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Recent articles by Eugene:

Amazon created 6 'tenets' during talks with Starbucks about a new cashierless coffee shop, internal document shows

Amazon internally put together a list of six "tenets" it wanted to abide by for the new store idea, according to an internal document. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon and Starbucks held talks about launching a new co-branded lounge that combines cashierless Go stores with cafes

The plan further demonstrates Amazon's ambition to expand the "Just Walk Out" technology behind its cashierless Go stores into new areas. → Read More

Amazon sellers will be acquired at an unprecedented rate next year, according to a new survey. Many buyers say they will pay anything for these businesses.

The market for Amazon aggregators, or those who buy multiple Amazon sellers, is expected to grow even more next year. → Read More

Leaked email shows Amazon's Chief Merchant addressing complaints about 'toxic' culture and 'burnout' challenges in the company's Fresh grocery team

The email came six months before a similar incident took place during the Fresh team's internal all-hands. → Read More

Exclusive: Amazon is working on a smart refrigerator that can monitor your buying patterns and suggest new products or recipes

An Amazon smart fridge would represent the company's continued expansion into consumers' homes with its own hardware. → Read More

Amazon insiders are divided over the company's new $1,000 home robot with some already calling it a failure and a toy for rich people

There are dramatically divergent opinions about this new, unconventional device, even among people who worked on the project. → Read More

Amazon expects to more than double Alexa in cars by next year, exclusive data shows

The Alexa Auto team anticipates huge growth in its reach, but is still scrambling to increase meaningful engagement and monetization channels. → Read More

Leaked documents reveal an Amazon plan to bring Alexa's home-security system to your car

Adding vehicle-security features to Alexa highlights Amazon's ambition to make the voice assistant ubiquitous, including in the home and on the go. → Read More

Shopify just beat Amazon in one important metric, showing the intensifying competition between the 2 e-commerce giants

Shopify is now bigger than Amazon by at least one measure: online traffic. → Read More

Amazon employees blast the company's grocery service for being 'subpar' and call out 'bureaucratic' culture in heated all-hands meeting

Some employees think Amazon's grocery service is far behind even its smaller competitors, in part because of a deteriorating work culture. → Read More

In a leaked recording, Amazon's grocery VP tells employees that recent media coverage of the company's performance-review system is 'fake news'

Amazon's grocery VP had a Trumpian response to recent media coverage of the company's opaque performance-review system: It's "fake news." → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon is working on a new point-of-sale system to lure merchants from Shopify, Square, and PayPal

The new point-of-sale system gives a glimpse into Amazon's thinking over how to attract more small business sellers to its marketplace. → Read More

El Salvador just bought 400 bitcoin and plans to buy 'a lot more,' a day before making it an official currency

In June, El Salvador passed a law that will make it the first country to establish bitcoin as legal tender alongside the US dollar. → Read More

Bitcoin mining consumes 0.5% of all electricity used globally and 7 times Google's total usage, new report says

As bitcoin mining becomes more popular and competitive, it's consuming more and more energy across the globe. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon is close to launching its own TV in the US

Amazon is targeting the US launch of its own branded TV as soon as October, challenging Samsung, LG, and Sony. → Read More

Amazon insiders describe the 'conversion program' that helps new execs get up to speed quickly so they don't 'flame out'

New executives who don't internalize mantras like founder Jeff Bezos' famous sayings on "customer obsession" or "always day one" don't last long. → Read More

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy's top technical guru, a former auto mechanic who lived for years on a boat, is coming ashore to help steer the company's future

Hamilton's rise at Amazon reflects Jassy's long-held trust in the eccentric engineer. The new CEO will be relying on Hamilton even more now. → Read More

Tech M&A is on fire. These are the 18 top dealmakers inside Silicon Valley's largest companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Uber.

Silicon Valley M&A is often handled in-house by Big Tech. Here are top dealmakers at Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Uber. → Read More

Hundreds of Amazon employees join an internal Slack channel to criticize its opaque performance review system

The internal Slack channel reflects the growing frustration Amazon employees feel over the company's performance review system. → Read More

Amazon loses another VP, who served as Jeff Bezos's last 'shadow' advisor, as executive exodus continues

Wei Gao was Jeff Bezos's last 'shadow' advisor, and one of only two female executives to ever fill the role. → Read More