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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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Amazon to create more than 5,000 jobs in the UK

LONDON: Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the country once more even as it prepares to leave the EU. Amazon, along with other tech giants such as Google and Apple, has increased ...

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Amazon’s Gandhi flip-flops spark anger in India

MUMBAI: Flip-flops bearing the face of India’s independence icon Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon triggered fresh outrage Sunday, days after the e-retail giant was forced to stop selling Indian flag doormats. On Wednesday, India demanded Amazon apologise for selling “insulting” doormats featuring India’s national flag, with Foreign Minister Sushma ...

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India warns Amazon over alleged insults to Indian flag

NEW DELHI: Amazon.com (AMZN.O) removed doormats resembling the Indian tri-colour flag from its Canadian website on Wednesday, after an Indian government threat to rescind visas of the US company’s employees if they did not stop selling the product. “Amazon must tender unconditional apology,” external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on ...

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