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It's more of a deep dive into the online world for, Jeff Bezos is not just the richest man in the world, but he has also built an incredible business that is without precedent in the history of global capitalism. Be the first to contribute! Now Institute at NYU. As politicians and regulators from around the world start to consider the global impact of Amazon this two-hour PBS FRONTLINE special sets about investigating the e-commerce giant, questioning those who run the company, and past employees who no longer work there in order to gain some insight into the inner workings of the company. Taglines Subscribe to OregonLive. 1,933 128. And essentially it's the fulfillment of something that has been his lifelong goal and plan, which is to, as he puts it, build the infrastructure to go to space and to make it cost-effective for us to figure out what to do in space. In interviews with FRONTLINE, former fulfillment center employees describe a work environment in which they felt pressured to pick and pack items at productivity rates they say are “unrealistic.” “The part they don’t talk about is the safety rules that you have to ignore to make rate,” one former Amazon fulfillment center employee says. And Blue Origin is his space exploration company. There was a recent hack of indoor Ring cameras, which was rather frightful. He believes in consumerism. Bezos has helped invigorate The Washington Post, announced plans to invest in space exploration, and made a $10 billion pledge to fight climate change. That’s the best case. By submitting comments here, you are consenting to these rules: Readers' comments that include profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, harassment, or are defamatory, sexist, racist, violate a third party's right to privacy, or are otherwise inappropriate, will be removed. Written and directed by Anya Bourg and James Jacoby, “Amazon Empire” tells the story of how Bezos led the drive to make Amazon a dominant player in online commerce, and how its reach has kept growing, to the point where Amazon is collecting mind-boggling amounts of data from its customers. | Jeff Bezos is not just the richest man in the world, but he has also built an incredible business that is without precedent in the history of global capitalism. The film does an exceptional job of exploring the abuses that demand stricter regulations and greater scrutiny. Director James Jacoby, who worked with fellow filmmaker Anya Bourg on the project, calls the company an "inescapable part of our modern lives. Democratic presidential candidates are calling out the company for not paying taxes, and calling for a break-up of big tech. He believes that ... we're going to need to look to the heavens, essentially, to figure out how we can continue to live in a world of dynamism and growth. The probing feature-length documentary Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos makes it clear that Bezos' ambitions are not likely to remain earthbound. She says she worried that Amazon was being flooded with untested and potentially unsafe products, and that she repeatedly told others at the company that “no customer wants to buy an unsafe product. And, of course, there are safeguards in place. So she has this idea of maybe they shouldn't be competing on a platform that they own, maybe they shouldn't be allowed to be doing that, because they have an unfair advantage. That's in part what break them up means. The film features interviews with figures who worked with Bezos during the early days of his business enterprise, entrepreneurs who have felt the sting of extortion while operating their businesses on the platform, and current executives who attempt to explain and excuse the company's strongarm strategies. Scientists are daring to investigate this unsettling question, they're trying to peel back the mask of the psychopathic killer. There wouldn't be the proper air conditioning in these warehouses, and people would be working like crazy to try to meet these quotas to get the packages out. With Will Lyman, Jeff Bezos, Priyanka Boghani, Sarah Childress. Of course, if the camera is watching the front step, it's also watching the public space on the street as well, which is somewhat problematic. It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. Who’s Responsible for Defective Products Sold on Amazon? The full documentary is now streaming at the top of this story, on the PBS Video App, on YouTube and on-demand. Synopsis It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. But this gesture came at a price, and the businesses that take part in this partnership are often victim to rising fees and a lack of operational support. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It's cloud computing for the government and national security establishment.". Heidi Saman and Seth Kelley produced and edited this interview for broadcast. Web Site Copyright ©1995-2020 WGBH Educational Foundation. And recently, they've announced their intentions to colonize the moon. As America chooses its next president in the midst of a historic pandemic, FRONTLINE investigates whose vote counts — and whose might not. On why, in part, Amazon began as a bookseller. On Feb. 18, the PBS investigative series FRONTLINE released a two-hour documentary investigating how Jeff Bezos turned Amazon from a tiny company run out of a garage into a business empire that is without precedent in the history of American capitalism.