Jeff Bezos to go to space on Blue Origin flight

Posted by - June 7, 2021

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced recently that he will fly into space next month on the first human flight launched by his Blue Origin rocket firm. “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother,” Bezos said on his Instagram

Amazon buys MGM for $8.45 billion

Posted by - May 31, 2021

Amazon has acquired the film and TV company MGM for $8.45 billion, the companies announced today. It’s a significant acquisition for the e-commerce giant, and it means it will own a library of content that’s reported to consist of around 4,000 films and 17,000 hours of TV. The acquisition is likely to help Amazon attract

Amazon Supports Department of Justice’s Prosecution of Six Defendants Charged with Fraud, Among Others

Posted by - September 19, 2020

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington today brought charges against six individuals for conspiracy to use a communication facility to commit commercial bribery, conspiracy to access a protected computer without authorization, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and wire fraud. Amazon supported this lengthy investigation and the defendants were indicted this morning. Amazon is grateful to

Amazon launches food delivery service in India

Posted by - May 21, 2020

Amazon is joining India’s online food delivery market just as top local players Swiggy and Zomato reduce their workforces to steer through the coronavirus pandemic.  The e-commerce giant, which has invested more than $6.5 billion in India, today launched its food delivery service, called Amazon Food, in select places in Bangalore. The company had originally planned to launch the service in India

Amazon’s Ring cameras are vulnerable to hackers

Posted by - December 27, 2019

Amazon.com Inc and its Ring home security camera unit have been sued by an Alabama homeowner who said the cameras’ defective design leaves purchasers vulnerable to cyberattacks. In a proposed class action filed recently, John Baker Orange said an unknown hacker recently accessed his Ring camera while his children, ages 7, 9 and 10, were

Amazon to upskill 100,000 employees with in-demand skills

Posted by - July 15, 2019

Amazon has committed to upskill 100,000 of its employees across the United States, dedicating over $700 million to provide people across its corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centres, retail stores,and transportation network with access to training programmes that will help them move into more highly-skilled roles within or outside of Amazon. Amazon’s Upskilling 2025 pledge

Amazon defends facial recognition tool

Posted by - February 6, 2019

As with many new technologies, there’s currently a lot of speculation surrounding the application of facial recognition capabilities, such as Amazon Rekognition. The e-Commerce platform has defended its facial-recognition tool, Rekognition, against claims of racial and gender bias, following a study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The study found that Amazon had an