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Amazon India launches B2B marketplace ‘Amazon Business’

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to help in the procurement needs of small and medium businesses in the country, Amazon India has launched a new B2B marketplace- Amazon Business. The new marketplace will cater to the requirements of the small and medium

Amazon unveils 6 new gadgets including a $99 Echo smart speaker

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon Echo was the star of the moment when the tech major unveiled half a dozen new devices at Amazon headquarters in Seattle yesterday. From a second-generation $99 Echo and a new Echo Plus for $149 to a $129 Echo Spot,

Amazon adds Alexa voice support to its Music app

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has finally added Alexa voice support to its Amazon Music app. The updated feature is available so far only in the US, UK, Germany, and Austria.  The new feature allows users to use their voice to change the music and

Google pulls down YouTube from Amazon Echo Show

By : CIOL Writers

In a rather unexpected turn of events, Google has suddenly pulled down YouTube from Amazon Echo Show. Apparently, Echo Show owners weren’t given any advance warning previous to the removal. According to The Verge that first reported on the news, if you

Amazon sets eyes on India’s offline retail market with 5pc stake in Shoppers Stop

By : CIOL Writers

Marking its first foray into India’s offline retail space, Amazon’s investment arm has acquired a 5 percent stake in Mumbai-headquartered fashion retailer Shoppers Stop. Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings, a foreign portfolio investor, will subscribe to about 4.4 million shares, equivalent to about

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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