ecommerce

amazon

We're About to Learn How Bad Amazon’s Delivery Infrastructure Will Be for Workers

FedEx has cut ties with Amazon, which means that in the long term, Amazon will be doing more deliveries itself.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.14.19
amazon

Amazon Is Celebrating Its Monopoly Power With Prime Day

You pay $119, Amazon loses money on the shipping, and together we build a monopoly.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.15.19
Public Domain

How Etsy Sellers and Big Business Make Money on Public Domain Art

Content in the public domain isn’t just legal to download for free. It’s also legal to sell.
Caroline Haskins
1.7.19
Motherboard

Traffickers Are Using Instagram and YouTube as Black Markets for Live Cheetahs

A new report identified more than 900 advertisements for poached cheetahs on social media.
Sarah Emerson
10.23.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Inside Flex—Amazon's army of everyday delivery people

Amazon just had its best Prime day ever.
William Turton
7.19.18
ecommerce

Valve Disables Item Trading for Dutch 'Counter-Strike' Players, Making Their Expensive Gun Skins Worthless

The change to comply with Dutch regulations came with no warning, leaving players stuck with valuable inventories.
Ian Birnbaum
6.20.18
crystals

Witches Are Being Kicked Off of Square For Selling 'Occult Items'

Pagans are outraged.
Breena Kerr
3.31.17
Read

People Are Calling For a Shopify Boycott Because It Hosts Breitbart’s Store

#DeleteShopify is the latest anti-Trump consumer protest movement.
Jordan Pearson
2.7.17
Art

Sick of Censorship, Artists Launch a "Witchsy" Online Market

Meet the merchants freeing e-commerce, one NSFW enamel pin at a time.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
12.24.16
amazon

You’re Paying Too Much on Amazon, Study Says

Big data shows how algorithmic pricing means the first price usually isn’t the best price.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.4.16
black friday

How Gawker Turned Into Groupon

This holiday, behold the rise of stealth e-commerce content-farming.
carles.buzz
12.4.15
exclusive

A Secretive Air Cargo Operation Is Running in Ohio, and Signs Point to Amazon

A mysterious "Project Aerosmith" is rumored to be the ecommerce giant's first attempt at running its own air shipping service.
Kari Paul
11.24.15
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