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  • Amazon in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter: Report 22 hours 16 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, Forbes reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The potential deal, first reported by Women's Wear...
  • Hospital beds, nurses and IV drips at Amazon India Fashion Week Yesterday

    New Delhi: Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips. Not the usual setting for a fashion catwalk. But designer Rajesh Pratap Singh returned to his roots for the inaugural show of the Amazon India Fashion Week in New Delhi on Wednesday. Singh, who grew up...
  • Amazon Kindle Voyage e-book reader launched in India for Rs 16,499 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Amazon has rolled out its Kindle Voyage e-book reader in India for a price of Rs 16,499 for the Wi-Fi variant and Rs 20,499 for the 3G variant. The latest in line of Amazon's e-book readers, Kindle Voyage is touted as the best of the lot and sports a...
  • Amazon blasts US agency for being slow in approving drone testing for commercial purpose 2 days ago

    Washington: E-commerce power Amazon.com blasted federal regulators on Tuesday for being slow to approve commercial drone testing, saying the United States is falling behind other countries in the potentially lucrative area of unmanned aviation technology. Less than a week after the Federal Aviation Administration gave Amazon.com the green light to test...
  • Amazon-owned Twitch possibly hacked 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Amazon Inc's Twitch unit said on Monday there may have been unauthorized access to some of its user account information, according to the live streaming gaming network's official blog. Twitch said it had expired passwords and stream keys, and disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube to protect the users. As a...
  • Bharti Airtel partners Amazon to offer cloud services in India 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel today announced partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer its cloud computing services to customers in India. "In line with this market adoption, we are excited to strengthen Airtel's cloud services portfolio by adding Amazon Web Services to our growing list of cloud services providers....
  • Amazon to give away paid apps for free via 'Unlocked' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Amazon is reportedly experimenting with a new idea of offering paid apps for free under a feature called 'Unlocked.' The section will offer users a range of paid apps as well as those that utilise in-app purchases, for free. TechCrunch learned about the feature through a leaked internal presentation...
  • FAA to introduce new steps to make it easier for businesses to operate drones: Report 1 week ago

    Washington: The US Federal Aviation Administration plans to unveil new steps soon to make it easier for companies to use drone aircraft for specific business operations, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Commercial drone flights are generally banned in the United States, except in a small number of cases...
  • Amazon gets approval to test delivery drones outdoors 1 week ago

    Seattle: Amazon.com has won approval from US federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages to customers by air, even as it faces public concern about safety and privacy. The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it issued an experimental airworthiness...
  • Amazon working on app for Apple Watch; to let you shop straight from your wrist March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Amazon is said to be working on a version of its online shopping app for Apple's latest wearable- Apple Watch- that would allow users to shop at the e-commerce site with a single click. The Amazon shopping app for the Apple Watch will allow consumers to search for products...
  • Designer Rajesh Pratap Singh to open Amazon India Fashion Week March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Amazon India Fashion Week celebrates its silver jubilee in the latest edition from March 25-29, 2015 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. To give an explosive beginning, the undisputed prince of textiles and minimalism, celebrated designer Rajesh Pratap Singh will set the mood for the five-day extravaganza. Known...
  • Alibaba hiring in Amazon, Microsoft backyard as it ramps up cloud unit operations in US March 13, 2015

    Beijing: China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world's largest e-commerce firm, has begun hunting staff in Seattle, home turf of Amazon.com and Microsoft Corp, focusing on savvy cloud computing hires as it ramps up U.S. operations. Three positions were open to people in Seattle, two of which also allow applications for...
  • How Snapdeal is turning Mumbai's Dharavi into a battleground for new customers March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: For viewers of Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, Mumbai's vast Dharavi slum is a byword for poverty, but to online retailer Snapdeal.com it is a battleground for new customers and, it hopes, a source of better margins. The company's aspirations are backed up by serious investment from the likes of Japan's...
  • Amazon to bring its premium mobile games to iPhones, iPads March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Amazon has announced that it is bringing its premium games to Apple and Fire devices, which include four different Amazon Game Studios titles. The games include the horror game Lost Within, colorful sci-fi adventure Tales From Deep Space, the haunted adventure game Til Morning's Light, and the arcade game...
  • Amazon. Empowered by women. March 5, 2015

