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  • In Amazon battle, book culture is the casualty

    In Amazon battle, book culture is the casualty
    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...
  • POLL: Would You Buy an Amazon 3D Smartphone?

    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...
  • New technology a boon for self-publishers

     New technology a boon for self-publishers
    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...
  • PowaTag e-commerce system debuts, aims to revolutionize shopping

    PowaTag e-commerce system debuts, aims to revolutionize shopping
    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...
  • Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time

    Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time
    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...
  • Netflix Customer Ratings Improve, But It Still Hasn't Recovered From 2011 Pricing Backlash

    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. Netflix...
  • Facebook's WhatApp Deal Preceded by Rakuten's Viber Buy

    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...
  • Sport Chalet sees largest profit since 2007

    Sport Chalet sees largest profit since 2007
    Despite warm winter weather and severe drought conditions across several states, La CaƱada 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. The...
  • Amazon Flow makes searching for items a breeze with an iPhone

    Amazon Flow makes searching for items a breeze with an iPhone
    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...
  • George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker

    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...
  • Amazon, Home Depot go on hiring sprees for spring

    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...