Category Archives: Amazon the Company

Working at Amazon’s Fulfillment Warehouse Sucks

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UPDATED. AGAIN! The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania, recently published an article in which former Amazon warehouse employees reveal the miserable working conditions they had to endure. I tweeted about this 2 days ago when I first saw it but the story since been picked up by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Gizmodo, and Gawker. Yikes. Continue reading Working at Amazon’s Fulfillment Warehouse Sucks

Netflix Separates Its DVD and Streaming Businesses. What Does This Mean for Amazon?

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings just announced in a blog post that Netflix is splitting into two companies. Netflix itself will be streaming-only (no DVD rentals), while Qwikster (which is a lame and difficult-to-spell name) will be the online DVD rental service. But this is an Amazon blog, so the question is… What does this splintering mean for Amazon’s Instant Video streaming services? Continue reading Netflix Separates Its DVD and Streaming Businesses. What Does This Mean for Amazon?