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  • US sues Amazon for allowing unauthorized in-app purchases by kids

    SEATTLE The Federal Trade Commission sued Amazon on Thursday for allowing children to make purchases within mobile applications even though the company knew that kids were doing so without parental permission. The suit, filed in federal court in Seattle,...
  • Retailers swallow online food cost to lock in shoppers

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables....
  • Amazon courts Hachette authors by proposing they keep e-book revenue

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc ratcheted up the pressure on Hachette Book Group by proposing the publisher's authors get all the revenue from ebooks sold by the ecommerce company, as both sides try to resolve their bitter months-long contract...
  • Latam e-commerce firm Linio gets $79 million in new investment

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Linio, an e-commerce company bidding to be the Amazon of Latin America set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, has attracted 58 million euros ($79 million) in new funding, helping it expand to new markets like Chile....
  • Amazon says it will fight FTC on in-app purchases made by children

    Amazon.com is resisting a request by the Federal Trade Commission to set stricter controls on in-app purchases made by children. The Seattle company is facing a potential lawsuit by the FTC on the matter and is prepared to go to court to defend itself,...
  • Amazon joins ranks of top 10 retailers, McDonald's falls off

    Amazon joins ranks of top 10 retailers, McDonald's falls off
    Amazon.com has cracked the top 10 in Stores magazine’s annual ranking of the 100 largest U.S. retailers, a first for an online-only retailer. With domestic sales up 27 percent between 2012 and 2013 to $44 billion, Amazon.com muscled its way from...
  • Kroger buys Vitacost to expand into online grocery shopping

    Supermarket giant Kroger Co. wants to beef up its Internet operations.  The operator of Ralphs and Food 4 Less said Wednesday that it is buying Vitacost.com, an online seller of vitamins and other health-oriented products, for $280 million. Kroger...
  • Twitter 'Buy now' button spotted on mobile app

    Hashtags, retweets and in-tweet purchases? A new feature that temporarily popped up this week on Twitter's mobile app indicates the micro-blogging social network might be getting ready to step into e-commerce. Earlier this week, a "Buy now" button...
  • Fox Takes Digital Retail Partners on Road for 'Rio 2′

    Retailers like Amazon and Apple's iTunes store are about to go on a road trip with Twentieth Century Fox to promote and sell "Rio 2." As part of an extensive marketing push planned around the family toon, Fox will send a "Rio 2" summer party mobile...
  • Hachette buys Perseus as Amazon dispute bites J.K. Rowling

    Hachette, one of the "big five" companies in publishing, announced Tuesday that it will acquire the sixth-largest publisher, Perseus Books Group. Industry observers suggest the consolidation will bolster Hachette's position in its ongoing dispute with...
  • YouTube, Amazon Start Playing Hardball With Sellers

    The ascendance of digital media has given the Internet's biggest distributors new market clout. And YouTube and Amazon are increasingly throwing their weight around with suppliers in disputes that are, to an unusual degree, public. The YouTube brouhaha...