| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year.
Bargain basement deals normally...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Just minutes after Google announced and released the Nexus 5, its online store sold out of the black 16-gigabyte version of the smartphone.
Google announced the long-awaited device Thursday morning. The new gadget features a near 5-inch full 1080p HD...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:46 PM
WASHINGTON — As the pitchman for his landmark healthcare law, President Obama promised to make buying insurance as easy as buying a plane ticket online or a "TV on Amazon." It would be simple, he said.
If there were problems, the president...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Jutta has a simple-enough question: How safe is online banking?
And there's a simple-enough answer: It depends on whom you bank with. As with all things Internet, what counts is the company you keep.
For example, I feel pretty comfortable saying you'...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Amazon said its original series "Alpha House," a political comedy written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau and starring John Goodman, was the most-watched show on its Prime Instant Video service through the weekend.
The first three episodes of "Alpha...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:31 PM
"Alpha House" (Amazon). Yonder comes the first fruit of Amazon Studios' semi-innovative pilot derby, upon which I reported and opined at length last spring — see here, here and here — marking its arrival as a producer of original streaming...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Amazon.com Inc. plans to open its fourth California fulfillment center in Moreno Valley sometime next year, company officials said at an event with Gov. Jerry Brown.
A coterie of state legislators, Amazon employees and journalists gathered Tuesday...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Cable's toughest cowboy is saddling up again.
This year, John Malone's Colorado company, Liberty Media Corp., acquired nearly a third of the stock in Charter Communications, the nation's fourth-largest cable company.
The move came 14 years after...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Amazon.com Inc. said it will hire 70,000 full-time seasonal workers for the holiday rush, a 40% boost from last year.
The Seattle company, which runs the world’s largest e-commerce operation, said the fulfillment center employees will join the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey, who had been riding her...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer’s chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey was riding her...