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COVID-19: Amazon to hire 100,000 workers

NEW YORK: Amazon is ramping up hiring in the U.S. to meet demand even as new cases of coronavirus have emerged in ten of its warehouses throughout the world. The company is receiving pressure to temporarily shut down from unions as well as workers rights groups. The company plans to ...

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Amazon sues over $10b Pentagon contract with Microsoft

NEW YORK: Amazon Web Services has filed a lawsuit contesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft in late October. A spokesperson for the company told CBS News the evaluation process for awarding the $10 billion contract “contained clear deficiencies, errors, and unmistakable bias.” “[Amazon ...

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Bella Hadid says she never felt powerful modelling for Victoria’s Secret

LOS ANGELES: American-Palestinian model Bella Hadid just dropped a bombshell confession about modeling for lingerie brand Victoria’a Secret.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by 🦋 (@bellahadid) on May 21, 2019 at 4:26pm PDT Despite walking the luxury brand’s fashion show for three consecutive years, Hadid ...

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Apple unveils a cheaper iPhone and pricing for streaming TV

CUPERTINO: Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring the company’s efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship product. The company’s new models are so similar to last year’s lineup they may be ...

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Amazon may need to raise prices to offset latest tariff blow

NEW YORK: Amazon Inc will need to raise prices in the United States by about 2.1pc-2.6pc on average to offset the impact of fresh tariffs slapped by the Trump administration on various Chinese goods, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts estimated. The United States began imposing 15pc tariff on a ...

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Brazilian govt rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires

BRUSSELS: French President Emmanuel Macron said that leaders of G7 countries agreed to help the countries of the Amazon basin to deal with forest fires that he described as a serious international crisis, while criticizing his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, for not following his obligations to combat climate change. The ...

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As forest fires rage, experts worry about the future of the Amazon

There are more than 165,000 fires burning in the Amazon rainforest – and a significant number of them, more than 75,000, are burning in Brazil. The Amazon spans more than 5.5 million square kilometres, is home to roughly 40,000 plant species, 1,300 bird species and 2.5 million species of insects. ...

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Amazon, Microsoft may be putting world at risk of killer AI

WASHINGTON: Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies that could spearhead a global AI arms race, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. Dutch NGO Pax ranked 50 companies by three criteria: whether they were developing technology ...

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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the rings’ sets first cast member

LONDON: Australian actress Markella Kavenagh has been cast in Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, becoming the first person to sign onto the streamer’s mega-budgeted adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works. Details of her role are being kept under wraps, but she will play a character named Tyra on the show, ...

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