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  • Babumoshay.com: A new online shopping site for daily needs, fashion launched January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Looking to tap the fast growing e-commerce business in India, a few Rotarians have joined hands to launch a new online shopping site - babumoshay.com for daily needs, including vegetables and fruits, apart from fashion products. Keeping in mind the increasing number of nuclear families, the portal will have...
  • How your online avatar could help you make friends January 11, 2015

    Toronto: Online avatars with open eyes, a smile or grin, an oval face, brown hair and/or a sweater are more likely to elicit friendship intentions, researchers from Canada's York University say. In contrast, a neutral expression or any other expression other than a smile, black hair, short hair, a hat, and/or...
  • Xiaomi tests selling phones in stores to pep up India sales January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said it could sell more models in Indian stores while pursuing its primarily online-only strategy if it succeeds in selling enough Redmi Note 4G handsets through shops of carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd. Xiaomi entered India with online retailer Flipkart.com in July, selling phones through flash sales...
  • Middle class, youth may fight their battle on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram: The India of 2015 may see democratic protests taking a new shape as India's middle-class is finding new ways to question the authorities and may fight their battle Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Detractors would argue that the new age protester would light a candle only when a problem hits...
  • Why the way India shops is completely changing January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: From Amazons of the world to Chinese Alibabas to desi Flipkarts, everyone wants to have a pie of the burgeoning e-commerce market in India and consumers are not complaining with sweet sale deals coming their way. In the process, these e-retailers rubbed the brick-and-mortar traditional retailers wrong way in...
  • E-commerce boom: Why shopping for Indians would never be the same again after 2014 December 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Lured by heavy online discounts and easy home delivery of almost any product at the click of a button, shopping for Indians would never be the same again after 2014. What was limited to books, gadgets and few accessories in the earlier years, now expanded to include apparel, kitchen items,...
  • Average expenditure by online shoppers to rise from Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000 in 2015: Study December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The average annual spending of Indians on online purchases is expected to rise 67 per cent to Rs 10,000 next year, according to a study. Currently, online shoppers spend around Rs 6,000 a year on average, said the Assocham-PwC study. About 40 million consumers purchased something online this year and...
  • Uber taxi services introduces 5 new checks in a bid to get the ban lifted December 27, 2014

    Uber taxi services has been banned in Delhi after one of its drivers was arrested for allegedly raping a woman passenger. In a bid to remove the ban, Uber has come up with an 'India specific security narrative'. It includes all the new safety initiatives that Uber is introducing. Following is...
  • Tourists can now book tickets online for visiting Taj Mahal December 27, 2014

    Agra: The tourists visiting Taj Mahal from Saturday onwards will not have to stand in a queue for entry tickets. Online booking of tickets to the Taj Mahal have begun from Saturday. The tourism department has launched an online ticketing website for this purpose. Arrangements for barcode screening and broadband connection...
  • 2014: A year like never before for e-commerce in India December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: It's still a small component of India's Rs 38 trillion ($600 billion) overall retail trade industry. Yet, the e-commerce format with sales of Rs 1 trillion ($16 billion) managed to create a buzz in 2014 like never before - not just with mega promotions but also with mergers,...
  • Popular websites not serious about user password security? December 26, 2014

    London: Very few of the online giants give detailed guidance about the importance of providing secure passwords when users create or update accounts, shows research. "In the seven years of conducting this study, there has not been the level of improvement one might have expected," said lead researcher and professor Steven...
  • 'The Interview' is a test for a new kind of movie release December 26, 2014

    Atlanta: Sony's The Interview has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theatres, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release. The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco...
  • Alibaba claims to have spent $161 million fighting fakes since 2013 December 23, 2014

    Beijing: China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world's largest e-commerce company, spent over 1 billion yuan ($160.7 million) combating fake goods and for improving customer protection from the beginning of 2013 to the end of November, the firm said Tuesday. "From Alibaba Group's perspective, we bear a serious responsibility in this...
  • 'Happy New Year': Red Chillies Entertainment to release the film online for fans outside India December 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'Happy New Year' is just a click away for fans outside India and China with the Red Chillies Entertainment releasing the film online through Direct-To-Fan model. The film will be available on Happy New Year's website to be viewed by the fans worldwide. The fans can pay...
  • How reliable are warranties for online purchases? December 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as online retail sales continue to shoot up with the e-commerce industry expected to touch Rs 216 billion ($3.5 billion) in the current fiscal, the sector has recently come under fire with both manufacturers and consumers questioning the reliability of warranties for online purchases and the consequences of...
  • Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade December 20, 2014

