Amazon India enlists local kiranas to act as pickup points

By on April 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM.

Amazon India enlists local kiranas to act as pickup points

In what has the potential to change the face of the Indian e-commerce industry, Amazon India is enlisting local kirana shops to act as pickup points for goods ordered on the shopping portal, Times of India reports. This pilot project has been kicked off in Bangalore and depending upon the feedback, the company will decide on how and when to take it to the national stage. More →
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Amazon likely to launch online retail store in India this month

By on January 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM.

Amazon likely to launch online retail store in India this month

Amazon is likely to launch its Indian online retail store this month, sources familiar with the situation told BGR India. The launch could happen as early as this week, one of the sources indicated. Amazon is also talking to tier-two electronics brands to be featured on its store and is unlikely to feature top brandsMore →
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Amazon creates author zone on site – The Backstory

By on April 25, 2011 at 10:49 AM.

Amazon creates author zone on site – The Backstory

There is no shortage of activity on Amazon these days. The e-book store had told us that it would allow users to borrow books from public libraries on their Kindle e-book readers not too long ago, and now comes the online retailer has created a new zone on its website. Called The Backstory, this partMore →
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Microsoft Windows Phone ‘Mango’ details emerge, available this fall

By on April 13, 2011 at 1:14 PM.

Microsoft Windows Phone ‘Mango’ details emerge, available this fall

AllThingsD had a chance to sit down with Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore to discuss the new Windows Phone 7 “Mango” update, which the Redmond-based firm is discussing during the MIX 11 conference in Las Vegas today. Belfiore confirmed that Mango will offer a new browsing experience using Internet Explorer 9, and noted that it will have integrated Twitter features. Similarly, Mango will allow users to run multiple programs at the same time – complete with background audio support. That means you could theoretically stream music from Slacker Radio while firing off an email. Microsoft will also allow developers to tap into a phone’s gyroscope and camera, which it hopes will help spur more augmented reality applications. Speaking of apps, Belfiore confirmed that Layar, Skype, Spotify, and Angry Birds, are on their way to the Windows Marketplace. Belfiore confirmed that Mango will launch this fall. More →

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