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Independence Day online sale: Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm offer big discounts

The sale by Amazon will continue for four days. Flipkart on the other hand will attract customers through its three-day sale   The e-commerce industry has come up with various offers and discounts for Independence Day. Popular online shopping destinations Flipkart and Amazon, in competition to each other, have rolled out discount offers for its customers during the festive season. The sale by Amazon will continue for four days, i.e. from August 9 till August 12. Flipkart on the other hand will attract customers through its three-day sale. Amazon sale As per the sneak peek running on Amazon, the e-commerce giant is offering over 20,000 deals across more than 200 categories and more than 2500 brands. To bring up more offers for its customers, Amazon has also partnered with the State Ban...

Amazon struggles to tempt Alexa users to shop

Amazon is leaning into Alexa and betting that voice ordering is the next big retail trend — but declining market share against Google Home and Chinese competitors as well as a rare leak of Alexa numbers suggest it’s struggling to make headway. The bottom line: Fewer than 2% of Amazon Alexa users have used Alexa to buy something in 2018, the Information reports, citing company sources. That number is even lower for repeat users, with just 10% of those purchasers buying something else. The backdrop: After capturing a whopping 80% of the smart speaker market in 2017, per market research firm CB Insights, Amazon’s share slipped to 28% in 2018, as Google and Chinese . This year, Google has overtaken Amazon, and Chinese players Alibaba, Baidu and Xiaomi have also grabbed pieces of th...

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to step down

PepsiCo has announced that CEO Indra Nooyi will step down on October 3 after 12 years as chief executive, though she will remain as the company’s chair into early 2019. Nooyi, the company’s first female CEO, will be succeeded by PepsiCo’s current president Ramon Laguarta. Why it matters: Nooyi is one of Corporate America’s most visible, outspoken female CEOs — and her departure is sure to highlight the lack of women occupying the top spot in boardrooms around the country. “Leading PepsiCo has truly been the honor of my lifetime, and I’m incredibly proud of all we have done over the past 12 years to advance the interests not only of shareholders, but all our stakeholders in the communities we serve. Growing up in India, I never imagined I’d have the...

Google Maps’ location sharing will now share your phone’s battery status, too

Early in 2017, Google added a feature to Google Maps that lets you opt to share your location in (near) real time with your close friends and family. Now they’re fleshing out that info with another important little detail: your phone’s remaining battery charge. It looks like this: Wondering why anyone might care about the status of your battery? If you try to ping someone’s location and their phone is dead, there’s not much an app can do. Most location-sharing apps will just sit there and spin while they wait for some sort of response, leaving you to worry about all the reasons their phone might not be responding with a current location. Did they lose signal? Did someone steal their phone? By clueing you in on whether someone’s phone is just about to die, you’ve at least got a better idea ...