Amazon vs Reliance: Jeff Bezos losing out to Mukesh Ambani as e-comm rules change

On cue, India this month rolled out constraints on foreign e-commerce players, including Jeff Bezos-led Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart, which together control 70% of its online shopping.

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How Bezos lost out to billionaire Ambani in poll-bound India

Ambani wants his consumer offerings -- covering telecom, fiber-to-home broadband, media and entertainment, and retail -- to contribute nearly as much to the conglomerate’s overall earnings as its bread-and-butter energy and

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Domino’s ने ग्राहकों को नहीं दिया 41 करोड़ की GST कटौती का फायदा, अब भरना पड़ सकता है जुर्माना

नेशनल एंटी-प्रॉफिटियरिंग अथॉरिटी (NAA) ने जांच में पाया कि देश की सबसे बड़ी फूड सर्विस कं

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Binny Bansal speaks up! Here’s what Flipkart founder has to say after Walmart ouster

Bansal, who still holds 4 percent of Flipkart and a board seat, has since kept a low profile.

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Oil prices slide as US reserves swell, factory orders disappoint

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ output fell the most in two years in January, according to a Bloomberg survey of officials, analysts and ship-tracking data. Meanwhile, Venezuelan oil exports fell to 1.11

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Netflix may be among Apple buyout targets

Netflix was deemed “the best strategic fit” for Apple in the content category, “although we appreciate a combination is less likely as Netflix is unlikely to be a seller for a modest premium.” The video-streaming gian

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Digital edge: Gillette’s newest rival is sleek, disruptive—and now in Target

Razors dominated the first round of grooming disruption from plucky upstarts and subscription blade re-fill services, but Flamingo says 70 percent of women use more than one method to remove hair.

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Elon Musk’s Tesla to buy battery-tech firm Maxwell for $218 million in stock

Tesla shares wiped out their premarket gains and were down less than 1 percent to $311.90 in early trading after the announcement. Maxwell shares were halted on the news.

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Slippery ground: Sony sees biggest drop since 2015 on weaker playStation business

Yoshida has so far rebuffed pressure to sell off the unit, saying it is vital for pushing innovation including 5G-related research.

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28 perfect dates around the world, from Miami to Milan

Call ahead for bookings; some details may have become outdated, but the ideas will stand the test of time.

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Oil holds gains on signs of shale slowdown as OPEC output falls

Any transactions with PDVSA, or any entity in which it has a controlling stake, involving U.S. citizens, or passing through the country’s financial system, must be wound down by April 28, the Treasury said.

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Gold is one wealth fund’s refuge in world gripped by turmoil

All of the gold Sofaz buys overseas is transported to Azerbaijan to be stored in its new building on Baku’s Heydar Aliyev Avenue.

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Feared or Celebrated, Amazon Alexa is star of Super Bowl ads

The ad featured rejected ideas for the technology -- including a microwave, dog collar and hot tub -- and even depicted a massive power outage triggered by Alexa.

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India’s silicon valley talent losing momentum? More workers doubt Sundar Pichai’s vision for Google

While the survey findings are still mostly positive, the declines are a worrying shift for Google

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Oil prices: How Donald Trump plays havoc with OPEC policy

The surge and then crash in oil prices in the second half of last year is a case in point.

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Gulf crisis brewing: Cash-strapped Oman may be next blowout after Bahrain

At around 7 percent, the sultanate’s 2028 bond yields about 40 basis points more than Bahrain’s debt of similar maturity -- even though Oman is rated two levels higher at BB+ by Fitch.

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String dollar puts chill on earnings that may worsen in spring

A slumping dollar in 2019 became a popular market call for many Wall Street strategists at the end of last year, and last week’s dovish message from the Federal Reserve has bolstered the case to some degree. However, it’s

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Asia stocks having a bear-market bounce, says JPMorgan Asset

Among Asian equities, Yeo prefers China, Korea and Indonesia and remains cautious on India and the Philippines. Emerging markets are likely to outperform their developed counterparts in a risk-on environment because of their

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Blackstone buys Wadhawan unit as Indian firm looks to cut debt

Wadhawan Global sold its 70 percent holding in Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd., it said in a statement on Saturday. Its unit Dewan Housing Finance Corp. also sold its 9.2 percent Aadhar stake as part of the same transaction.

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Apple apologizes for FaceTime bug, says fix due next week

In an era when technology companies are coming under increasing scrutiny for privacy violations, New York officials seized on Apple’s disclosure and said they will investigate the company’s failure to warn consumers about

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Net Neutrality advocates seeking rule revival get day in court

After the election of President Donald Trump, the FCC gained a Republican majority and in 2017 tossed out regulations the agency had put in place two years earlier when overseen by a Democratic chairman.

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Facebook loses fact-checking group snopes after two years

Snopes’ contract with Facebook was worth $100,000 in 2017, but was far more valuable than that for Facebook, which frequently touted its fact-checking partners as helping combat the fake news problem on its site.

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Google talent advantage erodes as more workers doubt CEO Sundar Pichai’s vision

While the survey findings are still mostly positive, the declines are a worrying shift for Google, which prides itself on high employee morale, luxurious working conditions and high pay.

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Apple vs Google: iPhone maker punishes Google by revoking its ability to test apps

Facebook Inc.’s app development was hobbled in a similar way for about 24 hours, a sign that Apple is wielding power as operator of the most-lucrative U.S. app store to push its approach to user privacy.

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Amazon shares fall on tepid Q1 sales forecast, concerns about rising costs, India growth

Sales will be $56 billion to $60 billion in the current period, the company said Thursday, compared with analysts’ average estimate of $61 billion.

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Facebook, Twitter took down a wave of political manipulation

Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. have been sharing notes on fake accounts tied to Iran that have been trying to manipulate political thought around the world, leading to another wave of takedowns by the social-media sites.

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Amazon mystery: Where did all the growth go?

The company said Thursday that its fourth-quarter revenue rose nearly 20 percent from a year earlier, which topped analysts’ expectations but was still the weakest growth since early 2015.

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