Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Tag Archives: Amazon

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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EU probes Amazon over use of retailer info to gain edge

BRUSSELS: The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to more closely regulate big tech companies, saying Wednesday it was investigating whether US online giant Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an illegal edge when selling its own products. EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said ...

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Amazon workers strike as ‘Prime’ shopping frenzy hits

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon workers walked out of a main distribution center in Minnesota, protesting for improved working conditions during the e-commerce titan’s major “Prime” shopping event. Amazon workers picketed outside the facility, briefly delaying a few trucks and waving signs with messages along the lines of “We’re human, not robots.” ...

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Lady Gaga will launch beauty line

LONDON: Lady GaGa will launch her exclusive beauty line, Haus Laboratories, on Amazon. The 33-year-old songstress will release her make-up kits – which will be available for pre-order on Monday – in nine countries on three continents, including the US, France and Germany, and she hopes the range will help ...

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