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Amazon Prime makes first foray into South East Asia

Amazon Prime Now is a two-hour delivery service offered seven days a week



Amazon has launched its express Prime Now delivery service in Singapore - the first time it has gone head-to-head with Chinese rival Alibaba.

The move is its first step into South East Asia, a region largely untapped by e-commerce, despite having a population of about 600 million people.

Read more: Amazon Prime makes first foray into South East Asia

Apple faces $506m patent dispute payout

Apple is accused of infringing a chip technology patent that dates back to 1998

 

A US judge has ordered Apple to pay more than half a billion dollars to a university after the tech firm failed to abide by an earlier court ruling.

Apple was sued in 2014 for allegedly using a technology developed by a professor and his students in its iPhone chips without the University of Wisconsin-Madison's permission.

Read more: Apple faces $506m patent dispute payout



Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

Muslim worshippers are being asked to continue their boycott of the site in East Jerusalem



Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will maintain a freeze on contact with Israel, despite the removal of metal detectors at a sensitive religious site in East Jerusalem.

The installation led to deadly clashes and uproar from Palestinians who saw it as an Israeli attempt to assert control over the site.

Read more: Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas


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