Amazon Audible Suno sees a winning story
Audible Suno is a newly launched app by Amazon’s audiobook company Audible which is set to roll out an audio series across a plethora of genres, helmed by entertainers such as Amitabh Bachchan, Anurag Kashyap, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tabu, Neena Gupta and Vir Das. The app is free and comes without ads for now unlike its parent’s subscription.
Amazon growing grocery biz, says India head
Amazon plans to achieve its goal through a combination of formats including Amazon Fresh and Amaz...
Food firms feast on binge watching
Streaming services driving sales in food delivery, ready-to-eat, packaged food segments. The surge is more...
Amazon teams up with Onida, will soon unveil Fire TV edition smart devices in India
The Fire TV edition smart TVs were first introduced by Amazon in 2018 in the US and Canada.
Digital companies scramble to save on tax as India tightens data laws
The fear for companies such as Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon and LinkedIn is that if the servers sit in India, it would be seen as a PE and will attract higher tax. Some are also exploring another route for tax saving. They may consider creating a separate company that would own servers and the main entity would only pay “rent” for using it.
CCI approves Amazon.com's investment in Future Coupons
The CCI has given nod to Amazon.com's proposal to acquire about 49 per cent share in Future Coupons.
Wall Street dips on lack of fresh update on trade talks
The three main stock indexes opened higher, extending gains from the previous session, but lost steam in the first hour of trading.
Amazon India halts ‘search-seeding’, denies deploying tools favouring merchant listings
The step comes at a time when e-tailers are facing rigorous regulatory scrutiny over various practices, particularly over having lopsided contracts favouring some merchants. A merchant, who sells independently on the marketplace and also supplies to Amazon-backed seller firms, said he has used seeding to improve search results.
Personal Data Protection Bill: Exemptions for government agencies worry experts
The new Bill was cleared by the Union Cabinet last week and shared with Members of Parliament on Tuesday. It is expected to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The government could exempt its agencies from the law governing processing of personal data, citing national security. The Bill adds that certain provisions will not apply to the govt.
Retailers feeling the heat opt for advancing sales
Ecommerce marketplaces Amazon and Flipkart have lined up promotions this month and next to clear inventory. Discounts will be offered across a range of products, including electronics and smartphones. The trend of bringing forward winter sales from the usual time of end-December or early January started two years ago, following poor business in the preceding months.
Data localisation is fine, but build encryption standards: Werner Vogels, VP & CTO Amazon
Data-driven analytics and datadriven decision-making are “around the corner”, Werner Vogels, VP and chief technology officer at Amazon ET on the sidelines of Amazon Web Services’ annual developer conference — re:Invent. Vogels said voice as an interface, autonomous mobility in trucks and machine learning on the Cloud will dominate technology in the next few years.
Alexa, did I upset you? Amazon wants its voice assistant to be emotionally intelligent
The digital assistant’s emotional intelligence extends to its listening ability, too.
Landmark Group introduces cash-and-carry furniture to spur growth
The home furnishing chain, which currently has 50 stores in 27 cities, also cited longer replacement cycles as reason for low sale of durable big-sized furniture such as three and five-seater sofa sets. The cash-and-carry category will sell small furniture options such as side-tables and petite chairs for nooks and corners of rooms to create impulse shopping.
Take three: Flipkart’s $100+ million online grocery bet in India
In its third big shot at online food and grocery, Flipkart pieces together the legs of its strategy through two big investments in seven days — Shadowfax and Ninjacart.
Amazon Echo Input Portable with 4,800 mAh battery launched in India at Rs 4,999
The new Echo Input also features multiple layers of privacy controls.
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