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  • Amazon Studios to Bow 5 Pilots in Third Pilot Wave

    Amazon.com will debut five pilots as part of its third pilot season on Aug. 28 in the U.S. and the U.K., including comedies from Steven Soderbergh and Whit Stillman and dramatic thrillers from Marc Forster and Shaun Cassidy. The five pilots to be...
  • Amazon takes on Square, PayPal with new credit card reader

    Amazon takes on Square, PayPal with new credit card reader
    Amazon is making a play in small-business payment processing by launching Local Register, a credit card reader that can be attached to a smartphone or tablet. The Seattle-based online retailer announced the $10 device Wednesday, challenging...
  • Moment of Friday: Artist Dara Birnbaum's 1970s Wonder Woman mash-up

    Moment of Friday: Artist Dara Birnbaum's 1970s Wonder Woman mash-up
    By today's standards, Dara Birnbaum's video piece "Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman," might not seem like a big deal. The 5 1/2-minute video looks like your typical Internet mash-up: repeating cuts of actress Lynda Carter spinning in circles to...
  • Authors United: Who signed?

    More than 900 authors signed an open letter to Amazon that appeared in print Sunday and is online at the website Authors United. The letter appealed to Amazon to treat books from Hachette fairly. "As writers -- most of us not published by Hachette -- we...
  • More companies adding video to personalize online customer service

    More companies adding video to personalize online customer service
    In a hurry on a sizzling July morning, Veronica Vallejos opted for the drive-through ATM at Visterra Credit Union in Moreno Valley. After pulling under a carport, she leaned out her window and found to her surprise, a screen lit up with Regina's smiling...
  • Disney movie preorders caught up in Hachette-like dispute with Amazon

    Reuters—Amazon.com Inc has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online retailer began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year....
  • Cinedigm Posts Increased Revenues for Q1 Despite Challenging GVE Acquisition

    Cinedigm Corp.'s revenues increased 23% to $22.9 million for the first quarter fiscal 2015, from the prior year quarter of $18.5 million, the Los Angeles-based company announced Wednesday, despite a $4 million to $5 million reduction in cash flow in the...
  • Amazon vs. Hachette: Soul searching in techie, bookish Seattle

    SEATTLE In this city famous for its independent bookstores and pungent coffee shops brick-and-mortar institutions that value touch, taste and long, rainy afternoons a high-profile conflict about the business of selling e-books has left many readers...
  • Is Amazon the bully or the hero?

    The Seattle Times recently invited children's book author Nina Laden and writer Frank Schaeffer to debate on the fractious contract negotiations between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette. Laden argues Amazon is a marketing behemoth...
  • Internationalism prompts boom in language business

    WASHINGTON It's a high-stakes, multibillion-dollar industry with tight deadlines, demanding clients and lives at risk. Any miscommunication could cause a deep financial loss or death. Some in the industry work in war zones while others have cozy home...
  • E-commerce offers more than just a menu

    E-commerce offers more than just a menu
    Imagine going to a restaurant and everything on the menu looks good but you’re particularly intrigued by the yellowfin tuna - something you’ve never tried before. Now you’re sure you can’t live without it. The server approaches,...