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Amitabh Bachchan is the new voice of Amazon’s Alexa

Amitabh Bachchan is the new voice of Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon.com Inc has signed up Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan for its Alexa voice assistant, stealing a march over rivals Apple Inc’s Siri and Alphabet Inc’s Google Assistant ...

Amazon signs up Bollywood superstar Bachchan

Amazon signs up Bollywood superstar Bachchan

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be the first Indian celebrity to lend his voice to Amazon's Alexa digital assistant starting next year, as the Silicon Valley giant expands its presence in the massive market.

India's Reliance denies plans for Amazon mega-deal

India's Reliance denies plans for Amazon mega-deal

Indian conglomerate Reliance denied a report Thursday that it was planning to sell a $20-billion stake in its retail business to US rival Amazon in a deal that could upend the country's hugely lucrative e-commerce sector.

Greenpeace activists protest outside French presidential palace

Greenpeace activists protest outside French presidential palace

Greenpeace activists staged a demonstration outside the French president's Elysee Palace on Thursday to protest against what they said was the ongoing damage to the Amazon rain forest...

13 killed as boat sinks in Brazilian Amazon

13 killed as boat sinks in Brazilian Amazon

At least 13 people were killed when a riverboat sank in the Amazon rainforest region, Brazilian authorities said Monday, as survivors described fleeing the foundering boat in terror.

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Amazon, Apple and Google announced plans Wednesday to develop a common technology standard for smart home products, in a move aimed at enabling more connected devices to speak to each other.

Gates tops Bezos as world’s richest person with Amazon slide

Gates tops Bezos as world’s richest person with Amazon slide

Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates has overtaken Amazon.com Inc’s Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person, reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in more than two years.

India looks into Flipkart, Amazon festive discounts after retailer complaints

India looks into Flipkart, Amazon festive discounts after retailer complaints

The Indian government is looking into whether hefty discounts offered on Walmart-owned Flipkart and Amazon.com during their online festive sales violate foreign investment rules, a commerce ministry official told ...

Indian's top trader body seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart's festive season sale

Indian's top trader body seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart's festive season sale

A leading Indian trader body asked the government on Friday to ban upcoming festive sales on Amazon's local unit and its rival Flipkart

Brazil's Bolsonaro fuels spat with Europe as fires soar

Brazil's Bolsonaro fuels spat with Europe as fires soar

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday Europe has "nothing to teach" the country about preserving the environment

Brazil's burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

Brazil's burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

A 60-day ban on burning in Brazil takes effect Thursday after a global outcry over fires raging in the Amazon and data showing hundreds of new blazes in the rainforest.

Brazil to only accept G7 Amazon aid if Macron withdraws 'insults'

Brazil to only accept G7 Amazon aid if Macron withdraws 'insults'

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to retract "insults" against him