NEW DELHI, June 25: E-commerce giant Amazon Saturday announced it plans to invest an additional 15 billion U.S. dollars in India, taking its total investment in the country to 26 billion dollars.

Elon Musk’s verdict on Amazon’s massive budget drama series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. “Tolkien is turning in his grave”, according to the report of Deadline.

Amazon has seen solid returns from its investment in streaming live sports, but its upcoming experiment with its first live music awards show is more of a gamble. The 57th annual Academy of Country Music Awards from Las Vegas will air exclusively on Prime Video Monday night in a sped-up, concert-like format without commercials.

Amazon is closing all of its brick-and-mortar bookstores, as well as its 4-star shops and pop up locations, as the online retail behemoth reworks its physical footprint.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 19: The area deforested in Brazil’s Amazon reached a 15-year high after a 22% jump from the prior year, according to official data published Thursday.

Your palm could soon be your ticket into a concert. Amazon says it is bringing its palm-recognition technology to the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver and it will be available at other venues in the coming months.

Amazon has grown exponentially because of its willingness to sustain losses and invest aggressively at the expense of profits. Furthermore, the e-commerce giant is integrated vertically across business lines selling products online, publishing books, providing cloud services, extending credits, selling online advertisements, designing clothes, and producing movies and TV shows.

Online shopping giant Amazon is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, “Legally Blonde” and “Shark Tank,” with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch

WASHINGTON, March 2: Inc said late on Sunday that two employees in Milan, Italy, have contracted the coronavirus and are under quarantine.

In a screen career spanning more than five decades, it has taken Al Pacino until now to act in a television series.

The biggest and brightest stars of Bollywood made their way to the Awesome Assam to attend the most celebrated awards show.

Here’s the winners list of the 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020:

SAN FRANCISCO/CAIRO, Jan 22: Two UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ phone and both the kingdom and the United States should investigate, a person familiar with the matter said.

Woody Allen and Amazon end legal battle

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Woody Allen and have ended their legal battle. The filmmaker had sued Amazon in February after the online giant ended his 2017 contract without ever releasing a completed film, “A Rainy Day in New York.”

India is deliberating potential censorship on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Users of Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can now request that recordings of their voice commands delete automatically.

WASHINGTON, Sept 19: Inc is due to sign a pledge to meet the goals of the Paris Climate agreement by 2040 and be net carbon neutral, 10 years ahead of schedule, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said on Thursday.

The show, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, was drenched in dreamy color — yellow, purple, blue and green — evoking an exotic locale with four tiers of large arched windows, stairs and a shallow round pool.

Luxury brands and retailers are increasingly collaborating with celebrities, including style bloggers and Instagram stars, to help design collections and jazz up their wares.

NEW YORK, Sept 10:  Amazon is going on a hiring spree.

BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO, Aug 28: Brazil said on Tuesday it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public spat between the Brazilian and French presidents.

Aug 27: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

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Your daily dose of missed important news of the day

BRASILIA, Aug 27: Weak rainfall is unlikely to extinguish a record number of fires raging in Brazil’s Amazon anytime soon, with pockets of precipitation through September 10 expected to bring only isolated relief, according to weather data and two experts.

BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO, Aug 26: Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rain forest.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 25: Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.

Infographics: Amazon rainforest fires

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There have been more than 72,800 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region -- an 80% increase compared with the same period last year -- according to the country’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

BRASILIA, Aug 24: Brazil has 44,000 troops stationed in its northern Amazon region that are available to combat forest fires and could send more from elsewhere in the country, the joint chief of staff for the country’s military said on Saturday.

PORT VELHO, Aug 24: Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil’s Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies.

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Aug 23: Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.

HUMAITA, Aug 22: There are no lights in sight but the night sky glows a dusky yellow, for the Amazon is burning.

BRASILIA, August 17: Brazil’s backsliding on Amazon conservation under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and a likely Peronist return to power in Argentina could delay or even derail ratification of an EU-Mercosur trade agreement that took two decades to negotiate.

Anne Hathaway says playing a bipolar character in Amazon’s new series “Modern Love” affected her emotionally long after she wrapped the role.

BERLIN, July 14: U.S. online retail giant Amazon (AMZN.O) plans to open a new warehouse in Germany this year and create more than 2,800 jobs with permanent contracts in what is its second-biggest market after the United States.

The last thing the world needs, Lady Gaga says, is another beauty brand. But that’s too bad. The pop star made all her Little Monsters happy Tuesday when she released a video with that message on social media

PARIS, July 2: U.S. online retail giant Amazon (AMZN.O) said on Tuesday it will create 1,800 permanent contract positions this year in France, its largest European market after Britain and Germany.

Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have agreed on a record-breaking divorce settlement worth an estimated $36 billion. Ms Bezos will keep a 4 percent stake in Amazon and give up her interests in the Washington Post and space travel firm Blue Origin. The deal dwarfs the previous biggest divorce when Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein settled for $3.8 billion.

NEW YORK, March 9: Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook if elected U.S. president to promote competition in the technology sector.

Amazon Studios has announced it is partnering with Philymack, and Federal Films on an upcoming documentary about the Jonas brothers, to premiere on Amazon Prime Video.

WELLINGTON, Feb 18: New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, extending a global effort to bring global tech giants into the tax net.

NEW YORK, Feb 15: Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world’s richest, most powerful companies.

Woody Allen sued Amazon Studios on Thursday, saying he deserves at least $68 million in damages over their refusal to distribute his completed film “A Rainy Day in New York” and their decision to abandon a four-picture production and distribution arrangement.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his mistress.

LOS ANGELES, Jan 28: Comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the upbeat story of a 1950s housewife-turned-comedian, won top television honours at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday as Hollywood stars honoured their peers’ best performances on the big and small screens.

Comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the upbeat story of a 1950s housewife-turned-comedian, won top television honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday as Hollywood stars honored their peers’ best performances on the big and small screens.

Jan 10: Inc founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, and his wife MacKenzie Bezos are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Online shopping in Nepal: Trick or Treat?

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There’s something wonderful about the approach to the turn of the year – especially the month of November. It’s not the magical lights of various festivals like Diwali or Christmas or the gradual onset of winter but the festival discounts that have come to be seen as the hallmark of the season. If you watch TV (or even if you don’t) or dabble in social media, the scent of commercialization is unmistakable – films release around this time of the year and there are bumper deals to be had on everything from mobile phones to electronics to cars.

LOS ANGELES, Oct 19: Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following allegations that he harassed a producer and took no action when an actress told him she was sexually assaulted by producer Harvey Weinstein.