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Taking Aim at Costco and Walmart, Amazon Launches Prime Pantry
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Amazon Prime members can now have big boxes filled with regular-sized household items delivered at a flat rate.
April 24, 2014 in Business News
Aereo Faces Off Against Broadcast Giants in Supreme Court Today

Aereo Faces Off Against Broadcast Giants in Supreme Court Today

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The controversial streaming TV startup has battled broadcast goliaths before -- and won both times. Will it prevail again? Either way, Aereo's fate could forever change the way we watch TV.
April 22, 2014 in Technology
Game On: Apple and Google Turn Up the Heat in the Mobile Gaming 'Arms Race'

Game On: Apple and Google Turn Up the Heat in the Mobile Gaming 'Arms Race'

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Silicon Valley's biggest tech rivals are seriously upping their game in the mobile gaming battle. Here's how.
April 21, 2014 in Technology
Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit

Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit

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In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos revealed an interesting company policy that seeks to foster a passionate and dedicated workforce.
April 11, 2014 in Grow Your Business
It's D-Day for Windows XP. Here's What Users Need to Do Right Now.

It's D-Day for Windows XP. Here's What Users Need to Do Right Now.

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If your computer still runs on Windows XP, you're about to become an easier target for cyber thieves.
April 8, 2014 in Technology
Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

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The new device lets Amazon Fresh subscribers add items to their online shopping lists by scanning a product's barcode or simply by saying its name.
April 7, 2014 in Business News
Changing Channels: With Fire TV, Amazon Enters the Blazing Set-Top Box Arena

Changing Channels: With Fire TV, Amazon Enters the Blazing Set-Top Box Arena

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Amazon is looking to differentiate itself from competitors with a video-streaming device you can talk to.
April 2, 2014 in Technology
Amazon Is Now Accepting Returns Through its Lockers

Amazon Is Now Accepting Returns Through its Lockers

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Customers in major urban areas can now receive or return packages through the program.
April 2, 2014 in Business News
Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service 'Falls Squarely Within the Law'

Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service 'Falls Squarely Within the Law'

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The bold startup once again slams big broadcasters for claiming its business model thrashes copyright laws, setting the tone for its defense in a federal court battle that begins next month.
March 27, 2014 in Business News
Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

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The rising wallet service's major new hires show that the business of Bitcoin is big enough to attract top tech talent.
March 20, 2014 in Business News
MLB in Hot Water for Unauthorized Drone Use at Spring Training

MLB in Hot Water for Unauthorized Drone Use at Spring Training

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The Washington Nationals got caught using a small drone to capture publicity shots without FAA approval.
March 18, 2014 in Technology
This Mobile Fashion Marketplace Just Struck a Nifty Deal With the USPS

This Mobile Fashion Marketplace Just Struck a Nifty Deal With the USPS

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Poshmark's deal with the U.S. Postal Service could be what sets it apart from its growing number of competitors.
March 18, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Alibaba Could Be the Biggest IPO Ever -- But What the Heck Is It?

Alibaba Could Be the Biggest IPO Ever -- But What the Heck Is It?

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On the heels of its IPO announcement, we break down the rapidly swelling internet conglomerate that has been called, alternately, the eBay, Amazon and PayPal of China.
March 17, 2014 in Business News
Price of Amazon Prime Jumps to $99

Price of Amazon Prime Jumps to $99

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The ecommerce giant announced the first price increase on its subscription service in nine years.
March 13, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Amazon Launches Pilot Program Selling 3-D Printed Products

Amazon Launches Pilot Program Selling 3-D Printed Products

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The e-commerce goliath is trying out an online marketplace selling 3-D printed consumer goods, from fashion jewelry pieces to home decor items and tech accessories.
March 6, 2014 in Business News
Photos: How Drones Are Changing the Way We Do Business

How Drones Are Changing the Way We Do Business

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From filmmaking to sales, unmanned aerial vehicles are transforming how businesses operate and grow.
March 3, 2014 in Technology
In Leaked Spoof, Netflix Takes Aim at Amazon's Proposed Drones

In Leaked Spoof, Netflix Takes Aim at Amazon's Proposed Drones

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A parody video created by Netflix employees mocks Amazon's much-hyped Prime Air initiative and contemplates the harsh realities of drone delivery.
February 25, 2014 in Technology
Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?

Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?

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Retailers that have historically eschewed the online ecommerce behemoth may be coming round the mountain yet.
February 21, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own

Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own

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For the second year in a row, Amazon is utilizing a crowdsourcing model to determine which of 10 series pilots currently available for live streaming will ultimately be given the green light.
February 7, 2014 in News and Trends
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

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The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
February 6, 2014 in News and Trends
Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

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The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.
February 5, 2014 in News and Trends
Report: Amazon Developing Way for Stores to Use Kindle at Checkout

Report: Amazon Developing Way for Stores to Use Kindle at Checkout

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Amazon is reportedly seeking to enter the brick-and-mortar retail realm by repurposing its famed Kindles into a checkout system for smaller businesses.
January 30, 2014 in Innovation
Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

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The online retailer patents 'anticipatory shipping' technology, which uses your order history to predict what you'll buy next.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
What Shoppers Still Won't Buy on Amazon (Infographic)

What Shoppers Still Won't Buy on Amazon (Infographic)

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Shoppers still won't buy just anything online -- even from an ecommerce giant like Amazon. This infographic explains what influences their decision making.
January 14, 2014 in Business Management
This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

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The maker of the irreverent Cards Against Humanity party game tacked $5 onto retail prices on a day when consumers expected to get ultra-deep discounts.
December 6, 2013 in Marketing Ideas

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