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More than 38,000 user reports indicated issues with Amazon's online store site, while nearly 500 users reported problems with the Amazon Web Services, according to Downdetector.(Reuters)

Amazon's online store down for many users globally

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 10:25 AM IST
  • Its online store showed error messages on several regional domains. Reuters could not access product listing on its domains including, the United States, India, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Singapore.
The new e-commerce rules will also affect Indian firms like Tata's BigBasket and Reliance Industries' JioMart(Reuters)
The new e-commerce rules will also affect Indian firms like Tata's BigBasket and Reliance Industries' JioMart(Reuters)

US lobby group views India's e-commerce plan as worrying, email shows

Reuters | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 05:17 PM IST
  • The new rules - open for consultation until July 6 - are expected to have an impact across the board in an online retail market forecast to be worth $200 billion by 2026
A worker sorts delivery packages in a van outside an Amazon facility in Ahmedabad, India.(Reuters)
A worker sorts delivery packages in a van outside an Amazon facility in Ahmedabad, India.(Reuters)

How India's new e-commerce rules could jolt foreign, local players

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 06:22 PM IST
India's e-commerce market is projected to grow 30% annually to $200 billion by 2026. It also counts Reliance Industries' JioMart, Tata's BigBasket, Softbank-backed Snapdeal and Future Retail among major players.
An Amazon delivery worker pulls a delivery cart full of packages during its annual Prime Day promotion in New York City, US. (Reuters)
An Amazon delivery worker pulls a delivery cart full of packages during its annual Prime Day promotion in New York City, US. (Reuters)

Amid complaints over Amazon and Flipkart, India plans tighter e-commerce rules

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 01:28 AM IST
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs' rules, which were released in a government statement, come amid complaints by brick-and-mortar retailers that foreign e-commerce players bypass Indian laws by using complex business structures.
"Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother," Jeff Bezos said in an Instagram post(Reuters File Photo)
"Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother," Jeff Bezos said in an Instagram post(Reuters File Photo)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to fly to space in July on Blue Origin flight

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 06:59 PM IST
  • This will be Blue Origin's first ever human flight. Jeff Bezos and his brother will be joined abroad by a winner of an ongoing auction.
Amazon will also no longer screen its job applicants for marijuana use for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation, its consumer boss Dave Clark said in a blog post.(Reuters)
Amazon will also no longer screen its job applicants for marijuana use for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation, its consumer boss Dave Clark said in a blog post.(Reuters)

Amazon backs marijuana legalisation, drops weed testing for some jobs

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 06:15 AM IST
Amazon's public policy team will be actively supporting The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021 (MORE Act), which seeks to legalize marijuana at the federal level, its consumer boss Dave Clark said in a blog post.
Privately held MGM, or Metro Goldwyn Mayer, was founded in 1924, and also owns the Epix cable channel.(Reuters)
Privately held MGM, or Metro Goldwyn Mayer, was founded in 1924, and also owns the Epix cable channel.(Reuters)

Amazon snaps up James Bond owner MGM for $8.45 billion as streaming war heats up

Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Amazon's Prime Video faces a long list of competitors including Netflix Inc, Walt Disney Co's Disney, HBO Max and Apple Inc's Apple TV.
People stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site said that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold. (AP)
People stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site said that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold. (AP)

Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 03:48 PM IST
  • The numbers were released in Amazon’s first report on its anti-counterfeiting efforts since it announced new tools and technologies in 2019. The number of blocked phony listings last year was up about 67% from the year before.
Amazon is organising a virtual summit in India named "Smbhav". (Reuters)
Amazon is organising a virtual summit in India named "Smbhav". (Reuters)

Asmbhav: Enraged traders to counter Amazon's Smbhav 2021

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 10:55 PM IST
The event will also have an award ceremony to pin the blame on those who they think have hurt their businesses.
A man walks past an Amazon logo outside the company's collection point in Mumbai. (REUTERS)
A man walks past an Amazon logo outside the company's collection point in Mumbai. (REUTERS)

Hard to list static essentials, allow delivery of all items: Amazon

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 10:48 PM IST
The spokesperson added that learning from the last year showed that urgent customer needs vary across households and it is challenging to define a static essentials list.
FILE PHOTO: Jon Davidson dressed as a nun holds a banner, as people protest in support of the unionizing efforts of the Alabama Amazon workers, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Jon Davidson dressed as a nun holds a banner, as people protest in support of the unionizing efforts of the Alabama Amazon workers, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo(REUTERS)

Amazon's win in union fight shows harsh realities facing labour movement

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 10:26 AM IST
  • Union leaders had hoped the campaign just outside Birmingham would create Amazon's first organized workplace in the country and spark a new era of worker activism. Instead, it has illustrated the continued challenges facing the labour movement.
By July, last year, exports had touched the $2 billion mark for Amazon India.(Reuters)
By July, last year, exports had touched the $2 billion mark for Amazon India.(Reuters)

Exports from Indian sellers hit $3-billion mark for Amazon

By Madhurima Nandy, Livemint, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 08:17 AM IST
The e-commerce firm said it has digitised 2.5 million micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) and helped create nearly 1 million jobs in the country till date.
With the Future Group’s Rs.24,713 crore deal with Reliance Industries Ltd stalled again by a recent Delhi high court order, bankers are preparing loan recast proposals for Future Group firms(Hemant Mishra/Mint)
With the Future Group’s Rs.24,713 crore deal with Reliance Industries Ltd stalled again by a recent Delhi high court order, bankers are preparing loan recast proposals for Future Group firms(Hemant Mishra/Mint)

