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  • Features that the Amazon phone might offer: 3D interface, multiple front cameras and more 19-04-2014 12:11 PM

    New York: A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone. Introducing such a device would be...
  • Is this Amazon's first-ever smartphone? 17-04-2014 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Amazon reportedly is preparing to launch its long-rumoured smartphone in June, but the phone has already been revealed in leaked images. BGR.com has put up a few pictures of what appears to be a prototype of the yet-to-be unveiled smartphone on its site. The phone in the leaked...
  • Amazon to unveil its long-rumoured smartphone in June: Report 12-04-2014 10:18 AM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch its long-rumoured smartphone in the second half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the company's plans. The Internet retailer would jump into a crowded market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd....
  • Amazon to buy digital comic book publisher comiXology 11-04-2014 12:18 PM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com will buy New York-based digital comic book publisher comiXology for an undisclosed sum to beef up its entertainment content. The deal, announced on Thursday, is expected to close in the second quarter. ComiXology, which makes one of the top grossing apps for Apple's iPad tablet, was founded...
  • Google to launch Android TV: Report 07-04-2014 11:32 AM

    New Delhi Close on the heels of the Amazon Fire TV launch, a new report emerged claiming that Google is working on its own version of Android TV, which in all likelihood will compete with Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and Roku. Reportedly, major video app providers have started building...
  • Amazon Fire TV review: A great device, but not fully ready 06-04-2014 11:03 AM

    New York: Amazon's new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search on top of that. But for now, it's largely promise: Many of the best features work with only a handful of video services, which...
  • Amazon launches Amazon Dash, a device to help order groceries, household items 05-04-2014 12:41 PM

    Amazon.com launched a new product named Amazon Dash on Friday that allows the user to add groceries and household goods to their shopping lists using the company's AmazonFresh service. A black-and-white hand-held wand-shaped remote-control features a microphone, speaker as well as a bar-code reader and links directly to the user's...
  • Fire TV: Amazon launches Android-powered video streaming device at $99 02-04-2014 10:19 PM

    New York: Amazon.com Inc unveiled a video streaming device dubbed Fire TV that can pipe video directly to television and offers a more prominent showcase for the e-commerce giant's slate of original programming. It is priced at $99. The company says the Amazon Fire TV device has better speed, performance...
  • Amazon says no plans to offer free streaming media service 28-03-2014 02:48 PM

    Los Angeles: Amazon says it has no plans to offer a free streaming media service, addressing speculation ahead of a media event in New York next Wednesday. Spokeswoman Sally Fouts said Thursday that Amazon runs ads ahead of movie and game trailers, but the company has no plans to offer...
  • After Google, Amazon slashes cloud computing prices 27-03-2014 11:20 AM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc will drop prices on most of its cloud computing services starting April 1, the largest US online retailer said on Wednesday, a day after rival Google Inc outlined a major price cut of its own. The price cuts range from 10 per cent to 65 per...
  • Google slashes cloud computing prices in rivalry with Amazon; price cuts range from 30 to 85 per cent 26-03-2014 11:53 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc slashed its cloud computing service prices on Tuesday, seeking to wrest customers from Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in the fast-growing market of renting computers and data storage to companies. Price cuts range from 30 to 85 per cent. Google's Cloud Storage will cost 2.6 cents...
  • Cisco plans to offer cloud computing services, pledges to spend $1 billion over the next two years 24-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Bangalore: Cisco Systems Inc plans to offer cloud computing services, pledging to spend $1 billion over the next two years to enter a market currently led by the world's biggest online retailer Amazon.com Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported. Cisco said it will spend the amount to build data centers...
  • Amazon closes third-party store in China over fake cosmetic report 23-03-2014 11:38 AM

    Shanghai: US e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc's China unit will strengthen regulation of its online sales channels and has closed down a third-party store, the online retailer said, after state media criticised Amazon and smaller local rival Dangdang for selling fake cosmetics. A report on China Central Television (CCTV) said that...
  • Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20 14-03-2014 10:26 AM

    New York: Amazon.com Inc plans to hike the annual fee for its popular Prime service by 25 per cent to $99 starting next week, a move announced on Thursday that risks losing customers for a feature that has helped drive its business. The increase comes about six weeks after Amazon...
  • 'The Hindus' effect? Wendy Doniger's 'On Hinduism' on Kindle eBooks bestsellers list in India 19-02-2014 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: The controversy over Penguin Books India withdrawing all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies has also resulted in a greater interest in Doniger's other works. On Hinduism, a different book by Wendy Doniger is currently the...
  • Tata India's most valuable brand; Apple on top globally 18-02-2014 09:34 PM

