| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Amazon.com will boost staffing at its secretive Silicon Valley-based hardware unit by at least 27 percent over the next five years as it tests Internet-connected smart home gadgets such as a one-button device to order supplies.
The plans, detailed in...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Bill Carr, Amazon.com's head of digital music and video, is leaving the e-commerce company after 15 years.
Carr, 47, will depart Amazon at the end of the year, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. An Amazon rep confirmed his exit but...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Washington Post Co. owner Jeff Bezos on Tuesday named Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as the publication's new publisher, turning to the founding chief executive of Web-savvy Politico to lead one of the nation's premier news organizations.
Ryan will take over...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Another writer has decided to speak up about the business dealings of Amazon: Janet Fitch, who after signing the Authors United letter, has gone a step further.
As Neal Pollack was penning his story for Slate about his treatment as an author...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
After poor reviews and lackluster sales, Amazon is essentially giving away its recently launched Fire Phone for free to customers who commit to a two-year service contract -- a move coming 24 hours before Apple is expected to bow next-generation iPhone...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Amazon.com Inc ramped up its push into hardware on Wednesday with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a high-end $199 e-reader called the Kindle Voyage and its cheapest-ever touch-screen tablet.
The No. 1 U.S. online retailer also...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:28 PM
More than 1,000 writers acting as Authors United have signed a letter to be delivered to the 10 members of Amazon's corporate board. One of those board members has already gotten a letter from the group -- that's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:42 AM
A joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp plans to announce on Wednesday that it will team up with Blue Origin, a company run by Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, to develop a new rocket engine, a source familiar with the plans said....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:40 PM
University of Maryland officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a new test site to study how drones may coexist with jets, helicopters and other air traffic in U.S. airspace.
The long-planned site is to be based near Naval Air Station Patuxent River...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Netflix wasn't at the Digital Content NewFronts this past week but the streaming service might as well have been there.
Unmistakable was its influence on the heavyweight digital brands frontloaded into the opening week of these seemingly endless...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HBO has found an ideal partner in Amazon to stream its older shows- and the duo's tag-teaming is certainly a blow to Netflix.
But to understand why the deal is a smart move for HBO, it's important to look at what the deal doesn't include. First, it's...