Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Tag Archives: Amazon

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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US ‘threats’ not way to solve digital tax law dispute: France

PARIS:  France rejected a US investigation into its plans to tax internet giants which could trigger punitive tariffs, saying “threats” were not the way to resolve disputes. “Between allies, I believe we can and must resolve our differences in another way than through threats,” Economy Minister Bruno le Maire told ...

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Amazon plans to create 1,800 jobs in France

PARIS:  The world’s largest online retailer Amazon will create 1,800 permanent posts this year in France as part of its plan to consolidate expansion in one of its key market in the European bloc, RTL radio reported. The report said the e-commerce giant was offering 1,800 permanent contract positions “in ...

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Amazon’s beauty store poses threat to beauty retailers

NEW YORK: Amazon Inc unveiled its online professional beauty store to sell supplies to licensed professional stylists, barbers and estheticians, weighing on shares of other beauty retailers. It would sell a wide range of brands from Wella Color Charm and RUSK to OPI Professional, and other supplies typically found in ...

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Lili to star in Chemical Hearts

HOLLYWOOD: Lili Reinhart is set to star and executive produce Amazon Studios’ coming-of-age romantic drama ‘Chemical Hearts’. The 22-year-old actress – who is best known for playing Betty Cooper on The CW drama series ‘Riverdale’ – is on board for the lead in the film adaptation of Krystal Sutherland’s young ...

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SpaceX postpones launch of its first internet network satellites

WASHINGTON: SpaceX postponed a launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral was to be the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam ...

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