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Flipkart mulls deployment of over 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030

25 Feb 2021

Flipkart mulls deployment of over 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030

Flipkart has announced that its city logistics fleet will comprise over 25,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. They shall be designed and assembled in India.

New York Attorney-General sues Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols

18 Feb 2021

New York Attorney-General sues Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols

The Attorney-General of New York is suing Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols, accusing the company of being more concerned with making money than protecting its workers from getting sick.

Amazon moves Supreme Court over $3.4bn Future Group-Reliance deal

11 Feb 2021

Amazon moves Supreme Court over $3.4bn Future Group-Reliance deal

Amazon has moved India's Supreme Court to stop a $3.4 billion assets sale by its partner, Future Group, to Reliance Industries.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon caught stealing tips from employees, and more

04 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon caught stealing tips from employees, and more

Amazon is known to routinely work its employees to death, but it gets worse. The American technology giant has been caught stealing tips from drivers working under the Flex program.

Amazon will pay drivers $61.7 million after FTC uncovered fraud

04 Feb 2021

Amazon will pay drivers $61.7 million after FTC uncovered fraud

Amazon must pay $61.7 million in settlement for stealing an unspecified portion of customer tips left for its Flex drivers. The decision was announced by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after concluding its investigation.

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.

Manoj Bajpayee to star in investigative thriller 'Despatch'

30 Jan 2021

Manoj Bajpayee to star in investigative thriller 'Despatch'

Manoj Bajpayee, who is awaiting the release of the web show The Family Man 2, has been roped in to play the role of a crime journalist in the upcoming movie Despatch.

'Mirzapur': Allahabad High Court stays arrest of show's makers

30 Jan 2021

'Mirzapur': Allahabad High Court stays arrest of show's makers

The Allahabad High Court has stayed the arrest of web series Mirzapur's producers, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, in connection with a First Information Report (FIR) filed against them.

Samsung Galaxy M02 to be launched on February 2

28 Jan 2021

Samsung Galaxy M02 to be launched on February 2

Samsung will announce the Galaxy M02 handset in India on February 2 at 1 pm, an Amazon microsite has revealed.

Second-generation Apple AirPods Pro rumored to arrive by mid-2021

27 Jan 2021

Second-generation Apple AirPods Pro rumored to arrive by mid-2021

Rumors hinting at a mid-2021 launch of the second-generation Apple AirPods Pro are gathering steam. Independent reports from multiple sources suggest the rumors could be true.

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

27 Jan 2021

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

SpaceX launched 10 laser link-enabled Starlink satellites into polar orbit using its Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission on January 24.

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

27 Jan 2021

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that freedom of speech is not absolute while hearing petitions seeking a stay on cases filed against the makers of web series Tandav, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

25 Jan 2021

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.

'Invincible' animated series gets March release on Amazon Prime

25 Jan 2021

'Invincible' animated series gets March release on Amazon Prime

If 2021 has started to bore you already, Amazon Prime Video has some good news to offer.

Varun-Natasha wedding: Check out the first pictures

25 Jan 2021

Varun-Natasha wedding: Check out the first pictures

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal on Sunday in an intimate ceremony.

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

24 Jan 2021

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

In a memo to Senator Ron Wyden, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) admitted to buying location data of the public (and not just US residents) from data brokers.

'The Boys' Season 3 to show oodles of sex, drugs

24 Jan 2021

'The Boys' Season 3 to show oodles of sex, drugs

It's really a risky step to take when one of the most popular and happening superhero franchises instills sex as the main concept.

#DealOfTheDay: iPhone 12 mini available with benefits worth Rs. 9,900

23 Jan 2021

#DealOfTheDay: iPhone 12 mini available with benefits worth Rs. 9,900

If you are planning to buy the latest iPhone, this might be a great deal for you. Amazon is offering an attractive discount of Rs. 5,410 on the marked price of the iPhone 12 mini.

Apple quietly headhunts top cloud computing talent; Hints at self-reliance

22 Jan 2021

Apple quietly headhunts top cloud computing talent; Hints at self-reliance

Apple has reportedly been headhunting high-profile cloud computing engineers, while focusing on engineers specializing in container and Kubernetes technologies. These form the building blocks of cloud computing infrastructure underpinning Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure.

'Tandav' row: Ali Abbas Zafar to appear before UP Police

22 Jan 2021

'Tandav' row: Ali Abbas Zafar to appear before UP Police

A team of Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday visited the residences of Tandav's director Ali Abbas Zafar and writer Gaurav Solanki in Mumbai.

India's planned foreign investment policy changes could hurt Amazon

21 Jan 2021

India's planned foreign investment policy changes could hurt Amazon

Sources informed Reuters of Indian government's plans to change foreign investment policies that could impact the e-commerce giants like Amazon and Walmart.

