| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:10 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:56 AM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:06 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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.
| Feb 15, 2014
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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:33 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:20 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:27 PM
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,...
| Jan 26, 2014
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...