Katherine Anne Long

Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Not Everyone in Seattle Is Excited About Autonomous Vehicles Coming

A Zoox Inc. self-driving car sits parked outside the company's headquarters in Foster City, Calif. A Zoox Inc. self-driving car sits parked outside the company's headquarters in Foster City, Calif. (Michael Short/Bloomberg News)

An announcement Oct. 18 from Amazon’s self-driving car unit Zoox that it will soon start testing its autonomous vehicles in downtown Seattle drew criticism from transportation safety advocates.

Katherine Anne Long | Seattle Times
October 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Senators to Introduce Antitrust Legislation Aiding Amazon Sellers

An Amazon worker watches as boxed merchandise moves along a conveyor be A worker watches as boxed merchandise moves along a conveyor belt to a waiting truck for delivery at the Amazon Phoenix Fulfillment Center in Goodyear, Ariz. (Joshua Lott/Bloomberg News)

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Oct. 14 they were introducing additional legislation targeting platforms like Amazon’s marketplace amid news reports that say Amazon swipes product information from sellers to bolster its own brands, then favors those Amazon-branded products in search results.

Katherine Anne Long | Seattle Times
October 15, 2021