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#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 9,000

05 May 2021

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 9,000

Are you planning to buy a premium smartphone? If yes, then this might be a good deal for you. Amazon is offering a Rs. 6,000 discount on OnePlus's last-generation flagship smartphone, the 8 Pro.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook promotes cybercriminals targeting its userbase, and more

22 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook promotes cybercriminals targeting its userbase, and more

Facebook's recent string of security snafus aren't mere coincidences, but a symptom of what's turning out to be systemic security lapses. Case in point: Facebook Messenger users in 84 countries face serious phishing threats.

Amazon is opening a high-tech, AR-enabled hair salon in London

21 Apr 2021

Amazon is opening a high-tech, AR-enabled hair salon in London

After establishing its presence globally in online and physical retail, Amazon announced that it will open an "experimental" brick-and-mortar hair salon in London's East End Spitalfields area.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

17 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

Want a new graphics card, gaming rig, or a next-generation console? Well, you might as well pay the atrocious scalper prices because the world's largest chipmaker TSMC has painted a rather grim picture.

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.

Amazon explored opening discount stores to clear out unsold products

03 Apr 2021

Amazon explored opening discount stores to clear out unsold products

Amazon Inc. has been exploring an idea of opening physical stores to offload the unsold inventory at heavy discounts, reveals Bloomberg. The information was disclosed by two people familiar with the plan.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter, LinkedIn punish MobiKwik whistleblower, and more

03 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter, LinkedIn punish MobiKwik whistleblower, and more

Security researcher Rajasekhar Rajaharia recently pointed out how personal data belonging to 10 crore MobiKwik users was being sold on the darknet. The company refused the allegation and then Twitter and LinkedIn mysteriously began censoring Rajaharia.

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 4,500

25 Mar 2021

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 4,500

Looking to buy a premium smartphone? This might be a great deal for you. Amazon is offering a discount of Rs. 3,500 on OnePlus's last-generation flagship, the 8 Pro.

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8T available with benefits worth Rs. 3,500

22 Mar 2021

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8T available with benefits worth Rs. 3,500

Looking to buy a flagship smartphone? This deal should meet your expectations. Amazon is offering a discount of Rs. 2,500 on the OnePlus 8T model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chinese hackers spook the White House, and more

09 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chinese hackers spook the White House, and more

A Chinese hacking group called Hafnium has exploited a security flaw in Microsoft's popular Exchange Server email software to infect hundreds of thousands of entities across the globe.

Amazon India's 'Local Shops' program racks up 50,000 offline retailers

08 Mar 2021

Amazon India's 'Local Shops' program racks up 50,000 offline retailers

E-commerce giant Amazon said that more than 50,000 offline stores and neighborhood kirana shops across 450 cities in the country are now a part of its 'Local Shops' program.

Employee sues Amazon for racial, gender discrimination in corporate hiring

03 Mar 2021

Employee sues Amazon for racial, gender discrimination in corporate hiring

Amazon.com Inc has been sued for "systemic" discrimination against Black and female workers, especially for corporate roles. The lawsuit filed in federal court by Charlotte Newman alleges that Amazon hires Black people for lower positions and promotes them slower than White workers with similar qualifications.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon accused of discriminating against blacks, and more

02 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon accused of discriminating against blacks, and more

Not long after being caught stealing tips from its drivers, Amazon follows in Google's footsteps and gets accused of discriminating against a black employee.

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.