Amazon’s $126 million quarterly loss scares investors

By on July 26, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

Amazon’s $126 million quarterly loss scares investors

Amazon has reportedly warned of slower sales in the current quarter after it incurred a loss of 126 million dollars in the second quarter. According to the BBC, Amazon forecast third quarter sales of between 19.7 billion dollars and 21.5 billion dollars, which could mean sales growth of as little as 15 percent - well down on previous quarters. More →

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Amazon India launches #AmazonCart, lets you shop from within Twitter

By on July 15, 2014 at 11:32 AM.

Amazon India launches #AmazonCart, lets you shop from within Twitter

Amazon India is extending its shopping experience beyond its own website to Twitter, with a new feature called #AmazonCart. This feature, which was first launched in the US back in May, essentially let’s Twitter users add items to their Amazon carts right from inside the micro blogging website. More →
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Amazon seeks US nod to test-fly delivery drones

By on July 13, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Amazon seeks US nod to test-fly delivery drones

In a bid to deliver small packages to its customers in less than 30 minutes, the world's largest online retailer Amazon has formally asked the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for permission to test its drone service. In its petition to the FAA, Seattle-based Amazon said its Amazon Prime Air service will be able to deliver two-three kg items to its customers via drones that can travel at 80km per hour. More →
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Amazon India announces a 15-day try and buy offer on the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Touch

By on July 9, 2014 at 6:28 PM.

Amazon India announces a 15-day try and buy offer on the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Touch

Amazon India has announced a new try-and-buy offer for the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Touch. As a part of this deal, you will be able to order the Kindle device and use it for 15 days, and if at the end of the trial period you aren’t happy, the e-commerce site will refund the money you paid. More →
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Two must-have features missing from Amazon’s Fire Phone

By on June 19, 2014 at 9:08 AM.

Two must-have features missing from Amazon’s Fire Phone

Amazon today finally unveiled its smartphone, which it calls the Fire Phone. In more ways than one it is an innovative product starting from its Dynamic Perspective UI that brings an immersive 3D experience to all the Amazon services including Firefly that can recognize over 100 million items. But there are two key features that the Fire Phone misses out on, which could be the deal breaker for many users. More →
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This is the Amazon Fire Phone

By on June 19, 2014 at 1:28 AM.

This is the Amazon Fire Phone

As expected, Amazon today launched its first ever smartphone called the Fire Phone. The smartphone will be available in the US from July 25 onwards exclusively on AT&T starting from $199 for a two-year contract for the 32GB version. Here is everything we know about it. More →
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Amazon Fire Phone specifications

By on June 19, 2014 at 12:40 AM.

Amazon Fire Phone specifications

Amazon today unveiled its first ever smartphone, the Fire Phone. Running on a forked version of Android, it features a unique 3D user interface called Dynamic Perspective that shifts according to the movement of your head or the phone. Amazon hopes the Fire Phone becomes yet another portal to its primary e-commerce business and at the same time give it the respect that is usually reserved for Apple when it comes to hardware. It is currently available exclusively on AT&T on a two-year contract for $199. There is no word on the India launch of the Fire Phone. More →
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Amazon’s Firefly on the Fire Phone can recognize over 100 million items

By on June 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM.

Amazon’s Firefly on the Fire Phone can recognize over 100 million items

One of the unique features in Amazon's Fire Phone is the Firefly button that can recognize over 100 million items including objects, games, music, video and much more. It is part shopping list generator and part OCR reader. More →
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