Thursday, 8 December, 2022

Topic: Amazon

Amazon plans to lay off around ten thousand employees this week, says report

The cuts would represent about 3% of Amazon's corporate staff. The exact number may vary as businesses within Amazon review their priorities, according to Reuters' source.

Jeff Bezos to give away majority of 124 billion wealth during lifetime, says report

Bezos, who stepped down as Amazon's CEO last year, owns about 10% of the e-commerce giant, along with news organization Washington Post and space tourism company Blue Origin.

Acclaimed author Vikram Seth slams Amazon, says he was ‘scammed and stonewalled’

The writer of 'A Suitable Boy' lashed out at the e-commerce giant after he received only one out of the ten packages he ordered despite paying the full amount.

India’s Appario to stop selling on Amazon after allegations of ‘preferential treatment’

An investigation last year showed that Amazon gave preferential treatment for years to a small group of sellers, including Appario, and used them to bypass Indian laws.

Amazon fined 4 million roubles by Russian court for failing to delete ‘illegal’ content

The e-commerce giant had failed to delete content on drug use & 'propagandising suicide', illegal under Russian law. The court had earlier banned Meta as an 'extremist' organisation.

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.

MNC jobs, fat salaries — after IITs, IIMs, lesser-known pvt colleges are acing placement game

With offers of Rs 40 lakh and above as starting salaries, students from such colleges are getting placed in top companies. Industry experts say firms today put 'skills over pedigree'.

Gone are Singham & Chulbul Pandey – On Netflix, Amazon, cops are less masala, more material

From She to Paatal Lok and Delhi Crime, police officers on OTT are much more than their uniform. They are ordinary people, who just happen to be cops.

Bedsheet as beach towels? India-made products find novel uses in global markets, says Amazon

E-commerce giant Amazon’s ‘Exports Digest 2022’ reveals how Indian middle- and small-scale industries are thriving worldwide, thanks to technology.

‘Asia a great proxy for other markets’ — Netflix on fixing its subscription crisis

Streaming platform to curb spending, while maintaining investments in Asian market, producing local films and creating partnerships with wireless operators to reach potential customers.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.