Eugene Kim, Business Insider

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Recent articles by Eugene:

The era of Big Tech moonshots is over. Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are pulling back on ambitious, risky long-term projects after many of them failed.

Big Tech companies are scaling back or shutting down pie-in-the-sky projects as costs and immediacy become major concerns. → Read More

Amazon created a 'Builder Experience' unit to help engineers avoid bureaucracy. Here are the team's 6 guiding principles.

Amazon is responding to engineers' frustrations about rote work, poor developer tools and a deteriorating of the company's "building" culture. → Read More

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy is trying to fix a crumbling engineering culture with a new unit that tackles 'foundational pain points' raised by the company's frustrated developers

The ASBX group has more than 400 employees focused on helping Amazon engineers avoid rote work and be more creative. → Read More

An Amazon manager told staff to collect donations if they wanted to keep buying cereal for their office

The incident is one of several signs of Amazon frugality going overboard, according to former Amazon employees who now work at Google. → Read More

A leaked recording reveals the moment when Amazon decided to go big on the new 'Lord of the Rings' series

A major breakthrough in 2018 persuaded Amazon to double down on original video content, SVP Jeff Blackburn said at an internal all-hands meeting. → Read More

This chart shows Amazon's pharmacy business is struggling to gain traction even among its most active shoppers

Amazon acquired the online-pharmacy startup PillPack for about $750 million in 2018. New survey data suggests the deal has been a failure. → Read More

Your Amazon therapist will see you now: Tech giant plans to add mental health support to primary-care service

Amazon Care plans to add mental health services to its offerings, signaling another expansion to its nascent primary-care business. → Read More

Amazon is quietly developing cancer vaccines in partnership with Fred Hutchinson and recruiting patients for a new clinical trial

The cancer vaccine project is the latest indication of Amazon's growing interest in the healthcare sector. → Read More

Insiders say Amazon's new retail CEO is an 'introverted big thinker' without any major wins, drawing whispers of 'show me the money'

Herrington's performance will now come under greater scrutiny following last month's promotion to the top retail executive position. → Read More

Internal email shows Amazon testing new employee sentiment survey as it faces growing attrition and executive turnover

The new trial survey is part of a suite of programs Amazon uses to potentially identify employees who are at high risk of leaving. → Read More

Amazon's in-house COVID testing lab shuts down after significant drop in daily tests

Amazon launched the lab in 2020 to conduct testing for its front-line employees as the pandemic spread across its warehouses. → Read More

Citron's famed short-seller Andrew Left says he expects Amazon to buy Jumia, Africa's leading e-commerce company this year

Left's prediction follows Insider's previous report about Amazon's plans to launch its own online marketplace in Nigeria and South Africa. → Read More

Amazon's new retail CEO makes clear his top priority in first email to employees. Read the full memo here.

Doug Herrington's message makes it clear he intends to make Amazon's operations business a top priority going forward. → Read More

Internal Amazon email shows huge operations shake-up, including departure of top Black executives, after appointment of new retail CEO

Two top executives have left Amazon after the company appointed Doug Herrington to retail CEO. The change comes amid a major organizational change. → Read More

Shares of e-commerce companies Jumia and MercadoLibre plummet following Insider's report about Amazon's expansion plan in Africa and South America

The drop follows Insider's report about Amazon's plans to launch its own marketplace in five new countries across Africa, South America, and Europe. → Read More

Amazon is quietly inviting some sellers to a new Prime Day-type sales event that will be held later this year. Some of them find it frustrating.

The new sales event could provide Amazon a much-needed sales boost as the company is grappling with softer customer demand. → Read More

Amazon's former robotics VP just raised $10 million in 3 weeks for his new startup. Here's how he did it.

It took just three weeks for Porter to raise $10 million for his new 6-person startup, called Collaborative Robotics. → Read More

Leaked memo shows Amazon is considering flattening growth in hiring and budget for its PR, public policy, and lobbying team next year

Amazon's GCA team's potential hiring and budgeting pause comes as the company continues to dial back following two years of overexpansion during the pandemic → Read More

Amazon insiders speculate about consumer CEO Dave Clark's replacement. One top contender: no one.

Scrapping the role of consumer chief could help CEO Andy Jassy take firmer control over Amazon's beleaguered retail business, former executives say. → Read More

Insiders say Amazon's Consumer CEO Dave Clark was felled by a series of missteps, including warehouse overexpansion, spiraling costs, overstaffing and a union loss

Insiders described a tense working relationship between Clark and Amazon CEO Andy Jassy as the company moves to rein in logistics costs. → Read More