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Xiaomi to Sell 65000 Redmi 1S Smartphones on Flipkart Today at 2 PM, No Discounts Yet

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi will sell its Redmi 1S phones in a flash sale on Flipkart today at sharp 2:00 PM, while the registration to participate in the online sale was closed midnight Monday and more than 2 lakh users have reportedly registered, much less than the earlier figures. Xiaomi’s Tuesday sale was not giving out any details as in ...

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Xiaomi to Migrate Foreign Users’ Data to Amazon, Singapore Servers in 3 Phases

One month after getting a notice from the Taiwanese government, the mainland China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said it will migrate some data overseas to Amazon Servers in the US and servers in Singapore to ward off criticism that it is collecting users information from its sold phones in third countries. Currently, Xiaomi has its servers in Beijing and the ...

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Tech, telecom firms roll out freebies for Diwali, Flipkart, Amazon, Samsung, Oppo in Race

Come Diwali, it is time for compulsive offers of discounts, rebates and freebies for all shops and sellers across the country and not far behind the brouhaha are the telecom and tech giants, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Jabong and Amazon, which have rolled out out-of-the-box offers to catch the fancy of the customers. Microsoft and Amazon are offering a discount of Rs.4,000 ...

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Google Fails, Amazon Snatches Gaming Giant Twitch with $970 Million Cash

Global online giant Amazon.com has snatched live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash, making it the largest deal by the US e-commerce company that too when Google was in the race, though the search giant was as usual silent about its name being dragged into the issue. Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos’s move to acquire Twitch ...

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Apple changes game plan with iPad mini, unleashes new tablet warfare

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its much-talked-about iPad mini, a 7.9-inch multi-touch display and 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the New iPad (3) that was released in March this year. Not content with it, Apple has unexpectedly relased its fourth generation iPad with a 9.7-inch Retina display, Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance. To ...

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Amazon Launches Textbook Rental for students

Amazon.com, Inc. has launched Amazon Textbook Rental for college students, who can choose from thousands of textbooks to rent for the semester and save up to 70 percent. To rent a textbook, search Amazon.com for the book, select “Rent Now,” choose shipping and payment options, and check out. All textbook rentals are met by Amazon and at the end of ...

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire gets 95,000 pre-order on Day One

On the opening day after the launch of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, an estimated 95,000 pre-orders were made, according eDataSource, which tracks consumer purchases. By analyzing purchase receipts received by email, eDataSource is able to estimate the daily orders places at major ecommerce sites as well as what products are being purchased. Though this was one-third of what Apple’s iPad ...

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NOAA: Natural disasters alone caused a loss of $35 billion so far in 2011

Now that North Carolina has begun assessing the loss left behind by Hurricane Irene, a look at how natural disasters devastated the United States economy reveals $750 billion in losses to the nation in the last 31 years. The U.S. has sustained 108 weather-related disasters since 1980 with the total normalized losses  exceeding $750 billion, adjusted to 2011 figures using ...

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