Amazon reportedly in talks to acquire Jabong to take on Flipkart’s Myntra acquisition

By on October 10, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

Amazon reportedly in talks to acquire Jabong to take on Flipkart’s Myntra acquisition

The rivalry between Amazon and Flipkart to be India's numero uno online retailer is set to heat up even more. Amazon is reportedly in talks to acquire online fashion store Jabong. The talks are in preliminary stages right now, Economic Times reports. Earlier, Flipkart had acquired Myntra in excess of $300 million. More →
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Amazon Diwali Dhamaka sale flops as site crashes, no deals visible [Update]

By on October 10, 2014 at 7:46 AM.

Amazon Diwali Dhamaka sale flops as site crashes, no deals visible [Update]

After Flipkart’s Billion Day sale, it is now Amazon India that is facing the ire of customers as its pre-Diwali sale started on the wrong footing. Amazon had publicized its Diwali Dhamaka sale that went live an hour ago but many users have been unable to access the site while others have been in unable to see any deals. Update: Amazon India has issued a statement, addressing buyer's complaints.   More →
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Amazon India launches online appliances store

By on October 9, 2014 at 1:29 PM.

Amazon India launches online appliances store

Online retailer Amazon India has launched a store on its online marketplace featuring a wide selection of home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, air-conditioners and dishwashers. As home and kitchen is one of the most sought after categories during Diwali, the launch comes at a time when customers can enjoy shopping for appliances with ease and convenience, the company said in a release. More →
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Amazon India to start selling packaged food and beverages later this month: Report

By on October 2, 2014 at 12:03 PM.

Amazon India to start selling packaged food and beverages later this month: Report

Coke Zero went up for preorders exclusively on Amazon India last month, but seems like the beverage was not a one off deal. The e-commerce site is now said to be planning on selling packaged food and beverages starting later this month, Economic Times reports. More →
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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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