| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Amazon.com is continuing to offer customers new deals on its Kindle Fire HDX tablets, with the most recent promotion giving consumers the option of paying for the gadget in four no-interest installments.
The Seattle-based online retailer will let...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Canadian writer Emily Schultz published her first novel, “Joyland,” in 2006 on ECW, a small press based in Toronto. A coming-of-age tale set in a video-game arcade, "Joyland" did not make bestseller lists or sell in large quantities. So...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Apple's next media event is just a few days away, and the tech giant is expected to announce new iPads. That means now is the time to sell your old iPad before it loses a lot of its value.
The Cupertino company will make its announcement Tuesday in...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Machinery was purring gently. Boxes of Samsung televisions were stacked like blocks atop pallets on a glossy concrete floor. A shift supervisor waved jauntily as he zipped by on a red motorized chariot.
At 10 a.m. at the Target.com fulfillment center in...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Cyber Monday is over, but Amazon.com is still promoting the Kindle Fire HDX by promising customers that it will donate $20 for every tablet that is purchased on Tuesday through Sunday, as part of Giving Tuesday.
The offer applies when customers buy a 7-...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Even as Twitter prepares for a hotly anticipated initial public offering, its co-founder Jack Dorsey already is about to debut a second act.
His start-up Square, one of the fastest-growing young companies by revenue and one of...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Ninety-eight British publishers closed their doors in the year ending August 2013. The cause? E-books and online discounts.
Closures were up 42% over the previous year, according to the Guardian. The companies that folded included the 26-year-old...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Toms, the Los Angeles company known for donating a pair of shoes for each set it sells, has a new do-gooder initiative: an e-commerce hub dedicated to socially conscious goods.
The marketplace, which launched Tuesday on Toms' website just in time for...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Amazon on Tuesday announced a program, called Amazon Source, making its Kindle e-readers, tablets and accessories available for independent bookstores to sell to their customers. The bookstores can purchase the devices at a discount and then, in some...