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Amazon memo asking employees to delete TikTok was ‘sent in error’

Amazon said an email sent to employees asking them to remove the video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile devices was sent in error. An internal memo sent to staff earlier on Friday asked employees to delete the app over “security risks”. “If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by July 10 […]

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Amazon in talks to buy $2 billion stake in Bharti Airtel

Amazon.com is in early-stage talks to buy a stake worth at least $2 billion in mobile operator Bharti Airtel, three people with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters, in a move that could turbocharge India’s digital economy. The planned investment, if completed, would mean Amazon acquiring a roughly 5% stake based on the current market […]

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Jio Mart launched pan-India to take on Amazon and Flipkart

Reliance Industries Ltd has launched an online grocery service, JioMart, the head of its grocery retail business said, in a move aimed at rivalling Amazon.com’s local unit and Walmart Inc’s Flipkart in the huge Indian market. JioMart will deliver groceries in more than 200 towns across the country, Damodar Mall, chief executive of grocery retail […]

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Business

Amazon enters food delivery business in India

Amazon Food has debuted in India as Amazon’s answer to Swiggy and Zomato. The new food delivery service by the US e-commerce giant has initially been started in Bengaluru to allow customers order prepared food from local restaurants and cloud kitchens. Amazon has constructed its proprietary hygiene certification bar, which is important as people are […]

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French court ruling forces Amazon to shut six warehouses

Amazon is going to temporarily close its six warehouses in France after a court ordered it to stop all but essential deliveries. An internal document sent to unions on Wednesday said the closures would last from Thursday until at least 20 April. It added that it will use a state partial-unemployment scheme to pay the […]

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World

Coronavirus reaches Amazon’s indigenous population that are vulnerable to foreign diseases

Brazil revealed on Wednesday that fresh cases of the coronavirus cases were detected among an Amazon indigenous group known for its remoteness and its vulnerability to foreign diseases, the Yanomami people. “Today we confirmed a case (of the virus) among the Yanomami, which is very worrying,” Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta told a news conference. […]

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Business World

Amazon fires employee who protested over safety at warehouse amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amazon warehouse employees and Instacart delivery workers joined protests on Monday to press safety demands, highlighting the risks for workers on the front lines of supplying Americans largely sheltering at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An estimated 50 to 60 employees joined a walkout at an Amazon worker warehouse in the New York borough […]

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Pulwama Attack: Man bought chemicals for making bomb from Amazon

Two more accused, including a man who allegedly bought chemicals online for making improvised explosive device (IED) to be used in an attack on a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama last year, were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday, an official said. The terror […]

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World

Jeff Bezos sued by girlfriend’s brother over defamation

Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will now fight a family battle as Michael Sanchez, brother of his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, has filed a lawsuit against him, alleging that the world’s richest man defamed him by saying that Michael leaked intimate photos and texts to the National Enquirer. In January 2019, the National Enquirer exposed […]

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World

WSJ report claims CEO Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend leaked chat messages

The controversy over Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is turning murkier by the day. Days after The Guardian claimed Bezos’s mobile phone was hacked by Saudi Arabian prince in 2018, a new report, this time by Wall Street Journal, has revealed that it was, in fact, the multi-millionaire’s girlfriend who played a role in their personal […]

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Former head of Amazon Mexico suspected in wife’s murder

The former head of Amazon Mexico is wanted for questioning after his wife was apparently killed in Mexico City. Abril Pérez Sagaón was shot dead in a car on Monday in front of two of her teenage children. Juan Carlos García has not commented publicly. The couple were in the middle of a divorce battle […]

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Brazil: Amazon protector shot dead by illegal loggers

An indigenous land defender was shot dead and another wounded by illegal loggers in Brazil’s Amazon. Paulo Paulino Guajajara was reportedly attacked and shot in the head while hunting on Friday inside the Arariboia reservation in Maranhao state. He was a member of Guardians of the Forest, a group formed to combat logging gangs in […]