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Postal Service Approved to Deliver San Francisco's Groceries
Ecommerce

Postal Service Approved to Deliver San Francisco's Groceries

The U.S. Postal Service got the go-ahead for a market test in San Francisco to deliver groceries in the early morning hours.
Kate Taylor
Heavy Growth Puts Drag on Amazon's Bottom Line
Earnings Reports

Heavy Growth Puts Drag on Amazon's Bottom Line

Big spending and lower-than-expected forecast for the holiday season put a cloud over the e-commerce giant's shares.
JP Mangalindan
Amazon Reports $170 Million Writedown Due to Unsold 'Fire' Phones
Earnings Reports

Amazon Reports $170 Million Writedown Due to Unsold 'Fire' Phones

Writedown also includes supplier commitment costs related to the phone.
Amazon Strikes Deal With Simon & Schuster on E-Book Prices
Pricing

Amazon Strikes Deal With Simon & Schuster on E-Book Prices

The months-long standoff has ended, with an agreement on the future price of e-books.
Furthering Its Goal to Get Physical, Amazon to Open West Coast Pop-Up Shops
Amazon

Furthering Its Goal to Get Physical, Amazon to Open West Coast Pop-Up Shops

The ecommerce powerhouse says will open pop-up kiosks in San Francisco and Sacramento, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Google's Same-Day Delivery Service Undercuts Amazon Prime by $4
Shipping Center

Google's Same-Day Delivery Service Undercuts Amazon Prime by $4

The Mountain View, Calif.-based tech goliath is expanding its same-day delivery program and starting to charge for it.
Catherine Clifford
The Tech Surge That's Putting Consumers in the Forefront
Customer Experience

The Tech Surge That's Putting Consumers in the Forefront

Why the shift from producers to customers is changing everything.
John Sculley
Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store
Ecommerce

Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store

The online retail giant is planning on opening its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City.
Kate Taylor
UPS Ups Its Shipping Game
Shipping Center

UPS Ups Its Shipping Game

UPS just launched a service in the U.S. where customers can have packages delivered to a local grocery store, pharmacy or convenience shop.
Catherine Clifford
5 Ways Your Small Businesses Can Topple Amazon This Holiday Season
Ecommerce

5 Ways Your Small Businesses Can Topple Amazon This Holiday Season

While the holiday season is an exciting time for entrepreneurs, the one major obstacle small-business owners will face is competing with the almighty Amazon.
Matt Winn
First Authorized Drone Delivery in Europe Scheduled for Tomorrow
Drones

First Authorized Drone Delivery in Europe Scheduled for Tomorrow

German delivery firm DHL will use drones to deliver medical supplies to a small island.
Laura Entis
4 Things Businesses and Consumers Need Before They Adopt Mobile Payments
Mobile Payments

4 Things Businesses and Consumers Need Before They Adopt Mobile Payments

Mobile payments systems promise to be convenient but security is the first concern of people on both sides of a transaction.
Jason Wolfe
Amazon Is Bulking Up Its Secretive Hardware Lab in Pursuit of a Connected Home
Internet of Things

Amazon Is Bulking Up Its Secretive Hardware Lab in Pursuit of a Connected Home

On the heels of a fizzling response to its Fire Phone, Amazon is reportedly foraying further into hardware by increasing headcount at its top-secret Lab126 by roughly 27 percent.
Geoff Weiss
Amazon Scoops Up the '.Buy' Domain for $4.6 Million
Internet Marketing

Amazon Scoops Up the '.Buy' Domain for $4.6 Million

The online retailer reportedly outbid Google and two other companies that had their eye on the new and valuable generic top-level domain.
Benjamin Kabin