| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Timed for the holidays, Amazon.com has begun letting users send each other Amazon Prime memberships as gifts.
Amazon Prime is a $79 service sold by the Seattle online retailer that gives members a number of benefits including free shipping on purchases....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Facebook on Thursday unveiled Paper, an upcoming iPhone app that offers users a new way to view stories posted by their friends and the pages they follow.
Paper is essentially a personalized-magazine app that lets users add or delete sections based on...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Online behemoth Amazon.com launched a one-day sale Monday on Kindle readers, taking advantage of new federal rules easing restrictions on using portable electronic devices on planes.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week that...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Burger flippers in Seattle could soon take home more than $31,000 a year.
Ed Murray, a candidate for mayor of the Pacific northwest's largest city, has endorsed a $15-an-hour minimum wage. The city's current mayor Mike McGinn said he may go even higher....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Amazon leapt into fall with two big announcements Tuesday. What did the online retailer have to say? He're's a digested version, in 20 easy-to-understand points.
1. Amazon will launch a program called Kindle MatchBook in October.
2. With Kindle...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Good morning, Greg, this is your computer talking! While you slumbered, I was up all night, analyzing your online habits from the previous day. Why? Because that's what computers do now: keep track of every website you visit and then decide what you...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Will you go Prime? That's a question of increasing importance for Amazon Studios as its second original television series, "Betas," gets underway.
The show, which premiered last month and continues to roll out new episodes on Fridays, is about a group...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:15 PM
For readers interested in biographies and memoirs, Biographile.com is a must-bookmark website. This publisher-agnostic site, maintained by Random House, includes reviews, roundups, breaking biography news and essays from historians and authors writing...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills.
Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The word “shelfie” finished far behind “selfie” and other neologisms recently when the Oxford Dictionaries announced their nominees, and the winner, of the Word of the Year for 2013.
Like the selfie (which had a recent moment...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Whatever you're shopping for, there's a site (or place) for that.
-- For lodging. On Airbnb.com, you can book a Scottish castle ($965 a night) or a "seashell house" on an island near Cancún ($225 a night). Convention in town? Rent your...