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Amazon launches Exclusive Smartphones OnePlus 6, Moto G6, and more on Prime Now ahead of Prime Day

By : CIOL Bureau

Amazon announced the launch of its Bestseller Exclusive mobile phones OnePlus6, MotoG, Redmi and RealMe on Prime Now. This is in addition to the recently launched Amazon Devices selection of Fire TV Stick, All New Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite (WiFi), Echo

Amazon launches Kindle Lite app for Android users in India

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has released a lightweight version of its Kindle app called Kindle Lite in India. The new app weighs less than 2MB and is targeted at users with poor internet connectivity. It is an India-first product and is available as

Twitch is giving away free games to Prime subscribers

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon-owned Twitch is offering freebies to all its Prime subscribers every month. According to a blog post, the company has announced a new initiative called Free Games With Prime which gives members free games as part of their Prime subscription.

Amazon India hires ex-COO of Voot to lead Prime Video

By : CIOL Writers

E-commerce giant Amazon has appointed the former head of Voot Gaurav Gandhi as the director and country manager- India for Prime Video, as reported by Economic Times. Gandhi will take over the position which was left vacant since the exit

Amazon to fix the Alexa ‘creepy laugh’ issue

By : CIOL Writers

From the past few days, users of Amazon Alexa have been hearing strange laughing noises from the device at random periods.  Some users have said that the laughter happened in response to unrelated commands, while others reported that it occurred unprompted.

Airbnb hires ex-Amazon Prime chief Greg Greeley for Airbnb Homes

By : CIOL Writers

Airbnb has acquired the services of former Amazon Prime VP Greg Greeley to lead the home-sharing startup’s Homes unit. According to the company, Greeley will take a position in Airbnb as “president of Homes”. He will report directly to Airbnb

Amazon infuses Rs 195cr into payments entity Amazon Pay

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to take on rivals like Flipkart’s PhonePe and Paytm, Amazon has infused another Rs 195 crore into its payments arm Amazon Pay. The funding came from Singapore-based Amazon Corporate Holdings Pvt Ltd and the US-based parent Amazon.com,

Amazon confirms acquiring cloud-based game development platform GameSparks

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has confirmed an acquisition in the area of gaming. The company has acquired GameSparks- a cloud-based game development platform for an undisclosed sum. GameSparks announced the acquisition in a blog post. The company notes, “We’re excited to announce that

Amazon to stop selling Nest products as the war with Google intensifies

By : CIOL Writers

The war between Amazon and Google isn’t going to end anytime soon. According to Business Insider, Amazon’s retail team told Nest on a call that the e-commerce website won’t be listing the Google-owned company’s newer products. These include Nest’s new thermostats and its Secure home security

Amazon finally launches Prime Music in India

By : CIOL Writers

Online retailer Amazon has finally rolled out Amazon Prime Music, an ad-free music streaming service – exclusively for Prime members in India. The Prime Music app comes with Alexa voice control that will allow you to ask for your favourite music. You

Apple confirms using Google Cloud to store iCloud data

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Apple has finally acknowledged that it needs Google’s help for data storage for its iCloud services. The company relies on Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Platform’s storage product to store iCloud data. The development was first spotted by CNBC, in the

Amazon acquires Ring to bolster its security portfolio

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring making a deeper push into the home security market. Though the terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, Reuters says that the sale price was more than $1 billion. Ring is best known for a doorbell

Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Hotstar vs Voot: Choose your pick

By : CIOL Writers

In today’s age, digital video platforms have become a big thing. Most of the top companies are entering the web world. Binge-watching a series of episodes have become a new fad of sorts. The number of users binge-watching a show

Amazon India integrates UPI service on its app

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon India has introduced Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a mode of payment on its app. As of now, the payment method allows transactions up to Rs 10,000 or less on its mobile app and mobile website. The payment option

Amazon posts record profits for the holiday quarter

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Amazon reported strong fourth-quarter earnings reflecting strong holiday sales and growth in its cloud business. The e-commerce giant posted revenue of $60.45 billion that marks a 38.2 percent jump from the previous quarter’s reported revenue of $43.7 billion. Net income was $1.9 billion

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire team up for a new healthcare company

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have announced a partnership to create an independent healthcare company for their employees in the United States. Challenging the deteriorating state of the nation’s health care system, the goal of the new company would solely be

Amazon’s supermarket with no checkout lines opens in the US

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Amazon has opened its first supermarket without checkout lines for shoppers. Amazon Go, the service is implemented in Seattle, the US has been in testing for the past year. The service uses an array of ceiling mounted cameras to identify

Amazon is offering free Prime subscription to Airtel postpaid customers

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon is teaming up with Airtel to offer free Amazon Prime subscription to Airtel postpaid customers. Amazon Prime membership which is available for Rs 999 per year will be available at zero cost to new and existing Airtel Postpaid users

Amazon to bring Alexa to smart watches, headphones and more

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Amazon is planning to bring Alexa to more devices other than FireTV and smart speakers. The company announced a new set of developer tools including one called the “Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit,” that would allow Alexa to work with Bluetooth

Reliance JioPhone listed on Amazon; but we advise caution

By : CIOL Writers

If you have been endlessly waiting for a Reliance JioPhone, well you might see it as an opportunity. Reliance’s 4G feature phone, which could previously be ordered via Jio’s official website or MyJio app only, is now listed on Amazon India.