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  • Groupon buys Canadian coupon startup

    Groupon buys Canadian coupon startup
    Chicago-based online deals company Groupon has acquired Canadian grocery coupon startup SnapSaves, the companies said Tuesday. SnapSaves, which launched in August, gives shoppers cash back on some items after they upload grocery receipt pictures. It...
  • Hachette buys Perseus as Amazon dispute bites J.K. Rowling

    Hachette buys Perseus as Amazon dispute bites J.K. Rowling
    Hachette, one of the "big five" companies in publishing, announced Tuesday that it will acquire the sixth-largest publisher, Perseus Books Group. Industry observers suggest the consolidation will bolster Hachette's position in its ongoing dispute with...
  • YouTube, Amazon Start Playing Hardball With Sellers

    The ascendance of digital media has given the Internet's biggest distributors new market clout. And YouTube and Amazon are increasingly throwing their weight around with suppliers in disputes that are, to an unusual degree, public. The YouTube brouhaha...
  • Fox Takes Digital Retail Partners on Road for 'Rio 2′

    Retailers like Amazon and Apple's iTunes store are about to go on a road trip with Twentieth Century Fox to promote and sell "Rio 2." As part of an extensive marketing push planned around the family toon, Fox will send a "Rio 2" summer party mobile...
  • Twitter 'Buy now' button spotted on mobile app

    Hashtags, retweets and in-tweet purchases? A new feature that temporarily popped up this week on Twitter's mobile app indicates the micro-blogging social network might be getting ready to step into e-commerce. Earlier this week, a "Buy now" button...
  • Kroger buys Vitacost to expand into online grocery shopping

    Kroger buys Vitacost to expand into online grocery shopping
    Supermarket giant Kroger Co. wants to beef up its Internet operations.  The operator of Ralphs and Food 4 Less said Wednesday that it is buying Vitacost.com, an online seller of vitamins and other health-oriented products, for $280 million. Kroger...
  • 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 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...