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Amazon Releases 14 Pilot Episodes, Viewers Decide What Gets Picked Up

Amazon Releases 14 Pilot Episodes, Viewers Decide What Gets Picked Up

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Friday, Amazon Studios released the pilot episodes of 14 new shows, and viewers are invited to submit feedback to help decide which are made into full seasons.
The 14 shows include eight adult come…

Amazon CEO Recovers NASA’s Apollo Engines from Bottom of Atlantic

Amazon CEO Recovers NASA’s Apollo Engines from Bottom of Atlantic

Bezos Expeditions(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday that his underwater expedition had successfully recovered the mangled wreckage of two rocket engines from NASA’s Apollo program from the bottom of th…

Macy’s, Sears, Amazon, Max Studio Fined for ‘Bamboozling’ Customers

Macy’s, Sears, Amazon, Max Studio Fined for ‘Bamboozling’ Customers

Bloomberg News Photo by Diane Bondareff(NEW YORK) — Four national retailers have agreed to pay $1.26 million in penalties for falsely labeling clothing and textiles as made of bamboo, when they were actually made of rayon, a synthetic material.The Fed…

Stocks to Watch in 2013

Stocks to Watch in 2013

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s that time of year, when we all want to know what stocks we should be buying in the coming year, or thinking about buying, or steering very, very clear of. So here are seven of the biggest stocks worth keeping your …

Amazon Looks to Make Kindle Fire HD Top Kids’ Tablet

Amazon Looks to Make Kindle Fire HD Top Kids’ Tablet

Amazon(NEW YORK) — Many have heard about the ongoing tablet war — the one where Google, Microsoft and every other major tech company are going after Apple’s long-ruling iPad.  But there’s another battle being fought for the best kids’ tablet.Acc…

Amazon Leads Online Sales Boom on Cyber Monday

Amazon Leads Online Sales Boom on Cyber Monday

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Cyber Monday online sales were up 28 percent compared with a year ago, according to IBM Benchmark.  And much of this was fueled by one company: Amazon.The retail powerhouse is — by far — the bi…

From Click to Delivery: Inside Amazon’s Cyber Monday Strategy

From Click to Delivery: Inside Amazon’s Cyber Monday Strategy

Digital Vision / Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The inner world of Amazon looks like a bustle of conveyor belts and bargains on Cyber Monday.Amazon has 80 giant fulfillment centers strategically sprinkled around the globe that are ready to fulfill every order…

A Tough Week for the Internet as Major Sites Experience Outages

A Tough Week for the Internet as Major Sites Experience Outages

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Last week it was YouTube for a few minutes, but this week it was more than just the streaming video service that wasn’t available to Internet users.Earlier this week, Amazon’s Web Services went down causing sites that…

Amazon to Hire More than 50K Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Amazon to Hire More than 50K Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SEATTLE) — In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Amazon.com is ramping up its workforce at its fulfillment centers across the U.S.“In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full…

Report: Best Buy to Match Prices of Online Competitors

Report: Best Buy to Match Prices of Online Competitors

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Another big retailer is said to be playing hardball with Amazon.
The Wall Street Journal reports Best Buy is planning to match the price of its online competitors during the holiday shopping season and offer f…

Walmart, Amazon Roll Out Same-Day Delivery for Online Orders

Walmart, Amazon Roll Out Same-Day Delivery for Online Orders

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just in time for the holiday shopping season, two retailing giants are gearing up for same-day package delivery for goods purchased online. Walmart to Go is being test marketed in several cities across the country.&nb…

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD: $15 to Lose Pre-Loaded Ads

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD: $15 to Lose Pre-Loaded Ads

Amazon(NEW YORK) — Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD starts at $199, but it will cost $214 if you don’t want ads on your screen.Last week when Amazon unveiled the new tablets it didn’t mention that the company would be getting a bit more aggre…

Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HD

ABC News(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Amazon has set off a big Fire. The Kindle Fire HD, Amazon’s new souped-up tablet will be bigger, faster and more expensive, the CEO Jeff Bezos announced today at a press event in Santa Monica, Calif. “We haven’t built …

Amazon to Debut New Kindle Fire, E-Readers

Amazon to Debut New Kindle Fire, E-Readers

Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Amazon is holding an event Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif., where the Seattle-based company is expected to launch its new Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fire tablet.  An ad, which aired Wedne…

Crime Writer RJ Ellory Caught Faking Amazon Reviews

Crime Writer RJ Ellory Caught Faking Amazon Reviews

Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Best-selling crime writer RJ Ellory has been caught red-handed faking both positive and negative book reviews on Amazon. Ellory was writing glowing reviews for his own books and slamming his competitors’ b…

Crime Writer RJ Ellory Caught Faking Amazon Reviews

Crime Writer RJ Ellory Caught Faking Amazon Reviews

Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Best-selling crime writer RJ Ellory has been caught red-handed faking both positive and negative book reviews on Amazon. Ellory was writing glowing reviews for his own books and slamming his competitors’ b…

Kindle Fire Sold Out as Amazon Plans for Sept. 6 Launch of New Version

Kindle Fire Sold Out as Amazon Plans for Sept. 6 Launch of New Version

Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Amazon’s Kindle Fire has become one of the most popular tablets on the market in the past year. But you can’t get one anymore, at least not for the next week or so. Thursday Amazon announced that a…

Amazon Executive Conned Out of $165K

Amazon Executive Conned Out of $165K

C Flanigan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An Amazon executive who was allegedly swindled out of $165,000 by a con man claiming to be Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ booking agent got a happy ending when the band performed at his wedding last month….

Chick-Fil-A and Six Other Companies That Have Taken a Political Stand

Chick-Fil-A and Six Other Companies That Have Taken a Political Stand

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Whether he wanted to be or not, Dan Cathy, the Bible-quoting president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, has become a household name. So has his stance on same-sex marriage.What people might not realize is …

Target, Amazon Opposite of Chick-fil-A on Gay Marriage

Target, Amazon Opposite of Chick-fil-A on Gay Marriage

Target/Amazon(NEW YORK) — With gay rights activists still riled up over Chick-fil-a’s LGBT criticism, two megastores are taking the opposite stance and making their support for gay marriage as public as possible.Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos…

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