage talks, walked off their jobs Monday in a coordinated strike at four of the company’s distribution centers.A total of 2,000 workers refused to show up for their shifts on Monday in an effort to force the company to accept an agreement in line with other retailers.
John Rossman, an executive at Amazon in the early 2000s, has written “The Amazon Way,” about the 14 leadership principles that drive the retailer, including obsessing over the customer, hiring and developing the best, and practicing frugality.
This isn’t some tablet-like toy that will disappoint your kids. The Fire HD Kids Edition tablet is the latest-generation Fire HD tablet, wrapped in a kid-proof case. Amazon is so sure of the protective abilities of this case that they’ll replace the tablet for free if the kid manages to break it.
Amazon is taking over an entire building on 34th Street across from the Empire State Building, according to construction and real estate executives, raising questions about just what the giant retailer is up to, David Streitfeld and Charles V. Bagli report.The property, at 7 West 34th Street, is 12 stories. The executives said Amazon would use the building for offices and a distribution center.