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Amazon launches online pharmacy in India

Image copyright Getty Images Online retail giant Amazon has launched an internet pharmacy in India, marking its entry into the country’s online medicine market. Amazon Pharmacy will make its debut in Bangalore and it may be trialled in other Indian cities. The move comes as the online drugs business has been given a major boost during the coronavirus pandemic. This… Read more →

Amazon, Facebook and Apple thriving in lockdown

Image copyright Reuters The coronavirus crisis might be causing widespread economic upheaval around the world, but the world’s biggest tech firms are thriving. Amazon sales soared 40% in the three months ending June, while Apple saw a surge in purchases of its iPhones and other hardware. At Facebook, the number of people on its platforms, which include WhatsApp and Instagram,… Read more →

UK U-turn allows Amazon to invest in Deliveroo

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s competition watchdog has said it no longer has concerns about Amazon’s plan to invest in food delivery service Deliveroo. Internet giant Amazon announced plans to buy 16% of Deliveroo in May 2019. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) then began probing the deal and threatened an in-depth investigation in December. However, in April the… Read more →

Elon Musk calls for ‘break up’ of Amazon

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are rivals in a race to make space travel more affordable Elon Musk has called for the “break up” of tech giant Amazon, following a dispute about a coronavirus e-book. The entrepreneur came to the defence of an author after Amazon’s Kindle publishing division rejected his book about the coronavirus… Read more →

Amazon UK website defaced with racist abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon has blamed a “bad actor” for racist abuse that appeared on multiple listings on its UK website. The abuse, now removed, appeared when users searched the online shop for Apple AirPods and similar products. It was unclear how long the racist language remained on the site, but it sparked outrage on Twitter and the sharing… Read more →

Amazon trials online food delivery in India

Image copyright Getty Images Internet giant Amazon is entering the meal delivery business with a trial in four parts of India’s Bengaluru. The move comes as pandemic lockdowns prompt a surge in online ordering in some places, such as the US. However in India, the two big players in the market have seen significant declines in demand. Uber Eats retreated… Read more →

Coronavirus: Amazon vice-president quits over virus firings

Image copyright AFP A vice-president at Amazon has quit “in dismay” at the internet giant’s crackdown on workers who criticised it over coronavirus safety measures. Tim Bray described the firing of protesters as “evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture”. Workers have criticised Amazon for not doing enough to protect warehouse staff against the virus. Amazon… Read more →