    London: Diversified conglomerate Tata group was on Tuesday declared India's most valuable brand with a value of $21.1 billion, while US-based technology giant Apple has retained its top position globally with about $105 billion. According to a list released on Tuesday of world's 500 most valued brand, Brand Finance Global...
  • Apple iPhone 5c 16GB available online for Rs 36,899 11-02-2014 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: The 16GB Apple iPhone 5c is available at a discounted price of Rs 36,899 on e-commerce site Amazon.in. The iPhone 5c (16GB) comes with an MRP of Rs 41,900. The iPhone 5c has a 4-inch Retina display and is powered by Apple's A6 chip. It also has live...
  • Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite goes on sale, available for Rs 10,999 04-02-2014 11:40 AM

    New Delhi: Amazon's 6th generation Kindle Paperwhite is now available online for Rs 10,999. The new Kindle Paperwhite features new display technology with higher contrast, the next-generation built-in light and a faster processor. Starting today, the device is also available offline across 250 retail outlets across India including Croma, Reliance...
  • Amazon to launch Android-based gaming console this year for under $300: Report 29-01-2014 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: No matter how many times Amazon has passed up rumours of its upcoming gaming console, a new report has emerged claiming that Amazon will launch its Android-based gaming device this year at a price under $300. The device reportedly will compete against consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo....
  • Amazon developing pay-TV streaming service: Report 22-01-2014 10:48 AM

    New York: Amazon is in the early stages of developing a pay-TV streaming service with live programming, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Amazon approached at least three media companies, according to people familiar with the matter the Journal reported. Representatives for Amazon did not immediately return...
  • Amazon's all-new Kindle Paperwhite goes up for pre-order at Rs 10,999, to ship starting February 4 15-01-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: Amazon has announced the launch of its all-new Kindle Paperwhite in India. The device is now available for pre-order at www.amazon.in and begins shipping February 4. The new Kindle Paperwhite features new display technology with higher contrast, the next-generation built-in light and a faster processor. The new top-of-the-line...
  • Your next TV: Will it be Ultra HD? 12-01-2014 04:07 PM

    Las Vegas: After attempts to hawk 3D and OLED TVs fizzled in recent years, television manufacturers are taking small steps toward making a new technology, Ultra HD, more viable for mainstream consumers. It's the first TV format to be driven by the Internet video-streaming phenomenon, and at the International CES...
  • Amazon India launches 'One-Day Delivery' service in select cities at Rs 99 05-12-2013 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: Amazon India announced the availability of a guaranteed 'one-day delivery' service for items fulfilled by Amazon in select pin codes across several Indian cities including Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune. Customers in eligible pin codes can now choose 'One-Day Delivery' at the time of checkout...
  • Google takes on Amazon by cutting cloud service prices 04-12-2013 04:17 PM

    San Francisco: Google Inc will lower prices on cloud services as the search giant gears up to take on Amazon.com Inc, International Business Machines Corp and Microsoft Corp in the fast-growing market of Internet services for corporations. In a Monday blogpost, Google outlined key features and pricing for "Compute Engine,"...
  • Two IIT Kanpur students get Rs 1.20 crore package 03-12-2013 08:29 PM

    Kanpur: Two students of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur got Rs 1.20 crore package during the ongoing placement drive. The drive was started on Sunday and it would continue till December 22, the IIT sources said. Two students have got the highest package of Rs 1.20 crore per annum from...
  • Amazon's delivery drones raise security and privacy concerns, may face legal challenges 03-12-2013 01:48 PM

    New York: Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle. The Amazon CEO is working on a way to use the small aircraft to get parcels to customers in 30 minutes or less. While flight technology makes it feasible, US law...
  • Amazon reduces prices of Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets in India 03-12-2013 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: Global online retailer Amazon has reduced the price of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets by up to 18 per cent. The company has priced 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch tablet at Rs 21,999 and 16 GB at Rs 17,999, Amazon India said in a statement. Earlier,...
  • Prime Air: Amazon testing 30-minute package delivery using drones 02-12-2013 07:46 AM

    Amazon.com is testing delivery packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said Sunday on the CBS television program 60 Minutes. Bezos said the drones, unmanned vehicles that fly through the air, could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds (2.3 kg). That represents roughly 86 per cent of packages that...
  • Amazon reportedly working on next-gen, high-res Kindle Paperwhite 25-11-2013 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: Amazon is reportedly working on a new Kindle Paperwhite, which is likely to be unveiled in the second quarter of the next year. According to a report from TechCrunch, the new e-book reader will come with a high-resolution 300 ppi screen. Apart from a higher resolution screen, the...