Amazon adds Alexa to its main shopping app

Amazon’s virtual assistant just got a much wider audience. The company announced it’s integrating Alexa into its main shopping app on iPhone, starting today with a full rollout expected by next week. The assistant can do more than just provide a voice interface to Amazon’s retail store, however – it can also control your smart…


Amazon shuts down its cable store, probably because ISPs are awful

Remember that time when Amazon decided it wanted to sell you internet service and cable TV? Well, that’s done now. Yep, Amazon’s “Cable Store” is no more. As you may recall, around a year ago, the online retailer launched a “cable store” website where it began reselling a variety of Comcast’s services, including its internet,…


Amazon Makes ‘Computer’ a Wake Word for Alexa

Amazon has added a new wake word that can now be used by users to wake up Alexa on its voice-activated smart devices and much to the delight of Star Trek fans out there, it is ‘computer’. For those who are not aware of the reference, the on-board computer on Starship Enterprise was called upon…


Amazon Prime Video Partners With Cinestaan to Stream 3 Indian Indie Films

Amazon Prime Video has included three Indian independent films to its unlimited streaming of latest movies and TV shows, by collaborating with C International Sales, a subsidiary of Cinestaan Film Company. It will now be home for two of 2016 Toronto International Film Festival’s official selection of Indian films- Dev Bhoomi and A Death in…


Amazon Chime Video Conferencing and Chat Service Launched

Amazon has launched its Chime communications service as part of its Amazon Web Services offering. It is available download on both desktop and mobile and allows users to do video conferencing, chat, calls, and share content. Amazon has made the service available for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. The Amazon Chime service is meant to…


Amazon Warns That Trade Protectionism Could Hurt Business

Amazon.com Inc warned on Friday that government actions to bolster domestic companies against foreign competition could hurt its business, in a possible reference to US President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda. In a routine description of regulatory risks in its 2016 annual filing, the world’s largest online retailer said “trade and protectionist measures” might hinder its…


Logitech’s ZeroTouch Brings Amazon Alexa to Any Car

other automakers that allowed it to be integrated into cars. Now, Logitech’s new ZeroTouch is bringing a cheaper solution for Android users to use Amazon’s Alexa without upgrading to a new car. Additionally, Logitech has also launched its new Brio 4K Pro Webcam which it claims to be the top-of-the-line webcam targeted for business and…


Alexa and AWS Star as Amazon Reports Jump in Quarterly Profit

Amazon reported on Thursday that profit leapt during the year-end holiday shopping season, but the tech giant saw shares sink as revenue fell shy of high expectations. While revenue rose to $43.7 billion (roughly Rs. 2,94,481 crores) from $35.7 billion (roughly Rs. 2,40,572 crores) in a similar year-over-year comparison, Wall Street had expected Amazon to…


Amazon Says ‘Bullish’ on India Business, New Services in the Offing

Amazon announced its holiday quarter earnings, and even though the profit jumped during the year-end holiday shopping season, the share prices sank as it fell short of high expectations. It announced a 22 percent rise year-on-year in its fourth quarter sales, which were at $43.7 billion (roughly Rs. 2,94,481 crores). In its earnings call on…


Amazon Says Prime Day Orders Jumped 60 Percent Over Last Year

Amazon’s Prime Day sale returned back on July 12 The Prime Day sale is limited to only Amazon Prime subscribers The projected Prime Day sale stats were $1 billion though Amazon.com Inc said customers placed 60 percent more orders worldwide in its second “Prime Day” sale despite early glitches, cementing the event’s position as an…