In Case You Missed It! Amazon Facing “Problems At The Grassroots”

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Date: January 11, 2019

In Case You Missed It!
Amazon Facing “Problems At The Grassroots”

 Local activists and lawmakers taking on the company over its corporate welfare, labor policies and anticompetitive business practices.

“Amazon, the pre-eminent online commerce provider with a growing chunk of the back-end internet business with Amazon Web Services, has problems at the grassroots, as it fights with local activists in New York over its plan to move into Long Island City and takes on a wave of newly empowered progressives in Congress critical of its labor policies. It may also face new antitrust scrutiny in Europe and the U.S. over its promotion of house-branded products in competition with third-party sellers on its platform.” (Axios, “How the ‘big tech’ colossus is splitting,” David McCabe and Scott Rosenberg, 1.11.19)

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