Amazing Amazon


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#365

The amazing AMZN runs Mechanical Turk where it takes a cut of 20%.

Many of these efforts to improve workers’ experiences have their limits. To sign up for Dynamo, for instance, workers had to complete a HIT and get a certain code, but Amazon closed the requester account that created those HITs

Erica told me that many of the plugins she had downloaded to find high-quality HITs are not compatible with a recent update Amazon made to Mechanical Turk’s website, one reason she’s making less money than she used to.

But for one segment of the labor market—less-educated workers in depressed areas—there is no economic boom.

More and more workers will continue performing grueling work for pennies—much like Americans did a century ago—with no way out.


#366

Sadly, I’m not surprised. The gig economy pays terrible for the vast majority of people.


#367

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/amazon-stock-rises-after-analyst-raises-target-to-1800-new-street-high-2018-01-25


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#369

manch,

Here come the Chinese, the acid test that you want!


#370

Liu wants to sell to the Chinese people in US. I don’t think taking on Amazon directly at its home turf is wise. But if he’s only after the Chinese people here then sure.

JD is my 10x ticket. I wish him nothing but success.

BTW there is a Great War in China between Tencent and Alibaba. Pony Ma is making so many deals it’s amazing. While Jack Ma is out in Davos schmoozing with celebrities.


#371

You like JD over Tencent as a stock investment? Is it because JD is just much smaller so they have a longer run way for growth?


#372

I like Tencent much more. More than alibaba and even Facebook. But it’s very big already. Can’t go 10x. JD has a chance to.


#373

We Stole Tampons from the Cashier-less Amazon Go Store


#374

I always thought Tencent was a rapper. Like 50cent…


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#376

Funny AF.


#377

It’s the new trend:


#378

That would explain how Elon managed to sell out his flame thrower…


#379

Really funny ad. Good one Jeff. Now go back and make me more money!!


#380

He’s the discount version.


#381

That was really odd.


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#383

Not good…