1. No more racial disparity in Amazon’s same day delivery service in US

No more racial disparity in Amazon’s same day delivery service in US

American electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon has pledged to expand its same-day service to underserved people in the 27 cities it currently operates in the United States.

By: | Published: May 9, 2016 5:26 PM

American electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon has pledged to expand its same-day service to underserved people in the 27 cities it currently operates in the United States.

The move by the E-commerce giant comes days after Bloomberg investigation found that the company’s same-day delivery service was biased in favour of whites in some regions.

The report further exhibited that black residents in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Washington were about half as likely to be eligible for same-day delivery as white residents, the Verge reports.

“Very shortly, we will be expanding Prime Same Day service to every zip code of the 27 cities where Prime Same Day delivery is currently launched. We will further not launch the service in any new regions, until we are able to secure a carrier for every zip code,” the company said in a statement.

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