Pentagon’s $10B cloud computing JEDI contract with Microsoft paused over Amazon’s lawsuit

A U.S. judge has allowed Amazon.com Inc’s motion to temporarily halt the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp’s $10 billion cloud computing deal which Amazon said was reflective of President Donald Trump’s undue influence. In November 2019, Amazon, which had been seen as a front-runner to win the cloud computing contract, had filed a…

Hyundai Group and Kia Motors invest $110M in London-based electric van startup Arrival Ltd

On Thursday, in a joint statement, South Korea’s Hyundai Group and its sister firm Kia Motors Corp stated, they are backing a UK electric vehicle startup that plans on selling battery-powered delivery vans in 2021. They plan on investing $110 million (100 million euros) in Uk-based Arrival Ltd. Founded in 2015, London-based Arrival has developed…

Amazon’s in-house delivery on track to deliver 3.5 packages in 2019

In a development that marks Amazon’s growing in-house delivery business, the world’s largest online retailer stated, it was on track to deliver 3.5 billion customer packages globally this year. Amazon’s growing network of delivery trucks, planes, and vans, is considered as potentially a long-term threat to United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp. FedEx has…

France and the United States hammer out a draft agreement on French digital tax

U.S. tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook routinely generate huge profits from digital services in countries but route the profits through low-tax countries, such as Ireland and Luxembourg, in order to lower their tax profile in the country from which they had generated their revenues. France’s proposal to rectify this anomaly had unnerved…

Facebook’s data deals with Microsoft, Apple and Amazon under grand jury scrutiny

Facebook’s 150 personal information sharing contracts with tech companies is now under a grand jury scrutiny. Question is can you ever trust Facebook? As per a report by the New York Times, U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal probe into data deals that Facebook Inc entered into with some of the world’s largest tech…