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15 Jun 2017

San Francisco

Amazon in talks to acquire Slack?

Corporate messaging start-up Slack Technologies based in San Francisco has reportedly been receiving inquiries about a potential takeover from tech giants like

14 Jun 2017


Amazon eyes BigBasket to tap into India's online grocery space

Amazon is currently exploring the possibility of buying online grocery site BigBasket in order to solidify its stance in India.

09 Jun 2017


GST roll-out fear triggers massive online 'sale' by Flipkart, Amazon

Sellers on e-commerce sites like Amazon and Flipkart are offering huge discounts ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out on 1 July.

01 Jun 2017


Homemakers generated Rs. 54,000cr in sales via social media platforms

Whenever we think about e-commerce, it's usually enterprises like Flipkart, Amazon and how they are changing the consumption pattern in India.

31 May 2017

Jeff Bezos

Amazon's $1,000 share price is a signal of changing times

If someone had walked into Amazon's first day of trading in May 1997 and spent $100 on Amazon, that person would have been richer by $50,000 now.

26 May 2017

New York City

New York gets its first Amazon bookshop

We have all shopped on Amazon for long, but walking into a physical Amazon store would be a unique experience indeed.

25 May 2017

Donald Trump

Amazon CEO donates $1 million for the Freedom of Press

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO donated $1 million to the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press.

23 May 2017


Amazon launches Amazon Channels in UK and Germany

Today, e-commerce giant Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany - two of Europe's largest markets.

12 May 2017


Amazon Great Indian Sale: The best deals and offers

The Amazon Great Indian Sale is back, and with it, a range of offers for its customers.

10 May 2017


Bengaluru to now have pod taxis?

Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP), Manjunath Prasad claimed that the civic body is planning to implement pod taxis in the city.

08 May 2017


Amazon Canada lists for sale 'distorted Indian map'

E-commerce platform Amazon invited the wrath of the Delhi BJP wing over a distorted map of India being sold on their Canada portal.

08 May 2017


Aadhaar leaks are troubling, but what about the daily trickle?

While the response to the introduction of Aadhaar has been majorly positive, in the recent light of leaks, it has ushered in intense skepticism against it.

07 May 2017


Facebook is all set to challenge Netflix, Amazon Prime

We have all taken a break while binge-watching on Netflix or Amazon Prime to check our Facebook notifications, just to stay connected with updates and notifications.

29 Apr 2017


Amazon will not slow its investment pace in India

A $481m loss might deter others, but to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos it is just another hurdle Amazon has to overcome in order to finally triumph.

28 Apr 2017


Amazon's new Echo Look comes with a built-in camera

Amazon just added a camera to its new Echo Look device - now, the Echo Look can both see and hear everything.

27 Apr 2017


Flipkart outpaces Amazon in volume of sales

Flipkart is defeating Amazon in terms of value of goods sold, even as the American company continues to sell as many items as the Indian retailer.

13 Apr 2017

Bharti Airtel

Airtel launches internet-based set top box in India

Bharti Airtel in a bid to increase its subscriber base and bolster revenue has now come up with an internet-based set-top box powered by Google's Android TV operating system.

12 Apr 2017


Amazon and Netflix bring content war on Indian turf

Indian online streaming market is booming thanks to a tech-savvy millennial crowd; and the streaming services are ready to spoil us.

10 Apr 2017


Flipkart to re-enter the grocery sector

After months of deliberation, Flipkart announced its second foray into the grocery sector which makes up "80% of the units bought in India".

31 Mar 2017

Sushma Swaraj

India went all out to stop Amazon selling tricolour doormats

Sources revealed that India left no stone unturned in making sure that Amazon takes off the tricolour doormats from its website.

30 Mar 2017


Indian online players want government to ensure fair play

Indian online players argue that foreign rivals enjoy more fringe benefits than home grown ones.

28 Mar 2017

San Diego

Amazon Go: Launch plans postponed due to 'technical complications'

Amazon has postponed plans to launch its new chain of convenience stores called Amazon Go, supposed to work on a "grab-and-go" basis without checkout lines.

23 Mar 2017


Will Indian e-commerce giants show profit anytime soon?

Currently, there are three major players in the Indian ecommerce space - Flipkart, Paytm and Snapdeal.

21 Mar 2017


Flipkart raises $1bn in fresh funding, eyes another $1bn

Flipkart has raised funds of $1bn, and is planning to raise another $1bn in the next few months.

07 Mar 2017


UK gets shipment of controversial Peruvian gas

A tanker carrying a controversial shipment of gas which was extracted from the Amazon rain forests of Peru has docked in the UK, igniting a debate over the environmental impact of oil and gas exploration.

25 Feb 2017

Amazon Echo

Amazon defies murder evidence requests from smart-speaker Echo

Amazon continues to resist efforts by American prosecutors to obtain recordings from one of its Echo smart speakers as evidence in an ongoing murder case.

16 Feb 2017


Flipkart sales exceeded Amazon's in December, January

In December 2016 and January 2017, Flipkart Internet Pvt. Ltd's gross sales were more than Rs. 2,600 crore.

09 Feb 2017


Snapdeal's Shopo shut from tomorrow onwards

Shopo, a Snapdeal-owned marketplace will close down from 10th February, after operating for a year and a half.

27 Jan 2017


Apple to join AI partnership

Sources said Apple Inc will join the Partnership on AI alongside Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Sources said Apple's joining would be announced soon.

21 Jan 2017


E-commerce sector losses could remonetize economy

E-commerce sector biggies like Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon have cumulatively reported an increase of 51% of total losses amounting to Rs.11,754 crore.

Brazil to build 30 prisons in 2017

In order to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system, President Michel Temer of Brazil said that his country would build 30 prisons over the next one year.

10 killed in Natal prison riot in Brazil

Prisoners took control of Alacauz jail, the largest prison in Natal city in Brazil after a riot.

12 Jan 2017

Sushma Swaraj

Amazon drops Indian flag doormats

Amazon has discontinued selling doormats designed like the Indian flag after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter demanding an apology from the company.

11 Jan 2017

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj asks Amazon to apologize for disrespecting Indian flag

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sought an unconditional apology from Amazon for selling doormats featuring Indian flag.

100 inmates killed in one week in Brazil's prisons

According to public safety officials, on Sunday, at least 4 inmates were killed in a facility in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, Brazil.

Another 33 killed in Brazil prison wars

After the ghastly massacre where 56 were killed, another prison in Brazil witnessed the killing of 33 inmates in a new prison uprising.

CES 2017 goes off to a good start

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual event organized by the Consumer Technology Association.

06 Jan 2017


Flipkart in talks with Google for funds

Sources said Flipkart is in talks with Google to secure its next round of funding; talks with Walmart have also not collapsed yet according to insiders.

Brazilian prison riots: 60 dead at Manaus prison

A prison riot in the Amazon region of Brazil claimed dozens of lives as fighting broke out between rival gangs.

29 Dec 2016

Amazon India

E-commerce firms overhauling fashion portfolios to boost sales

Sources said that e-commerce giants including Amazon India and Flipkart are overhauling their fashion portfolios by launching in-house brands and forging new partnerships.