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UN experts urge probe into alleged Saudi hacking of Bezos phone

Geneva - Independent UN rights experts said Wednesday they had received information that Amazon owner Jeff Bezos's phone was hacked through a WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Saudi dismisses link to hack of Amazon owner Bezos

Washington - The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Bezos promises $1 billion in bid to see off Indian e-commerce storm

New Delhi - Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos promised Wednesday a new billion-dollar investment in India, just two days after authorities launched an anti-trust investigation into the e-commerce giant.

Q&A: Amazon, Apple, and Google to create a smart home standard Special

The recent news that Amazon, Apple, and Google are working together to create a new standard for smart home communication is a rare display of unity amongst the giants of our interconnected worlds. Bob Bajoras, President of Art+Logic looks into the issue.

Walgreens’ shares tumble by 5% on earnings posting

Walgreens just released its earnings and fell short by 5 percent.m The healthcare giant is one of many companies in the sector being forced to compete with the likes of Amazon, and the share price drop reflects market uncertainty.

Emmy winner Erin Cherry talks second season of 'After Forever' Special

Emmy award-winning actress Erin Cherry chatted with Digital Journal about the second season of the hit digital drama series "After Forever" on Amazon Prime, where she plays Brenda. The series was created by Michael Slade and Kevin Spirtas.

Amazon given access to all 'healthcare information' of NHS Special

Concerns have been expressed by the public and the medical establishment over news that Amazon has been given access to all “healthcare information” of the NHS in England except patients’ records.

Amazon already delivers more than half of its US packages

Amazon has steadily expanded it logistics operations during the last decade. According to a Morgan Stanley estimate Amazon now delivers over half all its US packages

Amazon is diving ever deeper into healthcare Special

Amazon is showing an increased interest in healthcare and health-related technology. The latest news is with Amazon announcing it has launched a speech recognition tool for doctors.

New York City's tech talent lures Amazon to open office by 2021

Amazon is coming to New York City after all. The tech giant has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens.

German Amazon workers strike on 'Black Friday'

Frankfurt Am Main - More than 2,000 Amazon workers in Germany walked off the job as the US online retailer kicked off its "Black Friday" sales bonanza, escalating a long-simmering battle for better pay and working conditions.

Demos and deals as Black Friday sweeps Europe

Paris - Climate activists staged protests across Europe on Friday to denounce the environmental toll of mass consumption, while shoppers hit the streets and the internet as retailers of all stripes touted pre-holiday bargains.

Q&A: How to make Amazon’s shipping practices more sustainable Special

-commerce is inherently less green compared to traditional brick-and-mortar retail supply chains, as small parcels are now delivered directly to consumers. Because of this, major retailers like Amazon are working to reduce their carbon footprint.

Walmart will go to 'open market feel' for its produce aisles

Walmart Inc., wary of Amazon.com Inc.’s encroachment into the grocery space, is revamping the produce department in its U.S. stores.

Amazon fires in Brazil fall to record low in October: official

Rio De Janeiro - The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil fell to a record low in October, even as blazes ripped across the Pantanal tropical wetlands, official data show.

Pope demands 'predators' stop plundering the Earth

Vatican City - Pope Francis said Sunday it was time for "predators" to stop plundering the Earth for financial gain, holding up the "scarred face of the Amazon" as a warning.

Crunch time for married priests as Vatican assembly votes

Vatican City - Catholic bishops gathered at a special Vatican assembly will vote Saturday on whether to recommend Pope Francis to open the priesthood to married men or create female deacons, issues that are taboo for traditionalists.

Pope apologises after Amazon statues thrown in river

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday apologised for the theft of indigenous Amazonian statues from a Rome church, saying they had been found after thieves dumped them in the Tiber River.

Speedy delivery hits Amazon's bottom line; shares slump

San Francisco - Amazon on Thursday reported quarterly profits shy of Wall Street forecasts as it poured money into speeding up delivery time to just a day.Net income slid 27 percent from last year to $2.

Amazon shares hit by earnings disappointment

San Francisco - Amazon on Thursday reported that quarterly profits shy of Wall Street forecasts, sending shares of the tech giant tumbling in after-market trades.Net income slid 27 percent from last year to $2.

The pirarucu: the giant prized fish of the Amazon

Rio De Janeiro - Its white flesh is tender and tasty, it can measure up to three meters long and weigh more than 200 kilograms: meet the pirarucu, one of the world's largest freshwater fish, and native to the Amazon.

World's loudest bird sings heart out in pursuit of love

Washington - In the mountainous northern Amazon, a tiny white-plumed suitor turns to face his would-be paramour and belts out a deafening, klaxon-like call, reaching decibel levels equal to a pile driver.

Trump joins Amazon's Twitch despite dislike for Jeff Bezos

President Donald Trump is now on Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming platform that initially launched as a place for gamers to interact with audiences in real-time.

Married priests question raises fears of Church split

Vatican City - An idea to fill empty pulpits in remote locations by allowing married men to become priests is bitterly dividing a Vatican assembly, with critics warning the emotive issue could fracture the Catholic Church.

Brazil highways drive Amazon development — and destruction

Ruropolis - Trucker Erik Fransuer spends months at a time driving back and forth on highways that cut through the Amazon in northern Brazil, delivering soy or corn to river ports.

Vatican to shine light on Amazon's indigenous communities

Vatican City - Pope Francis will gather Catholic bishops at the Vatican Sunday to champion the isolated and poverty-struck indigenous communities of the Amazon, whose way of life is under threat.

More chores for Amazon's Alexa, and a new (celebrity) voice

Seattle - Amazon unveiled a lineup of new Alexa-powered products on Wednesday extending from homes and cars to wearable devices, and a celebrity voice option for the popular digital assistant.

More chores for Amazon's Alexa, and a new (celebrity) voice

Seattle - Amazon unveiled a lineup of new Alexa-powered products on Wednesday extending from homes and cars to wearable devices, and a celebrity voice option for the popular digital assistant.

As global leaders meet, the Amazon rainforest burns

Rio De Janeiro - The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames.

Amazon's sweeping plan to reach climate goals 10 years early

Acknowledging criticism from activists and his own employees, Amazon founder, and CEO Jeff Bezos announced a sweeping new plan called "The Climate Pledge," committing the e-commerce giant to meeting the Paris Climate Pact goals 10 years early.
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