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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • EBay launches full-priced destination for designer labels

    EBay launches full-priced destination for designer labels
    E-commerce behemoth EBay Inc. launched a full-priced designer shopping destination Tuesday in a play to expand beyond its roots as an auction site. Called the Designer Collective, the site offers men and women's clothing and accessories from 16...
  • Amazon update: Time Warner faces Hachette-style order delays

    As the dispute between Amazon and Hachette dragged into its sixth week, the online retailer has turned its anti-shopping tactics against another target: Time Warner.  Forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases from Warner Home Video, including "The Lego...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • FTC sues Amazon over millions of dollars for in-app purchases made by kids

    FTC sues Amazon over millions of dollars for in-app purchases made by kids
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon.com alleging that the online retailer unlawfully billed parents millions of dollars for mobile in-app purchases accidentally made by their kids. The federal complaint, which was filed in Washington&...
  • 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...
  • 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.com launches Prime Music, an ad-free streaming service

    Amazon.com Inc. has joined the hotly contested online music streaming business by launching its own service that is free of ads but light on songs. Prime Music is available free for subscribers of Amazon Prime, the company's $99-a-year membership...