Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.
11,913.455.3
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Amazon shuts down Spark less than two years since its launch

Launched as Instagram's competitor, Spark was primarily focused on shopping and sale.

IANS|
Jun 15, 2019, 03.41 PM IST
0Comments
Agencies
Amazon
Amazon declined to comment on the apparent shutdown of Spark but the service is gone from the website and app.
SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon Spark, essentially a competitor to Instagram, has shut down less than two years since after its launch in July 2017.

Spark was focused on users posting images, stories and ideas about products and purchases and was originally launched only for Amazon Prime members. Other users could then react with 'smiles' and comments, the CNET reported on Friday.

Even as it was Instagram's competitor, Spark was primarily focused on shopping and sale.

While it tried to mock the Instagram aesthetic at times with fashion inspiration images or highly posed travel photos, it lacked the photo sharing app's broader appeal. Your friends weren't there and there weren't any Instagram Stories, for example. Everything felt too transactional, according to the TechCrunch.

"Amazon declined to comment on the apparent shutdown of Spark but the service is gone from the website and app," the TechCrunch report added.

Amazon Wants To Take Over With Redesigned Echo, Smart Clocks, Microwave

of 12
Next
Prev
Play Slideshow

On The Way To World Domination

21 Sep, 2018
Amazon caused a few gasps at its Alexa event Thursday when it revealed it had 70 things to announce. The new products give Amazon a greater reach than ever before. Updates to the internet giant's Alexa-infused Echo smart speakers will allow them to tend to microwave cooking and even have "hunches" regarding what users may want or have forgotten. Alexa is even developing a personality, complete with a favorite pet or beer. Here's a round up all of the Alexa-infused products Amazon showcased, including speakers, an in-car device and, a microwave:
Next



Want stories like this in your inbox? Sign up for the daily ET Panache newsletter.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Also Read

NBFC crisis sparks gold rush for some lenders

China steelmaker default sparks debt contagion fear

Siddaramaiah sparks row over remarks on Lingayat, Vokkaligas

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service