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  • Shiv Visvanathan writes on tech layoffs: The real sadness is our entrenched silence to a tragedy Jan 27, 2023 11:09 AM IST

    Shiv Visvanathan writes on tech layoffs: The real sadness is our entrenched silence to a tragedy

    The heartless conduct of big tech companies who have casually announced massive layoffs thrusts the stigma of failure on hapless employees

  • Amazon Launches Air Cargo Service Amazon Air In India Jan 26, 2023 03:40 PM IST

    Amazon Launches Air Cargo Service Amazon Air In India

    Before an Amazon parcel reaches you, it travels by road, by rail, or even by plane and that determines how fast you get your order. But now if you're a customer in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, or Delhi that could change and your shipment could travel in an airplane. Amazon has launched Amazon Air India and now customers in these four locations could order even later in the night and expect to get that order the next day. Watch!

  • Activist investors move on Salesforce. Is Big Tech safe? Jan 24, 2023 06:12 PM IST

    Activist investors move on Salesforce. Is Big Tech safe?

    Elliott may make companies tremble but the sector's top players are cash-generating machines and have little to fear for now and Chris Hughes

  • How Amazon's 'love story' with Hyderabad won Telangana Rs 36,300 crore in investment Jan 24, 2023 01:45 PM IST

    How Amazon's 'love story' with Hyderabad won Telangana Rs 36,300 crore in investment

    Telangana minister KT Rama Raohe had run into Amazon India’s head Amit Agarwal during a flight in 2014 and invited him to Hyderabad. "Since then, I would say the love story of Amazon with Hyderabad, actually went from strength to strength," Rao said.

  • Amazon deepens healthcare push with $5 monthly subscription Jan 24, 2023 01:42 PM IST

    Amazon deepens healthcare push with $5 monthly subscription

    The program, named RxPass, includes more than 50 medications addressing over 80 chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, diabetes and male pattern baldness, Vin Gupta, Amazon Pharmacy's chief medical officer, told Reuters.

  • Amazon launches India's first e-commerce cargo fleet service for faster deliveries | In Pics Jan 24, 2023 12:44 PM IST

    Amazon launches India's first e-commerce cargo fleet service for faster deliveries | In Pics

    Amazon Air will utilise the cargo capacity of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Quickjet Cargo Airlines to exclusively transport packages for Amazon across four major Indian cities, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai. India is the third market, after the United States and Europe, where the company has launched Amazon Air.

  • Jeff Bezos likely to sell Washington Post to buy Washington Commanders: Report Jan 24, 2023 12:19 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos likely to sell Washington Post to buy Washington Commanders: Report

    According to a report by news agency ANI, citing New York Post, Bezos is looking to ‘clear the way’ to get the Commanders from the owner Daniel Snyder.

  • Microsoft, Amazon results to highlight softening cloud business Jan 23, 2023 08:47 PM IST

    Microsoft, Amazon results to highlight softening cloud business

    After years of blistering growth, most recently fuelled by remote working and studying during the pandemic, cloud demand has cooled in the past nine months and sales growth may slow further

  • Thousands of Indian IT professionals now jobless, scrambling for options to stay in US Jan 23, 2023 04:56 PM IST

    Thousands of Indian IT professionals now jobless, scrambling for options to stay in US

    In one of the WhatsApp groups, there are more than 800 jobless Indian IT workers who are circulating among themselves vacancies appearing in the country.

  • 'I went from celebrating a promotion to being laid off': Ex-Swiggy employee Jan 22, 2023 04:19 PM IST

    'I went from celebrating a promotion to being laid off': Ex-Swiggy employee

    "This is certainly a difficult time for me and my family," the analyst with 3.6 years of experience in product and business analytics wrote.

  • Wall Street rallies to end higher on Alphabet, Netflix lift Jan 21, 2023 06:31 AM IST

    Wall Street rallies to end higher on Alphabet, Netflix lift

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 330.93 points, or 1 percent, to 33,375.49, the S&P 500 gained 73.76 points, or 1.89 percent, to 3,972.61 and the Nasdaq Composite added 288.17 points, or 2.66 percent, to 11,140.43

  • Alphabet cuts 12,000 jobs after pandemic hiring spree, refocuses on AI Jan 21, 2023 06:20 AM IST

    Alphabet cuts 12,000 jobs after pandemic hiring spree, refocuses on AI

    The job cuts affect 6 percent of its workforce, and follows thousands of layoffs at tech giants including Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Meta Platforms Inc who are downsizing after a pandemic-led hiring spree left them flabby in a weak economy

