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US appeals court hears Apple ebooks challenge

2014-12-16 09:27

A US judge has expressed doubt towards the government's ebook antitrust case against Apple, saying the tech giant was challenging "predatory" pricing from Amazon.

Amazon job posts hint at global ambitions

2014-12-12 08:02

Amazon.com is considering expanding its same-day delivery programme globally, recent job listings show.

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas season strike

2014-12-08 14:48

Workers have gone on strike at a German site of Amazon, aiming to hit the US online retail giant in the busy pre-Christmas season amid a long-running pay dispute.

Amazon delivers blow to Royal Mail

2014-11-19 13:50

Amazon's own delivery service will more than halve the growth potential for Royal Mail's parcels business, the former state-owned British company says.

Amazon unveils Chromecast challenger

2014-10-30 12:16

Amazon has unveiled a new media stick allowing users to stream content to television sets, challenging Google's Chromecast device.

Amazon mulls e-books in the Netherlands

2014-09-24 12:46

Online retailer Amazon is in talks with a number of Dutch publishers to sell e-books in the Netherlands.

SACAA denies struggling with UAV guidelines

2014-09-18 14:31

How exactly will the City of Cape Town test its security drones if it remains illegal to operate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, even for recreational fun?

Internet titans protest 'fast lanes'

2014-09-09 11:38

Streaming television titan Netflix will be among websites displaying a dreaded spinning wheel icon to rally support for blocking internet "fast lanes".

Japan publishers slam Amazon rules

2014-08-29 10:42

Japanese publishers have lashed out at Amazon's new rules, after US and European authors accused the online retailer of using strong-arm negotiating tactics.

Amazon readying an attack on Google

2014-08-24 15:15

US online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google in one of its core businesses, Internet advertising, sources say.

Amazon stops some Disney movie pre-orders

2014-08-11 07:37

Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, in what appears to be another contract dispute with publisher Hachette Book Group.

Elderly given an internet key to family links

2014-07-27 16:00

Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a start-up to develop an application to help the elderly stay in touch.

Retailers swallow online food cost

2014-07-10 13:00

Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations while hoping they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items.

Amazon Luxembourg taxes under scrutiny

2014-07-04 10:32

European officials have asked Luxembourg to hand over documents relating to US online retailer Amazon's tax affairs in the country.

Amazon smartphone could shake up market

2014-06-17 07:20

Amazon's mystery unveiling is widely expected to be a smartphone, which if managed well could shake up the market.

Amazon set to launch streaming music

2014-06-12 09:27

US online giant Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service as early as this week, the New York Times has reported.

Amazon, Hachette fight to continue

2014-05-28 13:00

Online commerce titan Amazon.com has said it doubted that it would soon bury the hatchet with book publisher Hachette.

Amazon offers staff $5 000 to quit

2014-04-13 12:13

Online retailer Amazon is offering employees who aren't happy working for the growing company $5 000 to quit.

Tech giants growing ambitions ‘spook’ Americans

2014-04-07 14:01

The data gathering abilities of Google and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that internet companies know too much.

Amazon workers in Germany go on strike

2014-03-31 19:33

Hundreds of workers at Amazon in Germany have gone on strike again, the first stoppage this year in a pay dispute that has dragged on for months.

Kindle tests Brazil's retail jungle

2014-02-07 22:00

Amazon has started selling its Kindle online in Brazil, expanding from ebooks into retail for the first time in Latin America's biggest market.

Amazon mulls TV streaming service - report

2014-01-22 09:35

Amazon.com has been reaching out to entertainment studios about licensing television programmes for an online streaming service, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

Amazon to compensate customers for late gifts

2013-12-27 08:03

Amazon says it will give $20 gift cards and pay shipping costs for customers affected by problems at UPS and FedEx that delayed some Christmas package deliveries.

Google takes on Amazon and Microsoft

2013-12-04 12:27

Google is stepping up its efforts to move into the Internet 'cloud', taking on rivals like Amazon and Microsoft in competition for business customers.

