| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:12 AM
About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great.
I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Amazon.com has teased a June 18 announcement in its hometown of Seattle, where the e-retailer is expected to unveil a 3D-capable smartphone to challenge Apple's iPhone and Samsung Electronics' Android devices, among others.
But it's not clear how...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Several years ago Miles Lambert of Williamsburg self-published two wine books—"Desert Island Wine" and "Tokaji Wine-Fame, Fate, Tradition."
He used a commercial press for printing and arranged for distribution through a wine guild that offered...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Ever lust after a product displayed in a store that’s closed for the day? Or struggle to find the item you saw in a magazine or YouTube advertisement? Maybe you’re curious about something on a shelf but can’t find a salesperson to...
| Feb 15, 2014
Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn.
But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Netflix subscribers were apparently happier with the service in late 2013 than they were a year earlier -- but the Internet streamer's customer-satisfaction scores are still well below levels it enjoyed before a major price hike in mid-2011.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
HONG KONG - The rivalry between global internet conglomerates to get into messaging was underlined by Facebook's proposed $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.
That now makes last week's purchase of rival message service Viber by Japanese giant Rakuten...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Despite warm winter weather and severe drought conditions across several states, La Cañada Flintridge-based Sport Chalet announced a $1.5 million in net income during its third quarter on Monday, the most profitable the retailer's seen since 2007.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Amazon on Thursday updated its iPhone app with a feature that lets users find items within the online store by simply holding them in front of their iPhone's camera.
The feature is called Flow, and it's designed to be a quicker way to search for...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Amazon is good for online shoppers, but is it good for books?
That's what George Packer asks in this week's New Yorker, in a long article that looks at the online retailer as disruptor.
Amazon can be difficult to write about -- the company would not...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Amazon.com Inc. and The Home Depot Inc., both giants in their respective retail fields, are heralding the arrival of spring with major hiring surges.
E-commerce king Amazon said it will take on more than 2,500 full-time workers in several states as...