Showing posts with label Amazon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amazon. Show all posts

Wednesday

AWS vs Azure: An ongoing public cloud battle [Infographic]

Posted By: Arin Dey - May 31, 2017
The battle between Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services has been heated for months, and experts everywhere are placing bets on who’s going to win the race. In the end, choosing between Azure and AWS would depend on what you need and what they offer.

AWS vs Azure: An ongoing public cloud battle [Infographic]

Which one is better? There is simply no blanket and definitive answer to that question. Both AWS and Azure have free offerings and trials, so give each one a test run to help you get a feel of what to pick! Let us find this in below infographic comparing various aspects.

Source : InApp

Monday

Amazon Introduces Cheap Unlimited Cloud Storage Plans

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 30, 2015
Amazon is offering some amazing unlimited plans. Amazon Cloud Drive which is the most popular storage provider available worldwide. This eCommerce giant has launched two new plans - one plan with $5 a month and another one is less than $1 per month.

  Amazon Introduces Cheap Unlimited Cloud Storage Plans

Let us know the highlights of the plans :

1. Unlimited Photos Plan : It comes with a free three-month trial and an $11.99 annual cost. It allows users to store “an infinite number of photos” in Cloud Drive, ignoring the need to store images on phones, cameras or other devices. The plan also includes 5 GB of additional storage for videos or other documents and files.

2. Unlimited Everything Plan : It comes with a free three-month trial, comes with a $59.99 per year bill. Users can store an unending number of photos, videos, files, documents, movies, and music in Cloud Drive.

Amazon Cloud Drive director Josh Petersen said “Most people have a lifetime of birthdays, vacations, holidays, and everyday moments stored across numerous devices. And, they don’t know how many gigabytes of storage they need to back all of them up. With the two new plans we are introducing today, customers don’t need to worry about storage space — they now have an affordable, secure solution to store unlimited amounts of photos, videos, movies, music, and files in one convenient place.”

If you want more about the new plans, or to sign up, please click here.

Wednesday

Amazon Introduces Smartphones With AT&T

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 18, 2014
Amazon’s mystery product will be a Smartphone as predicted by most of the technologists. Some rumors are also there that it may have an exclusive carrier as AT&T. The Wall Street Journal reported that AT&T will be the only carrier for Amazon’s Smartphone, according to “people familiar with the plans.” The massively popular and one of the biggest telecom provider AT&T already provides wireless service to Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets and e-readers.
Amazon Introduces Smartphones With AT&T
Amazon released a YouTube video earlier this month to build anticipation but the clip is more about piquing interest than releasing details. A lot of these featured in the clip can be seen moving side-to-side while staring down at the screen of the unseen device, leading to speculation that Amazon is preparing to release a Smartphone with a 3D holographic display — a device which has been rumored to be in the works at Amazon’s Lab 126 facility in Cupertino, California for some time.

The WSJ also reported that the handset will use retina-tracking technology which is implanted in four front-facing cameras, or sensors. This, sources with knowledge of Amazon’s plans told the publication, would make some images appear to be 3D, much like a hologram.

Let's see the new face of Amazon's new device.

Sunday

Amazon Announces New WorkSpaces For Businesses

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 30, 2014
Amazon announced Wednesday it’s new WorkSpaces is available for businesses usage. There will be series of testing after this announcement.

Amazon WorkSpaces enables users to work from the cloud by connecting them to their virtual desktop. This cloud services works for PC, Mac, iPad and Android tablets. So users can access all of their applications whether they are in the office or outside or at home.


Peet’s Coffee & Tea, California-based company is one of 10,000 that signed up for the service.

They posted in their blog post about the Amazon's new service which is very much useful and flexible to use.

The post stated that “In order to support our growth, we had been looking at options to scale and support mobility of our desktop deployment across all channels including retail and corporate with cost reduction in hardware, software, and operational work. With Amazon WorkSpaces we will be able to reduce downtime, operational efforts, and our data center size, while achieving significant cost savings, getting the scalability and performance needed in alignment with compliance and security goals, and providing seamless experience to our employees.”

