Amazon faces strikes in Germany on busy Prime Day

  • Amazon workers in Germany chose to strike on Amazon Prime Day, which is usually one of busiest days of the year for the company.
  • Strikes are set to take place in the German cities of Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Koblenz.
  • Ver.di, the union behind the strikes, think Amazon workers deserve better pay, working conditions and more respect.



a man riding on the back of a truck: Amazon vans line up at a distribution center to pick up packages for delivery on Amazon Prime Day, July 16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.


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Amazon vans line up at a distribution center to pick up packages for delivery on Amazon Prime Day, July 16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

LONDON — Amazon workers are striking in Germany on Prime Day, which is usually one of busiest days of the year for the e-commerce giant.

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Warehouse workers in the German cities of Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Koblenz are due to take part in the strike, which is being organized by German labor union ver.di.

A spokesperson for

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Seoul Semiconductor Obtains Permanent Injunction Against LED Lighting Products Made by Philips Brand Lighting Affiliate in Germany

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it has successfully obtained a permanent injunction and destruction in a patent litigation against Leuchtstark Vertriebs GmbH for infringement of Seoul’s patents in Germany.

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The world’s first 2nd generation LED technologies of Seoul Semiconductor (Graphic: Business Wire)

Infringing products are LED light bulbs manufactured by Klite lighting, a subsidiary of Signify – formerly Philips Lighting. In other recent litigations, Seoul has obtained two permanent injunctions against Philips brand television products as well.

The District Court of Düsseldorf also ordered the distributor to recall infringing products sold after October 2017 from commercial customers and to destroy those products.

“To enjoy benefits of the 2nd generation technology, Seoul’s intellectual property is absolutely necessary,” said Chung Hoon Lee and Young Joo Lee, CEOs

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Arctic Science Mission Wraps Up as Research Ship Docks in Germany

After a year spent drifting across the top of the world, frozen in sea ice, a German research ship returned home on Monday, ending the largest Arctic science expedition in history, one aimed at better understanding a region that is rapidly changing as the world warms.

The ship, the Polarstern, docked at its home port of Bremerhaven nearly 13 months after it left Norway. In October, it became deliberately frozen into the ice north of Siberia, about 350 miles from the North Pole, and drifted north and west for thousands of miles, leaving the little remaining ice for good late last month between Greenland and Norway.

The expedition, with a rotating contingent of about 100 scientists, technicians and crew, encountered nosy polar bears, fierce storms that damaged equipment, thin ice conditions and, most critically, the coronavirus pandemic that scrambled logistics. There were also accusations of sexual discrimination and harassment aboard

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Online Smartphone Sales Sustain Growth in UK, Germany, Spain

While a cheaper deal is important, UK smartphone consumers are looking at convenience most, even after COVID-19

Just as in other parts of the world, European countries have been hit hard by COVID-19 when it comes to smartphone sales. Our latest Consumer Lens surveys reveal that many consumers here have opted for reduction in budget for the next smartphone and extension of ownership period before the next purchase. In a silver lining of sorts, a higher than normal growth has been witnessed in online smartphone purchases.

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Reasons for Choosing a Purchase Source (Graphic: Counterpoint Consumer Lens)

Reasons for Choosing a Purchase Source (Graphic: Counterpoint Consumer Lens)

In this article, we cover three big markets in Europe United Kingdom, Germany and Spain to understand consumer preferences for the modes of next purchase, based on the Consumer Lens surveys.

Offline vs Online

With ~35% of smartphone sales in the UK happening

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Germany Says Delays in EU Recovery Fund May Be ‘Unavoidable’

(Bloomberg) — Germany warned that disputes over the governance of the European Union’s virus recovery fund make it almost inevitable that it won’t be operational by the Jan. 1 target date, raising the risk of setbacks in the flow of much-needed funds to the continent’s battered economies.



a group of people sitting at a table: Partition screens set up for social distancing measures divide customers eating and drinking on an outdoor restaurant terrace in Munich, on Sept. 24.


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Partition screens set up for social distancing measures divide customers eating and drinking on an outdoor restaurant terrace in Munich, on Sept. 24.

“Delays with consequences for Europe’s economic recovery will most likely be unavoidable,” German ambassador to the EU, Michael Clauss, said in a WhatsApp message sent from his spokesman. Germany, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU until the end of the year, is coordinating talks related to the bloc’s 1.8 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) recovery fund and long-term budget.

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EU governments are split over tying disbursements from the jointly financed economic recovery package with the adherence

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Atos and RingCentral Launch Unify Office by RingCentral in Germany

Unify Office by RingCentral now hosted in Germany

Atos SE (CAC40: ATO), a global leader in digital transformation and RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced the launch of Unify Office by RingCentral in Germany.

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Unify Office by RingCentral combines the very latest Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) technology with the knowledge and insights of the German communications market from Atos and its strong partner community of 800 partners. The result is a unique set of capabilities that will enable German organizations to communicate and collaborate effectively from anywhere, on any device, using any mode.

Ursula Morgenstern, Atos Germany CEO, commented, “Atos has been at the forefront of Communications and Collaboration technology in Germany for many years. To be able to bring the world

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TikTok Users in UK, Germany, France, Italy, Norway: Ages, Screentime, Open Rates

    

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

One in four Britons use TikTok every month, with 17 million regulars spending just over an hour a day on the app, signaling the upstart social network has built a local following almost half as large as Facebook Inc.’s in just three years. 

The data, seen by Bloomberg and contained within a presentation this summer from TikTok’s marketing solutions arm, TikTok for Business, shows that among that group four in 10 are between the ages of 18 and 24 as monthly active users, so-called MAUs. The average Brit uses the app for 66 minutes a day and opens TikTok 13 times in 24 hours. 

In comparison, marketing and research firms We Are Social and Hootsuite estimate Facebook has 37 million users in the U.K.

TikTok has grown prodigiously as more people seek entertainment during lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus. A similar presentation distributed in

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Germany confirms two more swine fever cases in wild boar

HAMBURG (Reuters) – Another two cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boars in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, the state government said on Friday.

The new discoveries bring total confirmed cases to 34 since the first one on Sept. 10, all in wild animals, with no farm pigs affected.

All have been found in the region of the first discovery in the Brandenburg area.

Germany’s Friedrich-Loeffler scientific institute had confirmed the latest animals had ASF, the Brandenburg state government said.

China and a series of other pork buyers banned imports of German pork this month after the first case was confirmed, causing Chinese pork prices to surge.

The disease is not dangerous to humans but it is fatal to pigs and a massive outbreak in China, the world’s biggest pork producer, has led to hundreds of millions of pigs being culled.

The German government

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