Amazon announces new employee tracking tech, and customers are lining up



Amazon announces new employee tracking tech, and customers are lining up


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Amazon announces new employee tracking tech, and customers are lining up

Amazon-powered employee tracking is coming to a warehouse, and possibly a store, near you. 

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The ecommerce, logistics, and (among other things) cloud computing giant quietly previewed Tuesday new hardware and software development kits (SDK) which add machine learning and computer vision capabilities to companies’ existing surveillance camera networks. And in what should come as no surprise as companies around the world ramp up employee monitoring, customers are already champing at the bit to sic Amazon’s tech on their own workers. 

Amazon, of course, is notorious for monitoring its fulfillment center workers’ movements in excruciating detail. From social-distance tracking systems to automatic tools that keep tabs on “the rates of each individual associate’s productivity,” Amazon has a well deserved reputation for invasiveness. AWS Panorama, shown off at the AWS re:Invent conference, offers some version

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Robinhood is lining up advisers for a possible 2021 IPO: Bloomberg

Robinhood may be making the first moves in its long-targeted initial public offering.

The stock-trading startup has asked banks to submit proposals to advise an IPO, Bloomberg news reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources “with knowledge of the matter.”

According to Bloomberg, the listing could happen as soon as the first quarter of 2021, as an end to the Trump administration soothes anxious investors’ nerves and helps markets slowly return to record highs. Airbnb and DoorDash notably both filed prospectuses this month.

A Robinhood spokesperson declined to comment on the report. It’s also possible plans for an IPO are disrupted.

Preparations to go public aren’t new for Robinhood, and CEO Baiju Bhatt said as early as 2018 that the company was looking towards an eventual IPO. More than two years later, the startup is now worth close to $12 billion following its latest funding round in September.

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‘There’s damage to this’: Obama slams GOP for lining up behind Trump’s fraud claims

Former President Barack Obama said in a new interview that it “has been disappointing” to see congressional Republicans remain supportive of President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and his refusal to concede the 2020 White House race to President-elect Joe Biden.

“There’s damage to this,” Obama said in an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning” that is set to air in full this weekend. “Because what happens is that the peaceful transfer of power — the notion that any of us who attain an elected office, whether it’s dog catcher or president, are servants of the people, it’s a temporary job, we’re not above the rules, we’re not above the law — that’s the essence of our democracy.”

Obama also described the fraud allegations leveled by GOP lawmakers as disingenuous, saying that “they

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