| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The editors of the British website the Kernel bought a copy of the e-book "Naughty Daughter Abducted ... (taboo daddy daughter erotica)" on Amazon, and did not like what they saw.
"The book is a sick rape fantasy with language and details too graphic...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:50 PM
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) drew cheers from brick-and-mortar retailers this week when he laid out seven principles to "guide discussion" of online sales taxes and "spark creative solutions." To the retailers, Goodlatte's...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The naughty writers have struck back.
Yesterday, Jacket Copy's Carolyn Kellogg reported on Amazon, Kobo and other e-book retailers' cracking down on self-published erotica on their websites, attempting to remove titles of works that depict incest,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Honest Co., Jessica Alba's eco-friendly baby products line, announced Monday that it has raised $25 million. That brings the start-up's total financing to $52 million in less than two years.
The Santa Monica e-commerce brand said it would use the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Amazon is again edging into the art market. The e-tailer, better known for peddling books and electronics, on Tuesday launched Amazon Arts, with masterpieces by Andy Warhol and Claude Monet up for sale.
Amazon said in a statement that it aims to bring...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Amazon said it has begun accepting HTML5 apps for its Appstore, becoming the first major online store to distribute the browser-based software that can be used on multiple operating systems.
The online retailer announced that it will offer HTML5 apps...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post is provoking anxiety and uncertainty among journalists.
But for Silicon Valley techies, this unlikely marriage is cause for optimism: Someone may finally deliver technical and...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Eric Lefkofsky says he intends to be the chief executive of Groupon Inc. for "a few years."
His tenure will end, he said, when Groupon — which has fallen far short of once-lofty expectations by investors — has completed its transition from a...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The much-publicized $1.45-million Monet listed on Amazon could soon sell, although not through the e-tailer.
Claude Monet's portrait of his infant son was among the artworks listed last Tuesday when Amazon launched a new section of its site dedicated to...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The definitive line about a newspaper's public mission came, as it happens, from Hollywood.
In Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane," the title character, his newspaper empire in tatters, is asked by Walter Thatcher, the film's stand-in for J.P. Morgan,...