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

WASHINGTON, Sept 19: Amazon.com 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.

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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: Amazon.com 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.

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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.