The Leticia Pact is thus like a New Year’s resolution: Sounds nice and feels good, but is instantly forgotten on January 1st.
A French court has fined the US retailing giant Amazon four million euros.
THE Amazon, known as the lungs of earth is the largest rainforest in the world. It covers 5.5 million square kms over several countries, with half of it in Brazil and the rest overlapping Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
The nearly 73,000 fires, most of them set illegally to clear and prepare land for agriculture, cattle farming and property speculation, have prompted the state of Amazonas to declare an emergency.
Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the state of Rondonia.
Earth’s green lung is burning. The Amazon rainforest, which produces roughly one-fifth of the world’s oxygen, is experiencing fires at a rate we haven’t seen for years. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been the focus of the international criticism.
Six states in Brazil’s Amazon region request military help to combat record fires.
Top tech companies are putting the world at risk through killer robot development.
Internet giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon have disrupted markets and culture.
Amazon employees go on strike in Germany, demanding better wages as the online retail giant launched its Prime Day.
The United States House of Representative has decided to launch antitrust investigations against some high-tech companies including Google, Apple and Amazon, which have been accused of illegal and abusive practices.
Amazon moves past Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand.
Apparel brands are to make their merchandise closer to the point of the sale.
Walmart is stepping up its battle by offering 1-day delivery without a shipping fee.
Amazon is rolling out machines to automate boxing up customer orders.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules.
Chico’s FAS Inc warned in January that it would shutter at least 250.
The security chief for Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said on Saturday that the Saudi government had access to Mr Bezos’ phone and gained private information from it.
Britain needs to overhaul its competition rules to tackle the dominance of tech giants.
Amazon.com Inc’s grocery service is slowly returning on its India website after the online retail giant faced disruption from revised e-commerce curbs
India will from Feb 1 impose restrictions on how e-commerce firms operate.
Amazon is under fire over the sale of bathroom accessories with temples’ pictures.
A customer was shocked last year when Alexa blurted out: “Kill your foster parents.”
Brazilian authorities expel illegal loggers from a remote area of the Amazon.
Norway will pay Brazil US$70 million for reducing deforestation in the Amazon in 2017.
The destruction of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reaches its highest level in a decade.
Amazon picks America’s financial and political capitals for massive new offices.
Shares in Apple fell 6%, cutting its market value back to less than $1 trillion.
Facebook and Alphabet are at the centre of a volatile session on the US stock market.
Microsoft regains its spot as the 2nd most valuable US company on Friday after a disappointing quarterly report from Amazon.