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Woody Allen, Amazon end legal dispute over movie deal

11 November, 2019 11:11 am 11:11 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Woody Allen has ended his $68 million lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc for backing out of a four-picture production and distribution agreement and refusing to distribute a film he had finished. Allen and Amazon notified the federal court in Manhattan late on Friday night that the lawsuit was being voluntarily dismissed. Lawyers … Read More


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Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing con...

10 October, 2019 3:24 pm 3:24 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp has won the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon.com Inc. The contracting process had long been mired in conflict of interest allegations, even drawing the attention of President Donald Trump, who has publicly taken swipes at Amazon and its founder … Read More


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US house panel demands emails from Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google

09 September, 2019 2:58 am 2:58 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, and Alphabet Inc’s Google, widening the antitrust probe of Big Tech. The letters seek by Oct 14 internal emails over the last decade from … Read More


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Warplanes dump water on Amazon as Brazil military begins fighting fires

08 August, 2019 11:22 am 11:22 am

BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rain forest. As of Sunday, President Jair Bolsonaro had authorized military operations in seven states to combat raging fires in the Amazon, … Read More


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Apple’s AirPods will not escape Trump’s China tariffs

08 August, 2019 10:22 am 10:22 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod, which have helped the company offset waning sales of its bestselling iPhone this year, are not included in a temporary reprieve on tariffs by the Trump administration and will face a 10% levy on Sept 1. The administration said on Tuesday that some major … Read More


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US lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing

07 July, 2019 10:35 am 10:35 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday about allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services. Legislators also demanded explanations from Apple Inc about charges for apps and in-app purchases, Facebook Inc for its … Read More


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Amazon founder Bezos’ divorce final with $38 billion settlement

07 July, 2019 9:57 pm 9:57 pm

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos’ divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalized by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for her to receive $38.3 billion worth of Amazon stock, Bloomberg reported. In April, Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, said in a filing that 4% of … Read More


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India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods

06 June, 2019 12:43 pm 12:43 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will impose higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products including almonds, apples and walnuts from Sunday, following Washington’s withdrawal of key trade privileges for New Delhi. The new duties take effect from Sunday, a government notification said, in the latest trade row since US President Donald Trump took office in … Read More


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At least 57 inmates strangled to death in Amazon prison gang clashes

05 May, 2019 9:25 am 9:25 am

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – At least 57 prisoners in Brazil were found strangled to death on Monday in four jails in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, where a fight between rival prison gangs resulted in 15 dead the day before, authorities said. A federal task force is being sent to Manaus in an effort … Read More


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Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

05 May, 2019 10:24 am 10:24 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing showed. Some 2.4% of votes were in favour of the ban. A second proposal that called for a study of the … Read More


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Amazon plans new grocery-store business

03 March, 2019 8:56 am 8:56 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc plans to open dozens of grocery stores across the United States as it looks to expand in the food business, the Wall Street Journal reported , citing people familiar with the matter. Amazon is also exploring a strategy of strengthening its new supermarket brand by purchasing regional grocery chains that … Read More


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India proposes new e-commerce regulations with focus on data rules

02 February, 2019 9:34 am 9:34 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India outlined a new draft policy for its burgeoning e-commerce sector focusing on data localisation, improved privacy safeguards and measures to combat the sale of counterfeit products. The proposed overhaul, which would likely increase operating costs for the sector, comes two months after the country modified regulations governing foreign direct investment … Read More


Amazon exploring potential alternatives to New York HQ

02 February, 2019 8:29 am 8:29 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is exploring alternatives to locating part of its new headquarters in New York in case the plan should fail due to local opposition, a person briefed on the matter said. The online retailer has not yet acquired any land for the project, which would make it easy to scrap its … Read More


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Investors ask how the Bezos divorce will affect Amazon

01 January, 2019 10:30 am 10:30 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O shares seesawed as investors questioned how the impending divorce of company founder Jeff Bezos would affect his control of the most valuable company on Wall Street and its ambitious expansion plans. Bezos, whom Forbes lists as the world’s richest person, worth an estimated $136.2 billion, said via Twitter … Read More


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Fast cars and rickety bridges as “The Grand Tour” returns

01 January, 2019 10:22 pm 10:22 pm

  LONDON (Reuters) – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May return for a third season of their thrill-seeking motor show “The Grand Tour”, with plenty of fast cars and stunning scenery they hope will take viewers’ minds off the real world. The Amazon programme follows the presenters as they test out all sorts of … Read More