SAN FRANCISCO - A woman software engineer has sued Google alleging that it has a "bro-culture" that allowed her to be sexually harassed daily while the tech giant did nothing to intervene, media reports said. Loretta Lee, who began working for Google in 2008 and was fired in 2016 for poor performance, filed the suit in February against Google for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination in a California court,
E-commerce major Flipkart has increased its dominance in the competitive online smartphone market over Amazon for 2017, according to the latest report compiled by Counterpoint Research. Flipkart snagged a 51% share of the online smartphone shipments for 2017 while Amazon India cornered a 33% share, the report noted. When compared to 2016, both the e-tailers have registered gains. Flipkart and Amazon India had a 44% and...
SAN FRANCISCO - In a bid to take on Apple Pay, Google has rolled out a new app called "Google Pay" that replaces its two earlier services -- Android Pay and Google Wallet. Just like Android Pay, Google Pay can be used for paying for public transportation in cities like London, Portland and Kiev. "We're currently working on bringing Google Pay to all Google products, so whether you're shopping on Chrome or with your Assistant,
NEW DELHI - The electronic retail (e-retail) sector in India is likely to grow 250 per cent in the next three years, a Crisil report said on Monday. "Over the next three years, e-retail industry is expected to continue its strong run, growing over 2.5 times to Rs 1.8 trillion by fiscal 2020," the global analytics firm said in the report. Crisil expects online grocery segment to lead the growth in the e-retail sector,
SAN FRANCISCO - Online retail giant Amazon has reached a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over charges of third parties selling illegal pesticides on its website. The EPA said Amazon had committed nearly 4,000 violations of federal pesticide law -- dating back to 2013 -- for selling and distributing imported pesticide products that were not licensed for sale in the US, reports Xinhua news agency.
LOS ANGELES - As 3D printing appears set to transform the manufacturing sector globally, including in India, top global executives have emphasised that the country should invest in its talented pool of engineers to achieve "smart" manufacturing goals. While the global 3D printing industry is pegged at somewhere between $4 billion and $5 billion, market intelligence solutions firm 6Wresearch predicts that India's 3D printer prototyping and...
WASHINGTON - The US Federal Reserve has frozen the expansion of banking giant Wells Fargo until it improves its management, after noting "pervasive and persistent misconduct". "Until the firm makes sufficient improvements, it will be restricted from growing any larger than its total asset size as of the end of 2017," the Fed statement said noting widespread consumer abuses and other compliance breakdowns by the bank, media reports said.
NEW DELHI - E-commerce giant Amazon India on Friday said it has tied-up with FICCI-Confederation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (CMSME) to promote business-to-consumer (B2C) exports in the country and enable Indian exporters to sell globally. The company said it will conduct various training events and workshops across the country with FICCI-CMSME focused on its "global selling program" which enables easy and...
BENGALURU - Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of global software major Infosys, on Monday said it has joined hands with Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's Children's Foundation to create child labour-free villages. "A grant would be created as part of the tie-up to create a child-friendly village focused towards improving children's health, providing education and creating a non-violent environment," Bengaluru-based Infosys Foundation said...
WASHINGTON - In a move that could revolutionize the way we buy groceries, Amazon opens its first supermarket without checkouts -- human or self-service -- to shoppers on Monday. Amazon Go, in Seattle in the US, has been tested by staff for the past year, BBC reported. It uses an array of ceiling-mounted cameras to identify each customer and track what items they select, eliminating the need for billing.