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Amazon quickens push into tough local services market

Amazon quickens push into tough local services market

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11:43

Amazon is ramping up efforts to offer repair, installation and other services online, tackling a fragmented but potentially rich U.S. market that may be worth an estimated USD 400 billion.

Amazon to invest $2 bn in India; on track to hit $1 bn sales

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:16

The US-based firm's announcement comes less than 24 hours after rival Flipkart announced raising a whopping USD 1 billion funding, the largest in the e-commerce space in India.

Amazon says lower ebook prices benefit authors, publishers

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:05 Inc, locked in a war with publisher Hachette Book Group over ebook prices, said its push for lower prices was good for authors, publishers and booksellers.

Amazon plans 5 new warehouses in India

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:59

The FC in Chennai is already operational and the remaining four FCs will be operational next month, the statement added.

Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 08:42

Its increasing share of the retail dollar is still a big selling point for investors.

Amazon outlook darkens in the face of rising competition

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 19:58 Inc`s heavy investment in new content and technology to fight off deep-pocketed rivals is proving expensive and analysts fear this will hurt operating earnings for some time.

Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone has chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:00

The handset, which includes four cameras that track a user`s head movements to enable special screen effects, ships this week to customers in the United States who ordered the device.

Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:33 Inc`s new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung`s Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

Dwayne Bravo defends sending Nicholas Pooran in Super over

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:24

Red Steel skipper Dwayne Bravo has defended his decision to allow 18-year-old Nicholas Pooran to take on Sunil Narine in a Super Over against the Guyana Amazon last week.

Philips partners Amazon to tap the burgeoning e-commerce market

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:11

Consumer electronics major Philips on Wednesday announced its collaboration with e-commerce giant Amazon to launch imaginative LED lightings for kids in association with Disney.

CPL ticket sales money stolen from office

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 10:49

Close to $200,000 from ticket sales of upcoming matches in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have been stolen, Police in Trinidad and Tobago have said.

Facebook to challenge Amazon soon?

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 14:11

Facebook is testing a new feature designed to let users buy products directly from ads and posts on its news feed.