 

Amazon workers strike in Germany

2014-12-15 14:40

Workers at Amazon warehouses in Germany have started a fresh three-day strike to press their demands for better pay and conditions.

Amazon warns US over drone policy limbo

2014-12-09 07:50

Amazon, keen to blaze a trail with delivery by drone, is threatening to take much of its research for the plan outside the US amid frustrations with regulators.

Amazon's new robot army is ready to ship

2014-12-01 09:41

Amazon has shown off its army of new robots, which include devices that glide across warehouse floors to help workers meet high shipping demand during these holidays.

Amazon stuns rivals with back chat speaker

2014-11-07 08:25

Internet retail titan Amazon has introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists.

Investors punish Amazon after hefty losses

2014-10-26 15:38

Amazon has taken a pounding, raising doubts on whether investors will support chief executive Jeff Bezos' strategy of putting investment ahead of profit.

EU watchdog investigates Amazon over 'tax haven'

2014-10-07 14:39

Amazon's tax arrangements with Luxembourg are being investigated by European regulators.

Alibaba's plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the world

2014-09-18 18:09

Alibaba, for now an e-commerce powerhouse in China, is quietly hinting at plans to expand into the US and go beyond the country's borders.

Jeff Bezos enters the space race

2014-09-18 11:56

Jeff Bezos, has announced Blue Origin will team up with United Launch Alliance to fund and build a new liquid-fuel rocket engine.

Amazon cuts price of 'Fire' smartphone

2014-09-09 05:00

Amazon is slashing the price of its Fire smartphone as Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone.

Amazon dropping $1bn for Twitch, says report

2014-08-26 07:25

Amazon is buying the videogame platform Twitch for $1bn, bringing it access to millions of people who watch games being played on the site, a report says.

Amazon challenges Square with payment system

2014-08-14 09:08

Amazon has unveiled a new payment card reader for mobile devices in a challenge to a system pioneered by Square.

Microsoft unveils Xbox in China

2014-07-30 14:56

Microsoft has unveiled its Xbox game console in China, the first to enter the market after an official ban 14 years ago.

Amazon losses grow, shares tumble

2014-07-25 07:23

Amazon.com has posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a jump in revenue.

Want to sell your cow? Try Quikr

2014-07-09 19:22

An Indian answer to Craigslist is drawing millions of monthly visitors to its website, exchanging everything from used iPads to cows.

Amazon vows to fight FTC over kids in-app purchases

2014-07-03 12:05

Amazon is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorised in-app purchases.

Top 10 SA e-books revealed

2014-06-13 13:01

Here are the top 10 e-books in South Africa bought over the last year.

Mysterious Amazon launch event planned

2014-06-05 08:45

Amazon has put out word of a mystery event at which founder Jeff Bezos will launch something new.

Twitter, Amazon team up for in-app purchasing

2014-05-05 22:18

Amazon has rolled out a new feature allowing Twitter users to select items for purchase on the online retail site without leaving the messaging platform.

Amazon to release smartphone

2014-04-12 19:35

Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models.

Amazon steps up TV push with video device

2014-04-03 15:52

Amazon has stepped up its battle for US television viewers, unveiling a new media streaming device touted as simplifying the experience of watching video online.

Questions raised over $10m treasure trove

2014-03-05 12:03

A dealer handling a $10m treasure trove found by a US couple has dismissed a report that the horde may have been stolen and therefore has to be given back.

Amazon developing pay-TV streaming service

2014-01-22 13:13

Amazon is in the early stages of developing a pay-TV streaming service with live programming, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Bezos airlifted by navy for medical treatment

2014-01-05 09:05

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was flown by helicopter from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands for medical attention, authorities in Ecuador say.

Amazon's workers in Germany go on strike

2013-12-16 16:35

At the start of the peak period for Christmas sales, hundreds of Amazon's workers in Germany have gone on strike over a continued dispute over pay.

Amazon unveils mini-drone delivery plan

2013-12-02 08:11

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has revealed that his company is looking to the future with plans to use "octocopter" mini-drones to fly small packages to consumers in just 30 minutes.

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