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Amazon is one of the most successful businesses on the planet, but it’s also got issues, which we’ve been spotlighting in the runup to the company’s popular Prime Day sales. A lot of that revolves around its workplace and its workers, the very people making sure that what you’re buying gets to you in a timely manner.
Warehouse employees and delivery drivers have made it clear they think Amazon has lot of room for improvement in how it treats them, on matters ranging from work-related injuries to the length of the workday. On the customer side, meanwhile, Amazon’s fighting a battle against fake product reviews, to keep them from skewing your purchase decisions.
Those stories are among the in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don’t want to miss:
Inside a Facebook group that’s a factory for fake Amazon reviews
As Amazon tries to squash bogus ratings ahead of Prime Day, the problem moves to social media.
Amazon delivery drivers risk write-ups and injuries as they race to your door
The company is hard to reach when things go wrong on a delivery route designed by it, drivers tell CNET.
So long iPhone case: Why I’m no longer casing my iPhone 24/7
Instead, my case strategy is going hybrid.
Car spotting in Los Angeles is even better from a supercar
The 2021 Acura NSX is the perfect companion for a day filled with car culture.
Terra Nil reengineers the city-building game for a planet in crisis
“Video games are going to be political, whether we want them to be or not.”
Social media is all theater. Your personal finance is the next act
Commentary: New platforms like Venmo and Reddit are shattering old taboos about discussing money. Is that a good thing?
The big winner at E3 2021 is… Xbox Game Pass
Commentary: Microsoft’s subscription service took center stage at the annual video game expo and will include new Halo, Forza games and Starfield.
What proposed antitrust legislation could mean for Big Tech… and you
This is what you need to know about the latest attempt to rein in the power of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.
GPS rules everything. A new satellite launch keeps its upgrade rolling
It’s a lot more than just driving directions. Managed by the US Space Force, GPS factors into a huge amount of the high-tech world we live in.
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