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Amazon Prime adds 50 million subscribers thanks to the pandemic

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.

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket

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.

MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Jeff Bezos, marries school teacher

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO, and more

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.

Meet Andy Jassy: Next CEO of Amazon replacing Jeff Bezos

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.

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

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.

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

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.

Jeff Bezos donates $10 billion to fight climate change

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.

Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott donates $4bn in four months

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.

Now, Amazon lets you pay with your palm

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.

This smart speaker by Amazon can follow you around

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

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.

Chemist body opposes Reliance's acquisition of Netmeds: Here's why

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.

Quibi's founder sells Beverly Hills mansion for a staggering $125mn

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.

#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

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.

Kuiper constellation: Amazon gets approval to provide internet from space

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.

Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing

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.

Big Tech CEOs to testify before Congress: All details here

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.

CarryMinati's YouTube channel hacked, hackers asked for Bitcoin donations

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.

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

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.

After major hack, Indian government issues notice to Twitter

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.

Twitter hack: Musk, Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, others compromised

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.

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

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.

Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars

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.

Amazon provides part-time job opportunities in 35 Indian cities

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.

Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress

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.

Amazon may invest $2 billion (Rs. 15,000cr) in Airtel: Report

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.

Amazon VP quits over firings of workers raising safety concerns

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.

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

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.

Jack Dorsey donating 28% of his wealth to 'disarm' COVID-19

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.

Weinstein said Jennifer Aniston 'should be killed', reveal court documents

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.

Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested

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.

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

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.

Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

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.

Jeff Bezos buys $165 million home after mansion-hunting with girlfriend

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.

How to set up two-step verification on WhatsApp

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.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos made $13 billion within minutes

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.

#TechBytes: How to secure your WhatsApp from hacking attempts

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.

After hacking report, Bezos tweets image from Jamal Khashoggi's memorial

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.

Waiting and chilling: Richa Chadha on her wedding plans

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.