Amazon’s new pricing, which the company announced today, lets you subscribe to Prime—or just its streaming service, if you prefer—on a monthly basis. This is great for people who may not be able to pay $99 all at once; now, they can binge a season of Transparent for just $8.99 and then opt out the following month. But if they end up subscribing for the whole year, customers are paying extra because they couldn’t pay a lump sum of $99 for Prime’s yearly subscription. That is what’s called a poverty tax: • Cost of yearly Prime subscription: $99 • Cost of month-by-month video subscription, over 12 months: $107.88 • Cost of month-by-month Prime subscription, over 12 months: $131.88 From the looks of it, Amazon is punishing people who don’t have an extra $99 lying around—to the tune of more than $30. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Amazon’s new pricing is another tax on the poor
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The first thing you notice about Jeff Bezos is how he strides into a room. advertisement advertisement A surprisingly diminutive figure, clad in blue jeans and a blue pinstripe button-down, Bezos flings open the door with an audible whoosh and instantly commands the space with his explosive voice, boisterous manner, and a look of total confidence. “How are you?” he booms, in a way that makes it sound like both a question and a high-decibel announcement. Each of the dozen buildings on Amazon’s Seattle campus is named for a milestone in the company’s history–Wainwright, for instance, honors its first customer. Bezos and I meet in a six-floor structure known as Day One North. The name means far more than the fact that Amazon, like every company in the universe, opened on a certain date (in this case, it’s July 16, 1995). No, Day One is a central motivating idea for Bezos, who has been reminding the public since his first letter to shareholders … [Read more...] about AmazonFresh Is Jeff Bezos’ Last Mile Quest For Total Retail Domination
If content has traveled many screens, from theatres to television to now alternate screen, so has technology. The 3D immersive audio that you hear in theatres can now be experienced anywhere, anytime.The question is how?So, Dolby that has installed more than 500 Dolby Atmos screens and has more than 500 movie titles in Dolby Atmos across India, has brought its sound technology, Dolby Atmos to video streaming platforms. And the new entrant on the list is Eros Now.Close On Eros Now, films like Bajirao Mastani, Manmarziyaan, Action Jackson are available in Dolby Atmos. related news Inside Edge 2 promises to reveal ‘inside information’ on cricket In pics: From Iron Man to Thor and Groot, Bengaluru's Comic Con was a hit Kantar to roll out India’s first OTT audience measurement solution Along with Eros Now, which has 21.1 million paid subscribers and 166 million registered users, Dolby is offering its sound as well visual technologies (Dolby Vision) to Netflix, … [Read more...] about Want cinematic experience at home or on mobile? OTTs are giving you that, with Dolby’s help
Tata Motors on November 20 said it has raised $300 million (around Rs 2,154 crore) from overseas markets. "The company has raised $300 million by allotment of the notes in the international markets," Tata Motors said in a regulatory filing.Notes have been allotted on November 20, 2019 and will be listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd, it added.The auto major said it also executed a subscription agreement with Merrill Lynch (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd on November 13, 2019, and issued an offering circular in relation to the issuance of the notes.Close The company did not disclose the reasons for raising the capital. related news Gold price gains Rs 230 at Rs 38,454 per 10 gram; silver up 0.38% Modi government may offer incentives to Tesla, Glaxo: Report 2,178 crore digital transactions recorded in FY20 till November 13: Ravi Shankar Prasad Shares of the company on Wednesday ended 0.3 per cent lower at Rs 167.25 … [Read more...] about Tata Motors raises Rs 2,154 cr from overseas markets
The Road Transport and Highways Ministry recently made it compulsory for drivers to own a FASTag for all toll payments which will be enforced from December 1, 2019. While the service was already in use before, this move is expected to cut down the waiting time for people at toll plazas.What is FASTag?A FASTag is a prepaid rechargeable tag service that allows the driver to make automatic payment for tolls, without having to stop or wait in a queue. This not only saves the time of the driver but also ensures that every vehicle that passes the toll is scanned and accounted for. An activated FASTag, which is installed on the car’s windshield, uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to communicate with the scanner which automatically deducts the amount from the user’s bank account.Close Where to get a FASTag and how to activate it? related news Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite tipped to feature 48MP triple-cameras, Snapdragon 855 processor Customs clearance to … [Read more...] about What is FASTag? How to purchase and recharge FASTag?