Amazon offers Biden help with vaccination immediately after Trump leaves

21 Jan 2021

Amazon offers Biden help with vaccination immediately after Trump leaves

Amazon has offered to help Biden administration with COVID-19 vaccine distribution. In a letter signed off by the company's Worldwide Consumer CEO Dave Clark, Amazon offered assistance to Biden's ambitious goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans within the first 100 days of his term.

Vivo Y31, with triple rear cameras, launched at Rs. 16,500

20 Jan 2021

Vivo Y31, with triple rear cameras, launched at Rs. 16,500

Chinese tech giant Vivo has officially launched the Y31 model in India. Priced at Rs. 16,490, it is available for purchase through Vivo India e-store, Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, and other partner retail stores.

Netflix crosses 200 million subscribers, Q4 2020 nets 8.5 million

20 Jan 2021

Netflix crosses 200 million subscribers, Q4 2020 nets 8.5 million

Netflix, the revolutionary on-demand media streaming service, has surpassed an impressive milestone of 203.6 million subscribers.

Parler website returns with help from Russian firm; Still unusable

20 Jan 2021

Parler website returns with help from Russian firm; Still unusable

A week after Silicon Valley oligarchs collectively banded together to eliminate the fastest growing social media platform Parler, it is back online in limited capacity.

Mi Notebook 14 (IC) launched in India at Rs. 44,000

19 Jan 2021

Mi Notebook 14 (IC) launched in India at Rs. 44,000

Xiaomi has introduced the Mi Notebook 14 (IC) in India. It joins the existing Notebook 14 and Notebook 14 Horizon Edition models, which were launched last year.

Soon, Reliance may let you order groceries from WhatsApp

18 Jan 2021

Soon, Reliance may let you order groceries from WhatsApp

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail Ltd. is reportedly working toward embedding JioMart into WhatsApp within the next six months. The move will allow 400-million Indian WhatsApp users to address their grocery needs from neighboring outlets through Ambani's hyperlocal e-commerce platform.

'Tandav' review: A predictable yet addictive show

17 Jan 2021

'Tandav' review: A predictable yet addictive show

Ambition comes with its shades of grey.

#BoycottTandav trends: Amazon series accused of mocking Hindu Gods

16 Jan 2021

#BoycottTandav trends: Amazon series accused of mocking Hindu Gods

Just one day after its release, Amazon Prime Video's political-thriller web series Tandav has landed into a controversy for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Hindu community.

Samsung slashes price of the strictly optional Galaxy S21 charger

16 Jan 2021

Samsung slashes price of the strictly optional Galaxy S21 charger

Almost immediately following the announcement of the new Galaxy S21 5G series of smartphones, Samsung announced a $15 price cut on the 25W fast charger that is sold separately.

'Four More Shots Please!' season 3's shoot to begin soon

14 Jan 2021

'Four More Shots Please!' season 3's shoot to begin soon

After presenting two successful seasons, the makers of the web series Four More Shots Please! are all set to kick-start shooting for its third leg.

'The Family Man 2' teaser: Srikant Tiwari on new mission

13 Jan 2021

'The Family Man 2' teaser: Srikant Tiwari on new mission

Manoj Bajpayee's upcoming Amazon Prime Video series The Family Man Season 2's teaser is now out.

Samsung Galaxy M02s to go on sale starting January 19

13 Jan 2021

Samsung Galaxy M02s to go on sale starting January 19

Samsung Galaxy M02s will go on sale in India from January 19, an Amazon listing has revealed. To recall, the handset was launched last week and was slated to go on sale "soon."

Vivo launches Y12s handset in India at Rs. 10,000

12 Jan 2021

Vivo launches Y12s handset in India at Rs. 10,000

Expanding its portfolio of affordable smartphones in India, Vivo has introduced the Y12s model in the country at Rs. 9,990.

Vivo Y51A goes official in India at Rs. 18,000

11 Jan 2021

Vivo Y51A goes official in India at Rs. 18,000

Expanding its portfolio of smartphones, Vivo has launched the Y51A handset in India. Priced at Rs. 17,990, it is up for purchase via the company's e-store, Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Tata CLiQ, and other partner retail stores.

OnePlus Band, with an AMOLED display, launched at Rs. 2,500

11 Jan 2021

OnePlus Band, with an AMOLED display, launched at Rs. 2,500

As its first-ever wearable, OnePlus has launched OnePlus Band in India. It takes on Xiaomi's Mi Smart Band 5 and other such fitness bands.

OnePlus may have two new smartwatches coming, and then some

10 Jan 2021

OnePlus may have two new smartwatches coming, and then some

With the OnePlus Health app going live for early access on the Google Play Store, developers and enthusiasts are already ripping into the code and digging around for clues. Apparently, there is a lot to discover.

OnePlus Band to be launched in India on January 11

09 Jan 2021

OnePlus Band to be launched in India on January 11

As its first-ever wearable, OnePlus will launch the OnePlus Band in India on January 11, the tech giant has announced.