| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:16 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:57 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
SpaceX made it official last week: The California-based company will build its first commercial spaceport in Texas, spurning overtures from Florida and other launch-minded states.
Although Florida gets the "consolation prize" of SpaceX's government...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Amazon launched a campaign Friday night to counter the 900-plus authors who have signed an open letter supporting publisher Hachette. In a dispute over terms about the wholesale and retail price of e-books, Amazon has blocked pre-orders of Hachette...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Amazon is expanding same-day delivery service in the Baltimore area and five other metropolitan areas, the online retailer said Wednesday....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Grocery Shopping Tips for Seniors
As we get older the ability to move around may diminish, let alone our capacity to drive our own personal vehicle. What happens when elderly parents, shut-ins, and older adults cannot go out to buy essential items...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Lake County Animal Services will host an animal auction at 11 a.m. Saturday at the shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.
The following animals will be up for auction: a mini stallion, Arabian mare, Arabian gelding and rooster.
Animals are sold...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Imagine yourself in an aquarium, leaning over the tall protective wall that separates you from a pool full of sharks. Now, imagine falling in. Under the worst of circumstances, this would be too horrible to even ponder. Under the best of circumstances&...