| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Edan Lepucki appeared on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night to talk about her debut novel, "California," and thank Colbert and his fans for getting it onto bestseller lists.
"Thank you Colbert Nation for buying my book and reading it," she said. "I'm...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:42 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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&...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:44 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 9:29 AM
From farmers markets to supermarkets, local-minded consumers are buying Florida-made produce, beers, even soap.
Now Florida authors and booksellers are hoping to build on their own roots with a locally grown approach to literary marketing. Thanks to...
| 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 8, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Orland Park trustees are considering banning the sale of pets raised by commercial breeders, which critics call "puppy mills," in village pet stores.
Mayor Dan McLaughlin asked Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee, to look into...
| 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...