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Will Amazon Take Over the World?
It has also greatly expanded its third-party marketplace, where merchants all over the world can set up their own virtual stores on Amazon.com and sell their products alongside Amazon's - all the while leveraging Amazon's large customer base and ...
Amazon's New Projects Outweigh Cloud Woes
In a very short time, phrases like 'on the cloud,' and 'cloud computing' have become part of everyday corporate vernacular.
Amazon Delivers on Revenue but Not on Profit
That is the long-established Amazon story, and those who expected to hear it again Thursday were not disappointed. The company reported sales of $12.8 billion, up 29 percent, in the second quarter while it eked out net income of $7 million, or a penny ...
Amazon Slides: Q2 Revenue Up 29% To $12.83B, But Net Income Plunges 96% To ...  TechCrunch
Amazon sales up 29%, Kindle Fire #1 product  VatorNews
Amazon finds upside to sales tax payment
Rita Maggio's bookstore on Main Street, Manasquan - a sedate town of clapboard homes and manicured shrubbery - is the kind of charming little shop Amazon's critics say the online retailer wants to destroy.
What is RI doing to entice a new Amazon.com warehouse here?
Governor Chafee recently hosted site-selection consultants - is anyone in Rhode Island doing anything to reach out to Amazon.com and see if the company would consider building a warehouse here? Is anyone even aware that they should be, considering ...
Jeff Bezos, Amazon a Half-Step Above 'Idiot?'  TheStreet.com
Amazon Updates Cloud Player: Scan & Match Imports, 256 Kbps Audio Upgrades ...
Amazon just updated its Cloud Player music storage service with a number of interesting new features, including an iTunes Match-like scan and match technology that allows Amazon to just scan a user's music library and add matching songs to that user's ...
Get started with Amazon's scan-and-match Cloud Player feature  CNET (blog)
Amazon Introduces GameCircle for Kindle Fire and Opens Up APIs for Game Developers
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ:AMZN) - Millions of people are already enjoying a vast selection of games on Kindle Fire's vibrant color 7" touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle.
Why an Amazon 'Kindle' Smartphone Will Be a Tough Sell  CIO
Amazon Adds Game Center-Like Feature to Kindle Fire  PCWorld (blog)
Ancestry.com Rumored on the Verge of a Buyout
Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), the online family history resource, is said to be in buyout discussions with private equity firm Providence Equity Partners.
From warehouse to powerhouse
Marks and Spencer, a UK retailer, is doing the same. Toys R Us dropped Amazon as its webstore operator in 2006 after a judge ruled it had broken a contract by selling toys from other merchants on Amazon.com. As overlord of a mini-economy, Amazon must ...
Amazon Prime Signs Exclusive Streaming Deal for Fringe, The West Wing
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced that its streaming video service will soon feature new and classic programming from Warner Bros.