Caroline O'Donovan

San Francisco, CA

Tech reporter covering Amazon

Education: University of Chicago, BA in Political Science and English

Caroline O'Donovan covers Amazon for the The Washington Post's tech team in San Francisco. She previously covered tech and labor at BuzzFeed News, where her coverage of Amazon's delivery service network won a SABEW award.
Latest from Caroline O'Donovan

FTC will appeal court’s decision allowing Microsoft to buy Activision

A federal judge ruled that Microsoft can continue with its acquisition of video game maker Activision, but federal antitrust regulators are appealing the decision.

July 12, 2023

Judge rejects FTC’s attempt to block Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision deal

A federal judge ruled on the government's case to block Microsoft's acquisition of Activision, a closely watched suit widely seen as a bellwether of the Biden administration’s ambition to rein in Big Tech.

July 11, 2023

Goodreads was the future of book reviews. Then Amazon bought it.

A prominent author's decision to pull her novel from publication after being "review bombed" highlights Goodreads's power and raises questions about its owner: Amazon.

July 1, 2023

Amazon ‘tricked’ customers into paying for Prime, new FTC suit alleges

The FTC is suing Amazon over auto enrollment in Prime.

June 21, 2023

Bernie Sanders launches Senate investigation into Amazon labor practices

An investigation into workplace health and safety practices at Amazon gives Bernie Sanders an outlet to push for accountability from one of the country’s most influential employers amid a split Congress.

June 20, 2023

Amazon’s cloud computing service recovers from outage

Amazon Web Services customers include Fortune 500 companies, startups and government agencies.

June 15, 2023

Workers want to stay remote, prompting an office real estate crisis

A downturn in commercial real estate since the pandemic could portend economic disaster, risking parts of the banking system, too.

June 13, 2023

What the Amazon Alexa settlement means for parents and kids

Here is what parents need to know about protecting their children’s privacy when it comes to using voice assistants.

June 2, 2023

Amazon workers walk out amid layoffs, citing concerns for climate

Frustrated over return to office mandates and worried about climate change amid economic anxiety and widespread layoffs, Amazon workers staged a walkout.

May 31, 2023

Federal regulators fine Amazon $25 million over child privacy issues

The FTC says Amazon's voice assistant Alexa violated child privacy rules

May 31, 2023