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OnePlus 5T sold within 5 minutes

New Delhi:  Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Friday said it sold out its newly-launched OnePlus 5T within five minutes of the special one-hour preview sale on Amazon. “We have seen unprecedented customer response to the early access sales, in India as well as globally. Hundreds of fans stormed our ‘Experience Stores’ in Bengaluru and Delhi,” […]

Amazon, Microsoft launch deep learning platform

San Francisco: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have teamed up to launch an open-source and deep learning interface ‘Gluon’ that will help developers to deploy machine learning models across several platforms. According to a report in ZDNet, the interface would give developers a place where they can prototype, build, train and deploy machine learning […]

Amazon launches waterproof 'Kindle Oasis' for Rs 21,999

Bengaluru: Amazon on Thursday launched its most advanced e-book reader ‘Kindle Oasis’ that features company’s highest-resolution ‘Paperwhite Display’ and is the first waterproof (IPX8) device. The all-new Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order for Rs 21,999 for the 8GB model and Rs 28,999 for the 32GB model (WiFi + free 3G). The device will start shipping […]

Google to build 7-inch "Manhattan"

San Francisco: In a bid to keep up with the growing smart home market, Google is building a tabletop smart screen code-named “Manhattan”, similar to Amazon’s “Echo Show”. The device will offer YouTube, Google Assistant, Google Photos, video calling and also act as a smart hub that can control “Nest” and other smart home devices, […]

Amazon deal to help tap buyers in non-metros: Shoppers Stop

New Delhi: The partnership with e-commerce major Amazon would help Shoppers Stop tap customers from non- metro markets and scale up its financial performance, a top official of the Mumbai-based retailer said. The partnership would allow Shoppers Stop list its entire portfolio of over 400 brands on Amazon.in and vise-versa Amazon experience centres will be created […]

Shopping on Amazon? More reviews may speak of lower quality

New York: Do you always go for a highly reviewed product while shopping online? If yes, chances of you buying a low-quality item is also high, not less, researchers have warned. The findings, published in the journal Psychological Science, indicate that people tend to favour a product that has more reviews, even when it has […]

Shoppers Stop sells 5% equity stake to Amazon.com

Mumbai: Raheja Group’s modern retail major Shoppers Stop Ltd on Saturday announced selling 5 per cent of its equity share (43.96 lakh shares) of Rs 5 face value to e-tail giant Amazon.com at Rs 407.78 per share, aggregating to Rs 179.26 crore on a preferential basis. “The Board of Directors approved a proposal to issue […]

Amazon.in sale from September 21-24

New Delhi: Amazon.in will be holding its sale — Great Indian Festival — from September 21-24, a company statement said here on Wednesday. The sale will start early at 12 noon on September 20 for its Prime members. “As our customers prepare for the festive season, we are geared up to serve them with blockbuster […]

Orlando Bloom to star in 'Carnival Row'

Los Angeles: Actor Orlando Bloom has been roped in to star in the upcoming Amazon drama series “Carnival Row”. The hour-long series is a “fantasy noir set in a neo-Victorian city.” It will feature mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homeland and gathered in the city as tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing […]

Personal details of 2mn Chicago voters exposed online

New York: Personal information, including names, addresses, and dates of birth, of nearly two million registered voters in Chicago was leaked online on an Amazon cloud-computing server, officials said. According to a report in USA Today on Saturday, a file of the voter database was discovered on August 11 by a cyber security researcher, who […]

US stocks fall as tech selloff continues

New York: US stocks traded lower on Friday, as a selloff in the technology sector accelerated following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings from Amazon. At midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked down 6.40 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 21,790.15. The S&P 500 lost 6.52 points, or 0.26 per cent, to 2,468.90, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates to become world’s richest  

New Delhi: Online retail giant Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, surpassed Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the richest person of the world. The development came after a surge in shares of Bezos by 1.3 percent to $1,065.92 on Thursday morning giving him a net worth of $90.9 billion as against Gates’ $90.7 billion who […]

Amazon launches Prime Now in Singapore

Singapore: E-commerce giant Amazon on Thursday launched its Prime Now service in Singapore, a move seen as the start of its expansion in Southeast Asia, the media reported. The Singapore service promises two-hour delivery on items including groceries and electronics, reports the BBC. Amazon Prime is a service available to Amazon customers who pay an […]

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Yerha launches Amazon Alexa-enabled smartwatch in India

New Delhi: Delhi-based e-commerce portal Yerha.com on Friday launched a new smartwatch which is powered by Alexa, an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon. Priced at Rs 13,900, iMCO Watch includes alarm, alternate timezone, calendar, music Bluetooth control, notifications, step counter, heart rate monitor, stopwatch, timer, weather and speed dial. “With iMCO, we continue to […]

Flipkart, Amazon top LinkedIn's companies list

New Delhi: E-commerce companies Flipkart and Amazon, for the second year in a row topped LinkedIn India’s top companies list 2017, a statement said here on Thursday. The professional network site on the Internet said the list is fuelled by exclusive LinkedIn data, including job seeker reach, engagement and retention. LinkedIn has around 500 plus […]

Amazon sale gets more customers in tier-2&3 cities

Bengaluru: Leading e-tailer Amazon claimed it acquired more new customers from tier-2 and tier-3 cities across the country during its four-day ‘Great Indian Sale’ that concluded on Sunday. “Our customers’ acquisition drive in 2017 saw 235 per cent annual growth in tier-2 and tier-3 cities during the four-day sale since May 11,” said the Indian […]

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Google Maps, Amazon, eBay removes support for Apple Watch

San Francisco: Major apps including Google Maps, Amazon, eBay appear to have ditched their Apple Watch apps and have quietly removed support for watchOS in updates submitted to the App Store. “Google confirmed it had removed support from Google Maps but suggested that move might be temporary,” technology website cnet.com reported on Tuesday. The removal […]

Australian retailers to 'wage war' against Amazon

Canberra: Australian retailers are preparing for the invasion of US giant Amazon, and have vowed to take the fight up to the online-based store when it comes to local shores. Amazon confirmed its rapid Australian expansion by announcing its search for a site to build its “fulfilment centre” – a large warehouse for storing and […]

'E-commerce term too wide in GST, may cover commodity exchanges'

New Delhi: Industry chamber Assocham on Sunday asked the government to clearly define the scope of e-commerce under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, as the current definition is wide enough to even cover commodity derivatives exchanges. “E-commerce definition, as given in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) dispensation, has been left so wide […]

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Amazon India to market Sambalpuri Sarees

Sonepur: Now shop your own Odishan symbol of elegance, the Sambalpuri sarees, from Amazon India, with the latest designs and unique patterns. The company has signed an MoU with the weavers of the district thereby guaranteeing market access and source of income for them, besides giving the six yard handwoven wonder a wider reach. Amazon […]

Amazon to soon refund $70 mn of in-app purchases

New York: Amazon has decided to refund up to $70 million to its users, a move that comes a year after the company was found guilty of illegally billing users for unauthorised in-app purchases. The in-app charges occurred from purchases made by kids when playing with freemium apps. A US federal court in 2016 ruled […]

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On a slippery slope

Of the many things that demonetization has banished, a prominent and worrying one has been the credibility of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). For its management, its execution, its information sharing, its transparency, its rule making or the lack of them, the apex bank as an institution has received flak. The recent news of RBI […]