Tag: tech

13
Oct
2020
Posted in gadget

Amazon Prime Day Tech & Electronics Deals 2020: Early Home & Office Electronics, Tech, & Gadget Savings Listed by Deal Stripe

(MENAFN – GlobeNewsWire – Nasdaq) Check out our review of the best electronics, Amazon device, & tech gadget deals for Amazon Prime Day, including deals on Amazon handpicked electronics such as computers, laptops, smart TVs, & headphones

Find all the best early tech and electronics deals for Prime Day, together with all the latest home and office electronics, school devices, and tech and gadget deals. Links to the best deals are listed below.

Best deals:

  • Save up to $280 on the latest headphones from Bose, Sony, Beats & more top-rated audio brands – at the Amazon Prime Day sale
  • Check out the full range of Amazon devices on sale for Amazon Prime Day – save on Amazon Fire tablets, Echo smart speakers, Kindle e-readers and many more Amazon devices
  • Save up to 42% on TVs from top manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Sony & TCL – at the Prime Day sale
  • Save up to 65% on cameras at the Amazon Prime Day sale – click the link for the latest deals on cameras from top brands such as Canon, Nikon, GoPro, Nest, Logitech & more
  • Save up to 60% on a wide range of mobiles & smartphones at the Amazon Prime Day sale
  • Save up to 40% on the latest laptops from HP, Dell, ASUS, Lenovo, Apple & many more top-rated laptop brands
  • Save up to 38% on a wide range of gaming consoles & games at the Amazon Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on Sony Playstation PS4, Microsoft Xbox One & Nintendo Switch consoles and games
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13
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Big Money, Day Traders Both Love Japan Tech Darling Mercari

(Bloomberg) — Mercari Inc., the online flea-market operator that has become one of Japan’s most closely watched tech ventures, is closing in on new highs as the stock has drawn both big and small money.

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The company has already grown to command the largest weighting on Japan’s startup-focused Mothers index as individual investors buy in — of some 230 of the largest Japanese companies with market value of over $5 billion, Mercari has the third-highest percentage of individual shareholders. Then on Oct. 7, Los Angeles-based money manager Capital Group declared it had taken a 5% stake in Mercari.

That’s helping propel the stock to near the 6,000 yen mark it hit just once, on the day it listed to great fanfare in 2018. After a rapid decline, the stock has worked its way back up this year, fueled by its first quarterly operating profit. That’s been helped by the coronavirus pandemic, which has boosted usage of its online marketplace where users buy and sell items.



graphical user interface, chart, histogram: Mercari shares are nearly back to the post-IPO pop


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Mercari shares are nearly back to the post-IPO pop

Mercari fell 0.2% in Tokyo on Tuesday. A gain of just 3.3% in the next trading session would see it match the 6,000 yen high.

Mercari is something of a rarity in Japan, which has few tech startups that have swelled to the size of the $8.6 billion company, according to Ikuo Mitsui, a fund manager at Aizawa Securities Co., who is still bullish on the firm after the share surge.

“In Japan there are very few companies like this, light on assets and not requiring large-scale capex,” he said. That’s why many are piling onto the stock, he added.

It’s even more unusual for being a Japanese startup that is starting to see success on its app outside of its home

13
Oct
2020
Posted in gadget

Amazon Prime Day 2020: the best tech and gadget deals to buy

Amazon Prime Day is happening on October 13 and 14 this year (Amazon)

Amazon’s Prime Day 2020 has arrived and brought with it a huge number of discounts on various tech products.

The retailer’s annual sales event usually takes place in the summer. However, coronavirus meant Prime Day was pushed back until October.

Amazon has confirmed the event will run over the course of 48 hours through October 13 and October 14. Like in previous years, there will be a mix of sustained deals and shorter ‘lightning’ deals only available for a limited window.

Gadgets and electronics routinely make up a large portion of the discounts on offer and this year is no different.

Here are some of the best tech deals for Prime Day that we’ve come across. If you see any more that we haven’t covered, drop a note in the comments box below.

