Stories tagged: amazon.com
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 …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
E-commerce goes north, forcing Canada’s retailers out of hibernation
Canadian retailers are getting serious about selling stuff over the internet. You can thank Amazon.com Inc. for that.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
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 …
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 …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Companies anticipate big software deals, with help from Trump
The software industry went on a shopping spree in 2016, and this year could be even busier, bolstered by the new president’s policies and what one analyst suggests could be …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Microsoft, Intel, Alphabet buoyed by cloud boom
Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp., which all posted quarterly results Thursday, reinforced what’s become a truism in technology: the biggest growth is in businesses that deliver computing over …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Amazon Web Services passes Google on most popular list
In some corners of the high-tech workplace, Amazon.com is more popular than Google. Services built by Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud-computing division, were the fourth most popular workplace web application …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Sorry, Wal-Mart: Amazon wants your food stamp customers as well
For years, Amazon.com has targeted shoppers who can afford a $99 Prime subscription. Last week’s announcement that it will deliver groceries to food-stamp recipients shows Amazon also wants to appeal …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Amazon to create more than 100,000 new jobs in U.S. in 18 months
Amazon.com plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs with benefits in the U.S. in the next 18 months.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Amazon shipments for independent merchants doubled in 2016
Amazon.com said the number of items sold for independent merchants that use its logistics service more than doubled to 2 billion last year, evidence the online retailer’s stepped-up investments in …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Amazon reports best holiday yet with record orders for Echo
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 …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Bezos, Sandberg, Musk said to attend Trump tech summit
Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be among those attending President-elect Donald Trump’s gathering of technology industry leaders Wednesday in New York, people …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 1 p.m.
Seattle’s cloud-computing boom is new force helping to drive Washington economy
Amazon.com’s growth into a technology power through its Amazon Web Services cloud-computing unit and Microsoft’s move to compete aggressively in that market have added the cloud to Seattle’s list of …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
Amazon air contractor aims to force striking pilots back to work
ABX Air, which flies packages for Amazon.com and DHL Worldwide Express, plans to ask a judge to force striking pilots back to work and thwart a threat to disrupt deliveries …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Microsoft retools sales operation as Azure takes central role
When Microsoft, chasing the success of Amazon.com’s Amazon Web Services business, started pushing its own package of rented processing power and web-based business tools, the company’s salespeople treated them as …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Amazon features Alec Baldwin, Dan Marino in its first Super Bowl ad
Amazon.com has just released a sneak peek of its Super Bowl ad, which airs Feb. 7 on CBS.
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014, 8:55 a.m.
Amazon’s new robot army is ready to ship
TRACY, California — A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to “pick” each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping.
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013, 6:50 a.m.
Amazon.com sees delivery drones as future
NEW YORK — Amazon.com is already cracking same-day delivery. Next up: getting your package delivered quicker than a pizza? The online retailer is working on a way to get customers …
Wed., April 17, 2013
Child sex author skips out on court
The author of books describing children in sexual situations is on the run from authorities after skipping a sentencing hearing in Spokane federal court Tuesday. Daniel L. Camp, 33, was …
Sat., July 28, 2012
Amazon’s Bezos boosts R-74
OLYMPIA – A campaign to ratify same-sex marriage in Washington received $2.5 million from the founder of Amazon.com. Washington United for Marriage, which is pushing approval of Referendum 74 on …