    To all men - we're afraid we have some bad news. The women want to let you know that they have found a more-than-satisfactory alternative that attends to most of their needs, and it has to do with one simple thing - Shopping. Shopping- there was a time when it...
  • IRCTC joins hands with Amazon.in for online shopping February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to provide convenient online shopping experience to customers, IRCTC has tied up with Amazon.in to sell various products. Customers who access the IRCTC portal can now buy products ranging from consumer electronics, books, shoes, apparel, bags to toys, exotic food products, personal hygiene products, pet supplies, musical...
  • E-Commerce companies hope Jaitley will find a way out of current tax muddle February 27, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's IT capital is the hub of booming e-commerce. And in budget 2015, India's e-commerce companies are hoping they will find a way out of their current tax muddle. With online shopping and online transactions growing by leaps over the last year, the big e-commerce players like Amazon and...
  • Amazon hires Barack Obama's former spokesman Jay Carney: Report February 27, 2015

    Washington: Amazon.com has hired President Barack Obama's former spokesman Jay Carney as senior vice president for worldwide corporate affairs, Politico reported on Thursday. Carney stepped down as Obama's press secretary in June after more than three years in the high-profile job. Since then, he has been a political commentator on CNN,...
  • BlackBerry users can now use Android apps February 20, 2015

    Toronto: BlackBerry rolled out a major software update on Thursday, allowing users of its entire suite of BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Z10, Q10 and Z30 to access Android applications, and a host of other features, including Blend. The company said the BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1 gives users the ability...
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 price slashed by Rs 3,550; now available at Rs 18,350 February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In what can be seen as a precursor to the discontinuation of the flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, Samsung has announced a price cut of Rs 3,550 on its original selling price. A retailer told IBNLive that the Galaxy S4 smartphone is now available for Rs 18,350. However, online shopping...
  • Amazon, Flipkart selling books on sex determination February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the country is grappling with the problem of bias against girl child, e-market places like Amazon and Flipkart are found selling books on sex determination of foetus. Sale of such books take place through e-commerce even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the 'Save Girl Child'...
  • Amazon India becomes the official title sponsor for India Fashion Week February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the apex fashion body in India, today announced Amazon India as the official title sponsor of the 25th edition of the India Fashion Week (IFW). FDCI's association with Amazon.in, which is India's largest online store, indicates the growing importance of online...
  • Flipkart to double value of goods sold as demand rises February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Flipkart aims to double the total value of goods it sells to $8 billion this year, two people with knowledge of the plans said, as India's largest online marketplace seeks to widen the gap with rivals including Amazon.com's India unit. Online retailers often use GMV, or gross merchandise value based...
  • OnePlus One smartphone available without invites in India on February 10 February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The OnePlus One smartphone, which was until today available via invites, is now available to purchase in India without the need of an invite code. The catch here is that the phone is available exclusively on Amazon.in under the no-invite-needed sale only for today and will remain till...
  • Amazon to set up warehouse centre in Hyderabad February 5, 2015

    Hyderabad: Online retail giant Amazon will set up a warehouse centre and start operations from a leased facility in about two months before its own facility is constructed. A delegation from Amazon, led by global director and head for Real Estate and Facilities John Schoettler, met Telangana IT Minister K T...
  • Tablet sales show more signs of cooling: Surveys February 4, 2015

    New York: Tablet sales cooled dramatically in 2014 from the red-hot growth pace a year earlier, surveys showed. Research firm IDC said global tablet sales for the full year rose just 4.4 per cent for the year to 229.6 million units, after a jump of more than 50 per cent in...
  • Amazon WorkMail: Amazon announces email service; challenges Google, Microsoft January 29, 2015

    San Francisco: Amazon.com accelerated its efforts to win over corporate clients on Wednesday by announcing an email and scheduling service that will compete with Microsoft and Google. The service, dubbed WorkMail, will launch in the second quarter and has been developed by the company's cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services (AWS)....
  • How e-commerce is fuelling commercial property boom in India January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Internet retailer Amazon and its fast-growing local rivals are driving a boom in commercial property leasing in India as their storage needs rise, with shoppers in the country going online to buy everything from televisions to groceries. Demand from e-commerce firms, a tiny fraction of India's retail industry, accounted...
  • Amazon in talks to buy Israeli startup Annapurna Labs: Report January 22, 2015

    Jerusalem: US tech giant Amazon is in talks to buy Israeli chipmaker Annapurna Labs for up to $370 million (244 million pounds), financial newspaper Calcalist reported on Thursday. The companies are in the final stages of negotiations, the Israeli paper said, adding that the proposal includes an agreement by Amazon to...
  • Amazon forays into movie production; aims to produce 12 movies a year January 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: Amazon.com is making a high-stakes foray into the challenging realm of independent movies, the latest step in its attempt to move beyond simply distributing digital entertainment content to creating it. Amazon said on Monday it was aiming to produce close to 12 movies a year for theatrical release which would...