David Streitfeld

An Amazonian’s response to ‘Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace’

By Nick Ciubotariu, an Amazon engineer
August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nick Ciubotariu kindly granted TeleRead permission to run in full his rebuttal to the New York Times article on Amazon’s workplace culture in Seattle. I discovered the rebuttal on LinkedIn and, out of fairness, wanted it here to provide a different perspective. The essay has also appeared at [...]

NYT Amazon expose withstands attacks from the company’s defenders

By David Rothman
August 17, 2015 // 3 Comments

The New York Times’ expose of brutal working conditions at Amazon drew attacks over the weekend (here, here, here, here, here, via The Digital Reader—along with a memo from Jeff Bezos). I’ll still side with the Times. The defenses tended to center around individuals’ experiences. Keep [...]

‘Hunger Games’ in Seattle? New York Times portrays Amazon as a Darwinian sweatshop

By David Rothman
August 15, 2015 // 3 Comments

I’ve praised, praised, praised Amazon’s pros, such as knock-out customer service, well-built e-readers and other goodies. But at what human cost is this happening? If you believe Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld of the New York Times, we’re talking about a Darwinian sweatshop where employees [...]

Does Amazon Have an Acquisition Hit List?

By libertyc
July 10, 2013 // 4 Comments

There’s been a lot of speculation lately around Amazon’s long-term strategic intentions and its overall modus operandi. David Streitfeld’s New York Times blog opined that, “it has made the future of bookselling seem as if it will inevitably be owned by Amazon.” Others [...]

The digital resale controversy, in the New York Times

By Dan Eldridge
March 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

The New York Times ran an interesting and fairly informative feature story on March 7; it covers the digital publishing industry’s current digital resale controversy, which was sparked largely by the work of John Ossenmacher, the founder and CEO of ReDigi — a company that refers to itself [...]

TeleRead Calls Bullshit On All These Meaningless Publishing Industry Reports

By libertyc
December 29, 2012 // 3 Comments

"One of the biggest mistakes we as a society in general, and industry in specific make is that we mistake medium for the message. Those who can keep their eye on the message—Amazon and Netflix for example—profit handsomely. On the flip-side you have Flickr." —Om Malik This particular time of [...]

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