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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 2 deaths at Amazon.com centers investigated by OSHA

    2 deaths at Amazon.com centers investigated by OSHA
    Federal investigators cited five companies for "serious" labor violations in the death of a worker at an Amazon.com warehouse in New Jersey but brought no action against the online retailer itself. Ronald Smith, a temporary employee, was crushed in a...
  • Former restaurateur to sell $15M wine trove

    The former owner of New York restaurant Cru plans to sell a collection of almost 100,000 bottles of wine valued at $15 million, including choice Burgundies and more than 750 cases of Chablis. Wally’s Auctions will handle the sale for Roy Welland,...
  • 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 Fire smartphone includes retail bombshell

    Amazon unveiled its first smartphone Wednesday. The Amazon Fire has many of the bells and whistles of other smartphones, with some new twists and with one extra, Amazon-only component: Firefly. Firefly is a program that allows users to point their...
  • 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...
  • 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-...