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  • 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...
  • Staples to close up to 225 stores; February retail sales mixed

    Office supply giant Staples Inc. is planning to close as many as 225 North American stores while slashing annualized costs by up to $500 million by the end of 2015. The Framingham, Mass., company, which has been pressured by online competitors such as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Google expands test of its same-day delivery service to Southland

    Google Inc. is wading into the morass of same-day delivery pilots and programs rapidly collecting in the Southland, competing with e-commerce giants such as Amazon.com Inc. In the first expansion of a test it launched in the Bay Area in the spring,...
  • Illinois companies delivered in 2013

    You had to try hard to lose money in Illinois stocks in 2013. Like the overall market, a wide array of Illinois-based company stocks provided sweet rewards to investors last year, as individuals and institutions bought shares in anticipation of a...
  • Amazon Exploring Over-the-Top TV Service

    Amazon.com -- which has disrupted book publishing and retailing, among other industries -- now may be looking to rattle the cages of the pay-TV biz. The e-commerce colossus has approached entertainment companies about licensing TV channels for a...