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Microsoft stores start selling Amazon's AI powered Echo devices

San Francisco: Following its partnership with Amazon to integrate their two Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistants Alexa with Cortana, Microsoft has now started selling Amazon’s Echo devices in its retail stores. Amazon’s Echo Dot and Echo devices are available online and in Microsoft Stores in the US, The Verge reported on Saturday. Microsoft introduced Cortana on […]

Obscene video content: Netflix, Amazon Prime sued

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Centre’s response on a plea for removal of vulgar and sexually explicit content from online platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao listed the matter for further hearing on February 8. The […]

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4 new Alexa built-in devices available in India next month

Bengaluru: Four Indian manufacturers on Monday announced to launch new products like portable headsets, smart speakers and set-top boxes with the Amazon Alexa built-in. The hardware manufacturers are iBall, Sirena Technologies, boAt and MyBox who have integrated Alexa into their products with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) which enables developers to integrate Alexa directly into […]

Amazon invests $10mn to support US recycling infrastructure

San Francisco: Amazon on Tuesday announced a new investment of $10 million in Closed Loop Fund (CLF) to support recycling infrastructure in the US aimed at cutting the amount of waste treated at landfills. Amazon said its investment will increase the availability of curbside recycling for three million homes in communities across the country, making […]

Buying an iPhone XS MAX on EMI? Here's the best deal

As Amazon, Flipkart and Paytm Mall are offering lucrative offers on purchase of Apple iPhone XS Max ahead of the festive season, people may get confused where to get the best deal. It is the right time to purchase Apple iPhone XS Max on these three platforms due to availability of low-cost/no-cost equated monthly installment […]

Amazon raises its minimum wage in US to $15/hour

San Francisco: Amazon.com on Tuesday said it was raising the minimum wage for all its US employees to $15 an hour, starting from November 1. The move comes after the company faced criticism about the pay and benefits for its warehouse workers. The new minimum wage will cover more than 2,50,000 current employees and 1,00,000 […]

Amazon unveils new Echo smart home devices in India

New Delhi: Amazon on Thursday refreshed its line-up of Echo smart home devices and also introduced an Echo companion device for the Indian market. The new Echo devices are currently available for pre-order on Amazon.in and can be experienced first-hand, exclusively at the “Amazon Festive Home”. Amazon Echo devices are smart speakers designed around users’ […]

Amazon becomes second $1 trillion company in US

New York : Amazon on Tuesday became the second US public company after Apple to hit the $1 trillion valuation mark. Last month, Apple became the first US company to become a $1 trillion company. According to a report in CBS News, Amazon shares hit $2,050.49 — climbing 1.5 per cent in the morning trade […]

Samsung launches Galaxy A8 Star in India for Rs 34,990

New Delhi : Strengthening its online presence in the premium segment before the festive quarter, Samsung India on Friday refreshed its Galaxy A8 series with “Galaxy A8 Star” for Rs 34,990. The smartphone, with dual “Intellicam” camera, will be available on Amazon India from August 27 and in retail stores starting September 5 in midnight […]

Apple hits record market cap of $1 trillion

New York: Apple on Thursday became the first publicly traded US corporation to reach a market capitalization of $1 trillion, beating other tech giants, such as Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft, in the race to reach the milestone. After closing up nearly 6 percent in the previous trading session, Apple shares climbed another 2.4 per cent […]

Amazon Alexa brings 'Amar Chitra Katha' quiz for kids

New Delhi: Using simple voice commands with Alexa, your kids will now be able learn about the stories from “Amar Chitra Katha” and know about the animal kingdom from Shikari Shambu of “Tinkle”, thanks to a new range of Alexa skills that Amazon launched specifically for children under 13 years of age in India. These […]

Amazon 'FreeTime Unlimited' app for kids now on iOS

San Francisco: Amazon has started rolling out its “FreeTime Unlimited” service that houses collections of television shows, books and movies for children from Disney, Nickelodeon amd more, on iOS devices. Launched five-and-half-years back, Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is essentially the e-commerce giant’s subscription service for children aged between 3-12 years that gives unlimited access to over […]

