Tuesday, 21 August, 2018


Amazon employees strike in Spain and Germany

Best Hardware Deals 2018: CPUs, SSDs, More Amazon employees strike in Spain and Germany
Hannah Rogers | 18 July, 2018, 17:56

Though technical glitches marred the start of Prime Day and prevented many customers from shopping on Monday afternoon, Amazon says the holiday has already beat last year's in terms of growth. "Something went wrong on our end".

Amazon's website had widespread problems Monday in the hours after the event launched, intermittently showing customers pictures of dogs with error messages. As this is an Amazon-based interface it also does mean the TV set comes with Alexa so users can make use of the remote control to issue voice commands to the TV, as well as get feedback on questions asked, and control compatible smart home products.

The e-commerce giant's website experienced outages in the US, with thousands of reports of problems flooding into Downdetector, a site that tracks service interruptions and outages.

Shoppers found an outlet in venting on social media. Since then, the masks have become fan favorites and inexorably linked to the Eagles' Super Bowl victory.

Amazon's stock closed up 1.2 percent at $1,843.93 Tuesday. Thousands more Amazon employees in Germany are expected to strike on Tuesday over similar complaints.

Many customers shopping for deals on Amazon.com on Monday-also known as Amazon Prime Day-are reporting the company's website is down. Amazon has millions of merchants selling goods on its marketplace, mostly small and medium-businesses that had sales exceeding $1 billion during the promotion, Amazon said in a statement. This year's product depth demonstrates the leverage the e-commerce giant has when providing access to its loyal Prime subscribers who pay fees in exchange for shipping discounts, video streaming and other benefits.

It feels practically necessary for a game like Bayonetta, but could also be especially useful for tricky platformers such as Rayman Legends, which is now on sale for £21.99 during Prime Day too.

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