Incorporated as “Cadabra” in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, the company went online the following year as It started as an online bookstore but soon diversified into DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewellery. Apart from online retailing, Amazon also produces consumer electronics, notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computer, and provides cloud computing services.


Record US$2.8 billion penalty imposed on Alibaba shows that the government is serious about antitrust regulations and that the platform-based internet economy not only grows, but also benefits ordinary consumers.

  • For years, AI was operating behind the scene. But with ChatGPT, people can now directly deploy AI for their own uses
  • The popularity of ChatGPT has also reshaped the balance of power in tech, with Microsoft vaulting ahead of rivals in the AI race

From Gyeongseong Creature and the second season of Sweet Home on Netflix to Soundtrack #2 on Disney+, here are 10 of the best new K-dramas to watch in December 2023.


The company also released new versions of its home-grown chips, including one designed for AI applications, and deepened its relationship with Nvidia.


The International Supply Chain Expo kicks off next week and is expected to show progress in China’s self-sufficiency drive as ‘de-risking’ becomes more prevalent in a time of geopolitical uncertainties.

The billionaire and his fiancée Lauren Sánchez are moving from his long-time base in Seattle to Miami – but where are his other multimillion-dollar homes?

Nvidia on Monday added new features to its top-of-the-line chip for artificial intelligence, saying the new offering will start to roll out next year with, Alphabet’s Google and Oracle.

Amazon has cut around 180 jobs in its games division, at least the second round of lay-offs in under a week by the online retailer and digital streaming provider in a broader restructuring.

Beyoncé and Jay Z, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are just a few of the celebrity couples who have bought property in Miami’s exclusive neighbourhood of Indian Creek

The region’s internet economy is now on track to reach US$295 billion by 2025, down from a previous forecast of US$330 billion, according to research from Google, Temasek Holdings and Bain & Co.

The White House is set to release the order on Monday, aimed at promoting the safe and responsible deployment of AI with a government-wide strategy.


Microsoft’s revenue from the Azure cloud-computing platform beat estimates in the September quarter, while Google Cloud’s sales growth ground to its slowest pace in at least 11 quarters.

From Crash Landing on You to Crash Course in Romance, there have been some classic romantic K-dramas over the years. We rank our 15 best ever, and why they deserve a spot in the list.


Seen previously in Kiss Sixth Sense, Yoon Kye-sang plays a divorced father who kidnaps a wealthy couple’s daughter for ransom. Park Sung-hoon is the cop on his trail in this twisty, cinematic Amazon Prime K-drama.


Brian Tee plays Clarke in Amazon Prime Video’s new show Expats, which is set in Hong Kong and just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival – but he has plenty more credits to his name too

The anticipated TV show Expats just premiered its penultimate episode ‘Central’ at TIFF – so who’s in it, who directed it, and why did Kidman spark controversy while filming in the city?

Many TikTok Shop listings mention products being shipped from China, home to parent firm ByteDance, potentially reigniting US regulatory concerns if user data is put in the hands of Chinese sellers.


EU regulators will announce by Wednesday a list of internet services to be targeted by the Digital Markets Act, which are likely to include Google Search, Apple’s App Store, and Facebook.

Amazon Prime’s LGBT romance film Red, White & Royal Blue is based on Casey McQuiston’s bestselling book of the same name … so how does it differ from the queer, cult hit novel?

Sandra Yi Sencindiver, a Korean-born American-Danish actress with Apple TV+ and Amazon credits, has a message for Denmark about diversity and the representation of East and Southeast Asian people.

Tech giants are scrambling to get a piece of the IPO for Arm, which designs chips that are critical to mobile devices, to prevent rivals from gaining an edge.

Shein has already caused such a stir that retailers are spooked and regulators are investigating if it has exploited import tax loopholes when sending parcels to shoppers.

Before Casalegno starred on the Amazon Prime show with Lola Tung and Christopher Briney, he acted on The Vampire Diaries and modelled for Sony, Papa John’s – and JC Penney, when he was just 4 years old

Amazon Prime Korean drama The Killing Vote follows police officers, played by Park Hae-jin and Lim Ji-yeon, as they hunt Dog Mask, a vigilante who hacks phones and offers users votes on punishing wrongdoers.


Aramco, which reported a nearly 40 per cent decline in second-quarter profit, attributed the decrease to lower crude oil prices and smaller refining and chemicals margins.


The cast of Amazon Prime Video young-adult series The Summer I Turned Pretty talk about Asian-American representation, their characters’ love lives in season two and the wild success of the show.

The company’s support for Meta’s free-to-use large language model reflects the Chinese tech industry’s strong interest in closing the gap with the West by building innovative ChatGPT-like services.