| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The largest tech IPO of the year — and perhaps of all time — isn't coming from Silicon Valley.
Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce behemoth with more sales than Amazon and EBay combined, has decided to go public on Wall Street after months of...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Amazon laid the final cornerstone in its blueprint to dominate home entertainment this week with the debut of Fire TV: a small, $99 box the e-commerce titan promises is the easiest way to bring Internet video, games and other digital media to HDTVs.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Quitters wanted: Unhappy with your job? Feeling unproductive? Take $5,000 and go.
At least, that's what Amazon.com Inc. is offering its warehouse employees.
In a letter to shareholders this week, Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos outlined the details of a...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Amazon.com launched an Internet video-streaming and gaming device - the $99 Fire TV - as the e-retailing giant looks to grab a spot in the living room to promote its own content services and get an edge on rivals including Apple and Netflix.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Amazon poured millions of dollars into creating the Fire TV device -- but it's not clear when, or even if, the company will see a return on that investment.
Amazon undoubtedly will sell a healthy number of the boxes, much as it has successfully pushed...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Days after Spotify announced that it had more than 10 million subscribers to its online music service, Apple announced that it had struck a $3-billion deal to buy the company behind one of Spotify's newest, buzziest rivals: Beats. The challenge for both...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:03 PM
An unusually public battle is being waged between Amazon and one of America's top five publishers, Hachette. Why the rancor? Here's what you need to know.
1. What is Hachette?
Although Hachette publishes about 1,000 books a year, you've probably...
| May 18, 2014
| 4:10 AM
WETHERSFIELD — Comics gets top billing at Scott Wool and George Fietziewicz's business, Omni Comics and Cards, but Wool laughs when he's asked how much of the sales are comic books these days.
"Negligible. Two percent or so," he says, laughing...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Congress needs to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) so there is real and fair competition reflecting 21st century commerce. America was built on promoting economic growth and business in a fashion that ensures fair competition for all.
| May 22, 2014
| 7:13 PM
A single encouraging IPO can't cure all that's gone awry lately for Chinese stocks, the technology sector or the market for initial public offerings.
But the closely watched debut of Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc. did more than its part...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Google and Amazon are going head to head over Los Angeles shoppers, launching same-day delivery services in the area within days of each other.
Google said Sunday it is expanding its Google Shopping Express program to West Los Angeles and Manhattan from...