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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

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

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

Target has joined the market for auto-delivery subscription goods, competing with the likes of Amazon, Diapers.com and Wal-mart.
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

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

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

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.
Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

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.

Startups Mine 'Big Data' Too

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

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

Amazon and other giant tech companies are trying to become synonymous with the internet in users' minds.
6 Business Moguls With Seriously Expensive Side Projects

6 Business Moguls With Seriously Expensive Side Projects

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

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Just Bought The Washington Post

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

Hiring Spree: Amazon to Add 7,000 New Employees

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

3 Tech Startups Poised to Disrupt the Comic Book Industry

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

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

A look at the books on the tech mogul's summer reading list, compared to this year's most popular reads on Amazon.
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.
How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data (Infographic)

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

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

Tablet Wars: Barnes & Noble to Stop Manufacturing the Nook

The book seller says sales of its color tablets are down more than 30 percent.
Amazon Gets Social, Buys Book Recommendation Site Goodreads

Amazon Gets Social, Buys Book Recommendation Site Goodreads

Amazon buys book recommendation site Goodreads, LinkedIn improves its search, Wanelo is poised for continued growth and more social-media news.
Want to Start Exporting? Consider These Hints

Want to Start Exporting? Consider These Hints

If you are looking to grow revenue, one option is to look for new markets abroad.

4 Ways to Stretch Your Startup Budget as a Student Trep

College campuses are rife with money-saving opportunities. Here’s where to look.
3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

As Amazon partners with Facebook to make gift-giving easier, a look at three services that are innovating this time-old tradition.
How Secure Package Delivery Can Raise Customer Satisfaction

How Secure Package Delivery Can Raise Customer Satisfaction

Amazon's new locker shipping service joins others offering customers more options.
Building a Profitable Wearable Device May Depend on Who You Partner With

Building a Profitable Wearable Device May Depend on Who You Partner With

Electronic devices that are worn on the body and relay information are starting to receive a lot of buzz, but partnering with a big company is the key to getting the product to see the light of day.
Secrets of the 10 Most-Trusted Brands

Secrets of the 10 Most-Trusted Brands

Dreaming of the day your business becomes a household name? Follow these examples.
What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

How do the big companies stay on top? Take a look at some of the new customer-service ideas Amazon, USPS and Starbucks have in store.
The Kindle Fire Fuels Tablet Wars

The Kindle Fire Fuels Tablet Wars

With the retail firepower of its Silk 'split' browser, the Kindle Fire could be a barn-burner for Amazon.
Five Tips to Transform Your Business

Five Tips to Transform Your Business

A look at the best turnaround tactics from small companies around the U.S.

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