16 Apr 2021
Amazon Prime adds 50 million subscribers thanks to the pandemic
Amazon Prime subscriber count shot up to 200 million while recording a growth of 33 percent. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made this announcement in his final annual shareholder letter before he passes the reins to Andy Jassy later this year.
15 Apr 2021
Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket
Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin might be several steps behind Elon Musk's commercial spaceflight competitor SpaceX, but it's inching toward its first manned spaceflight.
08 Mar 2021
MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Jeff Bezos, marries school teacher
MacKenzie Scott, a philanthropist, author, and the former wife of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, has married a science teacher from Seattle, Dan Jewett. He revealed that he intends to give away the largest chunk of their wealth to charity.
04 Feb 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO, and more
After heading Amazon for more than two decades, Jeff Bezos has stepped down as the CEO to take over as the Executive Chairman.
03 Feb 2021
Meet Andy Jassy: Next CEO of Amazon replacing Jeff Bezos
Andy Jassy may keep a low profile, but he has led the Amazon Web Services (AWS) to an impressive $50 billion revenue this year.
03 Feb 2021
Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO
Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon nearly three decades ago in his garage, will be stepping down from the post of CEO in the third quarter, the company announced on Tuesday.
07 Jan 2021
Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person
Tesla Inc. and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has surpassed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.
05 Jan 2021
Jeff Bezos donates $10 billion to fight climate change
The world's richest person made the single-largest charitable contribution in 2020, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual list of top donations, a $10 billion gift that is intended to help fight climate change.
16 Dec 2020
Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott donates $4bn in four months
MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has donated over $4 billion in just four months.
29 Sep 2020
Now, Amazon lets you pay with your palm
Amazon is building on its physical retail ambitions with an innovative new technology that lets you pay with nothing but the palm of your hand.
25 Sep 2020
This smart speaker by Amazon can follow you around
At its mega hardware event last night, Amazon made a flurry of tempting announcements.
27 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more
In the updates since last night, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, became richer than ever.
20 Aug 2020
Chemist body opposes Reliance's acquisition of Netmeds: Here's why
Yesterday, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries had announced the acquisition of online pharmacy Netmeds, along with its subsidiaries and parent company, to scale up its e-commerce play.
15 Aug 2020
Quibi's founder sells Beverly Hills mansion for a staggering $125mn
Los Angeles just got one of its costliest residential property sales in its history.
02 Aug 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more
This week, the biggest story in tech was the congressional trial of the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon over anti-trust issues.
31 Jul 2020
Kuiper constellation: Amazon gets approval to provide internet from space
After e-commerce, web services, entertainment, Amazon is set to take on Elon Musk's SpaceX in the booming "internet-from-space" category.
30 Jul 2020
Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing
On Wednesday, Big Tech went on trial as the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook appeared before Congress for a hearing on antitrust.
27 Jul 2020
Big Tech CEOs to testify before Congress: All details here
On Wednesday, the Chief Executives of four of US' largest technology conglomerates - Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google - are heading to testify before a US Congressional panel.
25 Jul 2020
CarryMinati's YouTube channel hacked, hackers asked for Bitcoin donations
Just days after the notorious Twitter hack, wherein the micro-blogging accounts of some of the world's leaders were compromised, the YouTube channel of Indian social media celebrity CarryMinati has been hacked.
23 Jul 2020
Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts
Last week's massive Twitter hack left more than 100 high-profile accounts, including those of business magnates like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, compromised.
19 Jul 2020
After major hack, Indian government issues notice to Twitter
The Government of India has issued a notice to Twitter to get more details around how it became the target of a massive coordinated hack three days ago.
16 Jul 2020
Twitter hack: Musk, Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, others compromised
Microblogging platform Twitter has been hit by a massive hack by cryptocurrency scammers.
14 Jul 2020
Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world
After a massive fund-raising spree of Jio Platforms, Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani has become the sixth-richest person in the world.
26 Jun 2020
Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars
After Alphabet's Waymo, Tesla, and Uber, online shopping giant Amazon is stepping into the field of autonomous vehicles.
18 Jun 2020
Amazon provides part-time job opportunities in 35 Indian cities
At a time when more and more people are losing their jobs due to the impact of COVID-19, Amazon is working to provide part-time income opportunities to many.
16 Jun 2020
Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress
E-commerce behemoth Amazon has confirmed that its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is ready to testify before a US Congressional panel this July.
04 Jun 2020
Amazon may invest $2 billion (Rs. 15,000cr) in Airtel: Report
After Facebook's multi-billion-dollar investment in Jio Platforms, e-commerce giant Amazon is moving to strike a deal with its competitor - Bharti Airtel.
05 May 2020
Amazon VP quits over firings of workers raising safety concerns
A vice president at Amazon Web Service (AWS) has quit his job 'in dismay' at the conglomerate's decision to fire workers who publicly raised questions over the company's coronavirus safety measures for warehouses.
02 May 2020
SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander
By 2024, NASA hopes to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon.
08 Apr 2020
Jack Dorsey donating 28% of his wealth to 'disarm' COVID-19
In a major move, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and payments platform Square, has announced the decision to donate $1 billion, or about 28% of his wealth, to aid COVID-19 relief efforts.
12 Mar 2020
Weinstein said Jennifer Aniston 'should be killed', reveal court documents
"Jen Aniston should be killed", disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had said in 2017, after a reporter reached out to him for a comment on a story, freshly unsealed court documents have revealed.
09 Mar 2020
Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested
In what is believed to be the latest crackdown by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), a fourth prince was reportedly arrested on Saturday.
07 Mar 2020
SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here
Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.
18 Feb 2020
Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change
In order to tackle the problem of climate change, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has announced the plan to create a new 'Earth Fund' and invest $10 billion in it.
13 Feb 2020
Jeff Bezos buys $165 million home after mansion-hunting with girlfriend
The world's richest person, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, has just bought the most expensive property in Los Angeles, United States.
02 Feb 2020
How to set up two-step verification on WhatsApp
WhatsApp is one of the most secure messaging platforms available today. However, in the last six months, the Facebook-owned app has been subjected to some serious hacking attempts, including the snooping of over 120 Indian accounts and the hacking of Jeff Bezos's phone.
31 Jan 2020
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos made $13 billion within minutes
Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is minting more money than you could imagine.
24 Jan 2020
#TechBytes: How to secure your WhatsApp from hacking attempts
In the digital age, people value their data just as much as their money.
23 Jan 2020
After hacking report, Bezos tweets image from Jamal Khashoggi's memorial
The phone of the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, was allegedly hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, an explosive report in The Guardian claimed yesterday.
23 Jan 2020
Waiting and chilling: Richa Chadha on her wedding plans
Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has finally opened up about her wedding plans with boyfriend Ali Fazal.