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Amazon to add 11 new buildings to its Saudi fulfillment, delivery network

Investment to create over 1,500 additional jobs across Saudi Arabia

Here’s how MENA organisations can tip the gender scale to accelerate progress

Businesses must focus on better hiring policies, promote equitable progress and provide leadership support

Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon

He will hand day-to-day control to Andy Jassy, his longtime head of Amazon Web Services

Amazon to let employees work from home through June 2021

The Seattle-based company had previously said workers could stay home until early 2021

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Social space: A roundup of all the GCC social media news in September

Fadi Khater, founder and managing partner of digital marketing agency Netizency, provides an overview of social media trends in the region

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Amazon-focused marketing agency Podean launches in the Middle East

The regional office is located in Dubai, with Paul Hart appointed as managing director for the MENA region

Amazon receives FAA approval for drone delivery trials in US

Approval comes as Amazon’s business surges due to Covid-19

Saudi Aramco loses status as most valuable publicly listed company to Apple as Amazon closes in

Amazon riding an e-commerce and cloud computing wave as people shelter-in-place due to Covid-19

Amazon’s ‘Everything for you sale’ to begin on July 21

Prime members will get exclusive 12-hour early access to deals from 12pm on July 20

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Amazon Saudi Arabia officially launched to replace Souq.com

The Amazon Prime service is not yet available in the kingdom

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Amazon suspends use of facial recognition technology by US law enforcement for a year

Amazon said that the reason was to give the US Congress time to develop stronger regulations to govern the use of the technology

IBM to no longer develop facial recognition technology

“We believe now is the time to begin a national dialogue on whether and how facial recognition technology should be employed by domestic law enforcement agencies”

Elon Musk rallies for ‘break up’ of Bezos’ Amazon

The call came after Amazon decided to ban a book about the effects of coronavirus from the platform

Amazon reveals best-selling products in the UAE on Prime Day

Prime members in the UAE purchased more than 21,000 litres of bottled water and over 8,500 kg of powder detergent