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Top smartphone deals from Amazon’s Great Indian Festival Sale

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon’s Great Indian Festival which went live today (yesterday for the Prime members) has announced some amazing deals and discounts on mobile phones. During the four-day sale (21 to 24 September) 40,000 plus offers are expected to be introduced with more

Amazon said to be working on Alexa-powered smart glasses

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon is working on a pair of smart glasses with an in-built Alexa voice assistant, according to a report in the Financial Times. The smartphone-tethered device would look like a regular pair of glasses and won’t have a screen or camera.

Flipkart, Amazon, and Paytm gear up for their ‘BIG’ Sale events

By : CIOL Writers

It seems like Diwali season has come a bit earlier this year, as e-commerce companies are all geared up to unveil their exclusive deals and discounts to lure consumers to shop whole-heartedly this festive season. The three biggest e-tailers of

Amazon opens its first digital fashion studio in India

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon, on Wednesday, launched a digital imaging studio in Gurgaon, India- its third such space globally after New York and London- to support its rapidly growing fashion business in the country. BLINK, a 44,000 square feet digital imaging studio, with

Amazon said to be working on two new Fire TV models

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon is reportedly working on two new Fire TV models, both of which will be capable of 4K HDR video at 60 fps. According to a report from AFTVNews, the first Fire TV is designed similar to the Google Chromecast while

Amazon partners with Karnataka govt to help local startups sell online

BANGALORE, INDIA: Amazon India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS) at ‘ELEVATE100’ event today in Bangalore to educate, train and enable select startups to sell their products on Amazon, under its

Amazon takes the ‘prime’ spot in metros while Flipkart rules small cities

By : CIOL Writers

Flipkart and arch rival Amazon India are still going neck to neck in the Indian e-commerce battle and scored the same number in the latest RedSeer E-tailing Leadership Index (ELI). While Amazon has edged past Flipkart in metros on popularity and brand

Amazon sued for discrimination against a transgender employee

By : CIOL Writers

Lawsuits are making daily headlines in the Silicon Valley these days. Next in line is Amazon that faces a lawsuit from two former employees accusing the company of “unrelenting discrimination and harassment.” The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) filed the lawsuit on

Amazon takes homegrown Titan into the US market

BANGALORE, INDIA: Homegrown watch and accessories brand, Titan has partnered with e-commerce giant Amazon, to make foray into the US market. Through this collaboration, Titan watches will now become easily available to US and overseas Amazon customers eventually, through its Global Selling Program. Titan

Amazon expands ‘Local Finds’ feature to 3 more cities in India

By : CIOL Writers

In January, Amazon India quietly launched a new service- ‘Local Finds’ that allows consumers to buy and sell old/used goods from people around them. The service that works a lot like OLX and Quikr is now being expanded to three more cities- Mumbai,

Amazon acquires GameSparks to boost its gaming portfolio: Report

By : CIOL Writers

Though Amazon did not make any public announcement in its Q2 earnings report, the company, in the last quarter may have quietly acquired a company called GameSparks, a “backend as a service” for game developers, according to TechCrunch. Citing documents from deal analytics firm PitchBook,

Amazon beats revenue estimates but misses on profit in Q2

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon’s earnings plunged 77 percent in the second quarter of 2017 as the company continues to invest in new areas of growth, leading to its lowest quarterly net income since the third quarter of 2015. The company posted a revenue

When Jeff Bezos was the world’s richest man for a few hours

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had a short stint as the world’s richest man on Thursday when a 1 percent jump early in the day in the shares of Amazon.com helped him surpass the wealth of Bill Gates. Unfortunately, the company’s shares

Amazon joins the fray with $70-$80mn bid to acquire FreeCharge

By : CIOL Writers

Joining the long list of potential buyers like Axis Bank, MobiKwik, Paytm, Bank of Baroda and Times Internet who have shown interest in buying FreeCharge, Amazon too has joined the fray with a $70-$80mn bid to acquire mobile wallet firm, according

Alexa finally coming to Amazon’s Android app, starting this week

By : CIOL Writers

After introducing Alexa to iPhone users by making the feature available within the retailer’s main shopping app this March, Amazon is now rolling out the voice assistant to its Android app, starting next week. Echo device owners began seeing notifications from Amazon

Amazon Spark is an Instagram inspired shopping feed of stories and photos

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has launched a new feature called Spark aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and to an extent by Pinterest too. The iOS only app is available in the “Programs & Features” tab on the app, where

Verizon data breach: 6M users’ data leaked online

By : CIOL Writers

Millions of Verizon customer data records have been leaked online, according to a ZDNet report. Reportedly, data of “as many as 14 million” Verizon customers was readily available to download after an employee at Nice Systems left them on an unsecured Amazon server. Each record

WhatsApp not doing enough to protect user data from surveillance: EFF

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook-owned WhatsApp may be one of the most popular means of communicating with friends and family across the globe but users need to be cautious while using the messaging app as it does not provide enough protection to users against

Alibaba launches low-cost voice assistant to take on Amazon Echo

By : CIOL Writers

Barely a day after the reports about Samsung planning its own Bixby-powered voice assistant, Chinese tech giant Alibaba has launched its own version of the same. Alibaba, on Wednesday officially debuted “Tmall Genie,” a device that is very similar to the

Amazon’s Alexa skill count reaches 15,000

By : CIOL Writers

Within a span of five months, Amazon’s Alexa voice platform has jumped over from 10,000 skills to reach over a count of 15,000. “Skills” for the digital assistant are essentially small pieces of software that add functionality to devices like