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French Govt Seeks to Delay Black Friday to December 4th Amid Lockdown

(AP) — Amazon’s director in France floated the possibility Friday of postponing its Black Friday discount shopping promotion by a week amid broad concerns that French shops shuttered by the nation’s coronavirus lockdown are haemorrhaging business and could be hurt further if they miss out on the consumer splurge.

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Congressional Democrats Admit Big Tech Companies Abuse Monopoly Power

A recent report from top Democratic Congressional lawmakers has determined that tech giants such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google engage in anti-competitive behavior. According to the report, “To put it simply, companies that once were scrappy, underdog startups that challenged the status quo have become the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons.”

This combination of 2019-2020 photos shows Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the four Big Tech leaders will answer for their companies’ practices before Congress at a hearing by the House Judiciary subcommittee on …

Amazon Studios Trailer for ‘Borat’ Sequel, Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Hits Trump and Pence

Amazon Studios has released the first trailer and mock promotions for the upcoming Borat sequel, in which British actor Sacha Baron Cohen reprises his role as the America-obsessed journalist from Kazakhstan. Given Cohen’s past statements about the Trump administration, it should come as no surprise that the sequel puts the president and his supporters at the center of its satirical focus.

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Columbia U. Partners with Amazon for A.I. Research Center

Columbia University announced this week that it is working with Amazon to create a research center for the development of AI technology. The center, which will be based in New York City, will operate for the next five years on a $5 million donation from Amazon.

CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos (R) gestures as he addresses the Amazon's annual Smbhav event in New Delhi on January 15, 2020. - Bezos, whose worth has been estimated at more than $110 billion, is officially in India for a meeting of business leaders in New Delhi. (Photo by Sajjad …