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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FTC files suit against Amazon over accidental in-app purchases

    For most parents, seeing a random $358 charge on their credit card bill would elicit a lot of questions. But for the parents of the 71% of children who play mobile games such as Angry Birds or Temple Run, those seemingly random charges are becoming more...
  • Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette

    Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette
    The dispute between the online retailer Amazon and the publisher Hachette has been playing out in public since May, with Amazon delaying the delivery of books by Hachette authors in a bid to pressure Hachette in contract negotiations. This week, the...
  • 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...
  • 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 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,...
  • Gas masks selling briskly near Ferguson

    Gas masks selling briskly near Ferguson
    Gas masks have apparently become a hot commodity near Ferguson, Mo., after more than a week of clashes between police and protesters since an officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Authorities have used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to...
  • Amazon welcomes employees in Lakeland; drones in India?

    Amazon welcomes employees in Lakeland; drones in India?
    Online retailer Amazon said it welcomed 400 employees at its new Lakeland distribution center for orientation on Thursday. The facility in Lakeland is 1 million square feet, which is about the size of 17 football fields. The entire Altamonte Mall is...
  • More companies adding video to personalize online customer service

    More companies adding video to personalize online customer service
    In a hurry on a sizzling July morning, Veronica Vallejos opted for the drive-through ATM at Visterra Credit Union in Moreno Valley. After pulling under a carport, she leaned out her window and found to her surprise, a screen lit up with Regina's smiling...