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Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon shortens COVID isolation, paid leave for U.S. workers

Amazon.com Inc has told workers they only have to isolate for a week after testing positive for COVID-19, instead of 10 days, following updated US health guidance.

Platform Economy: Walmart retail store and online marketplace

Walmart to hire over 3,000 US drivers as it expands home delivery

Walmart has said it plans to hire more than 3,000 US delivery drivers and build out a fleet of all-electric delivery vans to support its “in-home” grocery delivery serv...

Comcast

Comcast, Walmart team up to sell smart TVs with the media firm’s software

Comcast Corp has launched smart TVs that run on its operating system and will be sold in the US at Walmart Inc stores and in the coming weeks at the retailer’s website, the m...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

US Senator Warren urges Amazon breakup, India retailers seek probe

US Senator Elizabeth Warren called for breaking up Amazon.com Inc and Indian retailers demanded a government probe of the company after an investigation by our content partners Reu...

Platform News: Worker at an automated Amazon Warehouse

Amazon sued by warehouse workers over COVID-19 screening pay

Amazon.com Inc has been accused of violating Colorado state law by failing to pay warehouse workers for time spent undergoing COVID-19 screenings before clocking in at work.

Waymo

Cruise and Waymo win permits to offer self-driving rides in California

General Motors Co’s Cruise and Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving car subsidiaries on Thursday became the first companies to receive autonomous vehicle permits to offer ...

India Commerce Minister

Invoking ‘Quit India’, minister welcomes Amazon, Flipkart ruling

India’s commerce minister welcomed a Supreme Court decision that Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart should face investigations into alleged anti-competitive behaviour, sayin...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

Amazon, top Indian seller Cloudtail end relationship amid regulatory heat

Amazon.com Inc and one of its biggest sellers in India, Cloudtail, have decided to end their relationship, they said, following years of allegations from brick-and-mortar retailers...

Flipkart

Walmart’s Flipkart raises fresh funds for $38 billion valuation as IPO looms

Walmart Inc-owned Flipkart on Monday ushered back SoftBank Group Corp as an investor in a $3.6 billion funding round, doubling the Indian online retailer’s valuation to $37.6...

Amazon's new CEO

The challenges facing Amazon’s new CEO, Andy Jassy

Amazon.com Inc now has a new CEO: Andy Jassy, the mastermind behind its lucrative cloud computing division, who succeeds company founder Jeff Bezos.

Platform News: Flipkart

India plans tighter e-commerce rules amid complaints

India proposed banning flash sales on e-commerce websites and their affiliate entities should not be listed as sellers on their platforms, in a proposed tightening of rules that co...

Flipkart

Walmart’s Flipkart challenges India court order on antitrust probe

Walmart Inc’s Flipkart has filed a legal challenge against the restarting of an antitrust probe into the company, arguing in a court filing that the investigation would cause ̶...

Platform News: Amazon packages ready for delivery

India to expedite Amazon, Flipkart antitrust probe

India’s antitrust watchdog plans to expedite a restarted probe into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour at Amazon.com and Flipkart, as it intensifies scrutiny of big-te...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

Indian court deals blow to Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart in antitrust case

An Indian court has dismissed pleas by Amazon.com and Walmart’s Flipkart to quash an antitrust investigation into the business practices of the US firms, dealing them a blow ...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix opens online store offering limited-edition merchandise

Netflix Inc will launch an online store to sell limited-edition apparel, lifestyle merchandise and collectibles based on “Stranger Things,” “Lupin” and othe...

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