Internet

Amazon Workers Split as Company Raises Minimum Wage

Almost no workers clapped this week at the all-hands meeting after lunch at this Amazon fulfilment centre outside Nashville when a plant manager announced that the company’s minimum wage was climbing to $15 (roughly Rs. 1,100) an hour. Instead of celebrating, many workers put their hands up to ask questions and express deep frustration, according to five […]

Internet

Amazon Touches $1 Trillion, on Pace to Overtake Apple

Amazon.com on Tuesday briefly joined Apple to become the second $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 71 lakh crores) publicly listed US company after its stock price more than doubled in a year as it grew rapidly in retail and cloud computing. Its shares traded as high as $2,050.50 (roughly Rs. 1.47 lakhs) before easing a little to end the session […]

Mobile

Oppo F9 Pro Now on Sale in India, via Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Mall, and Offline Stores

Oppo F9 Pro, launched in India last week, went on sale in India for the first time today. The smartphone is now available to buy via Flipkart, Amazon India, and Paytm Mall, apart from offline stores in the country. To recall, the company had started pre-orders for the smartphone exclusively on Flipkart, and at the time had revealed pre-order offers. Oppo now […]

Internet

Flipkart Big Freedom Sale Takes on Amazon, Kicks Off August 10

Flipkart’s The Big Freedom Sale has been announced. The online retailer has gone ahead and revealed that its next big sale, in anticipation of India’s 72nd Independence Day, will be held between August 10-12, 2018. While offers haven’t yet been revealed, Flipkart has announced that it will be holding blockbuster deals, price crash offers, rush hour deals, […]

Internet

Apple and Amazon Lead the Pack to $1 Trillion Market Value

For a long time, Apple appeared to be flying solo to a $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 68.7 lakh crores) market value, but Amazon is right at its heels – and experts have no fears of a tech bubble. Apple, at $939 billion (roughly Rs. 64.5 lakh crores), remains the highest-valued private company on the global markets – and could […]

Internet

Amazon India Now Requires OTP to Complete High-Value Order Deliveries, Adds ‘No Rush Delivery’ Option

Amazon India has started giving a One Time Password (OTP) to customers making certain high-value orders to offer a more secure shopping experience. The OTP will need to be entered on the delivery agent’s device to complete and confirm the delivery. Additionally, the online marketplace has been spotted offering a ‘No Rush Delivery’ option under which […]

Tech Updates

Amazon Launches Alexa for Hospitality on Echo Smart Speakers, Marriot Signs Up

Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk. Marriott has signed up for the service, and will place Amazon Echo smart speakers in 10 hotels this summer, including its […]

Tech Updates

Amazon Now Rebranded as Prime Now in India, Prime Members Now Get 2-Hour Ultra-Fast Deliveries

Amazon India on Tuesday announced the rebranding of its grocery offering Amazon Now to Prime Now as it looks to offer more benefits to Prime members. With Prime Now, Amazon will provide exclusive Express 2-hour delivery to Prime members anytime between 6am to 12am (midnight). Also, same-day and next-day delivery will remain available for all customers, in 2-hour slots from […]

News Updates

Amazon Alexa developers can now ask for customer’s location, track their skills’ performance

Amazon this morning rolled out new tools for developers of Alexa apps, aka “Skills,” which aim to give them more insight into their app’s users, as well as allow them to build location-based skills. The first is a new metrics dashboard – similar to those used by developers of mobile applications, but designed for these voice apps […]

News Updates

Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and more

Companies looking for a new video- and teleconferencing system have a fresh face to turn to in the market: Amazon Web Services. On Monday, the public cloud provider announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting. It’s a powerful swing […]