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An Amazon package sits by the mailbox in a Chicago building.

Amazon is tired of ringing doorbells. It wants a ‘key’ to your apartment building

The online shopping giant is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves with a mobile device.

Berkshire Grey's robot sorted and packed food into boxes in November 2020.

‘We’re very bullish on Boston’: Three questions with Berkshire Grey CEO Tom Wagner

The Bedford company, which makes robots to sort packages at warehouses, is going public on Thursday by merging with a SPAC.

Ina and David Steiner talk to the media behind the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston. They filed a civil suit against eBay and its top executives.

Natick couple stalked and harassed by eBay files suit

Ina and David Steiner drew the ire of top eBay executives, including former CEO Devin Wenig, for publishing an online newsletter called EcommerceBytes that reported on the company and its industry.

Venti Technologies is developing self-driving cargo trucks for the Singapore seaport.

MIT spinoff scores $8 million to advance self-driving cargo trucks

Venti Technologies, based in Boston, is developing autonomous vehicles for use in seaports, rail yards, and factories.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, exited the Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule after it parachuted safely down to the launch area near Van Horn, Texas, on Tuesday.

Rocket fire of the vanities: Bezos space trip brings criticism from Earth-bound philanthropists

While billionaires like Jeff Bezos are dreaming of a science-fiction future in space, charities back on Earth are wondering when they’ll open their eyes, and wallets, to the many needs here.

The headquarters of Rapid7, a cybersecurity firm, is located at North Station in Boston.

Rapid7 acquires Israel-founded cybersecurity firm for $335 million

IntSights is the fourth company in a string of acquisitions made by Rapid7 as it looks to enhance its platform’s ability to detect and respond to cyberattacks.

Peter George, the chief executive of Evolv Technologies.

Weapons-detection company Evolv goes public after closing SPAC deal

The Waltham security-tech firm is the latest to be traded publicly after a merger with a blank-check company. Evolv was backed by Bill Gates and other prominent investors.

A Walmart store in San Leandro, California, in May 2021. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Walmart signs on with local robot maker to automate distribution centers

Symbotic, based in Wilmington, is putting its robots and software inside 25 of the retailer's regional distribution centers.