Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicAmazon Inc

Topic: Amazon Inc

‘You don’t really believe it?’: Amazon refutes employees urinating in bottles claim, draws flak

Amazon said it provides great wages, healthcare to its employees, but social media users were not amused with the company's tone and noted the many claims of bad environment that have surfaced.

‘Boycott Amazon’ trends as e-commerce giant sells underwear, doormats with Hindu symbols

The products were being sold on Amazon sites abroad, but were taken down. The company has now asked all its sellers to follow 'selling guidelines'.

Move over Siri, Google Assistant, Amitabh Bachchan is coming to Alexa

Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone will soon deliver a unique voice experience to the many Indian customers who use Alexa, Amazon announced.

The lockdown has just made Jeff Bezos richer by $24 billion

With consumers stuck at home, they’re relying on Bezos’s Amazon more than ever. The retailer’s stock climbed 5.3%, lifting the founder’s net worth to $138.5 billion.

Amazon to build Covid-19 testing lab to protect workforce delivering essential goods

In blog post Thursday, online retailer said it has begun assembling equipment for the first lab and hoped to start testing small numbers of frontline employees soon.

Amazon, foreign investment, jobs — what Piyush Goyal is talking about before Davos visit

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has been giving interviews ahead of his visit to Davos for World Economic Forum that will take place between 21-24 January.

Twitter outcry over Amazon’s Auschwitz Christmas ornaments raises a bigger question

Companies like Amazon.com Inc., which took down Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments from its site, may need to draw a line when it comes to selling third-party merchandise.

Amazon finally addresses concerns about data privacy, but it’s a ‘dodge’

Among other nods to privacy protection, Amazon Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that people could set their Alexa devices to automatically delete voice recordings every three months.

Amazon comes up with new tools to address Alexa privacy woes

The e-commerce giant introduced an opt-in feature that lets Alexa users automatically delete their verbal recordings regularly, on a rolling three-month or 18-month basis.

Amazon’s Alexa masters Hindi and Hinglish in time for Diwali

The new Amazon Echo will speak English, Hindi & Hinglish and switch automatically between all three. It will hit the market in time for Diwali shopping.

On Camera

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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