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Amazon plans to let devices record before wake word

Currently, Alexa-enabled devices do not understand commands when the wake word is spoken in the middle or end of the sentence.

May 26, 2019, 10:35 AM IST

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2 per cent of shareholder vote

Some 2.4per cent of votes were in favour of the ban. A second proposal that called for a study of the extent to which Amazon`s "Recognition" service harmed civil rights and privacy garnered 27.5 percent support.

May 25, 2019, 09:53 AM IST

Amazon world's most valuable retail brand, China's Alibaba second

Amazon has almost doubled its brand value to $316 billion as it expands in areas like entertainment and smart speakers, while China`s Alibaba is now the world`s second most valuable retail brand, a survey showed on Tuesday.

May 14, 2019, 07:38 AM IST

Amazon announces Summer Sale on smartphones, consumer electronics and more

The Amazon Summer Sale will begin from May 4 to May 7.

Apr 25, 2019, 14:20 PM IST

Walmart responds to Bezos with tweet asking Amazon to pay taxes Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on Thursday challenged retailers to hike their minimum wages to $16 an hour, prompting a comeback from Walmart Inc which asked its rivals to pay taxes.

Apr 12, 2019, 06:20 AM IST

Jeff Bezos keeps 75% shares, Amazon voting power in divorce settlement Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will retain voting control of his entire $143 billion stake in the company under a divorce settlement with his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, who will own 25 percent of those shares, the couple said on Thursday, removing uncertainty over control of the online retailer.

Apr 05, 2019, 06:33 AM IST

Amazon appoints former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to board Inc said on Monday it appointed former PepsiCo Inc Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi as a director, making her the second woman to be named to the e-commerce giant`s board this month.

Feb 26, 2019, 08:03 AM IST

Saudi Arabia denies any link to coverage of Jeff Bezos' extramarital affair

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has alluded to Saudi Arabia's displeasure at the Bezos-owned Washington Post`s coverage of the murder of its columnist and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Feb 11, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

US may withdraw zero tariffs for India over recent e-commerce restrictions on Amazon and Flipkart

The trigger for the latest downturn in trade ties was India’s new rules on e-commerce that restrict the way Inc and Walmart-backed Flipkart do business in a rapidly growing online market set to touch $200 billion by 2027.

Feb 08, 2019, 19:53 PM IST

Amazon takes numerous products off its India website to comply with new rules: Sources

India`s new e-commerce investment rules block the companies from selling products via vendors in which they have an equity interest and also bar them from making deals with sellers to sell exclusively on their platforms.

Feb 01, 2019, 08:01 AM IST

Four held with Amazon merchandise worth Rs 50 lakh

The chief of Palam Vihar unit of the Crime Branch, Manoj Verma, and his team arrested the driver of the truck and three others involved in the crime from various places in Haryana.

Jan 26, 2019, 19:53 PM IST

Amazon's Echo Input now available in India

The device features a four-microphone arrangement to allow users to talk to Alexa from across the room using the Alexa app.

Jan 17, 2019, 12:25 PM IST

Amazon to kick off 3-day Great Indian Sale from January 20

The three day sale will kick off on January 20 and run till January 23.

Jan 14, 2019, 10:30 AM IST

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie set to divorce

Jeff Bezos, 54, is the world`s richest person, with a fortune that has soared to more than $160 billion thanks to his stake in Amazon. He has been married for 25 years.

Jan 09, 2019, 21:22 PM IST

Amazon to soon deliver packages right in your garage

The smart lock offers an innovative option for any customer who wants to experience the magic of a keyless life without any additional hub or hardware.

Jan 09, 2019, 12:55 PM IST

Amazon announces record sales for holiday season in 2018

In April this year, Amazon disclosed that its Prime members had reached a record milestone of 100 million customers.

Dec 27, 2018, 14:41 PM IST

Amazon, Flipkart likely to be hit as government tightens e-commerce rules

The new rules will be applicable from February 1.

Dec 27, 2018, 11:38 AM IST

Govt toughens norms for e-commerce firms, bars exclusive deals

The revised 'policy on foreign direct investment in online retail' would be effective from February 2019.

Dec 26, 2018, 22:34 PM IST

Govt tighten norms for e-commerce companies for sale of products

The commerce and industry ministry also prohibited e-commerce companies from entering into an agreement for exclusive sale of products.

Dec 26, 2018, 18:08 PM IST

France to slap Apple, Google with new digital tax in 2019

The new tax regime is expected to bring in an estimated 500 million euro ($570 million) to the country`s cofferes for 2019.

Dec 18, 2018, 13:33 PM IST