Stories tagged: Amazon
Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
The expansion of Amazon.com’s empire might seem unstoppable, as the company adds tens of billions in revenue to its top line and tens of thousands of employees to its payroll …
Thu., April 6, 2017
Various bills to require online retailers to collect all the different sales taxes have stalled in Congress, despite bipartisan support.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Amazon’s new deal gives Prime Time football a whole new meaning.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Amazon has begun collecting sales tax on internet purchases shipped to Idaho under an agreement reached with state officials earlier this year, but details surrounding the deal aren’t being disclosed.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 6:13 p.m.
Amazon.com is adding a new service that allows cash to be uploaded to an Amazon account at various brick-and-mortar retailers, which would make it easier for those outside of the …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
The Jeff Bezos family has strengthened its longstanding support of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center by giving it its largest gift ever: $35 million.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Amazon has invited some of the world’s biggest brands to its Seattle headquarters in an audacious bid to persuade them that it’s time to start shipping products directly to online …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Amazon.com Inc. has announced plans for a 10th fulfillment center in Texas.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Amazon.com has agreed to buy Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com, betting that e-commerce in the Middle East is poised to take off.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle. The AmazonFresh Pickup service is currently open only to Amazon employees. Eventually, members of Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime loyalty program will be …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Amazon purchased the Middle East’s biggest online retailer Souq.com on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount, a day after a state-backed firm disclosed an $800 million counteroffer.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
After spending several months analyzing the online retailer’s grocery-shipping hubs back in 2014, that’s exactly how a mechanical engineering student described its approach to selling bananas.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Amazon is proposing to build a third data complex west of Hermiston consisting of four data centers.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
With the news that Amazon will begin collecting state sales tax from Idaho shoppers starting on April 1, Idaho’s state general fund coffers stand to gain $15 million to $30 …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Amazon.com Inc., the e-commerce giant that’s shaking up the entertainment industry, says it’s open to pursuing deals to stream content through cable operators’ set-top boxes, much like Netflix has done …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Ivanka Trump’s brand of clothing, shoes and accessories has been at the center of a tempest since her father was elected president. But on Amazon.com this past week, the brand …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
With “alternative facts” the latest catchphrase, George Orwell’s “1984” is No. 1 on Amazon.com and the publisher has ordered an additional 75,000 copies.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Amazon.com plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs with benefits in the U.S. in the next 18 months.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 5:01 p.m.
Amazon is exploring the use of giant airships to serve as mobile, flying warehouses that could help the online retail giant deliver more of its goods by drone.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Amazon.com said it had its best holiday season yet, having shipped more than 1 billion items through its Prime and Fulfillment services, and receiving a record number of orders for …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Amazon.com has seen its already dominant share of online shopping rise in the walk-up to the holidays, says e-commerce consultancy Slice Intelligence.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Parcel delivery services expect to deliver a record number of packages this holiday season as Amazon.com and other e-commerce players are busier than ever. And so far, an expert says, …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
Union pilots who fly products for Amazon.com are taking concerns about pay, working conditions and staffing shortages directly to online shoppers with a digital marketing blitz that suggests the internet …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Between 10 and 11:30 p.m., as most of this city is winding down for the night, the FedEx Express World Hub is revving up for its busiest hours of the …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:33 a.m.
Amazon.com has long talked about its ambitions for using drones to deliver small parcels to its legions of customers. Now, it appears the e-commerce giant is one step closer to …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 4:31 a.m.
Two months after rolling out its digital assistant, Google is opening its doors to outside developers to help the company chase rivals, particularly Amazon.com, in a critical technology race.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
When Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charles Munger lamented the mistakes made in the company’s first 50 years under Warren Buffett, he cited the failure to buy Wal-Mart Stores stock …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 9:40 a.m.
Call it Amazon.com’s driverless store. The tech giant has built a convenience store in downtown Seattle that deploys a gaggle of technologies similar to those used in self-driving cars to …