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Amazon gets nod for liquor delivery in West Bengal

Alibaba-backed Indian grocery venture BigBasket has also won approval to deliver alcohol in the state, the notice said

21 Jun 2020 9:12 AM

What's the deal with facial recognition software and how it's weaponised

Although firms like IBM have said it will no longer supply face scan software to police, several other players making the technology would.

18 Jun 2020 10:37 PM

France says it will go ahead with taxing Big Tech if US plays hooky on negotiations

In January, 137 countries, including India, agreed to negotiate tax on tech firms but since tech gains during lockdown, US has backtracked.

18 Jun 2020 6:57 PM

Microsoft, Amazon, IBM decision to stop face scan tech for police use may not have impact

Companies that dominate the market in the US are less well known, including the Tokyo-based NEC and European companies Idemia and Gemalto.

12 Jun 2020 4:26 PM

Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition tech for a year till rules are framed to prevent misuse

Two days ago, IBM announced that it would stop selling facial recognition tech for general purposes to prevent its use in racial profiling.

11 Jun 2020 6:40 PM

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How diverse is the workforce in companies that are expressing solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter?

Associated Press reviewed the diversity reports of some of the biggest companies, including tech giants Microsoft and Amazon.

11 Jun 2020 4:30 PM

Tesla's Elon Musk calls for breakup of Amazon, says 'monopolies are wrong'

The retailer had no comment on Musk’s call but said the book in question, by author Alex Berenson was now available for sale

05 Jun 2020 12:41 PM

Amazon in talks to buy $2 billion stake in Bharti Airtel

The discussions between Amazon and Bharti come at a time when global players are placing major bets on digital arm of Reliance Industries

04 Jun 2020 4:07 PM

Trump administration says won't let India, others tax US tech firms like Google

The US Trade Representative office has announced investigations into nations, including India, with digital services tax.

03 Jun 2020 10:40 PM

Amazon India expands packaging-free shipping to over 100 cities

More than 40% of Amazon customer orders shipped from Amazon India's Fulfilment centers are now packaging-free

03 Jun 2020 4:05 PM

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Amazon trucks could soon be self-driven: Ecommerce giant may buy robo-taxi startup Zoox, says WSJ

Zoox was founded in 2014 with a mission to build a “fleet of fully autonomous, battery electric, zero-emission vehicles".

27 May 2020 5:11 PM

JioMart, self-declared as a kirana store aggregator, launches in 200 cities without them

Grocery is 70% of Indian retail market, with 90% driven by neighbourhood shops. Will Reliance include them, subdue them or wipe them out?

26 May 2020 5:54 PM

IBM's new CEO Arvind Krishna, on a path to sharpen focus of company, cuts US jobs likely in thousands

The company will eliminate software and services that don’t align with its top two focus areas: cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

23 May 2020 7:35 PM

Amazon India says it will add 50,000 temp roles but where are the migrant workers to take up the jobs?

It may struggle to employ people for warehousing and delivery to meet surging demand, as many such roles were being fulfilled by migrants.

22 May 2020 6:44 PM

Amazon India to hire 50,000 temporary workers as lockdown boosts demand

The temporary hires will work in Amazon’s fulfillment centers and as part of its delivery network

22 May 2020 3:38 PM

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Amazon steps on to Zomato, Swiggy turf, starts with food delivery in some parts of Bengaluru

Now, apart from groceries on Prime Now, Bengalurians can get meals delivered through the Amazon app itself in some pin codes

21 May 2020 5:25 PM

Reminded of its climate change pledge, Google says it will stop building AI tools for oil extraction

Greenpeace report said Amazon, Microsoft, Google undermining their own climate pledges by partnering with Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil.

20 May 2020 7:45 PM

Walmart sales jumped 74 pc as it became a lifeline in the US amid the pandemic

Costs soared as well, $900 million in all, as hourly workers were given a total cash bonus of $755 million and pay was raised by $2 an hour.

19 May 2020 7:13 PM

As lockdown restrictions ease, Amazon, Flipkart gear up for revival of demand for online shopping

Ecommerce platforms were adversely impacted by the lockdown, as groceries account for a small portion of online sales.

18 May 2020 9:31 PM

Amazon faces heavy scrutiny among tech-enabled companies growing during the pandemic

It has boosted its global workforce to nearly one million and dealt with protests over safety and reported deaths of several employees.

17 May 2020 3:12 PM

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