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Capital One to let users pay bills via Amazon’s Echo

NEW YORK – Capital One has teamed with Amazon to let owners of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker system pay their bills and get other account information through voice commands. Amazon’s …


Jeff Bezos company planning human test space flights by 2017

Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said during a tour of the venture’s research and development site …


Amazon leases 20 jets to build out logistics network

Amazon is taking to the skies. The e-commerce powerhouse has finalized an agreement to lease 20 Boeing jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc. as it builds out its U.S. …


Amazon to debut live show about fashion

In its quest to build out its fashion business, Amazon.com may disrupt the world of TV talk shows, too – with a nightly live show dedicated to fashion and beauty. …


Target taps Amazon executive to overhaul supply chain

Target says it has tapped an Amazon executive to lead the overhaul of its supply chain that has been stretched by the demands of e-commerce.


Amazon is America’s most-loved company, annual ranking shows

Amazon.com has reclaimed the top spot as America’s most-loved company in an annual ranking of some of the country’s largest companies.


Amazon job postings signal plans to scale up bookstore business

A bevy of recent highly specialized job postings suggests Amazon.com is indeed laying the foundation for a brick-and-mortar bookstore business whose ambitions extend well beyond the University Village location it …


Neeson plays PI in crime thriller ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’

What’s new to watch this week on pay-per-view and streaming services: Pay-per-view / video on demand


Amazon’s new Kindle offers strong challenge to iPad Air

On the heels of Apple’s new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. …


Publishing exec Larry Kirshbaum leaving Amazon

NEW YORK – Larry Kirshbaum, a high-profile publishing executive who helped Amazon grow its book publishing business in New York, is leaving the company on Jan. 17. Amazon spokeswoman Sarah …


If you’re looking for e-commerce leader, eBay deserves attention

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is a great business, but its stock is usually priced for perfection. Thus, one or more bad moves could hit it hard. So perhaps consider eBay (Nasdaq: …


Amazon to debut original TV shows

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – There used to be just one way for getting shows on TV. Networks would spend tens of millions of dollars ordering scripts and shooting pilots and …


Seattle gun buy-back plan gets Amazon boost

Turn in a handgun in Seattle and pick up a $100 gift card for online shopping at Amazon.com. The Seattle-based online retailer is kicking in $30,000 to start the program …


Google sells small tablet, challenges Kindle Fire

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is unveiling a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The Nexus Seven is designed specifically for Google Play, the …


Lee & Hayes expands scope of law practice

During its 18 years, Spokane-based law firm Lee & Hayes has developed a global reputation in intellectual property law. On Wednesday the law firm announced it is expanding by adding …


Back-seat stickers

The guys behind Spokane media agency Seven2 are branching out, testing an entrepreneurial experiment. With photos of pets – of dogs or cats that attach to car or truck windows.


Amazon tells shareholders it won’t budge on sales taxes

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos left little doubt that the company will stand its ground against efforts in many states to require the Internet giant to charge sales …


Amazon may put end to ‘bad’ gifts

SAN FRANCISCO — For some, it’s the red reindeer Christmas sweater. For others, it’s the diamond-encrusted dreidel. Whatever your worst gift nightmare might be, Amazon may soon give you a …


Amazon shares soar on report

SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that its third-quarter earnings soared 62 percent, showing that consumers are comfortable opening their wallets to the online retailer despite the still-shaky economy. …


Textbook case for e-readers

SEATTLE – It’s an experiment that has made back-to-school a little easier on the back: Amazon.com gave more than 200 college students its Kindle e-reading device this fall, loaded with …


Business in brief: Price of Kindle drops to $299

NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. cut the price of its Kindle electronic reading device to $299 on Wednesday in an effort to attract more bookworms and make the gadget a …