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Amazon Gets UK Antitrust Scrutiny On Data Usage, FT Says

Amazon.com is getting U.K. antitrust scrutiny into how it uses data from smaller sellers on its site, the Financial Times reported, citing three people with knowledge of the matter. From a report: The Competition and Markets Authority has been analyzing Amazon's business for months, according to the newspaper. While the regulator hasn't yet announced an investigation, it may focus on whether Amazon favors merchants that use its logistics and delivery services, the report said. Silicon Valley gia...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Tech, European Union, Silicon Valley, Competition And Markets Authority, Financial Times, Google Facebook, Amazon TM


Quebec's Government Urges Online Shoppers To Local Retailers Instead of Amazon

"The coronavirus crisis is giving Quebec's nationalist government an excuse to attempt what may be impossible," reports Bloomberg. "The Canadian province is embarking on an uphill battle to chip away at Amazon's position." Reckoning that weeks of confinement will permanently accelerate the growth of online shopping, Premier Francois Legault wants to boost Quebec retailers' digital sales, and is urging the population of 8.5 million to buy from local firms. His government took a first step by b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Tech, Bloomberg, Canada, Quebec, FitzGibbon, Alexandre Taillefer, Pierre Fitzgibbon, François Legault, Amazon TM, Local Retailers Instead of Amazon, Le Panier Bleu, Lowe TM s Cos Inc, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal


Amazon Is Kicking All Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers Off the Site

In a new agreement between tech giants Amazon and Apple, shoppers will soon see a selection of the latest Apple products on Amazon.com. This is not good news for everyone. Motherboard: John Bumstead is a computer refurbisher who, every year, saves thousands of laptops from the shredder. He buys MacBooks en masse from electronics recyclers, fixes them, then sells them on Amazon Marketplace or wholesales them to vendors who do the same. Friday morning, Bumstead got an email from Amazon informing h...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Tech, United States, Amazon Marketplace, Bumstead, John Bumstead, Amazon TM