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Flipkart trying its hands at grocery category

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After failing at it the first time, Flipkart is once again looking to foray into the grocery segment. The e-commerce major is testing waters initially in Bangalore by launching the new category as ‘Supermart’, reports Economic Times. The category has

Amazon Alexa to now converse in Hinglish for Indian users

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To capture the Indian-ness of the audience in India, Amazon‘s smart digital assistant Alexa may speak in Hinglish. According to a report from Bloomberg, Amazon Echo speakers are on its way to assist Indian users and not just the urban

Amazon Prime Video is now available globally for Xbox Consoles

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Amazon is launching Prime Video app for download through the Microsoft Store for global Xbox consoles. The app will be available on Xbox One and will also on the new Xbox One X when it hits the stores on November 7.

Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to become the world’s richest man

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Jeff Bezos became the richest man in the world after Amazon’s shares surged which increased his wealth to more than $90 billion, according to the calculations by CNBC. This puts him ahead of Bill Gates to become the richest man

Amazon to add audible support to its cheapest Kindle

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Because not everyone likes to ‘read’ books, some actually prefer listening, Amazon is adding ‘Audible’ support for its cheapest Kindle. Based on its listing (as found by The Digital Reader), Amazon’s basic Kindle e-readers will be getting support for Audible “in the coming months.” This will

Amazon’s shares soar as it posts strong third-quarter earnings

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Amazon has announced its third-quarter earnings which surpassed the Wall Street expectations yet again. The e-commerce giant announced that its sales have increased by 34 percent during the third quarter to $43.7 billion. Shares also increased by more than 7

Amazon announces revamped Kindle app with improved Goodreads integration and more

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Amazon has announced an all-new Kindle app that makes it easier to turn your phone or tablet into a book—so you can read anytime, anywhere. The revamped Kindle app is designed to provide easy access to the most popular Kindle

Amazon pumps in Rs 260cr into Amazon Pay

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In a bid to take on take on Flipkart’s PhonePe and Paytm, Amazon has pumped in another Rs 260 crores in its payment arm, Amazon Pay. According to the Economic Times, the e-retailer bagged the investment from Singapore-based Amazon Corporate Holdings

Amazon launches 7-inches waterproof Kindle Oasis

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Kindle will be celebrating its 10th anniversary next month. And to mark the occasion, Amazon has launched a new 7-inches waterproof Kindle Oasis. The new e-reader has an aluminum back with a bigger seven-inch display, and the highest resolution so far. Even

Amazon said to be testing its own delivery service: Report

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E-commerce giant Amazon is experimenting with a new delivery service, according to Bloomberg, aimed at making more items available for free two-day shipping for its Amazon Prime Members. The project- Seller Flex originally rolled out in India two years ago, the

Amazon Alexa & Echo devices are now available in India

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A week after launching its latest range of Alexa powered Echo smart speakers, Amazon is expanding them to Asia for the first time, starting with India. The e-commerce giant announced yesterday that Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot along with Alexa

Amazon India to pump in fresh capital into its payment arm

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In a bid to take on rivals like Paytm, Freecharge, and Flipkart’s PhonePe, Amazon is gearing up to pump in fresh funds into its digital payments arm, Amazon Pay, according to the filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Apparently, Amazon has increased

Amazon acquires AI-powered 3D body modeling startup Body Labs

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Amazon has acquired New York-based Body Labs, which is an AI-powered 3D body modeling startup, according to TechCrunch. Citing two sources familiar with the deal, the report pegs the sale price between $50 million and $70 million. Body Labs, founded in 2013, offers 3D

Google is building a 7-inch smart screen named ‘Manhattan’

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In order to keep up with the growing smart screen market, Google is building a tabletop smart screen named ‘Manhattan’ which would give competition to Amazon’s Echo Show. The device would offer YouTube, Google Assistant, Google Photos and support video

Amazon India launches B2B marketplace ‘Amazon Business’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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