Fitbit deals

The Fitibit Versa 2 smartwatch has been given a discount (Image: Fitbit)

Fitbit has a great range of activity trackers and smartwatches, some of which are getting a discount for Prime Day.

Unfortunately the brand new Fitbit Sense smartwatch isn’t among the offers, but there are some of Fitbit’s other wearables that can be had for a bargain.

You’ll be able to find up to 34% off the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch and Inspire and Inspire HR fitness trackers.

You can find Fitbit Prime Day deals here.

Razer deals

If you’re going to sit at a keyboard all day, might as well be this one (Razer/Amazon)

Razer are a well-known gaming brand specializing in accessories, headsets and high-end gaming laptops and phones.

The company has dropped the price on a few products for Prime Day, including 58% off the BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (now at £75.99) and 63% off the Razer

13
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Hong Kong and New York-based Easyship joins Shopify Plus’ tech partner program

Easyship, a logistics startup that allows e-commerce sellers to add multiple carriers to their stores, announced it has joined the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program. Easyship is headquartered in Hong Kong and New York. Co-founder Tommaso Tamburnotti told TechCrunch it is the only shipping app in Asia for Shopify Plus, the e-commerce platform’s solution for large companies and high-volume shippers.

Founded in 2015 by Tamburnotti and Augustin Ceyrac, both veterans of Southeast Asia e-commerce giant Lazada, and former banker Paul Lugagne Delpon, Easyship’s platform is includes more than 250 shipping options from carriers including UPS, FedEx and DHL, pre-negotiated discounted rates and the automation of tasks like taxes and duty charges. So far, Easyship says it has served more than 100,000 clients.

According to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), volumes of international postal packages dispatched have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for things like electrical machinery, pharmaceutical products, mechanical appliances and accessories. At the same time, customs and movement restrictions, as well as a drop in air traffic, have created new challenges for cross-border sellers.

Tamburnotti told TechCrunch that COVID “has been a big shock to the logistics industry,” starting with manufacturers shutting down in China, which resulted in delays for many e-commerce consumer brands.

After factories in China reopened, however, Tamburnotti said there was a surge in production, and about an 80% increase in e-commerce orders worldwide. But the drop in the number of commercial passenger flights, which typically also carry small parcels, resulted longer delivery wait times, and additional courier fees.

In addition to its headquarters in Hong Kong and New York, Easyship also has offices in Singapore, London and Australia, and Tamburnotti said “being a truly global company helps us provide shipping solutions to our clients that need to reach

12
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

What’s the tech behind Question 1?

The initiative is aimed at rectifying a loophole in the original Right To Repair measure, passed eight years ago, which required automakers to sell to independent repair shops in Massachusetts the same digital diagnostic tools and software they provide to their own dealerships.

Now, drive a Ford or a Toyota or a Mercedes into pretty much any repair shop, not just here in Massachusetts but across the country, and a mechanic can plug into the vehicle and talk to all of its onboard computers.

But the carmakers stopped short of providing those mechanics with remote access to the data your car can transmit wirelessly, a huge convenience for vehicle owners, who don’t have to first drive to the repair shop to have a problem diagnosed. A large and growing number of vehicles are capable of this — GM cars equipped with the company’s OnStar system, for instance.

“This is like an end run around the intent of the original law,” said Bob Denley, a car mechanic in Lee who backs Question 1.

Both sides have pitched the ballot question in apocalyptic terms: The independent repair shops say they will go out of business without it; lobbyists for the auto companies warn that passage would make it easier for sexual predators and other undesirables to get access to personal information from your vehicle.

But a fascinating video produced for automotive regulators in the European Union shows what’s really at stake.

A couple driving through the French countryside notices that a tire is going flat. Like many late-model vehicles, this car announces the bad news on a dashboard video screen. But we also see an icon that lets the passenger instantly phone a nearby repair shop, and then tap another to instantly relay the relevant information.

Miles away, the mechanic says, “Ah,