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Google Gets Serious About Robots

Google Gets Serious About Robots

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Google is reportedly aiming to create technology that can be used to automate existing logistical systems and supply chains.
December 4, 2013 in News and Trends
Supreme Court Rejects Amazon's Case in Sales Tax Fight

Supreme Court Rejects Amazon's Case in Sales Tax Fight

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E-commerce giants Amazon and Overstock were hoping to overturn a law requiring them to charge sales tax in New York state.
December 2, 2013 in Retail Center
Not Science Fiction: Amazon Is Working on a Drone-Powered Delivery System

Not Science Fiction: Amazon Is Working on a Drone-Powered Delivery System

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Unmanned drones could someday deliver packages within a 10-mile radius.
December 2, 2013 in Shipping Center
Amazon Teams Up With USPS to Offer Sunday Delivery

Amazon Teams Up With USPS to Offer Sunday Delivery

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Amazon customers in some parts of the U.S. can now get packages every day of the week.
November 11, 2013 in Shipping Center
Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

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The biggest e-commerce shopping day of the year is fast approaching. Now is the time to create a strategy for your business. Here's how.
November 11, 2013 in Sales
Photos: 5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

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Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
November 4, 2013 in Sales
Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

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Amazon made noise when it launched its New York publishing operation but has failed to land the next big thing in publishing.
October 25, 2013 in Shipping Center
Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer

Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer

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Big-name companies can offer perks like treadmill workstations and foosball tables, but there are certain startup perks they can never give employees.
October 22, 2013 in Hiring Center
Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?

Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?

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Letting an employee follow you around can be a great way to groom up-and-coming talent.
October 18, 2013 in Training
Hoping to Attract More Startups, Amazon Rolls Out AWS Activate

Hoping to Attract More Startups, Amazon Rolls Out AWS Activate

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Looking to help startups scale faster and cheaper, Amazon announced a bundle of new free tools for users of its cloud-computing platform.
October 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Aims to Convert 'Thousands' of Seasonal Workers Into Full-Timers

Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Aims to Convert 'Thousands' of Seasonal Workers Into Full-Timers

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Amazon is the latest company to announce plans to increase staff in preparation for the holiday rush, announcing plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers with hopes of converting many of them into year-round employees.
October 1, 2013 in Hiring Center
Target to Bring Baby Goods to Your Door Through New Subscription Service

Target to Bring Baby Goods to Your Door Through New Subscription Service

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Target has joined the market for auto-delivery subscription goods, competing with the likes of Amazon, Diapers.com and Wal-mart.
September 26, 2013 in News and Trends
A Trio of New Kindle Fire Tablets Come Packed With Features for Business and Play

A Trio of New Kindle Fire Tablets Come Packed With Features for Business and Play

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Perhaps the coolest new feature is 'Mayday,' a new customer service tools for users who need a little help on the fly.
September 25, 2013 in Mobile
Tell Us: Is Starbucks Wrong in Taking a Political Stand?

Tell Us: Is Starbucks Wrong in Taking a Political Stand?

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's request that customers leave their guns at the door puts his company -- and by extension, his employees and franchisees -- behind this political issue.
September 18, 2013 in Franchises
Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

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For many online retailers, most revenue still doesn't come from the web. But if you're still looking to compete, our experts have some advice.
September 12, 2013 in Grow Your Business

Startups Mine 'Big Data' Too

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Though popularized by giant web companies Amazon and Netflix, startups are increasingly getting into the algorithm game -- hoping the practice not only cements life-long customers but also added sales.
September 5, 2013 in Starting a Business
First Google, Now Amazon: Tech Giants Want to Bring You Online

First Google, Now Amazon: Tech Giants Want to Bring You Online

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Amazon and other giant tech companies are trying to become synonymous with the internet in users' minds.
August 23, 2013 in News and Trends
Photos: 6 Business Moguls With Seriously Expensive Side Projects

6 Business Moguls With Seriously Expensive Side Projects

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From newspapers to mega yachts, here's a look at what entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos and Paul Allen spend their millions on.
August 6, 2013 in Lifestyle
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Just Bought The Washington Post

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Just Bought The Washington Post

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Agreement is for Bezos to pay $250 million in cash and will be the paper's sole owner.
August 5, 2013 in News and Trends
Hiring Spree: Amazon to Add 7,000 New Employees

Hiring Spree: Amazon to Add 7,000 New Employees

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The internet retailer is expanding its fulfillment and customer service networks in an effort to offer more customers speedier delivery options.
July 29, 2013 in Human Resources
3 Tech Startups Poised to Disrupt the Comic Book Industry

3 Tech Startups Poised to Disrupt the Comic Book Industry

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Comic-Con is sold out. Comic book movies are cleaning up. Are comic books a thing of the past? Not if these digital startups can help it.
July 19, 2013 in Business Ideas
What Bill Gates Is Reading This Summer (vs. the Rest of Us)

What Bill Gates Is Reading This Summer (vs. the Rest of Us)

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A look at the books on the tech mogul's summer reading list, compared to this year's most popular reads on Amazon.
July 15, 2013 in Leadership
Apple Plans Nevada Solar Farm in Clean Energy Push

Apple Plans Nevada Solar Farm in Clean Energy Push

The tech giant plans to build a solar farm with NV Energy, a major step towards having its data centers run on renewable energy.
July 2, 2013 in News and Trends
How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data (Infographic)

How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data (Infographic)

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A look at what some of the largest tech companies are doing with what they know about you.
June 28, 2013 in Security
Tablet Wars: Barnes & Noble to Stop Manufacturing the Nook

Tablet Wars: Barnes & Noble to Stop Manufacturing the Nook

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The book seller says sales of its color tablets are down more than 30 percent.
June 25, 2013 in Mobile

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