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Flipkart petitions Karnataka HC against CCI probe order: Report

We missed this earlier. Walmart-owned Flipkart last week filed a legal challenge against the anti-trust investigation ordered against the company by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), reported Reuters. CCI had in January ordered a probe (download copy here) into alleged violations of competition law by Amazon and Flipkart, following which, Amazon petitioned the Karnataka […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Walmart, Antitrust, Flipkart, Karnataka, CCI, Competition Commission of India, Competition Commission of India CCI, Reuters CCI


Positive environmental news

This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. For week three of The Climate Win, we’re debuting a new feature in the column: the Weekly Climate Resource. This will be something actionable that you can use as part of your travels. Some resources will help you calculate footprint — such as this week’s — while others will help you reduce it, offset it, or even eliminate it. Occasionally we’ll throw in a cool travel product or trip option born of envi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Obama, China, New York Times, Gulf Coast, Jeff Bezos, Basel, Amtrak, Kunming, All, Trump, Paris France, Bezos, ROME Italy, Interlaken Switzerland


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


Jeff Bezos donates $10 billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man, with an estimated net worth of $130 billion. From his heavy piggy bank, he’s decided to commit a whopping $10 billion to fighting climate change. On Monday, he announced the creation of the Bezos Earth Fund, which will be dedicated to fighting the climate emergency. The announcement came in the form of an Instagram post, in which Bezos pledged to “work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastat...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Climate Change, Jeff Bezos, All, Bezos, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, Will Jeff Bezos


Alibaba Cloud revenue reaches $1.5B for the quarter on 62% growth rate

Alibaba issued its latest earnings report yesterday, and as part of that the Chinese eCommerce giant reported that cloud revenue grew 62% to $1.5 billion U.S., crossing the RMB10 billion revenue threshold for the first time. Alibaba also announced that it had completed its migration to its own public cloud in the most recent quarter, a significant milestone because the company can point to its own operations as a reference to potential customers, a point that Daniel Zhang, Alibaba executive chai...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Cloud, Asia, Enterprise, Microsoft, China, Alibaba, Earnings, Reuters, Zhang, Synergy Research, Alibaba Cloud, Google Alibaba, Daniel Zhang Alibaba


Karnataka HC grants interim relief to Amazon from CCI probe: Report

Update at 17:30: The Karnataka High Court has ordered a 2-month stay on the CCI probe against Amazon and Flipkart, Hindustan Times reported. Amazon told MediaNama that it welcomes the court’s decision, and is confident about its compliance. Update at 14:10: The Karnataka High Court has reportedly stayed the CCI investigation, granting interim relief to […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Karnataka, CCI, Karnataka High Court, Competition Commission of India, Competition Law, Flipkart Hindustan Times


CCI defends its probe against Amazon in Karnataka HC: Report

Update at 14:10: The Karnataka High Court has reportedly stayed the CCI investigation, granting interim relief to Amazon, according to a Bar & Bench update. Senior Advocates Gopal Subramanium and Sajan Poovayya had appeared on behalf of Amazon India, per the update. We have reached out Amazon for comment. Breaking: Karnataka HC grants interim relief […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Amazon India, Karnataka, CCI, Karnataka High Court, Competition Commission of India, Gopal Subramanium, Competition Law, Sajan Poovayya


Jungle Clothing: What to Wear in the Amazon Rainforest

Know exactly what to wear in the Amazon rainforest with this guide to jungle clothing and accessories. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Gear, Amazon Rainforest, Reviews and Packing Lists


World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at Taxi2airport.com’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland


FTC will review unreported acquisitions made by the Big Tech between 2010-19

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), on February 11, ordered Alphabet (including Google), Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple “to provide information about prior acquisitions not reported to the antitrust agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act”. These companies will have to provide information such as the terms, scope, structure, and purpose of such transactions made between January […] ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Microsoft, Privacy, Antitrust, Federal Trade Commission, Alphabet, Ftc, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Google Amazon Facebook Microsoft


Amazon moves Karnataka HC seeking stay on CCI probe: Report

Amazon India moved the Karnataka High Court, on February 10, seeking a stay on a probe ordered by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) last month, which sets to investigate alleged competition law violations by the company, Bloomberg Quint reported. The American e-commerce company reportedly claimed that the regulator had passed the order to investigate the […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Amazon India, Karnataka, CCI, Karnataka High Court, Competition Commission of India, Competition Commission of India CCI, Bloomberg Quint


Uyghur Polo (抓饭): Introduction and Recipe

The Uyghur pilaf you’ll find in Xinjiang, China is one of the most popular dishes of the region. It’s known in the local Uyghur language as “polo” and referenced by the Chinese as “zhua fan”…but for most any traveler to Xinjiang it’s really only one thing: insanely delicious. Local Name: “Polo” or “Pulao”Chinese Name: 抓饭 (zhuā fàn)Alternate Names: Rice pilaf, Uyghur riceDescription: Dish of rice mixed with carrots and various other ingredients usually topped with a sizable portion of la...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, China, Xinjiang, Cuisine, Urumqi, Kashgar, Uyghur Food, Xinjiang China, Pilaf, New York California Texas, Pollo


