As Amazon’s Jeff Bezos arrives in India, he is greeted by Flipkart’s aggressive “welcome ad campaign”: Report

By on September 28, 2014 at 3:23 PM.

As Amazon’s Jeff Bezos arrives in India, he is greeted by Flipkart’s aggressive “welcome ad campaign”: Report

The war between Flipkart and Amazon has escalated to an all-new level. As Amazon founder Jeff Bezos arrived in India today, he was greeted by Flipkart’s aggressive ad campaign internally known as “Welcome Me Bezos,” Times of India reports. More →
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Amazon updates Fire tablet range, introduces new Fire OS 4 Sangria

By on September 18, 2014 at 3:02 PM.

Amazon updates Fire tablet range, introduces new Fire OS 4 Sangria

Apart from launching the Kindle Voyage and Kindle with touch, Amazon today also updated its range of Fire tablets running on forked Android platform. The online retail giant has not only updated its existing Fire tablets but has also introduced a new tablet for kids, which it promises to replace if it breaks. The updated Fire HD and HDX range tablets now have faster processors, better displays and new rear and front cameras. All these tablets are set to run on a new Fire OS 4 'Sangria'. More →
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Amazon’s new touchscreen Kindle available for pre-order in India for Rs 5,999

By on September 18, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Amazon’s new touchscreen Kindle available for pre-order in India for Rs 5,999

Amazon unveiled the new Kindle with 20 percent faster processor and double on-device storage. But the biggest change is that, for the first time, the basic Kindle has a touchscreen. The new Kindle is now available for pre-order in India for Rs 5,999 and starts shipping on October 9. More →
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Amazon Kindle Voyage is a $199 ebook reader for people who love to read

By on September 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Amazon Kindle Voyage is a $199 ebook reader for people who love to read

While most of us would like to believe ebook readers are dead and multi-purpose devices like tablets and phablets are the way to go, the truth is there is still a market, albeit a tiny one, for dedicated ebook readers. That space is almost entirely owned by Amazon, which not only sells the ebook readers but also happens to be the world's largest seller of ebook readers. And with the Kindle Voyage announcement today, Amazon believes there are still people out there who would spend $199 on a dedicated ebook reader. More →
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Traders allege predatory pricing by online companies, may stop supply

By on September 17, 2014 at 8:18 PM.

Traders allege predatory pricing by online companies, may stop supply

IT and telecom products traders' association ADCTA today asked its about 25,000 members across country to stop supplying goods to e-commerce portals and retailers if they sell any product below the price at which they have originally purchased it. More →
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Amazon India’s fulfillment center warehouse in a tax dispute with Karnataka government: Everything we know so far

By on September 16, 2014 at 11:18 AM.

Amazon India’s fulfillment center warehouse in a tax dispute with Karnataka government: Everything we know so far

Amazon India is in a dispute with tax authorities in the state of Karnataka. The state has alleged that the e-commerce giant has flouted tax laws and has ordered merchants to stop storing products at the company’s warehouses near Bangalore, Mint reports. More →
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Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service to start from India, not US: Report

By on August 20, 2014 at 12:47 PM.

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service to start from India, not US: Report

Amazon might still be struggling to get a nod from US authorities for its drone delivery service but if an ET report is to be believed, the online retail giant could start the service in India first. According to the report, Amazon could use India as a launchpad to try delivering orders using drones under its Amazon Prime Air project. The trials could begin in Bangalore and Mumbai as soon as Diwali, the report claims. More →
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Here’s how Amazon will spend $2 billion in India

By on August 10, 2014 at 3:38 PM.

Here’s how Amazon will spend $2 billion in India

The battle for e-commerce supremacy in India reached a new level, when Amazon announced that it would invest $2 billion in India, a day after Flipkart raised $1 billion from its investors. In a Q&A session with the Wall Street Journal, Amazon India’s vice president and managing director, Amit Agarwal sheds some light on how the company plans on spending the $2 billion. More →
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