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Amazon unit wants to help more PHL firms adapt to new...

CLOUD SERVICE provider Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of the American multinational technology company, Amazon, is keen on helping more Philippine firms address technological and skills demands of the “new normal.”

US lawmakers detail Big Tech’s market abuses and press for strict...

A US House of Representatives panel looking into abuses of market power by four big technology companies found they used “killer acquisitions” to smite rivals, charged exorbitant fees, and forced small businesses into “oppressive” contracts in the name of profit.

Netflix and Amazon Elbow way into talks on streaming Hollywood hits

STREAMING services have already bid up the price of TV reruns, stand-up comedy performances and contracts with top producers. Now they’re coming for blockbuster movies from the studios behind Fast & Furious and Spider-Man.

Indonesia imposes 10% value-added tax on Amazon, Google, Netflix and Spotify

JAKARTA — Indonesia imposed a 10% value-added tax (VAT) on sales by technology firms including Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and Google on Tuesday, as spending patterns shift with increased remote working as a result of the coronavirus crisis, which has hit state finances.

Amazon sued after New York worker brings virus home, cousin dies

NEW YORK — Amazon.com Inc. has been sued for allegedly fostering the spread of the coronavirus by mandating unsafe working conditions, causing at least one employee to contract COVID-19, bring it home, and see her cousin die.

Ron Hose is sticking with his prepaid phone: Lessons from the...

In this excerpt from Asian Founders at Work, Coins.ph Founder Ron Hose shares his experiences as a serial entrepreneur, and why he left Silicon Valley for a shot at building the next big thing in the Philippines.

Breaking the contractual work cycle and empowering partners in the sharing...

Dennis Ng, founder of on-demand logistic startup Mober, explains how we’ve fallen short on the decentralizing promise of the sharing economy, and how he’s trying to change that by empowering partner-drivers to not just be employees, but independent entrepreneurs.

Amazon working on a device that can read human emotions

AMAZON.COM Inc. is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions.

Apple walked to $1 trillion; Amazon.com got there in a sprint

America went 242 years without a trillion-dollar company. Thirty-three days after getting the first, it now has two. And while Apple Inc. lumbered through the...

A hidden Amazon fortune: Bezos’ parents could be worth billions

It may be the most successful venture investment of all time. In 1995, Jackie and Mike Bezos plowed $245,573 into their son’s fledgling e-commerce website,...

Jeff Bezos becomes the richest man in modern history, topping $150...

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history. The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s net worth cracked $150 billion in New York on Monday, according to...

Cebu BPO sector anticipates more big players after Amazon entry

THE PRESENCE of Amazon.com in Cebu could encourage more business process outsourcing (BPO) firms to set up shop in the city, an industry official...

Amazon opens first PHL customer service center in Cebu

Amazon.com, Inc. has launched its first customer service center in the Philippines, which is expected to create over 1,000 jobs by the end of...

YouTube follows Amazon into movie theaters

LOS ANGELES — YouTube has announced it is making a movie in-house to be released in theaters, in a development seen as a step...

Netflix, Amazon billions lure Hollywood hitmakers to jump ship

NETFLIX, INC.’s surprise $300-million deal to poach Ryan Murphy from 21st Century Fox, Inc. shows just how easy it’s getting for rich tech companies...

Amazon Web Services dives deep into AI to stay above cloud

LAS VEGAS — Machine learning and deep learning —  two subsets of artificial intelligence —  hogged the limelight at the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS)...

Luc Besson to direct detective show; Amazon to launch LOTR TV...

LOS ANGELES — French filmmaker Luc Besson is working on a pilot for a proposed police drama starring the Oscar-winning actor Jean Dujardin, a...

Missing piece of global economic growth jigsaw may be falling into...

HONG KONG -- A missing piece in the global growth jigsaw appears to be falling into place. Spurred by higher profits and buoyant stock...

A chance Amazon encounter, then a tribe’s near extinction

WAIAPI, BRAZIL -- Tzako Waiapi remembers perfectly the day he first stumbled across white men while hunting in the Amazon rainforest: within months nearly...

Not just Harvey Weinstein

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – Icelandic pop singer Bjork said Sunday she was sexually harassed by a film director, saying she was inspired to speak out...

Amazon is said to be making its own sportswear, jolting athleisure...

AMAZON.COM, Inc. is tapping some of the biggest athletic-apparel suppliers to make a foray into private-label sportswear, according to people familiar with the matter,...

Amazon said to be developing its first wearable device — FT

AMAZON.COM, Inc. is working on its first wearable device -- a pair of “smart glasses,” the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The device, designed like...

Amazon turns thousands of Twitch streamers into product pitchmen

AMAZON.COM, Inc. will pay commissions to gamers, artists, chefs and others on its Twitch Interactive video-streaming service for selling products to their fans through...

Amazon’s The Tick pokes fun at the world of comic book...

LOS ANGELES – Marvel and DC Comics superheroes may be battling for box-office domination, but on the small screen, a little known blue superhero...

Google, Amazon join online protest of net neutrality change

HOW MANY online activists does it take to save Silicon Valley’s favorite Obama-era regulation? Organizers of an online protest aimed at derailing a Republican plan...

Amazon forest was transformed by ancient people: study

MIAMI — Long before European settlers arrived in the Americas in 1492, the Amazon rainforest was transformed for thousands of years by indigenous people...

Amazon seeks patent for buying items with a look

SAN FRANCISCO -- Online retail colossus Amazon is seeking a US patent on using selfies -- instead of passwords -- for shopping when using...

Amazon uses cute animal videos to woo shoppers in ad uptick

AMAZON.COM, Inc. is not above the surefire trick of using cute animals to woo shoppers. The world’s largest online retailer is spending more money on...

Amazon pulls Nazi ads over New York backlash

NEW YORK -- It’s the land of the free, and Americans don’t like Nazi insignia laid over the stars and stripes. Nor do they...