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Brazil’s rollback of environmental rules a blow to Paris climate pact

Brazil is considering measures that would roll back environmental protections and make it difficult to meet its Paris climate accord targets – a signal it is stepping back from its …


Microsoft exec says company borrows Amazon philosophy as its cloud business grows

Scott Guthrie, who leads Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise unit, said Wednesday at a GeekWire technology conference outside Seattle that Microsoft in recent years has based more of its decision-making on …


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Amazon offers Prime discount to those on government benefits

The move seems aimed at extending Amazon’s reach well beyond the upper- and middle-class customers that underpin its business – right as the e-commerce giant intensifies its battle against a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Federal Trade Commission rules Amazon must issue refunds

Amazon has started offering refunds to consumers for unauthorized in-app purchases made between November 2011 and May 2016, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. During that time, children spent more …


Settlement allows parents to get refunds for purchases children made on Amazon apps without permission

Parents whose children made Amazon purchases on mobile apps without their permission will begin getting their money back, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday. And it turns out that money …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

Amazon’s stock tops $1,000 for the first time

Amazon, the e-commerce giant that has changed how much of the world shops for books, toilet paper and TVs, hit a new milestone. Its stock topped $1,000 for the first …


Microsoft’s weapon in high-stakes cloud-computing battle with Amazon? Freebies

Microsoft has staked its future on the cloud, the range of on-demand computing power and software services bundled into Azure and other products. But Microsoft isn’t banking on snazzy marketing …


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Stream on Demand: Grown-up superhero drama ‘Logan’ and savvy horror film ‘Get Out’ now on VOD

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

Amazon Wants You: Retail giant turns to military vets as it looks for management talent

Rick Nielsen, a former U.S. Navy captain, was just a few years ago at the helm of the USS Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship designed to help Marines stake out …


Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model

Amazon is offering a thinner and lighter version of its cheapest, 7-inch tablet, while shaving $10 off the price of an 8-inch model.


Amazon to create homeless shelter at Seattle headquarters

A Seattle nonprofit that converts unused buildings into temporary shelters for women, children and families who are homeless will have a permanent home at Amazon’s new headquarters building.


Stream on Demand: “La La Land” dances to VOD, Hulu launches “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Queen of Katwe” checks Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


Review: ‘Lost City of Z’ is a riveting adventure

Though Fawcett’s story is known, it’s almost better if one embarks on this voyage with as little knowledge about him as possible, as Gray weaves this tale of Fawcett’s incredible …


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Bezos says artificial intelligence to fuel Amazon’s success

Amazon.com Inc. is embracing artificial intelligence to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tools sold to others through its cloud-computing division, Chief Executive Officer …


As Amazon grows, Jeff Bezos ponders how to stave off decay

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 …


Fair tax collection includes online sales

Various bills to require online retailers to collect all the different sales taxes have stalled in Congress, despite bipartisan support.


Amazon acquires streaming rights for Thursday Night Football

Amazon’s new deal gives Prime Time football a whole new meaning.


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Amazon tax deal to remain secret in Idaho

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 allows customers to add cash to their accounts at brick-and-mortar retailers

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 …


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research receives largest donation

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 wants Cheerios, Oreos and other brands to bypass Wal-Mart

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 …


Amazon.com announces 10th fulfillment center in Texas

Amazon.com Inc. has announced plans for a 10th fulfillment center in Texas.


Amazon buys Souq.com with Middle East e-commerce set for takeoff

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.


Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle

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 …


Amazon buys Mideast’s Souq.com after $800 million counteroffer

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.

Inside Amazon’s battle to break into the $800 billion grocery market

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.


Amazon planning third data complex near Hermiston

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.

Eye on Boise: Idaho tax coffers to get a boost from Amazon deal; Otter opposes grocery tax repeal

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 …


Amazon says it’s open to pushing content through cable boxes

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.

Amid boycott of Ivanka Trump-branded products, her perfume is a bestseller on Amazon

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 …