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Moscow Skyline

Russia’s Yandex to supply Muscovites with coronavirus tests at home

Russian internet firm Yandex is working with local laboratories to offer a new service allowing Moscow’s residents to get tested for the novel coronavirus at home during the ...

Amazon

No end in sight yet for Amazon warehouse shutdown in France

Amazon has no clarity yet on when its warehouses in France might reopen, the head of its French business has said, after the e-commerce giant clashed with unions over the measures ...

Platform News: Amazon Coronavirus response

Amazon to close its warehouses in France until next week after court order

Amazon will close all its warehouses in France until at least early next week after a court ordered the e-commerce giant to limit deliveries to essential goods such as food and med...

Platform Economy: e-commerce shopping from a retail website

British fashion retailer Quiz reopens its online business

UK fashion retailer Quiz has reopened its online operations after implementing additional safety measures to keep its warehouse workers safe during the coronavirus emergency, it st...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Amazon ordered to limit French trade to essential goods

Amazon will have to limit its deliveries in France to essential goods like food and medical supplies while it carries out a more thorough assessment of the risk of coronavirus cont...

Telcos

Telecoms shares are losers as lockdown drives dot-com boom

As global lockdowns drive increase internet usage and boosting sales for dot-com businesses as varied as gaming and food delivery, the stocks of internet and telecoms service provi...

Platform News: Amazon Coronavirus response

Amazon to add another 75,000 jobs amid coronavirus pandemic

Amazon.com has stated that it plans to hire 75,000 people for jobs ranging from warehouse staff to delivery drivers as the coronavirus epidemic kept Americans locked in their homes...

Platform Industry: Ebay app and online marketplaces

EBay taps Walmart executive Jamie Iannone as its new Chief Executive

EBay Inc has named Walmart executive Jamie Iannone as its Chief Executive Officer, handing over the reins to an outsider as the e-commerce business deals with pressure from activis...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon stops accepting new online grocery customers due to surging demand

E-commerce titan Amazon will begin to put new grocery delivery customers on a waiting list and curtail shopping hours at some Whole Foods stores to prioritise orders from existing ...

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Nintendo game pulled from Chinese platforms after protest by Hong Kong activist

A popular Nintendo Switch video game has been pulled off China’s grey market e-commerce platforms, after Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong used the game to protest against Beiji...

Platform News: Delivery Services across the world

As delivery workers emerge as frontline soldiers, the Indian government warms to e-commerce

Devender Singh revved up his motorcycle to deliver meat and eggs to customers. Three days after India imposed a nationwide lockdown his heart had been in his mouth as he closed in ...

Platform News: Online marketplace Amazon Delivery

A day in the life of an Amazon courier on the frontline of the US pandemic

Excelso Sabulao delivers groceries for Amazon.com in California so he can help provide his parents an income. Now, with endless interactions at stores and at homes during a pandemi...

Facebook

EU regulators raise more questions about Facebook’s online marketplace

European Union regulators want to know if Facebook’s online marketplace benefits unfairly from its treasure trove of data, according to a questionnaire seen by news agency Re...

India

Scammers attempt to sell the world’s tallest statue as COVID-19 boosts crime

Police in India have just lodged a case against an unknown online fraudster who was attempting to sell the world’s largest statue for $4 billion. The person was claiming the ...