Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says US tabloid newspaper tried to blackmail him

The owner of US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer pushed back on Friday against accusations of “extortion and blackmail” from Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, saying its reporting on an extramarital relationship involving the world’s richest man was lawful and it would investigate his claims. Bezos on Thursday accused American Media Inc (AMI) of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing “intimate photos” he allegedly sent to his girlfriend unless he said in public that the American supermarket tabloid’s reporting on him was not politically motivated. The…

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HÄFELE, INTRODUCES MEISTER SERVICE A service model that offers complete installation of Häfele products.

Häfele, the interiors fittings specialist brand, has always differentiated itself in the Indian market as a complete solution provider that offers innovative, technologically advanced and superior quality products which are ably backed by the highest standards in Customer service. Over the last few years, Häfele has invested heavily in scaling up its service portfolio which now includes deigning services (for kitchens and wardrobes), installation guidance and demonstrations, hardware scheduling and every aspect of the after-sales support. Taking this approach forward, the company is now set to introduce its latest service…

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uLove Massage chair Introduced by OSIM India

Osim India introduces uLove chair, the most pampering and technology fulfilled massage chair. Equipped with three complementing elements to deliver an exceptional experience that tantalizes and satisfies all the senses. This majestic chair will take you to the substantial space and it is unique in its own way, massaging from mind to body, head-to-toe for deeper mental relaxation in just 15 minutes. This beautiful chair has the most innovative massage technology that provides an intelligent and precise massage based on the human body contours. The uLove massage chair’s has elegant, cosy and comfortable seat. The applications can…

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Golestan exports fish food for first time

According to Arash Jeyran, in line with the plans to increase the share of agricultural and fishery exports, domestic producers have embarked on shipping foods for aquatic animals to the international markets. In less than a week, around 250 tons of the nutrients (mainly for the common carp) were exported to Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, he noted. Golestan is one of the main hubs for producing and breeding aquatic animals and seafood, especially shrimp, in the country. The green province enjoys high capacity in shrimp farming. About 80% of the shrimp…

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US Wall Street stocks plunge

Wall Street was back in sell-off mode early Thursday, with the Dow falling two percent amid worries over slowing economic growth that have dented sentiment for most of December. A day after notching its biggest-ever point gain, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 475 points, or 2.1 percent, to 22,404.34 near 1525 GMT. The broad-based S&P 500 slid 2.0 percent to 2,419.47, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 2.2 percent to 6,413.10. Stocks opened lower but fell further after the Conference Board reported that consumer confidence fell sharply…

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GST council slashes tax on TVs, cinema tickets; leaves cement untouched

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council today brought down prices of goods such as TV sets, cinema tickets and video games from the top 28 percent rate, which now only be levied at only 28 items like air conditioners, cement, and sin items such as pan masala, aerated drinks and tobacco products. Announcing the decision after the GST Council meeting, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said that monitors and TV screens, tyres, power banks (of lithium-ion batteries) have brought down from 28% to 18% slab, while accessories for carriages…

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Soaring US-China tensions may lead to cancellation of key security meeting

Soaring US-China tensions may lead to the cancellation of a major diplomatic and security meeting between officials of the two global economic powers next month amid their persisting trade war, sources have said. Two Beijing-based diplomatic sources briefed on the planned meetings were cited by media as saying that US Defense Secretary James Mattis and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were both due to take part in the US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue next month in Beijing, noting that the event was now in doubt. The last such meeting…

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OnMobile taps into bKash’s mobile wallet for growth

Mumbai – OnMobile Global Limited announced a strategic partnership with bKash Limited, the largest Mobile Financial Services (MFS) provider in Bangladesh, facilitating its customers to purchase premium mobile entertainment contents from OnMobile platform through bKash. Having around 30 million registered customers, bKash offers services like Cash In and Cash Out, Person to Person Fund Transfer, Merchant Payment, Inward International Remittances, Salary Payment and Buy Airtime. OnMobile Global Limited shall leverage bKash’s large consumer base to build and manage an all-encompassing & enriching mobile entertainment ecosystem, which is untapped so far and offers…

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In September 2019, Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down

Jack Ma, the executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has said he plans to step down in a year. The news, in a letter sent by Mr Ma to Alibaba customers and shareholders, follows conflicting reports over the weekend on the timing of his exit. Mr Ma, one of China’s richest men, will hand over the reins to Daniel Zhang, currently chief executive. Alibaba is one of the world’s most valuable companies – its shares nearly doubled in value last year. Five things about Jack Ma Mr Zhang, who is…

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