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Amazon India Gets RBI Nod For Mobile Wallet

New Delhi: Online marketplace Amazon India has secured a licence to operate prepaid payment instrument (PPI) or mobile wallet in the country as it tries to compete more aggressively against rivals Snapdeal and Paytm. The approval will help the US-based giant to cash in on the booming digital payments market in India. “We are pleased to receive our PPI license ... Read More »

Snapchat’s Parent Company to Spend $1 Billion on Amazon Web Services

Snap Inc, owner of the popular Snapchat app, said it expected to spend $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,689 crores) over the next five years to use Amazon.com’s cloud services, in addition to the $2 billion cloud contract it already has with Google. Snap may eventually invest in building its own infrastructure, it said on Thursday, in an amendment to a ... Read More »

ASCI Upholds Misleading Ad Complaints Against Amazon, Paytm, FreeCharge, and Others

ASCI Upholds Misleading Ad Complaints Against Amazon, Paytm, FreeCharge, and Others HIGHLIGHTS ASCI upheld complaints against online retailers such as Amazon, Paytm ASCI received 152 complaints in November Paytm’s 50 percent cashback on two movie tickets was termed misleading Advertising sector watchdog ASCI upheld complaints against 100 misleading advertisements in November, including those of HUL, Indigo Airlines, Emami, Idea Cellular, ... Read More »

Amazon, WordPress Most Trusted Brands with Small Businesses, Alignable Reports

Amazon and WordPress are among the most trusted brands among small businesses. And Yelp and Web,com are among the least. At least that’s the conclusion of Alignable Inc., an online networking site for small and local business owners. The company recently released its kickoff 2017 list of most trusted brands by small and local businesses in North America. Other high ranking ... Read More »

Amazon Kindle (2016) Review

HIGHLIGHTS This is Amazon’s cheapest ebook reader Amazon Kindle has a decent display The device lacks a front light Amazon’s iron grip on the ebook reader market is not going to loosen anytime soon. Products such as the Kindle Oasis ensure that the company caters to the premium niche, while the Kindle Paperwhite serves most other customers just fine. Even ... Read More »

Microsoft Partners Intel for Project Evo; Outlines Hardware Plans to Complete With Amazon Echo, Google Home

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft partners with Intel to help device makers incorporate Home Hub Device makers can use Home Hub in a laptop or even a tablet Home Hub is not expected to debut until late next year Microsoft is reportedly working on a “Home Hub” feature for Windows 10 to allow users to perform various functions using voice commands. This feature ... Read More »

How Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Facebook and Google Will Continue to Disrupt The Business World

Small Business Trends: Can you talk a little bit about the Five Titans, and why you selected them? Lori Schafer: Sure, I’ll say researching and writing about what I refer to as the tech titans – Amazon, Apple, eBay, Facebook and Google – I believe they are literally out to transform every company and many of us in the world. ... Read More »

How Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Facebook and Google Will Continue to Disrupt The Business World

0Small Business Trends: Can you talk a little bit about the Five Titans, and why you selected them? Lori Schafer: Sure, I’ll say researching and writing about what I refer to as the tech titans – Amazon, Apple, eBay, Facebook and Google – I believe they are literally out to transform every company and many of us in the world. ... Read More »

Amazon Kindle Oasis Review

HIGHLIGHTS Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s most expensive ebook reader. It ships with a charging cover and has excellent battery life. It’s thinner and lighter than Kindle Paperwhite and Voyage. Paper books have a charm that their digital equivalents have never quite managed to match. As book collectors will no doubt tell you, an ebook reader cannot replicate the fresh smell ... Read More »

Amazon Triples Profits on Cloud Services, Video

Online giant Amazon said Thursday its profits more than tripled in the third quarter, but shares fell as the rise was weaker than expected. Amazon extended its string of positive results after years of investments that produced little or no profit, helped by its cloud computing, streaming video and new products and services. Profit surged to $252 million (roughly Rs. ... Read More »