Thursday, 27 January, 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.

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Fed does what’s expected, not what’s needed

Federal Open Market Committee signaled it would start a rate-hiking cycle soon, follow with gradual reduction in its balance sheet, and end its asset-purchase program by early March.

Fed’s hawkish pivot sends sovereign yields soaring to highs across Asia, Australia, NZ

With growing expectations that the Fed stance will spur rapid tightening from central banks all over, yields rose across regions including in Asia.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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