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Indian Consumers In Tier-2 Cities Take Advantage Of Online Transactions: Report

Indians in tier-2 cities more adept at online transactions

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Indian consumers in tier-2 cities have adopted online transactions for shopping due to its convenience. Pixabay

Indian consumers in Tier-2 cities are taking the most advantage of online transactions and they are ahead of consumers in metros and tier-1 cites when it comes to shopping, wallet transfers and booking tickets, revealed a new report on Wednesday.

Convenience and time-saving are the top motivators for making online transactions, said the report from cyber security company NortonLifeLock.

Consumers make the maximum online financial transactions for shopping (91 per cent) closely followed by bill payments (88 per cent).

“It is impressive to see that consumers in India are embracing the world of digital and choosing to access the Internet for various routine activities such as paying bills, transferring money, booking tickets and more,” Ritesh Chopra, Country Director, NortonLifeLock, India, said in a statement.

“However, it is more important than ever for consumers to be aware of potential risks and to stay vigilant while making transactions online. Cybercriminals are looking to take advantage of consumers who may be less security minded and distracted by the excitement of shopping online sales,” Chopra said.

City-based millennials engage in more financial transactions online than any other generation surveyed, the research showed.

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Nearly seven in 10 Indian consumers making online transactions are willing to save their personal bank details on the websites they trust. Pixabay

The research showed that nearly seven in 10 Indian consumers making financial transactions online are willing to save their personal bank details on the websites they trust, while more than 8 in 10 think financial fraud and data theft are the biggest threat to online banking, said a report on Wednesday.

NortonLifeLock, however, warned that consumers should only use sites that they know and trust or have been recommended by people they know.

“Phony shopping sites can be hard to tell apart from the genuine ones, and even legitimate sites can be hijacked. Check the site address carefully for subtle differences, like minor errors in spelling or grammar,” said the company.

While digital wallets are seeing an increase in uptake, only 69 per cent of Indian respondents reported engaging in wallet transfers, said the report.

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Further, the report revealed that the respondent women are ahead of men when it comes to their awareness of data collection through cookies and the use of search results for marketing purposes.

The findings are based on an online survey of over 1,500 city-dwelling adults in India. (IANS)

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Amazon Acquires Turkish Data Processing Startup Company “DataRow”

Amazon started its retail operations in Turkey in 2018, and has a seven-year plan for large-scale logistics investment in the country

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Amazon started its retail operations in Turkey in 2018, and has a seven-year plan for large-scale logistics investment in the country. Wikimedia Commons

 E-commerce giant Amazon has completed the acquisition of Turkish data processing startup company DataRow.

Eren Baydemir, who founded the company with Can Abacigil in 2017, tweeted to confirm the acquisition.

“A new chapter begins for DataRow today. Our team is very excited to join AWS, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead in terms of data analytics,” Baydemir tweeted.

The company’s website also announced the move.

“We are proud to have created an innovative tool that facilitates data exploration and visualization for data analysts in Amazon Redshift, providing users with an easy to use interface to create tables, load data, author queries, perform visual analysis, and collaborate with others to share SQL code, analysis, and results. Together with AWS, we look forward to taking our tool to the next level for customers,” the announcement read.

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E-commerce giant Amazon has completed the acquisition of Turkish data processing startup company DataRow. Wikimedia Commons

Amazon started its retail operations in Turkey in 2018, and has a seven-year plan for large-scale logistics investment in the country.

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Last year, Vice President of Amazon Europe Xavier Garambois said that the company already has a team in Istanbul for cloud computing, but not a data centre. (IANS)