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  • Amazon infuses $2 billion into Indian arm, a day after Flipkart announced $1 billion funding Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    Mumbai: India's top e-commerce 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 hyper-competitive 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 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Global e-commerce 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 US-based 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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Amazon India to open 5 centres for faster delivery 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Global e-commerce 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 US-based firm already has two fulfilment centres (FCs) in Mumbai and Bangalore. With the addition...
  • Drone that captured stunning images of the Seattle Space Needle was piloted by an Amazon worker: police 4 days ago

    Seattle: An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said. Witnesses told police they saw the craft fly back into a fifth-floor room of a nearby hotel. Police contacted the man and he admitted operating the drone...
  • Philips, Disney India join hands to create LED lighting products for kids 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Philips Lighting has teamed up with entertainment company Disney India to create LED lighting products for kids. The range will be available exclusively on Amazon India's e-commerce platform, the two companies said in a statement. "The blend of Philips' expertise in lighting and Disney's beloved characters will transform kids rooms to...
  • Amazon's Fire smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP, reveals iFixit teardown 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Amazon.com's new Fire smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday. The Fire phone also houses chips from Synaptics and Skyworks Solutions, said the repair outfit, which made a name for itself taking...
  • Reviewers pour cold water on Amazon's Kindle Fire smartphone 6 days ago

    Amazon.com's new Fire smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said. Among the features of its first smartphone, Amazon has introduced "Dynamic Perspective", four cameras that track...
  • Watch: Amazon Amanda is 6'3" tall, weighs 280 pounds, and loves her job where she gets paid to squash men! 1 week ago

    This Amazon model has a towering personality, quite literally. Amazon Amanda is a 38-year-old supersized model who loves to dwarf men for a living. The model has admirers from different parts of the world who love spending time with her. They love to be squashed, crushed, wrestled and be seen...
  • Amazon Fire Phone review: This new Android phone offers a fresh approach to smartphones 6 days ago

    New York What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work. The iPhone and its Android smartphone rivals...
  • Kindle Unlimited review: Amazon's ebook rental service is actually limited July 19, 2014

    New York: Amazon's new "unlimited" e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you'll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted. It turns out that the library of 600,000 is bit like a small bookstore with a few current titles such...
  • Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription plan July 19, 2014

    New York: US online giant Amazon unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan Friday for unlimited access to e-books, a move which could shake up the world of publishing. The $9.99 per month Kindle Unlimited program offers access to some 600,000 titles in the Amazon Kindle format. Subscribers will be able to access the...
  • Sunil Narine bowls the first maiden Super Over of Twenty20 cricket July 18, 2014

    West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has created history by becoming the first bowler in the history of T20 cricket to bowl a maiden Super Over - a feat he achieved in the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday. The game between Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors culminated in tied scores at...
  • Kindle Unlimited: Amazon may launch new e-book subscription service offering unlimited access to more than 6 lakh titles July 17, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc is considering a new e-book subscription service called "Kindle Unlimited," that aims to replicate popular video-streaming models for the digital books market, according to several online reports and a test page that briefly appeared on the Internet retailer's website. The page, spotted by tech blog Gigaom but...
  • Amazon brings #AmazonCart to India July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Amazon.in announced the launch of its #AmazonCart service in India, using which customers can add products that they discover on Twitter to their shopping carts. Customers who have connected their Amazon and Twitter accounts can add items to their carts just by tweeting the link of an Amazon.in product...
  • Amazon sued over purchases by kids using mobile apps July 12, 2014

    Washington: The US government sued Amazon.com for allowing children to collectively run up millions of dollars in purchases on the credit cards of their unsuspecting parents while playing mobile apps like "Tap Zoo" and "Ice Age Village." The lawsuit, filed by the Federal Trade Commission, seeks to make the online retailer...
  • Amazon launches Zocalo, challenges Google Docs, Dropbox July 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon on Thursday launched an online service for collaborating on work projects in a challenge to tech titan Google. Zocalo is being billed as a secure, managed venue for storing, sharing and amassing feedback on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, Web pages, and other digital tools typically used to get modern...
  • Adidas lifts ban on sales via eBay, Amazon and other online shopping websites July 2, 2014

    Duesseldorf: German sportswear maker Adidas has decided to allow the sale of its products via market-place sites like eBay and Amazon, an issue the German cartel office has been investigating. "We have decided to extend our e-commerce guidelines to also include open market places: if our retail partners adhere to our...
  • Amazon and Indian investment firm to help small businesses get online June 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Amazon.com Inc's Asia unit will provide back-end support in a venture with an Indian private investment firm formed by Infosys Ltd co-founder NR Narayana Murthy that aims to help get Indian companies online. Catamaran Ventures's partnership with Amazon Asia will target small- and medium-sized firms, Arjun Ramegowda Narayanswamy, who heads...
  • Google to unveil new television set-top box on Wednesday: Report June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Google Inc is expected to unveil at least one small set-top box that resembles products like the Roku, Amazon's Fire TV, and Apple Inc's Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources who have seen the device. Google will show off the set-top box on Wednesday during its developer...
  • Review: Benefits of Amazon Prime go beyond free shipping June 22, 2014

    Amherst: Spending $99 a year for an Amazon Prime membership to get free shipping hardly seems like a deal. After all, I can usually get free shipping by spending at least $35 on a single order. But Prime's benefits became apparent gradually over the nine months I've used it. During a trip...
  • 6 things to know about the Amazon Fire Phone 3D smartphone June 20, 2014

    Seattle: Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3-D. It was announced Wednesday and will start shipping next month. Here are some details on the new Fire phone: Audio and...
  • Amazon Fire review: 3D 'dynamic perspective' may change smartphones forever June 19, 2014

    Seattle: Amazon set out to do something different with the unveiling of its first smartphone Wednesday. How about a completely new way of interacting with your phone, for starters? As part of the showcase of its brand new "Fire Phone," Amazon.com Inc. took the wraps off a feature it calls "dynamic...
  • BlackBerry to offer 2,40,000 Android apps from Amazon's app store for BB10 devices June 19, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd has agreed a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon's app store on its line-up of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall. The move allows BlackBerry to add a vast array of consumer-focused apps to its devices,...
  • Amazon's new Fire smartphone: Firefly, dynamic perspective, pricing, availability June 19, 2014

    Seattle: Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3-D. It was announced Wednesday and will start shipping next month. Here are some details on the new Fire phone: Audio...
  • This awesome animated GIF shows the Amazon Fire Phone's 3D dynamic perspective in action June 19, 2014

    Amazon unveiled its first smarphone - the Amazon Fire Phone - on Wednesday. The highlight of the phone is what Amazon calls 'dynamic perspective.' To make this dynamic 3D effect happen, the phone has four front-facing infrared cameras to tell where your head is, even if your fingers happen to...
  • BlackBerry-Amazon deal gives BB10 users access to Amazon Appstore apps June 19, 2014

    Ottawa: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced Wednesday a deal with Amazon giving its users access to more than 240,000 software applications from the online retailer's Appstore. The deal triples the number of apps available on BlackBerry smartphones, including popular apps such as Groupon, Netflix, Pinterest, Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft. It "will...
  • Full specifications: Amazon Fire Phone 3D smartphone June 19, 2014

    Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its Fire Phone, a high-end handset boasting "breakthrough technologies". Amazon first smartphone of its own has a 4.7-inch display, a high-definition camera and Amazon's free help service. The phone also ties in to Amazon's vast array of other offerings, serving as a platform for digital content such...