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Amazon 'Prime Day' sale: Top deals on smartphones

26 Jul 2021

Amazon 'Prime Day' sale: Top deals on smartphones

Amazon is gearing up to host its "Prime Day" sale in India with special discounts on a range of products, including smartphones.

New job listing suggests Amazon could explore blockchain, cryptocurrency payments

26 Jul 2021

New job listing suggests Amazon could explore blockchain, cryptocurrency payments

Amazon doesn't accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment yet. However, its new job listing for a Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead confirms that the company is indeed exploring the possibility.

#DealOfTheDay: Samsung Galaxy M42 is available with Rs. 6,000 discount

25 Jul 2021

#DealOfTheDay: Samsung Galaxy M42 is available with Rs. 6,000 discount

If you're planning to buy a 5G smartphone without hurting your wallet, this might be a good deal for you.

Amazon's first digital center in India launched in Surat

08 Jul 2021

Amazon's first digital center in India launched in Surat

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday virtually inaugurated a "Digital Kendra" of the e-commerce giant Amazon in Surat.

Amazon begins new chapter as Bezos hands over CEO role

06 Jul 2021

Amazon begins new chapter as Bezos hands over CEO role

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down as the CEO Monday as the multinational technology company navigates the challenges of a world fighting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

#DealOfTheDay: iQOO 7 Legend is available with Rs. 7,000 off

02 Jul 2021

#DealOfTheDay: iQOO 7 Legend is available with Rs. 7,000 off

If you are planning to buy a flagship 5G smartphone without denting your wallet, then this might be a good deal for you.

Indian Alexa-enabled devices get free access to Audible's 'Sleep' selection

20 Jun 2021

Indian Alexa-enabled devices get free access to Audible's 'Sleep' selection

Amazon-owned online audiobook and podcast platform, Audible, is beginning to make its presence felt in the Indian subcontinent. The company has now introduced five audio series focused on sleep and relaxation to help people sleep better amid the pandemic.

#DealOfTheDay: Mi 10 is available with benefits worth Rs. 16,000

19 Jun 2021

#DealOfTheDay: Mi 10 is available with benefits worth Rs. 16,000

If you are looking to buy a high-end smartphone without denting your wallet then this might be a good deal for you. Amazon is offering a Rs. 5,000 instant discount on Xiaomi's Mi 10 smartphone.

'The Lord of the Rings' anime movie is officially happening

11 Jun 2021

'The Lord of the Rings' anime movie is officially happening

The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) is among the most successful franchises in cinema history and deservedly so.

DealOfTheDay: Samsung's S20 FE 5G gets discounts worth Rs. 34,000

04 Jun 2021

DealOfTheDay: Samsung's S20 FE 5G gets discounts worth Rs. 34,000

Looking to buy a premium 5G smartphone without causing a dent in your pockets? Well, this might be a good deal for you.

Amazon will soon share your internet with neighbors (US only)

01 Jun 2021

Amazon will soon share your internet with neighbors (US only)

If you use Alexa or Echo devices, Amazon's newest experiment gives you a week to opt-out before the e-commerce giant hands a slice of your network bandwidth to your neighborhood.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon will set your Wi-Fi free, and more

01 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon will set your Wi-Fi free, and more

Not long after nipping the workers' union in the bud, Jeff Bezos and company want to share your means of internet connectivity. You have 10 days to opt out of Amazon's Sidewalk program if you own an Alexa, Echo, or other Amazon devices.

NewsBytes Briefing: Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis no longer thought-crime, and more

28 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis no longer thought-crime, and more

Mainstream media, so-called fact checkers, and Big Tech censors have a busy weekend of stealth editing incriminating content and revising their algorithmic ban hammers ahead of them.

Amazon-MGM deal: 'No Time To Die' to release in October

27 May 2021

Amazon-MGM deal: 'No Time To Die' to release in October

The news of Amazon buying MGM Studios for $8.45bn is dominating the world of entertainment and business today.

Amazon's Hollywood push: Will acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 billion

27 May 2021

Amazon's Hollywood push: Will acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 billion

Shortly after launching miniTV, Amazon has struck a deal with Hollywood studio MGM Holdings to buy out the latter for $8.45 billion. The deal includes selling the rights for popular franchises such as James Bond and Shark Tank to Amazon.

Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5

27 May 2021

Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos has picked a date to step down as CEO.

Amazon to buy movie and TV studio MGM

27 May 2021

Amazon to buy movie and TV studio MGM

Online shopping giant Amazon is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, Legally Blonde, and Shark Tank, with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch.

'The Family Man-2' anti-Tamil controversy: Raj and DK release statement

25 May 2021

'The Family Man-2' anti-Tamil controversy: Raj and DK release statement

Amazon Prime Video's upcoming show The Family Man 2 has found itself mired in a major controversy, after releasing the trailer.

Has 'The Family Man' been renewed for another season?

21 May 2021

Has 'The Family Man' been renewed for another season?

After a successful debut season, Amazon's The Family Man is all set to grace the small screens with its second season on June 4.

What is Amazon miniTV and what can we expect?

17 May 2021

What is Amazon miniTV and what can we expect?

On May 15, e-commerce giant Amazon announced the launch of its ad-supported video streaming service called miniTV which is built directly into the company's shopping app for India.

