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Amazon India doubles seller base to 2 lakh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

E-commerce major Amazon today said it has doubled the number of merchants on its e- commerce platform to two lakh in less than a year.

Amazon.In has crossed the two million seller base mark in just four years of the company's operations in India, Amazon.In said in a statement.

It added that the company has doubled the number in less than a year of crossing the one lakh seller count last July.

"This fast pace of adoption has come on the back of various unique, India-first innovations like feet on street teams, self-service registration, Chai Cart and Tatkal," the statement said.

It added that partnerships with several national and state bodies also helped in reaching the milestone.

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Google rolls out 'Website with Google My Business' * Google today launched a new programme to help small and medium businesses build their websites in a simple and fast manner, free of charge.

"With over 400 million Indians online, and 300 million of them on smartphones, the Internet has emerged as the go-to destination to research and buy. So, it is important for businesses to be where customers are," Google Director Marketing Solutions Shalini Girish said.

She added that small business owners, however, often find that building a website can be complex, expensive, and time- consuming.

"In order to solve these problems for them, we introduced a new simple, free, and fast way to build a mobile optimised website through 'Website With Google My Business'," she said.

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NIIT Univ adds Digital Transformation tech to courses * NIIT University (NU) has introduced 'Digital Transformation' technologies in its curriculum.

"NU has introduced B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) programme with emphasis on Digital Transformation technologies to rise up to the urgent need faced by the IT industry for next-gen digitally skilled engineers," NU said in a statement.

The B.Tech CSE programme will be embedded with Full Stack Programming, Big Data, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IOT) curriculum to make it more industry relevant, it added.

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Smartron partners Eros Now

* Tech firm Smartron today said it has inked a strategic partnership with Eros Now to provide entertainment content to its customers.

"This exclusive partnership will provide two months of free vast repository of movies to all Smartron users in multiple languages that can be accessed through a cloud platform - tcloud," Smartron said in a statement.

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 20:07 IST