When it comes to cloud computing, the company Amazon has grown over the past few years massively. Lets hope this new service brings better user experience.

Amazon Increases Prime Membership Fee By $20

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 16, 2014
The eCommerce giant increased price of Amazon Prime which was fixed since 9 years. Amazon will be offering the shipping and video-streaming service which is beginning on 17th April, will cost $99 a year. It means that it has been increased by $20 from the original $79 price. Amazon Student Prime will be also increased by $10 to an annual fee of $49.

Amazon Increases Prime Membership Fee By $20

Those whose renewals come up before April 17 will still pay the original $79 fee. The price will change for renewals or new accounts as of April 17.

As per Amazon statement it was seen that “Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased,the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years. Since 2005, the number of items eligible for unlimited free two-day shipping has grown from one million to over 20 million. We also added unlimited access to over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video and a selection of over 500,000 books to borrow from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.”

In 2007, Amazon Prime was launched in Japan, the United Kingdom and Germany. Later on in 2008 it was introduced in France and respectively released in Italy in 2011 and in Canada in 2013.

The best part is that Amazon is offering 30 days trial. Users can go for trial for the period.

Monday

Amazon Stock Dropped In Q4

Posted By: Arin Dey - February 03, 2014
Amazon’s fourth quarter results unveiled and unfortunately it failed to meet industry expectations. Fourth quarter revenues were forecast to reach $26-billion but they fell by $400,000. Though it has got a 20 percent increase over 2012′s final quarter. Investors were not impressed and stocks dropped by 7 percent last week.
Amazon stock dropped
Amazon expressed this in a press release but didn't mention anything regarding not meeting the expectations. They mostly focused on the company’s successes in 2013. The only positive thing for the company is that, in 2013 Amazon performed a 22 percent increase in sales with $74.5 billion. In 2012 the year-end figure was $61.1 billion which is much lower compared to present.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that “It’s a good time to be an Amazon customer. You can now read your Kindle gate-to-gate, get instant on-device tech support via our revolutionary Mayday button, and have packages delivered to your door even on Sundays. In just the last weeks, Forrester, YouGov, and ForeSee have all ranked Amazon No. 1 — and we believe we’re just scratching the surface of what world-class customer service can be.”

In 2014, the company projects net sales between $18.2 billion and $19.9 billion in the first quarter. If they achieve that then the company growth would be in between 13 and 24 percent in comparison to the first quarter of 2013. Lets hope for a better year for Amazon.

Tuesday

Amazon Offers KindleFire HDX With Nine-Month Payment Plan

Posted By: Poketors - December 17, 2013
Amazon is offering KindleFireHDX with a payment program, which was advertised on its homepage over the weekend and the time is a nine-month period.
Image : Amazon

You can buy the $229 Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet or the $379 8.9-inch version, and opt for the four-part installment plan. You an also pay 25 percent of the purchase price along with tax and shipping charges up front, and then make three payments in 90-day increments with no interest.

“Our remedies will include the right to deregister your Kindle Fire HDX device, which will block your ability to access Amazon content from your Kindle Fire HDX device,” Amazon says on its website.

Thursday

Amazon Introduces Kindle MatchBook

Posted By: Poketors - September 05, 2013
Amazon is introducing a new program that will allow its past and present customers who are using paper book even dating back to 1995 to buy the eBook version of their purchases for $2.99 or less. Some will even be available for free.
This new program is known as Kindle MatchBook, the program will be launched next month with 10,000 eBooks available for purchase online. 
Kindle Content vice-president Russ Grandinetti says “If you logged onto your CompuServe account during the Clinton administration and bought a book like Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus from Amazon, Kindle MatchBook now makes it possible for that purchase -18 years later - to be added to your Kindle library at a very low cost. In addition to being a great new benefit for customers, this is an easy choice for publishers and authors who will now be able to earn more from each book they publish.”
Kindle MatchBook features include:

• MatchBooks will be priced at $2.99, $1.99, $0.99 or free.

• Kindle readers can get entire print book order history to discover which of their past purchases are enrolled in Kindle MatchBook.

