Tim Bray, a well known Canadian software developer, has quit as a vice president and distinguished engineer at Amazon Web Services to protest the company’s response to complaints from its warehouse workers. In a post on his personal website, first reported on by Vice News, Bray said he left AWS on May 1 after nearly five and a half years at the cloud unit of Amazon. He said he decided to...
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Can Livestream Shopping Cure the Holiday Gifting Blues?
Hi, welcome to the Weekend.It might seem against the holiday spirit to say so, but does anyone really love gift-shopping these days? Even pre-pandemic, it was a stress-inducing affair, loaded with decision fatigue, toy-of-the-year FOMO and ghosts of bad presents past.Into this consumerist minefield has stumbled a strange new entrant: livestream shopping. In this week’s issue, writer Janet...
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