Paris Martineau


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 [email protected] or securely via Signal at +1 (267) 797-8655.

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Amazon to Open Department Stores

Aug. 20, 2021 · 9:28 AM PDT
Brick-and-mortar Amazon stores may soon be coming to a town near you
A semitruck hauling Amazon cargo in February. Photo by Bloomberg

Amazon Boasts Quarterly Profit Increase, Misses Sales Expectations

July 29, 2021 · 2:16 PM PDT
Amazon shares fell more than 6% after hours
Photos by Bloomberg; Shutterstock. Art by Mike Sullivan

Electric Truck Maker Rivian Raises $2.5 Billion Round

July 23, 2021 · 2:02 PM PDT
Electric truck maker Rivian said it has raised $2.5 billion in a new round led by Amazon and others.

U.S. Consumer Safety Agency Sues Amazon Over Hazardous Products

July 15, 2021 · 11:44 AM PDT
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission seeks to hold Amazon legally responsible for harms caused by products sold on its third-party marketplace.
Amazon vans departing a new staging lot outside an Amazon delivery station in Milford, Mass. Photo by Paris Martineau

New Execs Join Amazon’s S-Team

July 7, 2021 · 12:01 PM PDT
Bezos and Jassy wrote that two longtime executives would join the S-team: Drew Herdener, vice president of global communications, and James Hamilton, an AWS vice president and engineer. 

Amazon Blames Social Media Groups for Fake Reviews

June 16, 2021 · 2:47 PM PDT
Amazon posted a lengthy blog on Wednesday about a problem that has plagued the internet retailer for ages: fraudulent reviews. 

Amazon’s Cashierless Tech Comes to a Full-Size Grocery Store

June 15, 2021 · 1:23 PM PDT
Amazon on Tuesday announced that its cashierless Just Walk Out technology will soon be deployed in a full-size grocery store for the first time.
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Online Grocer Boxed to Go Public Via $900M SPAC Deal

June 14, 2021 · 2:39 PM PDT
The merger with special purpose acquisition company Seven Oaks Acquisition would reportedly value Boxed at just under $900 million.

Thrasio in Talks to Go Public Via SPAC Merger

June 11, 2021 · 2:44 PM PDT
FBA rollup darling Thrasio is in talks to go public by merging with a blank-check company led by Michael Klein, Bloomberg reported Friday. 

Amazon Warehouse Workers More Prone to Serious Injuries

June 1, 2021 · 3:14 PM PDT
The news comes less than a week after Amazon turned heads with its announcement of AmaZen wellness booths

More State AGs Considering Antitrust Action Against Amazon

May 27, 2021 · 11:02 AM PDT
Amazon’s size and cutthroat business practices are attracting increased scrutiny from U.S. regulators

Amazon to Shut Down ‘Prime Now’ Ultrafast Delivery App

May 21, 2021 · 8:59 AM PDT
Amazon is sunsetting its Prime Now app and website, and will be merging the ultrafast delivery service into the core Amazon site.
A still image from WPTV news footage of a truck crash last November in Palm Beach County, Fla. Image courtesy of WPTV

Jeff Blackburn Returns to Amazon

May 13, 2021 · 3:21 PM PDT
Just three months after announcing his departure, Blackburn is back at the internet retailer.