The Ultimate Guide to India’s Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is a popular tourist circuit in Northern India.  In fact, it’s the most popular part of the country for visitors. It encompasses the triangular region between New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, with every city located around 125 miles from the others.  These days, the Golden Triangle receives a bit of a mixed write-up and before I touched down in Delhi, I was fully expecting to be disappointed by my week there.  I’m not a fan of tourist-filled destinations, and I’d read plenty of a...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Asia, India, SIM, Dave, Ireland, Delhi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Airtel, Taj Mahal, Kerala, Jaipur, Rajasthan


Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 February 2020

Glorious Chambord Castle in France’s Loire Valley. Come visit it with us in May. Good morning News came out on Thursday that because of New York state’s policies shielding the state records of illegal aliens from federal organizations, the Department of Homeland Security announced that no-one in New York state will now be eligible for any of their Trusted Traveler programs (the best known of which is Global Entry), and those currently enrolled will not be able to renew when their current membe...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, New York, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Berlin, Miscellaneous, US


Advice from Austin CBD Startup Tessera Naturals

CBD 101: Look for US-grown, organic, non-gmo, and solvent-free. “Austin is the perfect environment to lead the charge for the burgeoning CBD and hemp industry.” — Tessera Naturals Co-Founder, Jason CohenAustinites Jason and Olga Cohen embraced CBD’s possibilities early-on, but were frustrated by the inconsistent product quality across this new and rapidly changing industry. With purity and transparency at the forefront, they founded Tessera Naturals. The company now offers tinctures, topicals,...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Wisdom, Colorado, US, Startup, Austin, Gmo, Peru, Machu Picchu, Cbd, Cana, Inca, Jason Cohen, Austin Startups, Startup-lessons


in2020, I will...

This is an email that I sent to a select set of friends and family. Reproducing it here in full. In an attempt to live a more open and accountable life. I know I know.I am late.Terribly late.On both things - the monthly email that I send to you (so late that I did not even send it in Dec 19) and on the yearly plan for 2020. Will send both today in this one email. And I am publishing this on the internet (on my blog) so that others may use this, should they want to. And hold me accountable. As so...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Goals, Life Goals, DRI, Apple Google Facebook Amazon, In2020, Saurabh Garg04


Earn more Aeroplan Miles faster with this Valentine’s Day promotion

This post is in partnership with Aeroplan. Earn more Aeroplan Miles faster with this Valentine’s Day promotion Aeroplan is running a Valentine’s eStore promotion from Feb 3 to Feb 16, 2020. Traveling as a family of four gets expensive. Because of this, we’re always on the lookout for ways to cut down our travel expenses. One of the ways we’re able to travel as often as we do is by collecting and redeeming Aeroplan miles. We’re long time supporters of the Aeroplan program. Every year we red...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ireland, Cameron, Travel Tips, Panama, Hudson, Sephora, Family Travel, Valentine, Travel Stories, Aeroplan, Travel Partner, Nicole, Aeroplan Miles, Travel Resources


Delhi HC overturns order restraining Amazon from enabling sale of Amway, Oriflame and Modicare products

The Division Bench of the Delhi High Court, comprising of Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice Talwant Singh, has overturned an order from a Single Judge of the Delhi High Court, which had restrained platforms such as Amazon and Snapdeal from selling goods of Direct Selling Entities like Amway, Modicare and Oriflame. Amazon Seller Services Private […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Legal, News, Intermediary Liability, Delhi High Court, Amway, Oriflame, Muralidhar, Modicare, Amway Oriflame, Talwant Singh, Amway Modicare, Oriflame Amazon


Weekly Roundup, Friday 31 January 2020

The stunning Customs Square looking out to the river in the heart of the stately world heritage city of Bordeaux.  We’ll be based here for a week in our May tour of France. Good morningIt is the dawn of a new era for Britain today.  At 6pm Eastern or 3pm Pacific time, ie 11pm GMT on 31 January 2020, Britain formally leaves the EU.  Depending on who you choose to believe, it will be the start of a new golden era of independent prosperity and a return to Britain’s leading role on the world stag...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Uber, Europe, Washington, Scotland, China, India, Miscellaneous, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Eu, Ukraine, Bbc


Amazon’s net sales increase 21% YoY, claims over 150 million Prime subscribers globally

Amazon’s net sales increased 21% to $87.4 billion in Q4FY19, compared to $72.4 billion in the same quarter last year. Operating income increased to $3.87 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with operating income of $3.78 billion in Q4FY18. Net income increased to $3.3 billion in the fourth quarter, as opposed to a net income of $3.0 billion in Q4FY18. Net sales for 2019 increased 20% […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Earnings, Earnings Dec-19


