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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Why Amazon's streaming books service may be DOA

"If there's no untapped market of potential readers (and the numbers suggest there probably isn't), why would the Big Five make books cheaper when their only remaining buyers are obviously still willing to pay for them?"

THE VERGE

Amazon sues former employee after taking a job at Google

Amazon.com sued a former employee after he left the company to take a similar position at Google. According to Amazon, the former employee violated a noncompete agreement.

SEATTLE TIMES

How Amazon missed offering a good phone at a good price

Jeff Bezos instead created something more like a pocket-sized cash register than a phone. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Labor Dept. issues fines after Amazon fulfillment center death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has levied fines against five companies in the case of Ronald Smith, a contract worker who died from injuries sustained at an Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey.  

GEEKWIRE
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