Amazon Prime Day 2020 will happen on October 13 and 14

Amazon is aiming to kickstart the holiday shopping season early this year.

The company is holding its annual Prime Day over two days in October this year, after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to postpone the sales event from July. It’s the first time Prime Day is being held in the fall, and Amazon is positioning it as a way to get people to start their holiday shopping.

Even before Amazon’s announcement Monday, major retailers have said they plan to push shoppers to start their holiday shopping in October and offer deals earlier, hoping to avoid crowds in stores during November and December.

Prime Day approaches as Amazon has launched a hiring spree. The e-commerce giant said earlier this month it would hire 100,000 full and part-time workers for jobs including sorting customer orders and making deliveries. Those positions are on top of Amazon looking to fill 33,000 corporate and technology jobs that come with an average salary of $150,000.

Prime Day, which will run Oct. 13 and Oct. 14, is sure to put pressure on retail rivals to offer deals around the same time. In past years, Walmart, Best Buy and Target have offered their own online discounts during Prime Day.

Amazon started the sales event in 2015 as its answer to Singles’ Day, a shopping holiday popularized by Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba. Prime Day has become one of Amazon’s biggest shopping days.

Last year’s Prime Day was marked by a computer glitch that kept some customers from loading items into their cart. The issue also allowed other customers to purchase thousands of dollars of camera equipment for $94.48. Customers hoping to take advantage of this year’s Prime Day should beware of unfamiliar brands of TV sets, check product pages for fake reviews and don’t assume all prices

5 Reasons the Apple Search Engine Could Happen Sooner or Later

Around 9 months ago, Facebook officially introduced its new social search engine to the public. With that announcement, now 4 tech juggernauts already have their own search engines. Google with its widely-popular “Google”, Microsoft with “Bing”, Yahoo with “Yahoo!” and last but not least, Facebook with its newly-announced “Graph Search”.

But what about Apple, the company that in the fiscal year of 2012 made more profits than even Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook combined? Does this Cupertino-based tech giant have any plan to follow Facebook’s footsteps to launch its own search engine in the near future?

How the Rumors Started?

Actually, the rumors about Apple’s search engine have become old news in tech world. As a matter of fact, many famous tech news portals from TechCrunch, Mashable and other sites, including analyst Gene Munster believed that Apple’s own search engine was in the making and would replace Google Search on iOS. Meanwhile, the writers at Forbes were also really vocal regarding this issue.

The sign of Apple removing Google Search from iOS was known publicly when Apple decided to deprive Google Maps on iOS 6 and replace it with its homemade Apple Maps, which sadly then became a huge flop for Apple.

Although Google Maps then made it back again on iOS 6 in the form of app on iTunes, many people believed that this could be the first sign that Apple Search is heading to iOS anytime soon. Unfortunately, we never heard about the existence of Apple’s search engine ever since.

But the rumors were raised again from the dead when Apple reportedly hired Bill Stasior, an Amazon’s executive who had years of experience in search engine world. He was assigned by Apple to handle the development of SIRI. And at the beginning of this year, we also saw …