    Washington: Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade, without a widely accepted system that balances user rights and personal data collection, a survey of experts showed. "The vast majority of experts agree that people who operate online are living in an unprecedented condition of ubiquitous surveillance," said...
  • 5 simple ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack December 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company is...
  • Delhi beats Maharashtra as India's e-commerce hub: eBay December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi has toppled Maharashtra as the No 1 market where maximum number of mobiles and accessories were sold online this year, e-commerce major eBay said today. Last year, Maharashtra was the top market of eBay. According to eBay's Census 2014, tier-II and -III cities are driving the e-commerce market in...
  • Hockey India announces its 'Hockey India On-line Academy Platform' December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India in its endeavour to produce and nurture young talent in hockey, on Wednesday announced the launch of its online academy platform which gives a huge boost to the coaches who are responsible towards the development of young talent from the grass-roots level. The initiative coined as Hockey...
  • Online retail spending to touch the $16 billion mark by 2018: Report December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The online retail spending in the country is expected to reach $16 billion (around Rs 1 lakh crore) by 2018 with the number of people buying online touching 128 million, a report said today. Billions of devices will be connectable with an ability to drastically enhance the quality of...
  • Book passes for Taj Mahal online from Christmas December 13, 2014

    Agra: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is ready to launch its online entrance ticket booking to the Taj Mahal from Christmas day. Tourism personnel in Agra have welcomed the long pending initiative which hoteliers think will curb unauthorised entry, fake ticket selling and other dubious means to gain entry to...
  • Amazon adds bidding option to site for fine art, collectables December 9, 2014

    New York: Amazon.com added a new feature to its website on Tuesday that allows customers to bid for lower prices on more than 150,000 items, including fine art and rare coins, sold by third-party vendors. The new feature represents a renewed attempt by Amazon to move beyond the fixed-price model on...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 coming to India on December 10; priced at Rs 43,999 onwards December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Along with the Google Chromecast, the recently launched Nexus 6 smartphone is also making its way to India during the Great Online Shopping Festival that will take place from December 10-12. The Google Nexus 6, which is the first Nexus phone to have been made in partnership with...
  • Amazon to use bike messengers for one-hour delivery in New York City: Report December 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: E-commerce giant Amazon.com plans to experiment with bike messengers to offer deliveries in New York City within an hour, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source familiar with the matter. The company was not immediately available for comment. The superfast service, dubbed "Amazon Prime Now", attempts to replicate shopping in...
  • Online marketplace AskMeBazaar plans to sell plumbing, carpentry and other home services December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Online marketplace askmeBazaar.com is looking to launch 'Services' category within a year on its site that would provide customers an option to buy various facilities including plumbing, painting and carpentry under a single platform. "I want to sell everything from forging equipments, aircrafts to nuts and bolts on askmeBazaar.com....
  • Amazon Elements launch underscores migration of grocery shopping online December 6, 2014

    London: Amazon.com's launch of its own private label brand of consumer goods, starting with diapers and baby wipes, underscores the website's maturity as a grocery retailer and the migration of grocery shopping online. And if successful, the line's sharp prices could pressure profit margins for other makers of consumer goods, such...
  • Online freedom declines in growing number of countries but India's position improves December 5, 2014

    Washington: Internet freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey showed Thursday. The report by the non-government watchdog group Freedom House said online freedom declined in 36 of 65 countries surveyed. In some cases, governments use...
  • Amazon Elements: Amazon launches its own brand of diapers; takes on Huggies, Pampers December 5, 2014

    Washington: Online retailing giant Amazon launched its own brand of diapers on Thursday, opening a new front in retail battles with a direct challenge to name-brand vendors already selling on its website. Amazon said the first offerings in its new Amazon Elements line of consumer products would be diapers and baby...
  • Twitter makes it easier for users to report abuse, harassment December 3, 2014

    New York: Twitter is trying to make it easier for victims and witnesses of online harassment to report it. The short messaging service said Tuesday that the new tools will roll out to users over the coming weeks. It's available now for a small group of Twitter's 284 million members. Among...
  • How Amazon is taking help of robots to speed up delivery process December 1, 2014

    Tracy: Amazon.com has installed more than 15,000 robots across 10 US warehouses, a move that promises to cut operating costs by one-fifth and get packages out the door more quickly in the run-up to Christmas. The orange 320-pound (145 kg) robots, which scoot around the floor on wheels, show how Amazon...