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Amazon India Is Steadily Tightening Its Grip over Flipkart in terms of Mobile Traffic

20 Apr Amazon-logo-jpg

By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

We are all aware that Amazon is constantly pushing its boundaries to increase consumer engagement in India. The e-commerce giant is giving a tough competition to homegrown e-tailers — Flipkart, Snapdeal, and others by flagging its name in every revenue-potential field. Even the official data now stand in support of these facts, which suggest that Amazon is closing the gap in terms of mobile traffic in India, which plays a vital role in the success of any e-commerce website. (more…)

Amazon Web Services Announces the Opening of Data Centers in Sweden in 2018

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Amazon Web Services, Inc, an Amazon.com company, has announced that it plans to open an infrastructure region in Sweden in 2018. (more…)

Amazon Explores Opening Augmented Reality-Equipped Physical Furniture Stores

29 Mar amazon-new-featured-tp-e1446050566277

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Amazon is steadily looking to integrate technology into most of its experiences, the latest being augmented reality-equipped physical stores. (more…)

Amazon to Invest $500 Million in India’s Food Retail Market

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By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

Witnessing the billion dollar funding of arch-rival Flipkart and weighing its future growth prospects with e-bay acquisition, Amazon India has now come up with fresh plans. The U.S. e-commerce major intends to invest about $500 million in country’s food retail space along with kicking off several brick and mortar stores in India. The company approached food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday to discuss its ideas and strategies. (more…)

Amazon to Debut New Alexa Device with Phone and Intercom Capabilities This Very Year

6 Mar amazon-echo-dot

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

While Google Home is trying to eat into Amazon Alexa’s market share, the latter is now working on a new feature set to continue to hold an advantage over its competitors. Amazon is now said to be building one (or more) Alexa-powered smart speakers with phone calling and intercom capabilities for release in 2017, reports Recode. (more…)

Amazon’s Alexa Assistant Now Has Over 10,000 Skills to Offer

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Amazon’s Alexa is arguably one of the more capable virtual assistants out there. Sure, it may not be part of as many phones as the Google Assistant or even Siri, however, it has a few fantastic homes in Amazon’s range of household speakers — including the tap, dot and echo. More importantly though, the developer community appears to have taken to it with gusto and the virtual assistant now has 10,000 skills to offer. (more…)

Amazon Says Government Policies Could Hurt Its Business

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

President Donald Trump’s election campaign was built on the premises of several fundamental promises. One of them had to do with putting “America First”. (more…)

Could Amazon be Eying VR as a Way for Us to Shop Better?

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

While Google, Facebook and all of their big corporate buddies are off playing with Virtual reality and trying to create the next machine that will change the world, Amazon has been rather quite. And that is rather strange for a company that has some of the largest e-commerce and cloud operations in the world. (more…)

Now Users in India Can Sell Their Old and Used Goods through Amazon

4 Jan amazon-new-featured-tp-e1446050566277

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Amazon is extending its reach beyond the e-commerce space it has been operating in for the last twenty years to keep a grip on the growing competition. The operations of the American behemoth in the country are prominent and have recently received a hefty $300Mn funding from its parent company. Thus, it is launching another new service enabling users to sell used products on its platform in India. (more…)

Amazon Files Patents for Flying Warehouses, Which Make Deliveries by Prime Drones

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

In the year 2016, Amazon decided it was time to really go big or go home. And then, it started treading the path that leads to transformation of the shopping experience for consumers. It is now taking its dreamy ambitions — which are steadily being fulfilled — to another level. (more…)