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Amazon To Create 10 Lakh New Jobs In India Soon!

Mumbai: A day after Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal snubbed him during a public event, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday announced that the e-commerce giant will create 10 lakh new jobs in India by 2025 through continued investments in technology, infrastructure and its logistics network. The new expected jobs is on […]

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Amazon To Invest $1 Bn To Digitise Indian SMBs: Jeff Bezos

New Delhi: In a major announcement showing Amazon’s support for Indian MSMEs, CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday said that the company would invest $1 billion in digitising small and medium businesses (SMBs) on its platform in the country. Speaking at the Amazon ‘Smbhav’ event here, he also said that Amazon would support SMBs to export […]

Bezos' prediction about India rests squarely on us: Murthy

New Delhi: Praising Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for his comment that 21st century will be India’s century, software major Infosys founder Narayana Murthy on Wednesday said the responsibility of making that prediction come true rests squarely on our shoulders. “Nearly 85 per cent of India’s business output comes from the unorganized sector, about 10 per […]

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Instead Of 'Garlands', India Welcomes Jeff Bezos With Anti-Trust Probe

New Delhi: Amazon India must have had anticipated nationwide protests from industry bodies like the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) as Jeff Bezos arrives in India for a three-day visit but the sudden probe by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) over deep discounting and preferential listings on both Amazon and Flipkart has come […]

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CCI Orders Enquiry Into Business Practices Of Amazon, Flipkart

New Delhi: In a major setback to e-commerce giant Amazon ahead of its global CEO Jeff Bezos’ India visit, fair market watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered an enquiry into the operations of both Amazon and Flipkart on multiple counts, including deep discounts and exclusive tie-up with preferred sellers. Finding merits in the […]

FIR Against Amazon For 'Hurting' Sikh Religious Sentiments

New Delhi: An FIR has been filed against retail giant Amazon India by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa for ‘hurting’ Sikh community’s sentiments for letting a seller put up toilet mats for sale with Golden Temple’s image on them, the media has reported. The e-commerce major has earlier faced flak […]

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Amazon India Announces 'Fab Phones Fest'

Bengaluru: Amazon India on Thursday announced the latest edition of “Fab Phones Fest” starting December 19 to December 23. Customers can get a host of exciting offers and discounts on smartphones and accessories across top brands like Samsung, OnePlus, Apple, Vivo, OPPO, Huawei, Honor among others. Not only can customers get their favourite smartphone brands […]

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Plug-In Smart Speaker Amazon Echo Flex Now In India

Bengaluru: Amazon on Wednesday introduced the Echo Flex, a plug-in smart speaker that saves on space by plugging directly into a standard electrical outlet, in India. Available for Rs 2,999 in online pre-order mode, Echo Flex also has a built-in USB-A port so you can easily charge your phone or other devices, all while using […]

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Bill Gates Officially Surpasses Jeff Bezos As Richest Person On Earth

San Francisco: Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates officially surpassed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at world’s richest person on Earth with a net worth of $110 billion — according to the latest Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Microsoft co-founder had briefly topped Bezos as the world’s richest man last month after Amazon’s lacklustre Q3 results resulted in Bezos […]

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Amazon To Support Utility Bill Payments With Alexa

San Francisco: Amazon has said that employing its Alexa voice assistant the company would be partnering with fintech company Paymentus to add a feature which will allow customers to pay bills online or else by voice. The US e-commerce giant made the announcement at the Money 20/20 financial technology conference. The new feature will allow […]

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Amazon Earnings Fall For First Time In Two Years

Seattle: Amazon’s net sales hit $70 billion in the third quarter, an increase of 24 per cent compared with $56.6 billion in the same period last year, but the e-commerce giant saw its net income decreasing to $2.1 billion compared with net income of $2.9 billion in third-quarter 2018. In after-hours trading on Thursday, Amazon […]

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Xiaomi Sells Over 5 Lakh Mi Tvs During Festive Sale

Bengaluru: Xiaomi on Thursday announced that it has achieved a record-breaking sale of over 5 lakh Mi TVs in 24 days starting September 28. According to the company, this milestone is achieved across Diwali With Mi on mi.com, Flipkart, Amazon and all offline channels. Mi TV is the highest-selling TV on Amazon and Flipkart during […]

