Paris Martineau

Reporter

Paris Martineau covers Amazon for The Information. Previously, she was a reporter at Wired, where she broke stories on Airbnb, the homesharing industry, and tech companies big and small. Paris began her career writing about internet culture for New York Magazine’s (now-defunct) tech blog, Select All, and later covered social media manipulation as a staff writer at The Outline. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Gizmo. Follow her on Twitter @parismartineau. She can be reached at paris@theinformation.com or securely via Signal at +1 (267) 797-8655.

Bezos Supports Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, Corporate Tax Hikes

April 6, 2021 · 3:16 PM PDT · 1 comment
On Tuesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released a statement in support of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan.

Amazon Illegally Fired Two Prominent Internal Critics, NLRB Says

April 5, 2021 · 11:33 AM PDT
The National Labor Relations Board determined that Amazon illegally retaliated against two high-profile internal critics when it fired them last April
Clockwise from top-left: A parking lot at Citi Field, Photo by chrisswann26/ Flickr; A Kmart sign; photo by JeepersMedia/ Flickr; Amazon trailers parked outside of an Amazon delivery station in Newark, photo by Bloomberg; the former Orange County Register building in Santa Ana, photo by ksablan/ Flickr.

Amazon Explored Opening Discount Depots in Malls and Parking Lots

April 1, 2021 · 12:25 PM PDT
Amazon has explored opening brick and mortar retail stores to sell discounted home goods, electronics and other small items, Bloomberg reported.

Amazon Plans for Return to ‘Office-Centric Culture’

March 30, 2021 · 6:15 PM PDT
Amazon on Tuesday released new details about its post-pandemic plans. 

Documents Contradict Amazon Statement on Worker Bathroom Conditions

March 25, 2021 · 3:58 PM PDT
Documents suggest the so-called “peeing in bottles thing” is a real issue. 
A worker at a picking station at an Amazon warehouse. Photo by Bloomberg

Amazon Acquires Stake in Cargo Airline

March 8, 2021 · 2:14 PM PST
It’s the retail behemoth’s latest foray into the transportation space, and reflects Amazon’s aspirations to become a dominant force in shipping and logistics. 

Biden Backs Unionizing Amazon Warehouse Workers

March 1, 2021 · 2:14 PM PST
President Joe Biden on Sunday expressed support for Amazon workers at a facility in Alabama who are in the midst of a historic unionization vote.

Black AWS Manager Sues Amazon Alleging Racial Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

March 1, 2021 · 1:36 PM PST
A senior manager at Amazon Web Services filed a federal discrimination suit against the company Monday alleging racial and sexual discrimination.

Shopify Posts Strong Quarter, Warns of Post-Pandemic Lull

Feb. 17, 2021 · 3:44 PM PST
Buoyed by legions of homebound consumers, the Canadian e-commerce platform reported impressive growth on Wednesday

Amazon Acquires Shopify Competitor Selz

Feb. 16, 2021 · 3:33 PM PST
The move speaks to Amazon’s growing ambitions in the third-party seller space

Amazon Sues NY AG Over Covid Demands

Feb. 12, 2021 · 12:53 PM PST
Amazon is suing the New York state attorney general over her office’s probe into its Covid-19 response.

Amazon Developing Wall-Mounted Echo for Smart Home Control

Feb. 9, 2021 · 10:19 AM PST
Why not integrate Alexa into your wall?
A truck and trailers outside an Amazon fulfillment center in Poland. Photo by Bloomberg

Amazon Reports Record Earnings and a Transition of Power

Feb. 2, 2021 · 2:15 PM PST
Amazon on Tuesday dropped a heck of a lot of news.

Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO, Will Be Replaced By AWS’ Andy Jassy

Feb. 2, 2021 · 1:21 PM PST
Amazon on Tuesday announced that founder Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO Q3 and transition to the role of Executive Chair.

Elon Musk Feuds With Amazon Over Satellites

Jan. 26, 2021 · 11:58 AM PST
SpaceX and Amazon are fighting in front of federal regulators and on Twitter over their competing satellite internet efforts.

Amazon to Hire 3,000 New Corporate Employees in Boston

Jan. 26, 2021 · 11:09 AM PST
Amazon on Tuesday announced plans to hire more than 3,000 new employees in Boston over the next several years. 
A truck next to an Amazon delivery station in New Jersey in October. Photo by Bloomberg