Centre tightens rules for e-commerce firms: What lies ahead for Amazon, Flipkart?

December 27, 2018

In a setback for e-commerce firms having foreign investment, the government on Wednesday barred online marketplaces such as Flipkart and Amazon from selling products of the companies in which they have a stake. The commerce and industry ministry also forbidden e-commerce firms from entering into an agreement for the exclusive sale of products. The revised […]

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Facebook launches pop-up stores at Macy’s

November 21, 2018

Following the footsteps of Amazon, Facebook has partnered with Macy’s to bring a selection of brands that are sold on Facebook and Instagram to its stores. These brands will be showcased in the department store’s pop-up area, “The Market,” which launched earlier this year as a way to bring lesser-known brands to the store. “Every […]

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DCGI slaps notice to Amazon, Flipkart for allegedly selling fake cosmetics

October 24, 2018

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) slapped notices to e-commerce giants -Amazon and Flipkart for allegedly selling “spurious and adulterated” cosmetics including imported brands. The authority has been warned of severe actions in case of failing to respond within 10 days. The DGCI has warned them of penal action for “offering for sale, sale, […]

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Amazon launches ‘Merch Collab’ at Licensing Expo 2018: Here’s how it works

May 24, 2018

Amazon unveiled a new platform at the Las Vegas Licensing Expo that will allow licensors to develop and launch products faster than ever before. At the Keynote session at Licensing Expo, Amazon launched ‘Merch Collab’ by Amazon, bringing together brands and a group of about 150 artists to produce licensed apparel and other products. Merch […]

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Oppo, Amazon to announce new partnership on May 1

April 30, 2018

To take on the ASUS-Flipkart collaboration, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is all set to make a major announcement in collaboration with Amazon on May 1. Earlier this month, Taiwanese PC hardware and smartphone brand ASUS made a big splash in the Indian market by announcing its partnership with Flipkart to launch the ZenFone Max Pro […]

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DreamWorks produces ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda’ toons for Amazon

April 14, 2018

Amazon has commissioned two original children’s animated series from DreamWorks Animation Television. The studio is creating an all-new The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, which will be available to Amazon Prime subscribers in US, UK, Germany, India, and Japan from May 11. Check out the official trailer here: The second is Kung Fu Panda: The […]

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Nazara to bring its popular games to Amazon Fire TV

April 3, 2018

Nazara Technologies (Nazara) announced its alliance with Amazon for Fire TV, to provide localized Indian gaming experience on April 3. With this move, Nazara’s games will go beyond mobile to online (TV) enabling Nazara to reach out to a wider audience.  Amazon Fire TV offers access to a vast selection of movies and TV shows, […]

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AIR partners with Amazon; to broadcast its programmes throughout the world

February 5, 2018

Thanks to a recent pact between All India Radio and Amazon Echo service, listeners of the public broadcaster can now tune into Amazon’s Alexa to access FM radio, the popular Vividh Bharati and 41 other services from any part of the world. The public service broadcaster has partnered with e-commerce platform Amazon for the latter’s […]

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In its effort to go one up on Flipkart, Amazon pumps in record capital into its India unit

February 3, 2018

In its effort to race past larger domestic rival Flipkart, Amazon has pumped record capital into its main India unit this financial year. With the latest infusion of Rs 1,950 crore, this exercise has added crucial firepower as the global online retail giant accelerates towards its goal. Overall, Amazon Seller Services has received Rs 8,150 […]

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Saragama inks licensing deals with Amazon; looks at increase in revenue

January 27, 2018

Thanks to licensing deals with Amazon for it’s soon to launch Prime Music service and Apple Music, video and music content company Saregama is looking at a revenue jump beginning Q4 FY18. Yje two services were launched in the Indian market in 2015. Amazon has partnered with Saregama to stream the label’s catalogue of 117,000 […]

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Amazon in a content deal with Zee Music Co.

January 17, 2018

Amazon has signed a content deal with Zee Music Company for the licensing content for its upcoming Amazon Prime Music service. Sources say that the deal will add over 450 film soundtracks in various languages as well as music from 250 independent artists. Amazon’s suite of Prime services in the US and other countries offer […]

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Amazon partners with Korean beauty products KOTRA

December 18, 2017

Knowing well that there is growing demand for Korean beauty products, has partnered with KOTRA (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency) Bengaluru to offer customers access to leading Korean beauty brands. “Korean Beauty products are steadily gaining popularity across the world. The natural ingredients used in these products have a strong global following, and we […]

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Walt Disney Co. India signs 44 brand association deals for Star Wars

December 15, 2017

The Walt Disney Co. India has signed as many as 44 brand association deals for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth instalment of the 40-year-old franchise which opened to rave reviews across the world last week. The film is slated for release in India on 15 December. Brand experts in the know of the […]

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Walmart ties up with U.S. Armed Forces

November 13, 2017

Walmart has launched an online, curated showcase that features an assortment of officially licensed products across all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The online showcase will initially launch with nearly 3,000 products offered across a number of categories–including apparel and home goods. Furthermore, each military branch like the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. […]

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