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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,...
  • Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops

    Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops
    Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing. After years of squeezing traditional retailers, e-commerce companies that were once digital-only are seeing the value of hanging up shingles in malls and...
  • Chromecast, Roku lead 2013 sales in growing video-streaming market

    Chromecast, Roku lead 2013 sales in growing video-streaming market
    Chromecast and Roku gadgets accounted for more than half of the video-streaming devices sold in the U.S. in 2013, according to a new survey. Parks Associates, a market research firm, said Chromecast and Roku each accounted for about 32% of U.S. sales of...
  • 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...
  • Amazon Unveils Fire Phone, in Bid to Challenge Apple's iPhone

    Amazon took the wraps off the Fire Phone -- priced $100 lower than similar iPhone models -- and because the e-commerce company will not be relying on gigantic sales of the new gadget, it could represent Apple's most formidable rival in the category. At a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amazon widely expected to unveil its first smartphone

    Amazon widely expected to unveil its first smartphone
    Amazon.com sells diapers, makes Kindles, delivers groceries, streams music and produces its own shows. Has it also become a smartphone maker? The e-commerce juggernaut is set to launch a new device at a media event in Seattle at 10:30 a.m. PDT...
  • 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 unveils Fire smartphone

    Amazon.com Inc. has finally launched its own smartphone, the Fire, that at its core is a hub for all things Amazon. Fire is the latest addition to the e-commerce behemoth's deep arsenal of products and services and brings together many of those wide-...