Online Marketplaces

Platform News: Worker at an automated Amazon Warehouse

Amazon drops French Black Friday ad campaign as lockdown starts

Amazon is withdrawing advertisements for pre-Black Friday reductions in France, after the government said the effort was unfair to small shops at time when a coronavirus lockdown h...

Platform News: Worker at an automated Amazon Warehouse

Amazon workers in Germany strike on ‘Prime Day’

A German trade union called on employees at seven Amazon warehouses to move to strike on Tuesday to coincide with the online marketplaces global “Prime Day” advertising...

Platform News: Amazon packages ready for delivery

Amazon pitches early holiday shopping with autumn ‘Prime Day’ event

Amazon.com has begun 48 hours of promotions as part of “Prime Day,” a tightly watched marketing event the platform had postponed as a result of operational challenges i...

Platform Industry: Amazon branding on screen

Amazon sends legal notice to Future Group over Reliance deal

Amazon.com has said it has sent a legal notice to a promoter of Future Group, alleging the Indian merchant breached the provisions of its contract by signing a deal with Reliance I...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon launches climate-friendly program to help shop for sustainable products

The world’s largest online retail platform, announced the launching of a climate-friendly app on Wednesday to assist customers shop for sustainable goods, as a part of its co...

Platform News: Worker at an automated Amazon Warehouse

Amazon’s surveillance can boost output and possibly limit unions

Amazon.com relies on extensive worker surveillance to improve employee output and possibly restrict unionisation efforts around the US, says a study paper issued on Monday by the O...

Platform Industry: Ebay app and online marketplaces

Ebay nears deal to sell its classifieds business unit to Norway’s Adevinta

US online marketplace, eBay is in advanced talks to sell its classified-ads unit to Adevinta as the online auction pioneer seeks to refocus on its core business, the Wall Street Jo...

China Platform Economy

China’s 58.com to go private in $8.7 billion deal

Chinese online classifieds 58.com has said it would be taken private by a consortium of investors, backed by private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic, in a deal tha...

Taxonomy of the Platform industry

Platform economy: Defining a meaningful taxonomy

In this article we will attempt to do what few (if any) have successfully achieved. That is to define and map the entirety of the platform economy in a meaningful and logical way.

Platform News: Amazon packages

Amazon to offer permanent roles to 70% of its 175,000 new hires in the US

Amazon.com plans to offer permanent jobs to about 70% of the US workforce it has hired temporarily to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic, the company told journal...

Jeff Bezos

Amazon says ‘appropriate’ executive to be available, as US panel calls on Bezos to testify

Amazon.com Inc has it would make an “appropriate” executive available to the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee to testify about allegations related to how...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Amazon tests screening new merchants for fraud via video calls

Amazon.com is piloting the use of video conference calls to verify the identity of merchants who wish to sell goods on its platforms, in a new plan to counter fraud without in-pers...

Facebook

EU regulators raise more questions about Facebook’s online marketplace

European Union regulators want to know if Facebook’s online marketplace benefits unfairly from its treasure trove of data, according to a questionnaire seen by news agency Re...

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