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Amazon to hire 1,20,000 workers in the US for holiday season

Amazon to hire 1,20,000 workers in the US for holiday season

Department store operator Target Corp was the most bullish employer for the holiday season, hiring 43 percent more temporary workers this year than last year. 

Oct 12, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
Amazon working on ''smart glasses'' as its first wearable device

Amazon working on ''smart glasses'' as its first wearable device

The device, designed like a regular pair of spectacles, will reportedly allow Amazon`s digital assistant Alexa to be summoned anytime at all places.

Sep 20, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Amazon's Alexa to chat up Microsoft's Cortana

Amazon's Alexa to chat up Microsoft's Cortana

Users will be able to turn to their Echo device and say, "Alexa, open Cortana," or turn to their Windows 10 device and say, "Cortana, open Alexa," the companies said in a statement.

Aug 30, 2017, 19:34 PM IST
Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery

Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery

The dishes would be easy to stockpile and ship because they do not require refrigeration and could be offered quite cheaply compared with take-out from a restaurant. 

Aug 11, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in US

Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in US

Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with US venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster`s powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.

Aug 11, 2017, 10:23 AM IST
US lawmaker calls for hearing on Amazon's Whole Foods deal

US lawmaker calls for hearing on Amazon's Whole Foods deal

The deal must be approved by U.S. antitrust enforcers, in this case most likely the Federal Trade Commission. Congress plays no formal role in that process but hearings are often used to highlight the possible impact of deals on consumers.

Jul 14, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
Microsoft to offer local version of Azure cloud service

Microsoft to offer local version of Azure cloud service

Microsoft is hoping to carve a niche among customers who cannot or do not want to have to move all their computing operations to the massive shared data centers that are collectively known as the cloud.

Jul 10, 2017, 18:46 PM IST
Amazon's grocery push playing catch up with Chinese e-commerce giants

Amazon's grocery push playing catch up with Chinese e-commerce giants

China`s Alibaba Group Holding and JD.com Inc have invested heavily in offline retail - bricks-and-mortar stores - in recent years to complement their online offerings.

Jun 22, 2017, 11:48 AM IST

Amazon error sends some shoppers to dog photo, not product page

Amazon.com Inc told some shoppers on Wednesday that there was a problem when they were trying to view product listings.

Jun 08, 2017, 11:58 AM IST
Amazon acquires right to buy stake in fuel cell maker Plug Power

Amazon acquires right to buy stake in fuel cell maker Plug Power

Hydrogen fuel cell maker Plug Power Inc said on Wednesday Amazon.com Inc had acquired the right to buy up to 23 percent of the company and that it would supply batteries to power forklifts used by the online retailer in its warehouses.

Apr 06, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
Wal-Mart buying Jet.com to lift online sales, battle Amazon

Wal-Mart buying Jet.com to lift online sales, battle Amazon

Wal-Mart Stores Inc , vying to better challenge Amazon.com Inc , will pay about $3 billion for internet retailer Jet.com and its innovative pricing software in the largest-ever deal for an e-commerce startup.

Aug 09, 2016, 09:45 AM IST
Apple signs up for Google's cloud services

Apple signs up for Google's cloud services

Apple currently also uses Amazon.com Inc`s and Microsoft Corp`s cloud services, but intends to end its reliance on all its rivals in the next few years, Recode said.

Mar 17, 2016, 10:26 AM IST
Google, Facebook, others plan briefs supporting Apple in iPhone case

Google, Facebook, others plan briefs supporting Apple in iPhone case

Alphabet Inc`s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc will all file or sign on to amicus briefs in support of Apple Inc`s fight against a magistrate`s order, which requires it to help the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation break into a San Bernardino shooter`s iPhone.

Feb 26, 2016, 11:12 AM IST

Amazon to support Apple on fight over unlocking iPhone

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will support Apple Inc`s fight against a magistrate`s order, which requires it to help the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation break into a San Bernardino shooter`s iPhone.

Feb 26, 2016, 09:37 AM IST

Amazon to open parcel locker network across Europe

Amazon.com Inc wants to set up a network of parcel lockers across Europe to enable people to pick up their own orders as it seeks to widen delivery options and cut costs.

Feb 19, 2016, 18:32 PM IST
Google aims to begin drone package deliveries in 2017

Google aims to begin drone package deliveries in 2017

Alphabet and Amazon.com Inc are among a growing number of companies that intend to make package delivery by drone a reality.

Nov 03, 2015, 12:04 PM IST
Amazon expands Fire range with new low-cost devices

Amazon expands Fire range with new low-cost devices

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Amazon.com Inc has just launched a set of seven new devices aimed at bringing more users to its services.

Sep 18, 2015, 12:24 PM IST
Google launches simple Wi-Fi router 'OnHub'

Google launches simple Wi-Fi router 'OnHub'

Google Inc on Tuesday launched a simple Wi-Fi router named OnHub for home use. The launch is the latest company`s efforts to bring users to its services and get ready for the connected home.

Aug 19, 2015, 04:32 AM IST
Amazon partners with startups to sell crowdfunded products

Amazon partners with startups to sell crowdfunded products

Amazon.com Inc launched a new platform on Tuesday that will help startups advertise and distribute their products directly to millions of Amazon customers, filling an important gap for entrepreneurs trying to reach a wider market of consumers.

Jul 28, 2015, 18:50 PM IST
Amazon surprises with quarterly profit, stock rallies

Amazon surprises with quarterly profit, stock rallies

Amazon.com Inc swung to an unexpected quarterly profit on higher sales in North America, its popular Prime subscription service and growing demand for its Web services, sending the online retailer`s shares up more than 17 percent.

Jul 24, 2015, 09:06 AM IST