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Laura Hautala


Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Laura:

AI as Co-Pilot: Your Online Life Is About to Change, Like It or Not

Microsoft has Bing powered by the tech behind OpenAI's ChatGPT, Google has Bard, and many more are on the way. → Read More

Microsoft's New AI-Powered Bing: Here Are 5 Things You'll Be Able to Do

Bing will refine search results, summarize topics and generate writing as your "co-pilot." → Read More

Amazon Downplays Its Retail Might With This One Number, on Repeat

The e-commerce giant won't stop pointing out that it's only 1% of global retail -- but advocates say that's sleight of hand. → Read More

Amazon's Kindle Scribe Wants to Make Reading and Writing Hot Again

Exclusive: The newest distraction-free Kindle, now with a pen, is designed to lure you into a devoted fellowship of E Ink fans. → Read More

Is Amazon Pushing Prices Higher? Legal Wars Are Waging to Prove It

The e-commerce giant is again touting discounts for Black Friday, but regulators claim Amazon's rules make online shopping more expensive. → Read More

Amazon Sales Rise -- but a Gloomy Holiday Outlook Takes the Spotlight

Prime Day in July contributed to the third quarter, but Amazon's not sure it can keep you shopping into the holidays. → Read More

Amazon Driver Killed in Suspected Dog Attack While Delivering Package

A Missouri sheriff says the driver had a great deal of trauma to his body consistent with dog bites. → Read More

Amazon Warehouse Workers Reject Labor Union in NY State

It's the second vote the Amazon Labor Union has lost since its upset victory at a Staten Island warehouse in April. → Read More

Amazon Can Bag Your Dollars Even When You're Shopping Elsewhere

It's already the "everything store." Now Amazon is spreading to other places you shop online. → Read More

Sen. Warren Asks FTC to Nix Amazon Purchase of Roomba Maker

The senator and House colleagues point to what they call "Amazon's anticompetitive policies" in a letter. → Read More

Your Kindle Likely Taps Into Fossil Fuels. Amazon Wants to Measure the Emissions

Exclusive: Amazon has rolled out more-sustainable devices and packaging, as well as a standard for measuring the carbon footprint of device use. → Read More

Amazon Astro's Newest Tricks Don't Include Letting You Buy One

The home robot was unveiled a year ago and just got upgraded, but purchasing one is still by invitation only. → Read More

Amazon's Alexa Event Is All About Drumming Up Attention for Prime Day 2

You're going to see a lot of Amazon announcements starting this week. Here's why. → Read More

Amazon to Change Ebook Return Policy, End Refunds for Quick Readers

No more reading a whole ebook from Amazon in less than a week and easily getting your money back. → Read More

Amazon's Acquisition of Roomba Maker iRobot Is Under FTC Scrutiny

Watchdogs are concerned that Amazon controls too much of the smart home market. → Read More

No iPhone 14 Mini: Apple Ends Its Smaller Line of iPhones

The less expensive iPhone SE is still going strong, but sales of Mini versions of the iPhone 12 and 13 reportedly were low. → Read More

Amazon Care Service to Shutter As Company Shifts Health Care Approach

The telehealth and visiting nurse service started as an offering for Amazon employees and became a benefit other companies could offer their workers. → Read More

Amazon Worker Dies On Prime Day, OSHA Investigating Warehouse Work Conditions, Reports Say

Advocates and state-level regulators have pointed out disproportionately high injury rates they tie to Amazon's demanding pace of work. → Read More

Amazon Worker Dies on Prime Day, OSHA Investigates Warehouse Conditions

Advocates and state-level regulators have pointed out disproportionately high injury rates, which they tie to Amazon's demanding pace of work. → Read More

Amazon Says Basics, Private Label Lines Aren't Going Away

A report says Amazon has slashed the number of goods sold under brands it owns, motivated by falling sales and regulatory pressure. → Read More