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‘AI can serve the greater good’, says Amazon CTO Dr Werner Vogels

Dr Vogels shares his optimism on how AI can be empowered to uplift economies, businesses and communities

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Ramadan with Amazon: A behind-the-scenes look

The heightened demand comes alongside expectations of speed, convenience, and reliability

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Amazon launches AI chatbot Rufus: 5 ways to use it to shop better

The chatbot was launched in beta version to a small subset of customers in Amazon’s mobile app in the US and will be rolled out across the country in the coming weeks

ChatGPT prompts - with artificial intelligence Man who is discussing marketing analytics. Future. Work by AI smart robot technology.

How AI is transforming the retail experience: From fashion to ecommerce

Shopping is becoming more streamlined as retailers harness AI technology for personalisation, gamification and support, says Karl Escritt, CEO of Like Digital & Partners


Amazon launches first test satellites for Kuiper internet network

Amazon has vowed to invest $10bn into its Kuiper project, which was announced in 2019


US FTC files antitrust lawsuit against Amazon.com: Why is it significant?

The lawsuit against Amazon is part of a larger effort to address antitrust concerns related to major tech companies

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Amazon upgrades Echo Show 8 with new features

The device features a new industrial design, intuitive home screen experience, upgraded processor, spatial audio and a built-in smart home hub

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Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant will share JBL smart speaker

Amazon.com and Alphabet say these are the first products that will let people use two assistants at once

BCCI to auction cricket broadcast rights for bilateral series

Amazon, Google wooed by India’s BCCI for $750m cricket rights: Report

The reportedly lukewarm response by media firms ahead of BCCI’s auction highlights the struggle to make money from bilateral cricket series


Amazon’s robot workers to help run Australia’s largest warehouse

The 209,000 square metre four-level fulfillment centre is due to be complete in 2025

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Amazon introduces all-new Echo Pop in UAE

The device is available in Lavender Bloom, Midnight Teal, Glacier White and Charcoal colours

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Public cloud’s contribution to UAE economy could reach $181bn by 2033 – report

Amazon Web Services commissioned a study to provide an econometrical method for calculating the aggregate productivity gains realised by economies that adopt cloud computing


Amazon to invest $12.7bn in India cloud services by 2030

The US company’s cloud business, which has data centres in the Mumbai and Hyderabad regions has already invested $3.7bn in India from 2016 to 2022


Amazon starts round of layoffs in AWS cloud services division

The company is axing 27,000 mostly corporate positions after a hiring spree during the pandemic left the company with too many people


Interview: Prashant Saran, director of operations at Amazon MENA

How Amazon is aiming to better serve customers through faster and more efficient delivery

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Amazon opens a new fulfillment centre in Dubai South

The new facility will increase Amazon’s storage capacity by 70 per cent, supporting a wider selection of products for customers


Alexa MENA’s Dr Raf Fatani shares how the brand is delivering a fully localised experience

Hyper-localisation is key to driving brand growth in new markets, says, the company’s regional general manager

One Medical

Amazon has completed $3.49bn deal for One Medical

One Medical operates more than 200 medical offices in 26 markets in the US


FreshToHome raises $104m with Amazon as lead investor

Investment represents Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund’s first direct foray into the D2C branded food space


Amazon subsidiary Zappos lays off around 20% of staff

The company’s spokesperson Laura Davis stated that the cuts were part of regular business planning


Saudi’s LEAP23 announces series of new investments, equalling $580m

New deals include the launch of a data centre and two dedicated academies for developing technical skills and unearthing homegrown talent


IBM to cut about 3,900 workers, still hiring in ‘higher growth’ areas

The company’s current headcount is 260,000


Apple to expand smart-home lineup

The brand is working on a slate of devices, including new displays and a faster TV set-top box, after relaunching its larger HomePod speaker

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UAE’s etisalat by e& named strongest Middle Eastern brand

Tech giant Amazon regained top spot from Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand

Amazon cuts 18,000 jobs

Amazon to slash more than 18,000 jobs

The reduction is concentrated in the firm’s corporate ranks, mostly Amazon’s retail division and human resources functions like recruiting


Amazon vows to replenish all the water it uses for data centres

Currently, AWS relies on recycled water for 20 of its data centres


Amazon’s new chip moves AWS into high-performance computing

Amazon says making its own chips will give customers more cost-effective computing power than they could get by renting time on processors

Amazon, Meta join ranks of tech companies slashing thousands of jobs

Amazon, Meta join ranks of tech companies slashing thousands of jobs

In recent earnings reports, Alphabet, Amazon, Meta Platforms, Microsoft and others fell short of projections, sending shares plunging and shaving hundreds of billions of dollars from their market valuations


Amazon’s new warehouse robot could one day replace humans

Amazon employs hundreds of thousands of workers, whose dexterity and intuition currently let them pick and pack items more quickly and more reliably than existing machines

Amazon opens its new corporate office in Riyadh

Amazon opens its new corporate office in Riyadh

With the opening of the new office, Amazon is also working to launch an initiative to empower and train Saudi talent