Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicAmazon Inc

Topic: Amazon Inc

New rival threatens Amazon, Microsoft & Google’s domain in cloud computing

People have started to want their computing power on mobile phones and wireless carriers building fast 5G networks are quickly catering to this demand.

Amazon opens its largest campus in the world in Hyderabad

Hyderabad campus is Amazon’s first owned building outside US, spans 1.8 million sq ft of office space – about 50 times the footprint of the Taj Mahal’s.

Coming soon: Amazon Prime Air’s part-helicopter drones for deliveries

Amazon Prime Air business model is to make deliveries within 12 kilometers and to reach customers within 30 minutes. It can carry packages weighing about 2kgs.

Amazon’s Alexa reviewers can access home addresses of customers

Amazon says access is highly controlled, regularly audited and it has a zero tolerance policy for abuse of such internal tools & systems.

14 years since launch, Google Maps will no more be free for certain advertisers

Google is increasing the ways advertisers reach Maps users while raising prices for businesses that use the underlying technology.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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