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Amazon refuses to appear before Indian parliamentary panel on data privacy

NEW DELHI: Representatives of Amazon.com Inc in India have refused to appear before a parliamentary panel reviewing the country’s privacy bill, an Indian lawmaker said, an allegation the U.S. commerce giant said was a result of a misunderstanding. Meenakshi Lekhi, head of a parliamentary panel which is reviewing the Indian ...

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U.S. businesses in China face uncertainty after WeChat bans

HONG KONG: As Tencent assesses how its business might be impacted by a U.S. decision to ban its messenger app WeChat in the country, American companies in China may become unintended casualties due to their heavy reliance on the app, experts said. U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled sweeping bans on ...

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Amazon to invest $10 bn in space-based internet system

WASHINGTON: Amazon says it will invest $10 billion for its planned space-based internet delivery system after winning US regulatory approval to deploy more than 3,000 low-orbit satellites. The US tech giant said on Thursday it is moving forward with its Project Kuiper, one of several systems planned to bring internet ...

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Amazon Walks Back TikTok Ban, Saying It Was A Mistake

BIRMINGHAM: Amazon, in just a matter of hours, banned and then unbanned video sharing app TikTok from its employees phone. The ban by Amazon on TikTok app was later declared as a ‘mistake’. The news generated widespread attention for the Chinese-owned social media platform coming the same week US Secretary of ...

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Priyanka celebrates 20 years of her acting career

BOLLYWOOD actress Priyanka Chopra who is celebrating 20 years of her acting career, took to social media to share a video of her journey from being ‘’an outsider with no connections in Bollywood’ to a ‘global star’. Sharing the video which shows clips from her movies, TV shows, interviews, her ...

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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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