Amazon moves Supreme Court against Future Group shareholders’ meet

American retail giant Amazon has moved the Supreme Court, appealing against a National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) order that had allowed the Future Group’s listed companies to hold shareholders’ and creditors’ meetings to clear its proposed transaction with Reliance Retail Ventures. In its application, Amazon has urged the Supreme Court to pass an order to … Read more

Amazon To Open Brick And Mortar Shops

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is planning to get back into brick and mortar shops as the company is looking to open large departmental store-like facilities, reported WSJ on Thursday. The stores are expected to follow the concept of the in-business departmental store brands like Macy’s Bloomingdale’s Inc. and Nordstrom Inc., but will be … Read more

Now chat with Big B’s voice on Amazon Alexa for Rs 149 in India

Amazon on Thursday said it has made India’s first celebrity voice feature on Alexa available with the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, and the users in India can add his amazing voice to their Alexa experience on Echo devices for an introductory price of Rs 149 for one year.   The customers need to press the mic … Read more

Supreme Court says CCI probe against Amazon, Flipkart will continue

The Supreme Court on Monday said an antitrust investigation into business practices of Amazon.com Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart must continue, rejecting demands of the two e-commerce giants to put them on hold. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) ordered the investigation in 2020 against the companies for allegedly promoting select sellers on their e-commerce platforms … Read more

SC rules in favour of Amazon against Future-Reliance merger deal

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favour of e-commerce giant Amazon against the proposed ₹24,713-crore merger deal between Future Retail Limited (FRL)and Reliance Retail. A Bench of Justices Rohinton F. Nariman and B.R. Gavai upheld the validity and enforceability of a Singapore-based Emergency Arbitrator (EA) award, which restrained Future Retail Limited (FRL), India’s second … Read more

Netflix plans to offer video games in push beyond movies and TV shows

Netflix Inc., marking its first big move beyond TV shows and films, is planning an expansion into video games and has hired a former Electronic Arts Inc. and Facebook Inc. executive to lead the effort. Mike Verdu will join Netflix as vice president of game development, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Greg Peters, the company … Read more

Flipkart raises $3.6 bn to fund its India expansion

The Flipkart Group, a homegrown consumer internet ecosystem, on Monday said it raised $3.6 billion to fund its digital commerce activities in India. The fundraise seen participation from global investors, including sovereign funds, private equity and crossovers in addition to Walmart. The new investment values Flipkart Group at $37.6 billion. This round of funding was … Read more

Amazon’s Small Business Days sees record sales for over 84K SMBs

Amazon India’s recently held Small Business Days (SBD) has helped more than 84,000 Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) to bounce back from the economic disruptions caused by the second wave of Covid-19, the company said on Sunday. The three-day event was held between July 2 and 4. Of the 84,000, 68 per cent of the … Read more