Amazon Echo is like Apple’s Siri in a speaker, costs $199

By on November 6, 2014 at 11:31 PM.

Amazon Echo is like Apple’s Siri in a speaker, costs $199

Amazon today quietly announced a new hardware project. It’s called Amazon Echo, and it’s a voice-activated smart wireless speaker. Priced at $199, the Amazon Echo provides users with information like news or weather conditions, as well as let them set alarm, and play songs users want to listen to. More →
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No, Amazon isn’t discontinuing operations in India

By on November 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

No, Amazon isn’t discontinuing operations in India

A report surfaced online over the weekend claiming that Amazon was looking at shutting its India operations. The report came as a surprise considering the company had recently invested $2 billion into its Indian operations. The report however has misinterpreted what Amazon has mentioned in its quarterly earnings filings with the SEC, and is essentially is a part of statutory warnings that companies have to give in their earnings to shareholders. More →
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Amazon is Google’s biggest search competitor: Eric Schmidt

By on October 14, 2014 at 6:17 PM.

Amazon is Google’s biggest search competitor: Eric Schmidt

This may come as a surprise to many, but Google finds Amazon to be its biggest competitor in online search. Of all the competing services, including its traditional rival Yahoo, and Microsoft’s Bing, the search giant finds the e-commerce juggernaut Amazon to be its biggest competitor, Google chairman Eric Schmidt told an audience in Berlin on Monday. More →
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Amazon India partners Future Group to sell goods online, starting with apparels

By on October 13, 2014 at 11:03 AM.

Amazon India partners Future Group to sell goods online, starting with apparels

Kishore Biyani-led Future Group and global retail giant Amazon today entered into a strategic partnership to build on synergies of experience in online and offline businesses. This comes days after Biyani complained of e-commerce companies, particularly Flipkart, of under-cutting the market and selling products at even below the cost price. More →
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Amazon Diwali Dhamaka sale: Buyers take to Twitter as sale turns out to be a damp squib

By on October 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Amazon Diwali Dhamaka sale: Buyers take to Twitter as sale turns out to be a damp squib

Amazon India’s Diwali Dhamaka sale kicked off earlier today. While a lot was expected after Flipkart’s Big Billion Day farce, turns out Amazon India is no different. More →
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Confederation of All India Traders to approach Supreme Court, CCI if government fails to check e-commerce firms

By on October 10, 2014 at 8:47 AM.

Confederation of All India Traders to approach Supreme Court, CCI if government fails to check e-commerce firms

Traders body CAIT today threatened to move the Supreme Court and Competition Commission of India (CCI) if government failed to act on complaints of alleged predatory pricing and unfair trade practices by e-commerce firms like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. More →
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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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