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Amazon Planning to Sell ‘Online-Only’ Exclusive Smartphones through Offline Retailers

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Amazon has recently been mulling over the decision to go offline and sell its products through brick-and-mortar stores in the country. With regard to the same, it has now asked retailers to sell its ‘online-only’ exclusive smartphone via their offline stores, reports ETtech. This move from the company comes in effect post the recent demonetisation drive, which has led to a significant drop in smartphone distribution over the last month. (more…)

Amazon Completes Its First-Ever Commercial Drone Delivery in the U.K in Just 13 Minutes

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Amazon is looking to enhance your shopping experience one step at a time. Post the introduction of its walk-in ‘Amazon Go’ store which is the future of shopping, the e-commerce behemoth has today made it to the skies. The company had previously shared its ambitious vision of completing deliveries using unmanned drones but no one was aware of the gravity of the same. (more…)

Amazon Snowmobile Is An 18-Wheeler That Can Move Your Data to the Clouds

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Wow. Who knew we would be carting data in trucks one day? At its re:Invent event in LA, Amazon showed off a brand new Snowmobile that is aimed towards enterprise customers who have a lot of data and for whom, sending data even through high speed cables is not an option. (more…)

AWS Announces Leading Ocean Shipping Carrier Matson Goes All-In on the AWS Cloud

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, is all-in on the AWS Cloud. (more…)

Amazon and Fiat Chrysler Team up to Sell Cars Online

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

There are so many things you can buy on Amazon. Toys, books, clothes….and now even cars! Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that it is teaming up with Amazon to sell cars at a discounted rate through the web portal.

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Amazon Ready to Enter Southeast Asia Early Next Year with Singapore Launch

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By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

Alibaba-backed Lazada announced its acquisition of RedMart today, and they already have a rival to compete with as Amazon plans to introduce its prime e-commerce service and grocery deliveries in Singapore. (more…)

Amazon Acquires Publishing Business of Tata-Owned Westland

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By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Amazon, which already owned 26 percent in Westland, has now agreed to acquire the remaining 74 percent stake in the company. While the acquisition has been announced formally, the financial details have not been made public yet. (more…)

Amazon Steps Up Its Grocery Business

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The Wall Street Journal has reported that Amazon is stepping up efforts to build its grocery business and plans to launch convenience stores as well as curbside pickup locations. (more…)

Amazon Served with a ‘Show Cause’ Notice over Import & Sale of Refurbished Smartphones in India

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By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Government of India has issued a “show cause” notice to e-commerce retailer Amazon for importing and selling used and refurbished smartphones in India. However, Amazon isn’t the only one to have received such notice from the government. Along with Amazon, around 20 other e-commerce companies have received show cause notice, including Snapdeal, eBay, Olx and Quikr. (more…)

To Take on Amazon in India, Walmart is Looking for an Equity Partnership with Flipkart: Report

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By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Continuing to be what is already a lucrative market for global companies, the battle for the e-commerce market in India is getting intense day by day. While global giants such as Alibaba, Rakuten are the latest entrants into Indian ecommerce, it’s now none other than Walmart Stores, which is reportedly exploring an equity partnership with homegrown e-commerce firm Flipkart. (more…)