Smart shopper: Monkey does online shopping after zookeeper forgets phone in office

November 13, 2019

Changzhou, China: A monkey was caught on camera as it browsed through a phone of a zookeeper in China to do some online shopping after she left the phone in her office. The keeper claimed that she had seen the primate purchasing items on the internet many times. When the animal found the phone lying around […]

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Shopping On Amazon Prime Day? Keep An Eye Out For Phishing Scams

July 15, 2019

Packed boxes pass along a conveyor belt at the Inc. fulfilment centre in Tilbury, U.K. on Friday, July 12, 2019. By offering 12 extra hours of deals during this year’s Prime Day, Amazon will pull in nearly 50% more in sales, according to an estimate from Coresight Research. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg © 2019 BLOOMBERG […]

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Instagram Adds Shopping Feature For Users in The US, Will it Come to India?

April 1, 2019

Facebook Inc’s Instagram is trialing a feature that lets U.S. users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday. The move is in line with Facebook’s plan to monetize higher-growth units like Instagram, as its centerpiece News Feed product struggles to generate fresh […]

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Instagram adds in-app checkout as part of its big push into shopping

March 20, 2019

Instagram took its next step to becoming a full-fledged commerce business today, announcing that it is bringing a checkout feature to its mobile apps. With checkout, you can store your payment information with Instagram to make purchases more quickly. In return, Instagram is charging retailers a selling fee. More than 20 brands will use checkout […]

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From shopping to LCD screens: Indian Railways offer new airport-like facilities to train travellers

March 19, 2019

Indian train travellers can look forward to airport like facilities as the Railways Ministry plans new upgrades. In what seems to be an attempt to compete with the roadways and aviation sector, the ministry is offering many new facilities both at the stations and on trains. Indian Railways has been upgrading its services across a […]

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A la Nirav Modi: Where tycoons can go shopping for a new passport

March 18, 2019

Nirav Modi, India’s most-wanted man, found a safe house in UK using a ‘golden visa’, a tier-1 (investor) visa issued by the British government to investors outside the European Union on a commitment to invest £2 million in bonds or shares of a company. The easy access to Modi puts investment-linked residency and citizenship programmes […]

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Gov’t working to prevent tax loss from online, informal shopping from abroad

March 2, 2019

Overseas shopping has begun to cause major losses in the economy. It has been reported that around 60 million commercial products, including 26 million from China, have entered Turkey under the status of letters in 2018. The value of these products has been reported to have reached approximately TL 20 billion. This “individual import system” […]

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