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Amazon Drops $970 Million on Game-Streaming Service Twitch

Amazon Drops $970 Million on Game-Streaming Service Twitch

Amazon's surprise announcement followed months of unconfirmed reports that Google's YouTube unit was about to buy the company.
10 Truths About Self-Publishing for Entrepreneurs With a Book Idea

10 Truths About Self-Publishing for Entrepreneurs With a Book Idea

Writing a book is maddeningly difficult but selling it is an even harder job.
9 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Amazon's New Mobile Payments Reader

9 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Amazon's New Mobile Payments Reader

Amazon officially entered the mobile payments race today. Here's a helpful roundup of the most important details small-business merchants should brush up on before making the leap.
Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On

Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On

Amid divisive contract disputes, the Walt Disney Company is the latest multimedia giant to find itself in Amazon's crosshairs.
Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'

Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'

The site, which started out as a quirky, $5-a-pop freelance marketplace, has beefed up its offerings.
How Jeff Bezos Inspired an Immigrant Teen to Become a CEO

How Jeff Bezos Inspired an Immigrant Teen to Become a CEO

A Taiwanese-American entrepreneur overcomes shyness and language barriers and learns to take risks.
Amazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile Credit-Card Reader

Amazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile Credit-Card Reader

If the rumors are true, the nation's largest online retailer could give Square and PayPal a run for their money.
Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store

Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store

Customers can design and create their own products in a new online shop announced by the Seattle-based ecommerce giant today.
Amazon Warns Losses Could Get Even Worse

Amazon Warns Losses Could Get Even Worse

The online retail giant said it expects an operating loss of as much as $810 million for the current quarter, sharply below analysts' estimates.
Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service

Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service

The service, which will offer 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks for a monthly fee of $9.99, takes aim at book subscription forerunners Oyster and Scribd.
Google Glass Creator Babak Parviz Snagged by Amazon

Google Glass Creator Babak Parviz Snagged by Amazon

While Parviz's expertise lies in the realm of high-tech optics, it is not yet known what projects he will undertake at Amazon.
Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones

Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones

The digital giant is petitioning the Federal Aviation Association to get its drones up and running for the public.
FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchases

FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchases

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint today arguing that the ecommerce giant allowed children to rack up charges on their parentsÂ’ accounts without consent.
Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year

Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year

Amid pricing wars between corporate computing leaders Amazon, Microsoft and Google, industry experts predict that cloud storage may soon become entirely free.
How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently.
Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery

Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery

Google is planning on expanding its Shopping Express nationwide. The company is looking to go head to head with Amazon with product search, while expanding its dominance in online search and advertising.
Amazon May Be Looking to Break Into the Takeout-Delivery Market

Amazon May Be Looking to Break Into the Takeout-Delivery Market

The new service will reportedly be a part of Amazon Local and compete directly with services like Seamless and GrubHub.
Here's Why YouTube Video Creators Are About to Make a Lot of Money

Here's Why YouTube Video Creators Are About to Make a Lot of Money

The video-sharing website is testing out a panoply of new features, including the ability for fans to 'tip' video creators directly through the site.
See The Hidden Meanings Inside 17 Tech Company Logos

See The Hidden Meanings Inside 17 Tech Company Logos

These highly recognizable logos have hidden, subtle, or otherwise clever messages that you probably never realized.
Amazon Unveils Its Fire Phone

Amazon Unveils Its Fire Phone

The online retailer expands further into mobile with its first phone, complete with a 3-D interface and a media-recognizing feature called Firefly.
Apple Settles Over eBook Lawsuit, Avoids a Jury Trial

Apple Settles Over eBook Lawsuit, Avoids a Jury Trial

The terms, which are undisclosed, are contingent on the outcome of Apple's appeal of an antitrust ruling that it conspired with five major publishers to make eBooks more expensive.
Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main

Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main

The Chinese ecommerce giant today unveiled its first major push into the U.S. market with the launch of a website that curates small boutiques.
Amazon May Launch a Local Services Marketplace

Amazon May Launch a Local Services Marketplace

Amazon is reportedly looking beyond media, apparel, furniture and food -- and putting the call out to babysitters, handymen, birthday clowns and plumbers.
Amazon Will Now Manage Subscription Payments for Startups and Businesses

Amazon Will Now Manage Subscription Payments for Startups and Businesses

Forging into PayPal's territory, Amazon expands its reach with online payments.
Stephen Colbert Throws Punches at Amazon

Stephen Colbert Throws Punches at Amazon

The late-night Comedy Central host has challenged his audience to boycott the ecommerce giant for its manipulative treatment of book sales.

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