#DealOfTheDay: Samsung Galaxy A72 available with benefits worth Rs. 10,000

15 May 2021

#DealOfTheDay: Samsung Galaxy A72 available with benefits worth Rs. 10,000

If you are planning to buy a new mid-range smartphone, then this might be a good deal for you. Amazon is offering a Rs. 7,000 discount on the Samsung Galaxy A72 smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G available with Rs. 32,000 off

11 May 2021

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G available with Rs. 32,000 off

If you are planning to buy a high-end smartphone under Rs. 45,000, then this is a great deal for you. Amazon is offering a Rs. 27,000 discount on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G model.

#DealOfTheDay: Samsung Galaxy S21+ available with benefits worth Rs. 36,000

08 May 2021

#DealOfTheDay: Samsung Galaxy S21+ available with benefits worth Rs. 36,000

If you are planning to buy a premium smartphone without crippling your wallet, then this deal might interest you. Amazon is offering a Rs. 24,000 discount on the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G model.

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 9,000

05 May 2021

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 9,000

Are you planning to buy a premium smartphone? If yes, then this might be a good deal for you. Amazon is offering a Rs. 6,000 discount on OnePlus's last-generation flagship smartphone, the 8 Pro.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook promotes cybercriminals targeting its userbase, and more

22 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook promotes cybercriminals targeting its userbase, and more

Facebook's recent string of security snafus aren't mere coincidences, but a symptom of what's turning out to be systemic security lapses. Case in point: Facebook Messenger users in 84 countries face serious phishing threats.

Amazon is opening a high-tech, AR-enabled hair salon in London

21 Apr 2021

Amazon is opening a high-tech, AR-enabled hair salon in London

After establishing its presence globally in online and physical retail, Amazon announced that it will open an "experimental" brick-and-mortar hair salon in London's East End Spitalfields area.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

17 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

Want a new graphics card, gaming rig, or a next-generation console? Well, you might as well pay the atrocious scalper prices because the world's largest chipmaker TSMC has painted a rather grim picture.

Amazon Prime adds 50 million subscribers thanks to the pandemic

16 Apr 2021

Amazon Prime adds 50 million subscribers thanks to the pandemic

Amazon Prime subscriber count shot up to 200 million while recording a growth of 33 percent. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made this announcement in his final annual shareholder letter before he passes the reins to Andy Jassy later this year.

Amazon explored opening discount stores to clear out unsold products

03 Apr 2021

Amazon explored opening discount stores to clear out unsold products

Amazon Inc. has been exploring an idea of opening physical stores to offload the unsold inventory at heavy discounts, reveals Bloomberg. The information was disclosed by two people familiar with the plan.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter, LinkedIn punish MobiKwik whistleblower, and more

03 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter, LinkedIn punish MobiKwik whistleblower, and more

Security researcher Rajasekhar Rajaharia recently pointed out how personal data belonging to 10 crore MobiKwik users was being sold on the darknet. The company refused the allegation and then Twitter and LinkedIn mysteriously began censoring Rajaharia.

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 4,500

25 Mar 2021

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 4,500

Looking to buy a premium smartphone? This might be a great deal for you. Amazon is offering a discount of Rs. 3,500 on OnePlus's last-generation flagship, the 8 Pro.

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8T available with benefits worth Rs. 3,500

22 Mar 2021

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8T available with benefits worth Rs. 3,500

Looking to buy a flagship smartphone? This deal should meet your expectations. Amazon is offering a discount of Rs. 2,500 on the OnePlus 8T model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chinese hackers spook the White House, and more

09 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chinese hackers spook the White House, and more

A Chinese hacking group called Hafnium has exploited a security flaw in Microsoft's popular Exchange Server email software to infect hundreds of thousands of entities across the globe.

Amazon India's 'Local Shops' program racks up 50,000 offline retailers

08 Mar 2021

Amazon India's 'Local Shops' program racks up 50,000 offline retailers

E-commerce giant Amazon said that more than 50,000 offline stores and neighborhood kirana shops across 450 cities in the country are now a part of its 'Local Shops' program.

Employee sues Amazon for racial, gender discrimination in corporate hiring

03 Mar 2021

Employee sues Amazon for racial, gender discrimination in corporate hiring

Amazon.com Inc has been sued for "systemic" discrimination against Black and female workers, especially for corporate roles. The lawsuit filed in federal court by Charlotte Newman alleges that Amazon hires Black people for lower positions and promotes them slower than White workers with similar qualifications.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon accused of discriminating against blacks, and more

02 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon accused of discriminating against blacks, and more

Not long after being caught stealing tips from its drivers, Amazon follows in Google's footsteps and gets accused of discriminating against a black employee.

Flipkart mulls deployment of over 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030

25 Feb 2021

Flipkart mulls deployment of over 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030

Flipkart has announced that its city logistics fleet will comprise over 25,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. They shall be designed and assembled in India.

New York Attorney-General sues Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols

18 Feb 2021

New York Attorney-General sues Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols

The Attorney-General of New York is suing Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols, accusing the company of being more concerned with making money than protecting its workers from getting sick.

Amazon moves Supreme Court over $3.4bn Future Group-Reliance deal

11 Feb 2021

Amazon moves Supreme Court over $3.4bn Future Group-Reliance deal

Amazon has moved India's Supreme Court to stop a $3.4 billion assets sale by its partner, Future Group, to Reliance Industries.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon caught stealing tips from employees, and more

04 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon caught stealing tips from employees, and more

Amazon is known to routinely work its employees to death, but it gets worse. The American technology giant has been caught stealing tips from drivers working under the Flex program.