Amazon Announces Great Indian Festival - Diwali Special Sale

Bengaluru: Amazon India on Saturday announced the Great Indian Festival – Diwali Special sale which will bring deals and offers on a wide range of items, including smartphones, laptops, cameras, large appliances, kitchen products and more. The special sale will start from midnight on October 21 till 11.59 p.m. on October 25. Prime members can […]

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Amazon, Flipkart sales generate Rs 19,000 crore in 6 days

New Delhi: Led by Amazon and Flipkart, e-tailers in India achieved a record $3 billion (nearly Rs 19,000 crore) of Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) in the first six days of the festive sale from September 29-October 4, a new report said on Tuesday. Walmart-owned Flipkart and Amazon dominated 90 per cent of the market share […]

Amazon announces Great Indian Festival- celebration special

Bengaluru: Amazon India on Sunday announced the Celebration Special of the Great Indian Festival which brings deals and offers on a wide range of smartphones, laptops, cameras, TVs and other gadgets. Amazon’s new festive sale will start from October 13 midnight until 11.59 p.m. on October 17. Prime members can grab great deals first with […]

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Amazon India To Train Individuals With Autism

Bengaluru: Amazon India on Thursday announced its partnership with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) – Sol’s ARC – to launch an industry first pilot programme to train young adults with autism and intellectual disabilities. This programme will enable their successful integration into the workforce and help them gain financial independence. Amazon.in will work closely with Sol’s […]

Amazon Leading Push To Make All Voice Assistants Compatible

San Francisco: US tech multinational Amazon announced that it will lead an initiative to make different voice assistants like Alexa and Cortana compatible among themselves and with all the different mobile devices on the market, a move for which the firm has obtained the support of more than 30 companies. A day before the company […]

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Chat With Amazon Alexa In Hindi Or Hinglish In India

New Delhi: In a bid to make deeper inroads in the Hindi-speaking population in India, Amazon on Wednesday brought Hindi and Hinglish capabilities to its voice assistant Alexa on the Echo family of voice-controlled smart speakers. To get started with Hindi, just ask, “Alexa, help me set up Hindi.” Existing Echo customers in India can […]

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Traders Body Wants Amazon, Flipkart's Festival Sales Banned

New Delhi: Just a couple of days after Flipkart announced the dates of its “The Big Billion Days” sale, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to the government seeking a “blanket ban” on festive season sales conducted by the e-commerce giant as well as its rival Amazon and other such platforms. While […]

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Amazon selling unlicensed cell signal boosters: Report

San Francisco: Signal boosters can reportedly disrupt entire networks and now retail giant Amazon has been found selling unlicensed mobile phone signal boosters. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) started tightly regulating signal boosters five years ago as the devices, if misconfigured or poorly manufactured, can knock out service for everyone who happen to be close […]

Amazon inaugurates its largest campus in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: US-based e-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday inaugurated in the city its single-largest campus in the world that will house more than 15,000 employees. It is the only Amazon-owned campus outside the US and will house over 15,000 employees of its over 62,000 employee base in India, a press release said. “With 15,000 work points […]

Amazon launches Marketplace Appstore in India

Bengaluru: Amazon on Monday launched its Marketplace Appstore in India, which is a platform created for sellers to discover trusted third-party applications that can help them automate, grow and manage their business. The Amazon Marketplace Appstore enables sellers to focus on their business as it reduces the time and effort they spend on finding the […]

Airtel to shut 3G operations by December: CFO

New Delhi: India’s third largest operator by subscriber numbers, Airtel, will shut down its entire 3G network between December to March of the current fiscal, the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Badal Bagri has told analysts. “We are in the process of shutting down our 3G networks. We have experimented quite boldly in Calcutta to […]

Amazon Alexa may come to Windows 10's lock screen

San Francisco: Tech giant Microsoft would allow Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa to activate on the lock screen in the next update to Windows 10. Microsoft’s new update follows changes to Cortana in Windows 10, as it moves to a separate app in the Microsoft Store and away from the built-in search experience in the operating […]

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Tech giants to face US hearings on anti-trust, cryptocurrency

Washington: Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook are set to face two US House hearings on anti-trust issues and Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency Libra. On Tuesday, the House Committee on Judiciary will discuss anti-trust issues while the Senate Banking Committee will discuss Facebook’s digital currency ‘Libra’ that is slated to arrive in 2020, CNET reported on Sunday. […]