  • Apple is the only tech giant that still hasn’t announced layoffs - here's why Jan 20, 2023 05:31 PM IST

    Apple is the only tech giant that still hasn’t announced layoffs - here's why

    Unlike its tech peers, Apple grew much more slowly during the pandemic and its hiring over the past few years has followed the same general trend since 2016

  • Amazon and Flipkart Republic Day Sales: Check out discounts on Apple Watches, iPhones, iPads, AirPods, more Jan 20, 2023 03:04 PM IST

    Amazon and Flipkart Republic Day Sales: Check out discounts on Apple Watches, iPhones, iPads, AirPods, more

    Apple is also offering HDFC Bank discounts on its products through the Apple store.

  • Why tech giants are on a sacking spree Jan 20, 2023 09:30 AM IST

    Why tech giants are on a sacking spree

    The good news is that the adage, ‘’In a gold rush, bet on the companies providing the shovels’’ may apply to Indian IT services companies

  • Amazon to hike prices of some music subscription plans from February Jan 20, 2023 06:37 AM IST

    Amazon to hike prices of some music subscription plans from February

    The price of Amazon Music's 'Unlimited Individual Plan' will go up by $1 to $10.99 per month, while its 'Unlimited Individual Student Plan' will go up to $5.99 from $4.99 per month, according to the company's FAQ page.

  • Ex-Microsoft leader worked at Amazon warehouse: ‘Moved 6 tons of packages’ Jan 19, 2023 03:31 PM IST

    Ex-Microsoft leader worked at Amazon warehouse: ‘Moved 6 tons of packages’

    Philip Su also has years of experience working with Facebook and Microsoft. Why did he take up a warehouse job?

  • Apple looks to expand smart home line-up to take on Amazon, Google Jan 19, 2023 02:25 PM IST

    Apple looks to expand smart home line-up to take on Amazon, Google

    According to a new report, Apple is working on multiple devices for a major push into the smart home space

  • ‘Petty’ Amazon employee approves bug in code: ‘If I get laid off…’ Jan 19, 2023 01:56 PM IST

    ‘Petty’ Amazon employee approves bug in code: ‘If I get laid off…’

    A post on the anonymous community workplace app Blind, purportedly written by a disgruntled Amazon developer, details the employee’s attempt to break the company’s product in case he is laid off.

  • 7 months pregnant during Amazon layoffs. What this mother did Jan 19, 2023 01:40 PM IST

    7 months pregnant during Amazon layoffs. What this mother did

    The widespread tech gloom is affecting thousands of families around the world.

  • Apple to expand smart-home lineup, taking on Amazon and Google Jan 19, 2023 07:08 AM IST

    Apple to expand smart-home lineup, taking on Amazon and Google

    The push into smart displays will start with a tablet product — essentially a low-end iPad — that can control things like thermostats and lights, show video and handle FaceTime chats, people with knowledge of the plans said.

  • Amazon to lay off staff in US, Canada and Costa Rica by end of day Jan 19, 2023 12:00 AM IST

    Amazon to lay off staff in US, Canada and Costa Rica by end of day

    The layoffs are the latest in the U.S. technology sector, with companies cutting their bloated workforce and slashing costs to reverse pandemic-era excesses and prepare for a worsening global economy.

  • More IIT graduates laid off by Amazon, Goldman Sachs. 'It's really disheartening' Jan 18, 2023 07:22 PM IST

    More IIT graduates laid off by Amazon, Goldman Sachs. 'It's really disheartening'

    "It is really disheartening, without any performance considerations they are laying off just like that," wrote Samyak Jain who had worked with Amazon for six months. "It was my first job and my first experience in software development."

  • Amazon layoffs: Sacked employees get job offers from LinkedIn users Jan 17, 2023 06:24 PM IST

    Amazon layoffs: Sacked employees get job offers from LinkedIn users

    Amazon intends to cut off more than 18,000 roles as part of a workforce reduction. In number of layoffs, the company has surpassed the 11,000 job cuts at Facebook-parent Meta and other tech-industry peers.

  • Man loses Amazon job 4 days before relocating to Europe, shares 2 key tips Jan 17, 2023 01:22 PM IST

    Man loses Amazon job 4 days before relocating to Europe, shares 2 key tips

    Tom Mboya Opiyo wrote about his experience in a LinkedIn post, sharing that he had sold his house and cars in preparation for a relocation that never panned out thanks to Amazon layoffs.