Amazon lures Woody Allen to write, direct new TV series

Director Woody Allen will make his first foray onto the small screen, writing and directing an online series for Amazon.com, the latest coup by deep-pocketed cable and streaming companies in luring the biggest names in film to television.

Ecuador bus crash kills 13 in Amazon

 At least 13 people were killed and 17 injured when a bus crashed Tuesday in Ecuador`s Amazon basin region.

Only major websites promote improved password security among users: Study
Only major websites promote improved password security among users: Study

A study has revealed that major websites such as Amazon and LinkedIn could be doing much more to raise awareness about the need for better password practices among their users as compared to other sites.

Google may introduce 'buy now' button allowing users to purchase products through search result page
Google may introduce 'buy now' button allowing users to purchase products through search result page

Google is reportedly working on its " buy now" button to compete with Amazon wherein the users would be able to shop online and purchase products with a single click right through Google's own search result page.

Microsoft builds support over Ireland email case

Microsoft said Monday it had secured broad support from a coalition of influential technology and media firms as it seeks to challenge a US ruling ordering it to hand over emails stored on a server in Ireland.

US top court rejects worker pay for security-screening time

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to employers over worker compensation, ruling that companies do not have to pay employees for the time they spend undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Amazon.com Inc warehousing contractor.

Paul Rosolie's documentary 'Eaten Alive' featured ringer snake

The giant anaconda that was seen in Paul Rosolie's documentary 'Eaten Alive' was actually a ringer as the wildlife expert was unable capture a 25-foot snake in the wild of the Amazon.

IIT Kanpur starts placement drive, over 250 companies expected
IIT Kanpur starts placement drive, over 250 companies expected

IIT Kanpur on Monday kicked off its placement drive with around 1290 students from B Tech, B Tech Dual and M Tech courses registering themselves.

Kevin Bacon hops aboard Greg McLean's true story adaptation 'Jungle'
Kevin Bacon hops aboard Greg McLean's true story adaptation 'Jungle'

Kevin Bacon is set to star inGreg McLean's survival drama 'Jungle.'

Amazon top recruiter in IIM-Calcutta summer placement

E-commerce major Amazon has emerged as the top recruiter by making 22 offers in the summer placements for the 2014-16 batch of students at premier business school Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta.

Seven Peru sailors die in toxic gas mishap

Seven sailors have died after inhaling toxic gases while repairing a floating dry dock in the Amazon port of Iquitos, Peru`s navy said.

Snake 'eats' man, sets off Internet tizzy

A young American naturalist, filmmaker and adventurer in the Amazon has set off an Internet stir after he claimed he offered himself for dinner to a giant snake for a TV show.

Amazon launches Kannada books, movies, music store
Amazon launches Kannada books, movies, music store

Amazon.In, has announced the launch of its Kannada books, movies and music store on the eve of the Kannada Rajyotsava, the state formation day, tomorrow.

South American tarantula gets John Lennon's moniker
South American tarantula gets John Lennon's moniker

Scientists have named a newly described tarantula species from Western Brazilian Amazonia as 'Bumba lennoni' 'in honor of John Lennon, a founder member of the legendary band the Beatles.

IIML secures 100 pc summer placement in record 4.5 days

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML) on Wednesday broke its own placement record and registered 100 per cent summer placements in a time of 4.5 days only.

Peru imposes state of emergency in Amazon to fight drug smuggling

The Peruvian government has imposed a state of emergency in two Amazonian districts to battle a surge in drug smuggling along the borders with Brazil and Colombia.

Amazon deforestation up 29% in 2013: Brazil

Deforestation in the Amazon rose 29 percent between August 2012 and July of last year to 5,891 square kilometers (2,275 square miles), Brazilian officials said Wednesday, posting an amended figure.

Google tests using drones to deliver goods
Google tests using drones to deliver goods

Google has said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Internet retail titan Amazon.Com.

Arapaima, Amazon`s largest fish may go extinct: Study

Arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin is going extint in many areas due to overfishing, revealed scientists.

Isolated Amazon Indians say hello to world

A vulnerable group of indigenous people from Brazil`s Amazon rainforest with no history of contact with the outside world has reached out to a settlement of indigenous people on the Brazil-Peru border.