Amazon, Google and Apple's attempts to understand the tone of human voices can reflect human biases.
Seattle City Council tried raising taxes to help the homeless, and now it faces a political firestorm. There are better ways to fight the good fight.
Canada's bricks-and-mortar grocery stores are in trouble due to stagnant food prices and changing consumer preferences. More grocery store closures are likely on the horizon.
Some say the gig economy is capitalism's final victory, but maybe it's not.
Indigenous communities lived in the Amazon for thousands of years without chopping down their forests.
Traditional accounting calculates a company's value by measuring physical assets and how much they owe. But we can tweak this for today's economy by including people and their ability to innovate.
A mythical Amazonia of lost tribes or lost cities is easy to challenge on a factual basis, but such objections appear rather feeble in the face of the power of cliché.
How Jeff Bezos is plotting to take over the world -- and why Amazon’s dominance in e-commerce could be a threat to innovation.
When thinking about regulating them, it's useful to know Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft have some similarities. But generally they're not competing with each other – or anyone else.
In 2017 the US retail giant Amazon spent nearly $14 billion to acquire the Whole Foods Market grocery chain. What are the motivations behind this acquisition and who will be the winners and losers?
It isn’t that we should worry about AI becoming more human. We should fear ourselves becoming more artificial.
How should privacy be protected in a world where data is gathered and shared with increasing speed and ingenuity? Differential privacy, a new model of cyber security, provides a potential solution.
Thousands of dirt roads crisscross the Brazilian Amazon, serving ranchers, loggers and miners. The area's fragile waterways — and the spectacular fish that live in them — pay a high price.
Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association's online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.
The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.
What is lacking is Myer's heritage, and the need for this to be carefully reframed and updated for the present day.
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.
There are 20 US cities bidding to host Amazon's HQ2 – but the winner will have its work cut out to make the most of the prize.
ATMs, self-scan checkouts, automated calls, digital therapists ... no wonder we're all lonely.
Amazon, like the entire tech sector, has suffered from a lack of diversity in its workforce. This trend is likely to continue when it opens a second headquarters in one of 20 cities.