| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Amazon Local is offering a free coupon good for 25 Kindle downloads for 99-cents each.
Some of the books normally cost $4.99 each.
Titles offered include Kurt Vonnegut's previously unreleased "Sucker's Portfolio" (which is what got me to grab this...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:30 AM
After producing game shows like "Jeopardy and "Wheel of Fortune," Sony Pictures Television has launched its first mobile game, "Suits and Swords," which it hopes to turn into a franchise on digital platforms like smartphones and tablets.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Amazon announced a free software update for Kindle Paperwhite that will add several new features to the e-reader.
Amazon said the update would be delivered over the air automatically in the coming weeks, or via download from its website.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
HONG KONG - Home shopping giant, Amazon is to begin offering movies online in Japan from this week.
The company, which has previously sold electronic books and music will offer a selection of local and foreign films which can be either rented or...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:16 PM
WASHINGTON — Amazon.com Inc. and other online retailers suffered a legal setback on Cyber Monday as the Supreme Court turned away their challenge to a New York law that requires Internet companies to collect sales taxes.
Delivered on one of the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:59 PM
While most of us were being squeaky-clean in our online activities, a rather dirty war recently broke out in cyberspace over the selling of dirty e-books on Amazon and elsewhere. The affair raises numerous issues of non-prurient interest.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos staged a technology demonstration over the weekend, aiming to show how quickly a half-baked idea with several years of obstacles ahead of it could garner fawning attention from the news media.
Answer: about two nanoseconds....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The igloo-like snow globe in the middle of the Annapolis mall caught the eye of James Soni.
The three-year-old darted inside, pulling his mother and father along.
The family, told they could dress up and appear in a short, slow-motion video, was...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:44 AM
Get Kindles for $49 in Amazon.com's one-day sale.
Save $20 on the popular e-reader with Wi-Fi, which displays ads when you're not reading. The ad-free version is $89.
This would make a terrific gift for readers on your list. It weighs 6 counces,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:31 AM
The idea of a "Netflix for books" e-book service is too delicious to resist. Amazon has a version, its Kindle Lending Library. Oyster launched a high-profile e-book subscription service in October. That same month Scribd, which has been putting large...
| 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...