Oracle losing out Cloud market to Microsoft, Amazon

San Francisco: Cloud major Oracle is in for some tough times ahead as Microsoft and Google are fast eating into its core tech and Cloud businesses, JPMorgan analysts have said. According to a report on Fox Business on Thursday, JPMorgan analyst Mark Murphy has downgraded Oracle to neutral from overweight based on the CIO survey […]

Amazon invests Rs 2,600-crore more in India to take on Walmart

Bengaluru: World’s largest e-commerce player Amazon has invested an additional Rs 2,600 crore in its India operations ahead of the US retail giant Walmart taking over the country’s e-tail major Flipkart. “The Amazon board has accorded consent to allot 260 crore shares of Rs 10 face value aggregating Rs 2,600 crore to the shareholders on […]

Trump attacks Amazon again of scamming USPS over shipping costs

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked the online retail giant Amazon for a second time in a week, accusing the company of scamming US Postal Service (USPS) over cheaper shipping costs. “While we are on the subject, it is reported that the US Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package […]

Amazon to cease selling Google Nest's smart home devices: Report

San Francisco: Online retailer Amazon has decided not to sell any of the new products from Google’s smart home division Nest, once its current stock runs out, the media reported. Amazon, in a conference call late last year, told Nest that it would not be listing any of Nest’s new products, including smart thermostat and home […]

Hurry up! JioPhone now available on Amazon.in

Bengaluru: Amazon India on Friday announced that Reliance Jio’s affordable JioPhone will now be available on its platform. The JioPhone is available at a refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500 for three years, the company said in a statement. Reliance announced the launch of 4G and VoLTE-enabled JioPhone on July 21 last year. Aimed at […]

Op-Ed: Big Brother Is Watching You

Let me, for a change, start with a joke – and a scary one at that. Given the speed and frequency at which WhatsApp forwards move these days, it is possible many of you have already read it. But still, I could not resist the temptation to share it because it succinctly sums up the […]

Italian minister slams Amazon's rumoured plan to tag workers

Rome: Italy’s Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda on Friday slammed US online retail giant Amazon’s move to patent electronic wristbands for its workforce, saying this would “never happen” in Italy. “The only bracelets we make in Italy are the ones produced by jewellers,” said Calenda, who summoned Amazon representatives to a meeting on Friday. “I […]

Amazon CEO becomes richest man in history

New York:  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the world’s richest man, not just at present, but of all time. Both Bloomberg and Forbes have put Bezos on top of their billionaire lists. Bloomberg said Bezos’ net worth reached $106 billion while Forbes put it at $105 billion as of Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. The […]

Google Pixel XL gets massive price cut

New Delhi:The price of the first-generation Pixel XL “quite black” colour variant was slashed by Rs 36,000 on e-commerce platform Amazon on Tuesday. Still tagged as one of the most bankable devices that offer pure Android experience, the smartphone that earlier cost Rs 76,000 is now available for Rs 39,999. Meanwhile, the newer Pixel 2 […]

Google withdraws YouTube app from Amazon Fire TV

London: Google has blocked YouTube on Amazon’s Fire TV earlier than expected amid growing rivalry between the two tech giants as their businesses continue to overlap. The move is in retaliation for Amazon’s refusal to sell some Google products that compete with the retailer’s gadgets, and Fire TV devices now encourage people to access YouTube […]

Amazon buys home automation startup Blink

San Francisco: In a bid to ramp up its connected home line-up, online giant Amazon has acquired a startup named Blink that builds wireless home monitoring systems, including connected Wi-Fi home security cameras. The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. “Blink brings to the table an expertise in building connected, wireless home monitoring […]

Samsung's first-ever 'Happy Hours' sale on Amazon on December 12

New Delhi: In a first, Samsung India will cut the prices of some of its Galaxy smartphones ahead of Christmas as part of “Happy Hours” sale on Amazon.in on December 12. The ‘Happy Hour” sale, also on Samsung e-store, will include the Rs 8,990 Galaxy On7 Pro, industry sources told IANS. The South Korean tech […]

Amazon, Netflix new gatekeepers on video content for now: Shekhar Kapur

Panaji: After film studios and producers, popular online video content platforms Amazon and Netflix are the new ‘gatekeepers’ of cinema, says ace director Shekhar Kapur, who envisions that in the future technology will ensure that the masses and not ‘gatekeepers’ will dictate the video content trends. Participating at a panel discussion on ‘Digital Space – […]