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Amazon | Cinema Business

Amazon is reportedly looking to buy up a cinema chain Amazon has already established brick-and-mortar stores selling its products and groceries, and now it apparently wants a slice of the cinema business. As reported by Bloomberg, Amazon is looking to acquire Landmark Theatres, which claims to be the largest cinema chain dedicated to independent and foreign…

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Flipkart | Sales Growth

Flipkart outpaces Amazon in sales growth The revival in the online retail market has picked up pace this year as the sale events ahead of the September-November festival season drove strong growth at the nation’s two largest e-commerce companies, Flipkart India Pvt. Ltd and Amazon India. Among the two, Flipkart, which owns the fashion retailers,…

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Microsoft | Amazon | Digital Assistants

Microsoft and Amazon release preview of Cortana and Alexa integration Microsoft and Amazon are integrating their digital assistants this week. A new preview is being offered to both Cortana and Alexa users in the US that will allow each digital assistant to summon each other and access additional apps and services. The integration was first announced last…

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Walmart | Amazon | Digital Grocery Pickup

Playing Catch-Up With Walmart, Amazon Offers Digital Grocery Pickup at Whole Foods The e-commerce giant announced Wednesday that its Whole Foods stores will allow customers to order their groceries online and pick them up in person. Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, already offers online grocery pickup in nearly 1,800 stores across the United States, and…

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Walmart | Amazon | Return Policy

Walmart Improves Online Return Policy in Latest Joust with Amazon Soon after Amazon (AMZN – Free Report) announced its new in-car Whole Foods grocery pickup service, another retail giant, Walmart (WMT – Free Report) , shared its plan to make returning products easier for customers. Although the two companies have their differences, they both have well-known e-commerce marketplaces which enabled…

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Alexa | Answer Update

Amazon Alexa’s New “Answer Update” Feature Amazon  confirmed it’s rolling out a new feature called “Answer Update” to Alexa device users over the next week, which will notify users when Alexa learns the answer to a question the assistant didn’t know when first asked. The idea is to allow people to better take advantage of Alexa’s…

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Amazon | Walmart | Rivalry

Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future Walmart’s ongoing battle with Amazon for the retail crown is expanding well beyond retail, and it’s forcing one of the largest companies in the world to reexamine its DNA. In the last six months alone, Walmart has partnered with scores of tech…

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Amazon makes a new list

What can go wrong? Amazon makes a new list Global ecommerce giant Amazon has updated its risk factors taking cognizance of competition in global markets, coming a few months after its US-based rival Walmart announced that it plans to buy 77% stake in India’s largest online retailer Flipkart. Read more… Source: Economic Times

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Microsoft | Amazon | Cloud

Microsoft Narrows Gap with Amazon in Cloud Despite Amazon’s ongoing outstanding cloud-computing performance last quarter with revenue up 49% to $6.1 billion, that just wasn’t good enough to keep pace with cloud leader Microsoft whose commercial-cloud revenue surged 53% to $6.9 billion and gave it an $800-million spread for the quarter over Amazon in the closely watched…

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