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Applications for ICTA permits/licences/certificates are now online

Earlier today, I stumbled upon a communiqué from the ICTA. From what one can read, the ICTA will now have a web site from which all import applications (permits / type approval certificates) need to be made. They will also cater for document uploads to support your applications. Until now, this process required the importer...... Continue Reading →

30 Sep 2019, Yashvin, pages of my life

Walmart and Microsoft team up to fight Amazon

Under a five-year deal announced Tuesday, Walmart will boost its use of Microsoft's cloud services and work with the tech firm on artificial intelligence and machine learning projects.

17 Jul 2018,

Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts

In a move that could revolutionise the way we buy groceries, Amazon opens its first supermarket without checkouts - human or self-service - to shoppers on Monday.

22 Jan 2018,

Amazon’s Echo, Alexa and Music Unlimited are hitting Australia and New Zealand next month

Amazon announced its intentions to launch the Echo down under during its big AWS Re:Invent show back in November. Details were pretty light on the offering at the time, but now the company’s back with specifics a few weeks ahead of availability.

18 Jan 2018,

Nike is planning to start selling directly through Amazon

Sportswear giant Nike is planning to open a store on, CNN reports. Mark Parker, Nike's CEO, reportedly confirmed that the duo are currently testing out a partnership.

30 Jun 2017,

Amazon Makes Whole Foods Mecca For Millennials

Whole Foods Market has delivered on many attributes key to millennial shoppers, yet has not established itself as their grocery store of choice. Despite investment and innovation against this key demographic, Whole Foods has yet to crack their code. Acquisition by Amazon may close the gaps needed to make Whole Foods Market millennials’ retailer of choice.

20 Jun 2017,

Amazon lent $1 billion to merchants to boost sales on its marketplace Inc has stepped up lending to third-party sellers on its site who are looking to grow their business, a company executive said in an interview on Wednesday.

08 Jun 2017,

Amazon invested millions in the startup Nucleus — then cloned its product for the new Echo

When the investment arm of Amazon’s Alexa division led a $5.6 million investment in his startup, Nucleus founder and CEO Jonathan Frankel was ecstatic.

10 May 2017,

Un partenaire d’Amazon crée un site dédié aux Mauriciens

Les consommateurs mauriciens peuvent désormais bénéficier du service du géant mondial du commerce électronique, Amazon.

12 Apr 2017,

Amazon explains big AWS outage, says employee error took servers offline, promises changes

Amazon has released an explanation of the events that caused the big outage of its Simple Storage Service Tuesday, also known as S3, crippling significant portions of the web for several hours.

03 Mar 2017,

Online shopping – More info about the CCS fee applicable when shipping

You probably came across the above communiqué during the past days and as usual, you didn’t give a damn about it (just like you did not when scrolling down!). No worries now that you are...

20 Jan 2017, Yashvin, pages of my life

IMDb meets Bollywood, launches 'India Spotlight'

The world’s largest movie database is finally ready to look at Bollywood.

15 Dec 2016,

Apple lawsuit says 90 percent of 'official' chargers sold on Amazon are fake

Ever had to buy a new Apple charger from Amazon? Well beware even those labelled as the genuine article — according to a recent lawsuit filed by Apple, 90 percent of them are fake.

20 Oct 2016,

Amazon’s restaurant delivery service launches in London to take on Uber, Deliveroo

Amazon has launched its restaurant food delivery service for Prime customers in London, its first market outside of the U.S., the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday, as it looks to take on Uber and Deliveroo.

07 Sep 2016,

Amazon Targets YouTube With New Online Video Posting Service Inc. will let people post videos to its website and earn money from advertising, royalties and other sources, putting the company in more-direct competition with Google’s YouTube.

10 May 2016,

Old Kindles Will Be Disconnected From the Internet Unless You Update by Tuesday

That old Kindle sitting in your desk drawer is about to get locked out from the internet. Amazon is warning customers of older Kindle e-readers that they must update by Tuesday, March 22nd, or else they will no longer be able to access the Kindle Store or sync with the cloud.

22 Mar 2016,

Amazon Recalls Kindle Chargers Over Electric Shock Risk

Amazon has issued a recall of chargers for the latest Kindle tablets after finding that customers were at risk of being electrocuted.

04 Mar 2016,

The Beatles’ Music Catalog to Become Available on Streaming Services

Beatles fans around the world will be getting a big Christmas present this year, as the band’s full catalog is scheduled for release on major streaming services Thursday morning.

24 Dec 2015,

How Good Are Amazon’s Black Friday Deals?

Here are the prices for TVs and other electronics on the day after Thanksgiving.

19 Nov 2015,

Bezos On Amazon's Delivery Drones: 'This Looks Like Science Fiction. It’s Not.'

Amazon is working on package-delivering drones. The company calls the product Amazon Prime Air, and says it could be in operation by 2015, depending on the FAA.

03 Dec 2013,

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