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The robotics startup Exotec has become France's 25th unicorn company, valued at $2 billion after its latest fundraising round. The firm makes robots for e-commerce depots, and counts big names like Carrefour, Uniqlo and Decathlon among its customers. Exotec's CEO Romain Moulin told FRANCE 24 the inspiration for the company actually came from online retail giant Amazon.
E-commerce giant Amazon will continue to accept UK-issued visa credit cards on its British website. The company emailed customers on Monday with the update. Back in November, the retail giant took the controversial step, saying it would ban the use of Visa credit cards because of high transaction fees. Since Brexit, the EU's enforced-cap on the fees charged by card issuers no longer applies in the UK.
Italy's antitrust authority has fined U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for alleged anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple and Beats products.
This comes after the Brazilian government committed to end illegal deforestation at the UN climate summit in Glasgow.
Tired of seeing the lush Amazon destroyed over many years, Brazilian street artist Mundano decided to let nature speak for itself: he has painted a giant mural in Sao Paolo using ashes he collected from the scorched rainforest.
Birds chirp near a river in the Ecuadorian jungle, five hours from the capital Quito, as Gregorio Mirabal expresses fear for the 500 tribes that often act as guardians of the Amazon rainforest and who face attacks, and even death, as a result.
10 Jul 2021
The spooky-looking amphibian is less scary than it appears to be. But it might already be endangered, as deforestation rates continue to go up.
2 Jun 2021
The online retail giant has pledged to stop testing most potential employees for marijuana use in the United States. Amazon has also given its support to the federal legalization of marijuana.
19 May 2021
German cartel office chief Andreas Mundt says the probe into Amazon uses a new law allowing his agency to "intervene earlier" and "across markets" against retail giants.
6 May 2021
Dozens of companies are threatening to stop using Brazilian produce amid concerns that the proposed law could accelerate deforestation.
18 Apr 2021
Employees at a warehouse in Alabama decided not to unionize. Labor representatives already have said they will challenge the vote alleging interference by the company.
17 Apr 2021
Brazilian Pilot Antonio Sena is rescued from the middle of the Amazon jungle, where he spent 38 days stranded after he crashed his plane, until he stumbled across a family of nut pickers who gave him shelter and delivered him to the police. "I was emotionally devastated... I thought that I might not get out of there, that I might die there," he says back home in the capital Brasilia.