Debt-hit Future Lifestyle likely to get a lifeline from lenders

By Shayan Ghosh, Kalpana Pathak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 05:24 AM IST
  • Future Group owes around $3 billion in loans, which bankers fear may turn sour if the legal battle with Amazon.com Inc. isn’t resolved quickly.
Actor Saif Ali Khan headlines Ali Abbas Zafar’s web show Tandav.(HT_PRINT)
Actor Saif Ali Khan headlines Ali Abbas Zafar’s web show Tandav.(HT_PRINT)

Tandav row: Amazon issues fresh apology, says 'we respect viewers' beliefs'

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 08:26 PM IST
  • Amazon Prime Video has issued a new apology over the legal cases surrounding the political drama Tandav. Read it here.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(REUTERS)

Amazon documents reveal secret strategy to dodge India's regulators: Report

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 11:34 AM IST
  • Amazon favoured big sellers on its India platform – and used them to manoeuvre around rules meant to protect the country's small retailers from getting crushed by e-commerce giants, internal documents show. As one presentation urged: “Test the Boundaries of what is allowed by law.”
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, attends a company event in New Delhi, India, January 15, 2020.(REUTERS/ File Photo)
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, attends a company event in New Delhi, India, January 15, 2020.(REUTERS/ File Photo)

Indian retailer group calls for ban on Amazon in country after Reuters report

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 07:44 AM IST
The Reuters report between 2012 and 2019, provided an inside look at the game Amazon has played with India's government.
The investigation by the attorney general in New York has grown, looking into whether Amazon unlawfully fired or disciplined employees who reported perceived safety concerns. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP)(AFP)
The investigation by the attorney general in New York has grown, looking into whether Amazon unlawfully fired or disciplined employees who reported perceived safety concerns. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP)(AFP)

New York sues Amazon over 'flagrant disregard' of worker safety during pandemic

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 09:43 PM IST
  • In the suit filed late Tuesday, New York claims Amazon showed a “flagrant disregard for health and safety requirements” and retaliated illegally against employees who raised alarms.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 23, 2019, New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks to reporters outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. - Global consulting firm McKinsey will pay $573 million to US states to settle claims that the company's advice to pharmaceutical giants contributed to the deadly opioid crisis, the Letitia said on February 4, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 23, 2019, New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks to reporters outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. - Global consulting firm McKinsey will pay $573 million to US states to settle claims that the company's advice to pharmaceutical giants contributed to the deadly opioid crisis, the Letitia said on February 4, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)(AFP)

Amazon accused of putting profit before virus safety in New York

Bloomberg | , New York
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 12:48 PM IST
Amazon sued New York last week, claiming James was overstepping her authority in trying to regulate the company’s workplace safety responses.
The devices will be produced by a subsidiary of Taiwan’s Foxconn in Chennai. (Reuters)
The devices will be produced by a subsidiary of Taiwan’s Foxconn in Chennai. (Reuters)

Amazon, Foxconn partner to make Fire TV sticks in India

Livemint | By Tarush Bhalla
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 03:59 AM IST
Amazon India said that it will “continuously evaluate scaling capacity to additional marketplaces/cities depending on domestic demand.”
Amazon said hundreds of thousands of Fire TV Sticks would be produced annually, helping it to meet demand from Indian customers.REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo(REUTERS)
Amazon said hundreds of thousands of Fire TV Sticks would be produced annually, helping it to meet demand from Indian customers.REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo(REUTERS)

Amazon to make TV streaming device in India

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 05:46 PM IST
The Fire TV Stick will be made by Foxconn subsidiary Cloud Network Technology in the southern city of Chennai, marking the first time one of Amazon's devices will be manufactured in India.
A shipment moves on a conveyor belt at an Amazon Fulfillment Centre (BLR7) on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India.(REUTERS)
A shipment moves on a conveyor belt at an Amazon Fulfillment Centre (BLR7) on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India.(REUTERS)

Amazon launches seller registrations, account management services in Marathi

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 03:36 PM IST
The development will benefit over 85,000 existing Amazon sellers and lakhs of new sellers from locations including Kolhapur, Nashik, Satara, Aurangabad, Solapur, Nagpur and Jalgaon among many other cities in Maharashtra.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.(REUTERS)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.(REUTERS)

Jeff Bezos will seek to shift space venture Blue Origin into hyperdrive

Reuters | , Seattle
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:00 PM IST
The 57-year-old Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees he would "stay engaged in important Amazon initiatives" but also devote time to Blue Origin and various philanthropic and media "passions."
FRL, in its appeal, had said that its creditors would be facing a ‘significant risk’ if the deal with Reliance fell through(HT Archive/Bloomberg)
FRL, in its appeal, had said that its creditors would be facing a ‘significant risk’ if the deal with Reliance fell through(HT Archive/Bloomberg)

Delhi high court declines Amazon's request to keep in abeyance its decision to s

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:49 PM IST
  • Delhi high court declines Amazon's plea to keep in abeyance its status quo order on Future-Reliance deal.
Andy Jassy joined Amazon in 1997, after attending Harvard Business School REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo(REUTERS)
Andy Jassy joined Amazon in 1997, after attending Harvard Business School REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo(REUTERS)

Amazon’s incoming CEO Andy Jassy ushered in cloud computing boom

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Andy Jassy has led AWS since before the launch of its first major services in 2006. Cloud computing was not a natural area for Amazon, then almost exclusively an online retail company.
An FIR has been registered in Lucknow against the makers of web series Tandav.(HT_PRINT)
An FIR has been registered in Lucknow against the makers of web series Tandav.(HT_PRINT)

Uttar Pradesh cops seek Mumbai police chief’s assistance in Tandav probe

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:40 PM IST
  • A four member team headed by inspector Anil Kumar Singh reached Mumbai on Tuesday night and first visited Andheri police station of Thane, Mumbai, before visiting the local deputy commissioner of police’s (DCP) office.
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