| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Google has inked pacts with CBS and Viacom to sell TV episodes through the Internet giant's Google Play online store, as it continues to ratchet up competition with Apple and Amazon.com.
Nikesh Arora, Google's soon-to-be-departing chief business officer,...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing.
After years of squeezing traditional retailers, e-commerce companies that were once digital-only are seeing the value of hanging up shingles in malls and...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:48 PM
At the dawn of the broadband era, Congress recognized that the Internet was becoming so fundamental to communications and the economy that it barred states from taxing the services that enabled people to log on. But some anti-tax groups and online...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Amazon and Warner Home Video are close to a deal that would end a standoff that resulted in the Internet retailer preventing consumers from making pre-orders on DVDs of hit films including "The Lego Movie," according to sources.
While terms of their...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:46 AM
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...