Discontinues Google Chromecast, Apple TV For A Reason discontinues sale of Google Chromecast and Apple TV

Apple TV and Google Chromecast will no longer be available on or its partner sites as the company has decided to ban the sale of these items for an indefinite period of time. Although the decision may appear to be quite baffling, it is actually an initiative to boost the sale of Prime Instant video streaming service. While Google Chromecast and Apple TV have been discontinued, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation, Xbox and Roku will be available on the portal, as these are compatible with the Prime Instant video service. Amazon to sale Prime Instant video service compatible players According to the reports, Amazon has decided to restrict their services only to those media players, which are compatible with Prime Instant video so that users can buy without any confusion. Prime Video services is now considered to be an integral part of 99 annual Prime loyalty membership of Amazon. Hence, the [+more]

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E-Commerce Industry Plans To Gain Big This Diwali discontinues sale of Google Chromecast and Apple TV

With the festive season round the corner, the e-commerce portals are offering plethora of deals on the array of products. From Flipkart to Snapdeal to Amazon everyone wants to reap the benefit of festivities.  The steepest discounts have been offered on furniture and fashion. Snapdeal offered the preview of its Diwali sale on Monday. It is first e-commerce portal to tease its Diwali sale. It is being predicted that most of the e-commerce websites are expecting a huge turnover from the sales this year. According to Financial Times, almost all the products will be on sale. It is predicted that 50% to 100% products will be on discount. The festive season is considered the profitable time for the e-commerce portals. Snapdeal is clearly at edge this season as it is first one to start with the sales. We asked a slew of people what they will buy this festive season and [+more]

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Meizu Launches m2 note At Rs. 9,999 with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Octa-Core SoC

Snapdeal will be the exclusive partner for Meizu

Meizu, the Chinese smartphone brand, is all set to launch its latest model m2 note in India. This smartphone is priced at Rs. 9,999 and will be up for sale from August 10, 2015 exclusively on like its predecessor m1 note. This phone has already been launched in China in June and comes with upgraded features as compared to m1 note. The m2 note has a 5.5-inch full-HD Sharp IGZO display alongwith 403ppi pixel density. It is powered with octa-core processor with 1.3GHz clock speed much like m1 note. However, the latest model has an upgraded MediaTek MT6753 processor chipset.  On the memory front m2 comes with 2 G LPDDR3 RAM and expandable storage option of upto 128 GB through microSD card. The m2 note runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop Flyme OS. This smartphone sports a 5 MP front camera with 69-degree wide angle viewing and f/2.0 and 13 MP rear [+more]

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Google Search’s New Button Will Let You Buy Goods Online

Google Inc Rejects Allegations Leveled By European Commission

Google has added a Buy On Google Button on advertisements, in a move that could jeopardize sales on e-commerce sites such as Amazon. The latest add-on will be available on all ads that are sponsored, in the next few weeks. The sponsored adverts will be available via the Search option on smartphones and can be expanded on a single click. The Finer Details The platform will be safe and all information related to payment will be stored with Google. The American giant will also handle all checkout related stuff as well. Sad news is the added feature will be available only across USA. Google has not given any insight into global expansion on this count yet.  For starters, Google is teaming up with a handful of retailers that will allow direct purchases via the platform. There are plans to partner with more brands later. The partner retailers for Google will [+more]

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Amazon Officially Launches Its Kindle Unlimited


Amazon has finally released Kindle Unlimited, which is the new e-book and audiobook subscription service. The service is available at a price of USD9.99 per month and is compatible across all platforms. The service has been finally officially released after some early leaks. The service will enable the users to read whatever they want, as long as it’s in stock on Amazon. Some of the content presently available includes bestsellers such as the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, as well as several other titles from William Goldman, Michael Lewis, Sara Gruen, Robert Penn Warren, Stephen Covey, Michael Chabon, Anthony Bourdain, Lois Lowry and others. Amazon has been quoted saying that “Kindle Unlimited gives you the freedom to explore. Try new genres, discover new authors, and dive into new adventures with unlimited access to our wide and varied selection of books. From rhetoric [+more]

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In Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung vs. Apple ads: Who Ends Up Looking Better?


Whenever Apple, Microsoft or Samsung is in news, we like to keep our readers in loop. This article focuses on the defensive mode these tech giants adopt via advertisements that wind up with comparisons. But guess who ends up looking better? Apple’s initial ad, ‘Get a Mac’ campaign clearly pointed out why Windows was off the beam and why users should buy a Mac. However, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm stopped these popular ads soon after. Later on, all Apple ads for the iPod, iPhone or iPad, highlighted their own device and its features with no comparisons with rivals. Apple’s iPhone ad shows the smartphone’s FaceTime feature, where a son shows his father his granddaughter for the first time. These simple and short ads were effective and easy to understand. Also the advertisement for iPad came out with a clear focus, which was on iPad specific apps in the App Store. [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 : The Predecessor out at Amazon for a Low $0.01!


Samsung is apparently stepping ahead in the smartphone race as we hear that the Korean manufacturer is offering the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 at a very low price. Few months ago, Amazon offered the Galaxy S3 for $49.99. However, with the success of S4, the story is a bit different now. Popular and stylish, the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 is now up for grabs at Amazon at a small price of $0.01 with a new contract of 2 years. Certain reports indicate that Samsung is testing an Android 4.2.2 update for the S3, which will bring the device up to date with some of the best and popular features found on the Galaxy S4. Some of these features include the updated lock screen with new widgets and unlock effects with ripples and light animations. The device will also come loaded with updated S-Voice. Features like voice control will give users [+more]

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Amazon Vs Apple Vs QVC: Which Shopping Site Is Your Fancy?

We’ve been hearing a lot about the rising trend of mobile shopping. But now, a ForeSee survey has revealed how mobile users are most satisfied doing their mobile shopping through Amazon, followed by Apple and QVC. The survey results also mention Target, Victoria’s Secret and Barnes and Noble among the most improved retailers over time. This survey was conducted on 6.200 mobile shoppers during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The overall score for the top 25 mobile retailers also improved from 76 during 2011 to 78 in 2012. Also analyzed in the study was the trend of “showrooming” – the practice of shoppers checking out a competitor’s app or website in search of better deals when standing inside a store. 70 percent shoppers went online to check out stores when standing within a store – of these, 62 percent checked out the same store’s app or website, while 37 [+more]

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