Most dangerous bugs in the world

Everyone’s experienced the irritating bite of a mosquito, but a lot worse can happen than just having an itchy red bump. Encounters with insects can leave you with debilitating diseases or agonizing bites, and you certainly don’t want creepy crawlies to turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. Insects are the deadliest animals to humans when you factor in terrible diseases, and dangerous insects can be found almost everywhere. Generally speaking, it’s good to load up on bug spray and do som...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Europe, Japan, Florida, Bugs, Washington, India, Africa, US, United States, Middle East, Brazil, World Health Organization, South America


Taking Care of the Water

Throughout this last week weve been in and out of different parts of the Amazon rainforest and the highlands of Ecuador. One common thing that Ive noticed on the side of the road is a type of sign that says something along the lines of Water is l
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecuador


EU mulling a ‘single data market’ to challenge big tech firms’ dominance on data: Report

The European Commission is considering measures such as opening-up more public data, and scrapping rules that hinder data sharing within the bloc, in order to create a single European data space, a genuine single market for data,” Reuters reported. The Commission is expected to present a 25-page report outlining these measures on February 19, it said. […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Eu, European Commission, Reuters


Luxury riverboat cruises to Amazon

River cruises typically bring to mind leisurely journeys past Budapest or Vienna, with silver-haired clientele and a bedtime before the sun sets. While those European river cruises have been getting a bit of an upgrade in the last few years, they’re still nothing compared to what’s available on the other side of the world in the Amazon jungle, where river cruises are still an actual adventure. Now, that’s not to say you’ll be embarking on a Heart of Darkness quest into the sweltering unknown,...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Florida, Thailand, Vienna, Budapest, Peru, Lima, All, Luxury Cruise, Iquitos, Manaus, Delfin, Nauta, Amazon River Cruise, Chateaux


Amazon’s Ring sharing users’ personal data with Facebook, Google-owned company and others: EFF

Amazon-owned Ring, a maker of home security cameras, has a number of third-party trackers on its Android app, which allows it to share users’ personally identifiable information (PII) to companies such as Facebook, and Google-owned Crashlytics, an investigation done by advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) found out. Three trackers that were found to be […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Privacy, Surveillance, Facial Recognition, Facebook Google, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF, Video Surveillance, Ring Doorbell


Sekiro – Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks Book Review

Recently I’ve been immersing myself in the fascinating world of Sekiro – Shadows Die Twice, the absolutely riveting 2019 Game Of The Year winner by the Japanese developer FromSoftware that also gave us Bloodborne and Dark Souls. Sekiro’s story is set in medieval Japan during the Sengoku period and is greatly influenced by the many mythology and folklores told during that era. It is a notoriously challenging game with a steep learning curve, but one heck of a gaming experience. This excellent ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Unesco, Anime, Kyoto, Amazon UK, Sengoku, Sekiro


Genius Travel Hacks from Amazon You Can’t Miss!

I posted a video on my YouTube channel which highlighted some of my favorite new Travel-related purchases from Amazon and I wanted to collate them into one easily-accessible place you can reference from here til….well, however long they remain in stock! These products are so genius, so bomb, and everything is under $100 (except the ROAV sunglasses which I’ll link here). I hope this makes your upcoming travel smoother and less stressful! Happy traveling! The post Genius Travel Hacks from Amazon ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Organization, Inspiration, Jet-Set, Genius Travel Hacks


Eco-friendly trips to take in 2020

As 2019 came to a close, we wrote that some travel can actually be good for the planet. When we travel to natural habitats, we show locals, businesses, and policy-makers that there’s value in preserving these places. Tourism provides local communities with a viable economic alternative to selling for extraction and development. Visitors fuel jobs, giving a tangible, real-time value to natural resources. But where should you go? We talked to experts around the world and got their top picks on...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Europe, Ukraine, Thailand, Unesco, Canada, Serbia, West Africa, Brazil, Slovenia, Romania, Peru, South America, Tanzania


How To Prevent Jet Lag (But You’re Not Going To Like It)

No matter what anyone tells you, jet lag is something you can treat but not completely avoid. Traveling in the sky fast enough to outpace our biologically imprinted circadian rhythms requires some body hacking to mitigate the effects. You’ll still feel jet lag but less intensely for shorter durations if you subject yourself to a few uncomfortable rules. 1. Don’t Eat On The Flight For some reasons as soon as we board a flight our appetites start fiendishly craving overly processed, tasteless air...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Food, Advice, Air, Health And Fitness, Don, Matthew Walker


UN calls for investigation after Saudis linked to Bezos phone hack

United Nations experts are calling for an investigation after a forensic report said Saudi officials “most likely” used a mobile hacking tool built by mobile spyware maker, the NSO Group, to hack into the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ phone. Remarks made by U.N. human rights experts on Wednesday said said the Israeli spyware maker’s flagship Pegasus mobile spyware was likely used to exfiltrate gigabytes of data from Bezos’ phone in May 2018, about six months after the Saudi government first obta...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, United Nations, Un, Pegasus, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, FTI Consulting, Bezos, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, NSO Group, Agnes Callamard



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