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Flying camera, streaming games, new speakers – Amazon is going after Google & Microsoft

Amazon's Luna, an online gaming service, is the latest product in a long list of many, including smart speakers, that the company is using to elbow out competitors.
Amitabh Bachchan with a loss of over 4 lakh followers was one of the biggest losers | Facebook/@AmitabhBachchan

Hey Alexa, will Amitabh Bachchan be Uncle Anushashan or Silsila’s romantic rebel?

It will be a treat to have the most powerful man in Bollywood do your household chores. As long as Amitabh Bachchan doesn’t make Alexa spout superstitious mumbo-jumbos.
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Amazon, Google, UPS competing to rule the skies in drone wars. 3 things will decide who wins

Successful drone delivery has proven over the past few years to be less about the technology and more about how the drones are used.
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Netflix and Amazon take their battle to blockbuster Hollywood movies

It’s a sign of how streaming is changing the way Hollywood operates, with online services snapping up more of the top-quality product — rather than settling for reruns and B-movies.

Amazon gets into health tracking now with wearable gadget, challenges Apple & Fitbit

The wearable fitness gadget, Halo Band, uses AI software to monitor a range of personal wellness metrics, from physical activity to sleep and even mood.
Traders have blamed e-commerce sites like Amazon & Flipkart for poor Diwali sales

Amazon faces new antitrust case, over 2,000 online sellers move CCI, says report

Amazon favours select retailers who give online discounts, driving independent vendors out of business, alleges the All India Online Vendors Association.

Dot-com bubble survivors give their verdict on the current tech boom

The consensus is that the virus has fueled the dominance of big tech companies. Much of this growth has already been priced into the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Apple.
Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani (left) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (right) | ANI Photo/Bloomberg

Amazon and Mukesh Ambani’s Jio are getting ready for an epic fight

Jeff Bezos regards India as a key frontier for Amazon, particularly after failing to break into China. Now he faces a homegrown champion Jio, backed by some of his fiercest US rivals.
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New lobby group rises to push Amazon, e-commerce sites to tackle sale of counterfeit goods

The group, which includes companies like Walmart & Target, is looking to back legislation that would require digital marketplaces to verify information about third-party merchants.
The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Why nothing can challenge the power of Apple, Amazon and Google

EU wants to make sure other companies are allowed to compete with these incumbents but American antitrust law focuses on the interests of the consumer.

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File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

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Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria briefs media, in New Delhi on Friday | ANIPix

Security in eastern Ladakh at uneasy ‘no war no peace’ status, says IAF chief Bhadauria

Speaking at a conference, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the IAF is fully resolved to counter any 'misadventure' in the region.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.