• Customers have the option to download a free Kindle reading app for iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and phones, PC or Mac to start building their Kindle library.

Hope this MatchBook will encourage customers to try it out.

Saturday

New Design For Amazon Collections

Posted By: Poketors - August 03, 2013
Amazon Collections is designed just like Pinterest but it focuses only on products available through Amazon allowing users to collect images of their favorite products all in one place. Perhaps, the ideal go to resource for that hard to buy for family member. Just find someone with similar interests and you can hunt down that ideal gift without too much hassle.

New Design For Amazon Collections

Source : GEARFUSE

Sunday

Digital Acquisitions & Mergers Between Most Prominent Businesses [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - November 18, 2012
A lot of acquisitions have been going on since years and gradually they merged business processes and been on track of business strategy. Is it a matter of looking within your marketplace, identifying potential disruptions to your business and then looking to find a solution that will avert that pending collision? Or rather broadening the search beyond traditional areas of operation, in order to leverage opportunities in new growth areas yet to boom? 

Digital Acquisitions & Mergers Between Most Prominent Businesses [Infographic]

Whether an acquisition occurs, no doubt businesses that keep aware of these opportunities will be better poised to respond if and when their industry is disrupted. The following infographic provides some interesting insights about digital acquisitions between some of the most prominent businesses in the world and why they think these alliances will work.

The 10 Biggest Tech Acquisitions of All Time (Infographic)

Friday

Facebook May Become e-Commerce Giant Rival To Amazon, eBay

Posted By: Poketors - April 06, 2012
Each month, hundreds of millions of individuals around the world log on to Facebook and this year, the world's largest social network will likely register its billionth user account. It has made Facebook an attractive platform for businesses and marketers looking to reach consumers.

Facebook May Become e-Commerce Giant Rival To Amazon, eBay

Following the adage: 'Go where the users are', companies have flocked to Facebook, and they've increasingly been trying to do more with their Facebook presences in an effort to get the maximum ROI out of the social networking experience.

For some companies, doing more has meant investing in Facebook commerce, or f-commerce as it is widely referred to. The concept is simple - instead of forcing consumers to go to your website to buy your wares, you can hawk them through storefronts on Facebook, eliminating the need for consumers to leave their favorite hangout.

But many of those storefronts are now being shuttered according to a report by Bloomberg. Major brands like Gap, Old Navy, J.C. Penney, Nordstrom and Banana Republic are among those that have decided that f-commerce wasn't worth it.

The reason? For video game Gamestop, which has some 3.5m fans on its Facebook Page, the ROI simply wasn't there. "We just didn't get the return on investment we needed from the Facebook market, so we shut it down pretty quickly," Gamestop VP of marketing Ashley Sheetz told Bloomberg.

In retrospect, the fact that some of the f-commerce hype is subsiding isn't entirely surprising. As Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru observes, selling to consumers on Facebook is "like trying to sell stuff to people while they’re hanging out with their friends at the bar." In other words, it's not always a good combination.

That, however, never seemed to bother Facebook and many other observers. Facebook largely appears to believe that it can do just about anything because "this is where people are hanging out." And some went so far as to predict that social commerce would be a $30bn per year business by 2015, with Facebook accounting for much of the sales.

The good news for the companies that experimented with f-commerce is that early experimentation is usually a good thing. Not everything works, but it's better to try and find out than to sit on the sidelines and risk missing out on something that could have positively impacted the business. In most cases, the amount of money invested in f-commerce initiatives by large brands has been relatively small.

The bad news here is really for Facebook. If it's ever going to live up to the type of valuation it will likely go public at, it's going to need to make a lot more money. F-commerce could have helped in two big ways:
  • Encouraging companies to spend more on Facebook advertising to drive users to their Facebook storefronts.
  • Allowing Facebook to expand the use of its virtual currency, Credits, to purchases of physical goods.
Obviously, f-commerce shouldn't be written off as dead. But if Facebook really wants to make a go of it, the world's largest social network will have to be more thoughtful than "this is where people are hanging out" when trying to promote commerce on its platform.

Source : econsultancy

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