Saturday, 18 November 2017

Tag Archives: Amazon

Amazon introduces Prime Now delivery fee

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LONDON: Amazon has introduced a minimum order fee for its Prime Now same day delivery service. For purchases under £40 made through the delivery service, customers will have to pay £3.99 plus a £2 tip for drivers. Previously, Amazon had a minimum order of £20 to get free same day ...

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Jeff Bezos sells off a million Amazon shares for $1.1Billion

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LONDON: The World’s Richest Person Amazon founder Jeff Bezos sold off another sliver of his stake in the company this week, as the stock soared to record levels. Shares in Amazon surged last week, putting the price above $1,100 for the first time ever. The increase came as the tech ...

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Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says

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BRUSSELS: Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding taxes through sweetheart deals with individual EU states. Margrethe Vestager, the EU official in charge of antitrust issues, also ...

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Amazon sends accidental gift email to shoppers due to glitch

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WASHINGTON: A technical glitch caused Amazon.com Inc to email some of its customers erroneously that they had received a gift, the company said on Tuesday. The email displayed an image of a crawling infant and told shoppers they had received a present from their baby registry. A number of recipients, ...

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France, Germany to propose new tax on internet giants

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PARIS: France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday. “We will unveil a new plan along with our German partners at the next ...

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Amazon Plans to Lower Some Prices at Whole Foods

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SEATTLE: The era of Whole Paycheck, the derisive nickname for Whole Foods, may be drawing to a close. Amazon, which takes control of the upscale grocer on Monday, intends to slash prices the same day. The significance of the move goes well beyond the price of organic avocados, baby kale ...

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Google and Walmart Partner With Eye on Amazon

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google and Walmart are testing the notion that an enemy’s enemy is a friend. The two companies said Google would start offering Walmart products to people who shop on Google Express, the company’s online shopping mall. It’s the first time the world’s biggest retailer has made its products ...

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos becomes world’s richest

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Amazon Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has unseated fellow tech billionaire Bill Gates as the richest person in the world, profiting from the e-commerce company’s meteoric stock rise to reach a fortune of $90.6 billion (69.30 billion pounds). Amazon shares jumped 1.6 percent at the start of trading on Thursday, ...

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Google tackles a major flaw with home assistants

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LONDON: Google is teaching its Google Home voice-activated speaker some new tricks. The tech giant announced today that it’s addressing one of the major flaws with assistants like Home and Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo by adding multi-user support. Currently, Google Home and the Echo can’t distinguish between individual voices. In other ...

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Amazon launches ‘social influencer’ program

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PARIS: Attention social media stars, Amazon has a new role for you to shine and make some big bucks. The e-commerce giant has quietly launched a “social influencer” program in hopes of recruiting stars from YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook to endorse products on its site.  One of the key things ...

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