| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Wal-MartStores Inc.offered heavy discounts over the holiday season – a strategy that helped the world’s largest retailer perk up its revenue but also hurt its profit.
In the fourth quarter ending Jan. 31, the chain reported a 1.5% year-over-...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:35 PM
Newport Beach Kindle users can now borrow about 1,000 different titles from the library from the comfort of their homes.
The Newport Beach Public Library last week added Amazon Kindle-compatible ebooks to its digital shelves.
Patrons can now download...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:28 AM
DC Comics' efforts to expand digital distribution of its graphic novels has gotten it caught in a battle between two book-selling giants.
Barnes & Noble said Friday it will not stock physical copies of 100 of DC's graphic novels that the Warner Bros.-...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Walt Disney Co. has gotten on the Amazon gravy train.
Looking to acquire content for its video streaming service Prime Instant, Amazon has struck a deal with Disney's ABC broadcast network as well as its cable channels including Disney Channel, ABC...
| Nov 3, 2011
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| 9:52 AM
| Nov 27, 2011
The iPad, the heavyweight champ of the tablet world, has summarily knocked out every challenger it has faced since it debuted last year.
The defeated include tablets with names including Xoom, PlayBook, TouchPad, G-Slate and Streak, none of which has...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Today is the 182nd anniversary of Emily Dickinson's birth. Happy birthday, Emily Dickinson!
Dickinson may now be one of the most recognized names in poetry, but in her day, she kept much to herself. Her work was not widely known until after her death --...
| Dec 15, 2012
You can use your iPhone or iPad to watch movies, listen to music, text and surf the Internet. But special, surprisingly inexpensive apps make them nifty environments for learning or upgrading cooking skills.
I've bought or borrowed quite a few...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Police detectives are warning residents of the Grand Crossing and Jackson Park Highlands neighborhoods of a string of robberies recently in which two males knocked people to the ground and robbed them of their belongings, including a Kindle Fire.