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  • Amazon (AMZN) workers at its logistic center in Leipzig in Germany were due to go on strike today in a dispute over pay and benefits. The action follows strikes at the online retailer's facilities in Bad Hersfeld earlier this month, as well as in Leipzig. The workers' union wants Amazon to implement a collective agreement similar to contracts at other mail order and retail companies. [View news story]
    Amzn is notoriously cheap in terms of benefits and pay. Most customer don't care what happens to the workers as long as they get cheap stuff. Of course the senior execs up top make billions on stock :)
    May 29, 2013. 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Is The EU's ATM Machine - And Google Is Next [View article]
    @Thomas Barta

    Youre beating a tired old drum that fits lockstep with your ideology. The fact that MSFT was convicted as a monopolist when they were is simply more evidence of legislative cluelessness. IBM was never found a monopoly when they were the only game in computing for 5 decades, but MSFT was even as all the issues being argued were long over?

    Guys like you are just crazed ideologues. You want to GLOAT over the "demise" of MSFT while at the same time portraying them as some all powerful monopolist. Reasonable folks see through this and write these kind of comments off as having no credibility.

    Much the same as we see the EU as practicing a very saavy form of protectionism (VAT on import, not on export? hmmm) while the US govt sells us down the river over geo politics.

    I wont expect you to understand though. Ill just wait until they DO go after your beloved Google (which has already started, btw). A little lesson for you... "Monopoly" has nothing to do with your version of perceived ethics (however flawed it may be), or even "ethics" at all. Monopoly is about MARKET dominace, and Google has that. They will be found a monopoly by the EU, they will be regulated, the EU will ENSURE that they cant fully comply so they can milk them, and they will be fined. You can bet on that.

    As long as we have US politicians more concerned with the global economy than the US economy, this is what we'll face.
    Mar 11, 2008. 06:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment