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  • Amazon.com removes leggings showing Hindu gods after protests October 15, 2014

    Amazon.com, world's largest online retailer headquartered in Seattle (USA), has removed the women's leggings carrying images of various Hindu gods and goddesses from its website within 24 hours after Hindus protested. Hindu cleric Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, thanked Amazon.com for understanding the concerns of Hindu community, which thought images...
  • Amazon.in founder advices to start something you are passionate about October 10, 2014

    Amazon.in founder Jeff Bezos who is in India advices to start something you are passionate about. ...
  • Amazon to open its first physical store: Report October 10, 2014

    New York: Amazon is planning to open its first physical store. That's according to a report in The Wall Street Journal that said Thursday the largest US e-commerce retailer will open a store in Manhattan ahead of the holiday shopping season. It cites anonymous sources familiar with the matter. It is not...
  • Tinkle debuts merchandise sector with comic figurines October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Children's magazine Tinkle is all set to debut in the merchandise sector and create a new category in collectibles by launching figurines of its renowned comic characters. Bobble Heads on 'Suppandi', the blundering village simpleton, 'Shikari Shambu' and 'Billy the Vampire' are among the first set of merchandise to be...
  • After Microsoft, Amazon may now set up data centre in India October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: World's largest e-tailer Amazon is evaluating setting up a data centre in India to tap into the multi-billion cloud opportunity in India. Amazon, which offers cloud services under Amazon Web Services (AWS), is looking to aggressively expand its foothold in the Indian market, which has players like Google and...
  • Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split? October 2, 2014

    New York: PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long. Icahn, who months ago called on eBay to spin off the lucrative online and mobile payment service, continues to believe that the payments field must be consolidated,...
  • Amazon to sell packaged food and beverages in India from mid-October: Report October 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to sell packaged food and beverages in India from mid-October, the Economic Times reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Amazon, which has already started accepting bookings for Coco-Cola Zero - the beverage's low-calorie variant, will eventually start selling fresh food in India, the...
  • What is PayPal's first solo move? October 1, 2014

    New York: PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing...
  • Amazon, Disney appear close to settling dispute over movies: Report October 1, 2014

    Amazon.com appears to be close to settling a nearly two-month dispute with Walt Disney Co during which Amazon stopped offering Disney DVDs for preorder, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Upcoming Disney DVD releases including "Guardians," "Maleficent," "Million Dollar Arm," "Planes: Fire and Rescue" and "The 100-Foot Journey" were back...
  • Amazon delivers 200 Microsoft Xbox One units within a day of launch September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Within a day after the much-awaited launch of Microsoft's gaming console Xbox One, Amazon said it has delivered 200 units which were booked pre-launch. Microsoft has exclusively tied up with Amazon for its delivery in the country and the first console was delivered to a Mumbai customer in the night...
  • Amazon India launches Release Day Delivery, aims to deliver products to customers on the day of launch September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: Amazon.in announced the launch of Release Day Delivery (RDD), a service committed to delivering new product offerings to customers on the day of their launch. With the launch of RDD, Amazon.in customers can now pre-order and receive some of the most eagerly awaited new products at their doorstep on the...
  • Amazon expands Kindle lineup, launches Kindle Voyage; adds touch to basic Kindle, lowers price September 18, 2014

    New York: Amazon.com ramped up its push into hardware on Wednesday with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a highend $199 ereader called the Kindle Voyage and its cheapestever touchscreen tablet. The No. 1 US online retailer also revamped its basic Kindle ereader to include a touch screen....
  • Amazon launches new original show 'Transparent', hopes to catch up with Netflix September 16, 2014

    Los Angeles: Online retail giant Amazon celebrated on Monday the launch of a new original show it hopes will help catch up with streaming pioneer Netflix. Transparent, which had a redcarpet unveiling in Los Angeles, features a transgender character in the central role of a show which has already generated strong...
  • FDI in online retail will help in aggressive growth: Amazon September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Global retail giant Amazon on Thursday said that allowing foreign direct investment in eCommerce will help in accelerating further growth in the $3 billion Indian online retail market. "We are already very successful but FDI would make possible to spin it more aggressively," Amazon VicePresident and Managing Director...
  • Amazon slashes Fire Phone price; $200 model now available for 99 cents September 9, 2014

    New York: Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone on Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost 99 cents when customers sign a twoyear contract with AT&T. That's...
  • Why visual search still doesn't quite work August 29, 2014

    New York: Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea but it doesn't quite work. Though many companies are trying...
  • Project Wing: Google tests a fleet of packagedelivering drones August 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com, which also is experimenting with selfflying vehicles to carry merchandise...
  • Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million August 26, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc snapped up livestreaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, reflecting Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations. The move, announced by the two companies on Monday, is the largest deal in Amazon's...
  • Amazon plans to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, to take on Google's ad business: Report August 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Amazon is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the inhouse platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google Inc on Amazon's own website, the new system could challenge Google and Microsoft...
  • Barbados Tridents capture Caribbean Premier League title August 17, 2014

    Basseterre: Barbados Tridents beat Guyana Amazon Warriors to capture the 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title, after rain spoiled an absorbing contest that appeared headed for an enthralling end. Set 153 for victory, Amazon Warriors were fighting back at 107 for 4 in the 16th over, when the rains arrived at...
  • How online retail in India is shaping up August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into ecommerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as WalMart and Ikea. Some investors see India as the world's next big ecommerce opportunity,...
  • Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders: Report August 11, 2014

    New York: Amazon.com has halted preorders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year. Physical copies of titles such as "Maleficent" and "Captain America: The...
  • Microsoft Xbox One launching in India on Sep 23 at Rs 39,990 as an Amazon exclusive August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: As expected, Microsoft's XBox One video game console is going on sale in India starting September 23. Microsoft's latest gaming console is coming to India as an Amazon exclusive and preorders have started on the online shopping website. Priced at Rs 39,990, every Xbox One system will include the...
  • CPL: Amazing Andre Russell steals victory for Jamaica Tallawahs August 3, 2014

    Kingston: Andre Russell blasted a huge six off the last ball of the game to crown an amazing halfcentury and Jamaica Tallawahs snatched an exciting sixwicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors, in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) here. In a rematch of last season's final, the defending champions Tallawahs chased down...
  • Amazon infuses $2 billion into Indian arm, a day after Flipkart announced $1 billion funding July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: On Tuesday Flipkart announced that it raised a fresh round of funding worth $1 billion. This is seen as a part of Flipkart's aggressive scale up after Amazon's rapid expansion in India that has heated up competition. Now a day later, Amazon announced that it will invest an additional...
  • Flipkart adds $1 billion to its armoury to battle the Amazon invasion July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: India's top ecommerce company Flipkart said on Tuesday it had raised $1 billion (Rs 6,000 crore) in funds as it battles US giant Amazon for supremacy in the hypercompetitive local market. Flipkart, set up in 2007 by two former Amazon employees, said Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC was among those...
  • Amazon India to open 5 new centres for faster delivery July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Global ecommerce giant Amazon will open 5 new centres across India to ensure faster product delivery in the fiercely competitive online shopping space, which is dominated by homegrown players like Flipkart and Snapdeal. The USbased firm already has two fulfilment centres (FCs) in Mumbai and Bangalore. With the addition...
  • Amazon launches an online store for 3D printed goods; lets consumers customise items July 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon announced Monday the launch of an online store for 3D printed items to allow consumers to customise and personalize items like earrings, pendants, dolls and other objects. The store offers more than 200 items including nylon wallets, wax seals, cookie cutters and bobbleheads. "The introduction of our 3D printed...