Amazon India announces Small Business Days sale from THIS date

New Delhi: In a bid to help sellers bounce back from the economic disruptions caused by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon India has announced to host Amazon Small Business Days (SBD) starting from midnight of July 2. The three-day online sale will continue until 11:59 p.m. on July 4. The sales event … Read more

Twitter starts testing Super Follows Content subscription, Ticketed Spaces features; to allow these users to earn money – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A recent online report revealed that Twitter will soon start monetising its Clubhouse rival — Twitter Spaces. Now, the social networking giant has started taking applications for a limited test if its Supper Follows and Ticketed Spaces features. To recall, Super Follows enable users to charge followers and offer them extra content. Whereas, … Read more

How Big Tech created a data ‘treasure trove’ for police

When U.S. law enforcement officials need to cast a wide net for information, they’re increasingly turning to the vast digital ponds of personal data created by Big Tech companies via the devices and online services that have hooked billions of people around the world. Data compiled by four of the biggest tech companies shows that … Read more

Auto companies warm up to invoice discounting to boost suppliers’ cash flow

The automotive industry in the country is increasingly adopting the concept of invoice discounting to access capital at a relatively lower rate of interest and improve cash flow of component suppliers amid the pandemic. Under invoice discounting, a lender settles the claims of a supplier upon the receipt of goods by the buyer and the … Read more

CCI prima facie finds Google in violation of abuse of dominance in smart TV OS market, orders probe

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has prima facie found Google to be in violation of competition laws relating to abuse of dominance in the smart TV operating system (OS) market. The CCI has ordered its investigative arm, the Director General, to conduct a probe into Google’s market practices including for anti-competitive agreements, in an … Read more

I was devastated for three days after NZ lost the 2019 WC final, but was also delighted for the likes of Jos Buttler & Joe Root: Shane Bond | Cricket News – Times of India

The 2019 ICC ODI World Cup final was perhaps hands down the most heartbreaking match in cricketing history. The clash between England and New Zealand ended in a tie and then the subsequent Super Over was also tied. England were declared winners on the boundary countback rule, because they had hit more boundaries. This was … Read more

Stricter e-commerce norms to come in, flash sales may be history

The government plans to revise the e-commerce regulations in the country and bring about stricter norms, wherein the much talked-about flash sales may prohibited. As per the new draft regulations, no e-commerce entity shall allow any display or promotion of misleading advertisements, whether in the course of business on its platform or otherwise. Further, if … Read more

On Prime Day, Organizers Want You to Think of the Workers

In case our homepage didn’t tip you off, today (and tomorrow) is Prime Day. For Prime members, that means deals, deals, deals. For Amazon’s warehouse workers, it usually means mandatory extra time, or MET as the company abbreviates it. MET intensifies an already taxing work schedule: A typical warehouse shift consists of 10 hours of … Read more

German antitrust watchdog launches investigation into Apple – Times of India

BERLIN: Germany‘s antitrust watchdog said on Monday it had launched an investigation into whether Apple was exploiting its market dominance, following similar proceedings into US tech rivals Facebook, Amazon and Google. Based on new competition law rules specifically intended for large digital companies, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO) said it would assess whether Apple has … Read more

Italy, hosting G20, will call for tougher ‘gig economy’ rules

Italy will call for tougher rules governing ‘gig economy’ workers when it hosts labour ministers of the world’s biggest economies in the Group of 20 next week. Italy’s labour minister, Andrea Orlando, said countries should require big companies such as Amazon to take responsibility for working conditions at their suppliers, as part of reforms to … Read more