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World’s 5 most valuable tech brands 

Telecommunications and information technology (IT) companies managed to take the top nine spots of the world’s 10 most valuable brands in 2018, according to Brand Finance, an independent business valuation consultancy. According to the Brand Finance report, Amazon topped the list of the highest value brands in the world after its valuation at $150.8bn, up …

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Dolphins, alligators and tribes in Brazil’s Amazon forest

The Amazon is not visited in great numbers. But the adventurous tourists who go there are rarely disappointed.”Look before grabbing any branches because the ants bite. You will be in pain for 24 hours,” said Jackson Edirley da Silva, wearing a bright yellow shirt and rubber boots. The warning from our guide made clear that …

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Drought and forest loss cause vicious circle in the Amazon

If dry seasons intensify with man-made climate change, the risk for self-amplified forest loss increases even more and could put the Amazon rainforest further at risk, an international team of scientists found.Researchers at the German Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) found the Amazon rainforest could be exposed to higher risks of dieback if …

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Amazon adds billions to Indian investment

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has pledged an additional $3 billion (2.6 billion euros) in investments in India, banking on exponential growth in the online shopping sector in the Asia’s third largest economy.

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Google gets louder on voice-activated tech

Beyond delivering search results and the Android mobile operating system, tech giant Google is moving into virtual reality and voice-activation technology – going toe-to-toe with Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon.

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Amazon launches rival to YouTube

Already taking on Netflix, Amazon has set its sights on another online video giant. The e-commerce company has just started its own user-generated video service, hoping to further shake up the entertainment industry.

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Amazon sets new holiday shipping record

US online giant Amazon has said it’s shipped a record number of items globally for the Christmas holidays. Sales were boosted especially due to the retailer’s Prime service offering faster delivery options.

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Changing climate causing chaos on the Amazon

Altered storm patterns and longer dry spells are resulting in lower river levels and prolonged fires in the Amazon region. This spells chaos for locals – with implications for ecosystems and further climate change. Rivers in the Amazon region are veins of life – they act as roads for forest communities, as home for fish …

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Amazon workers go on strike in Germany

Employees of online retailer Amazon have gone on strike again in Germany. Trade union representatives said they were determined to continue their industrial action in several logistics hubs until the end of the week. According to Germany’s leading trade union Verdi, employees in Amazon’s logistics centers in Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Pforzheim …

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