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Prime Time: Amazon Gives Newcomers A Week To Jump In Before The Price Increase

Prime Time: Amazon Gives Newcomers A Week To Jump In Before The Price Increase
by Forbes
Amazon Prime, the 2-day shipping, video streaming, e-book lending service, is about to get more expensive. The e-tail giant’s catch-all offering will cost $99 annually, up from $79, starting a week from today. The... Read more Mar 13 2014, 7:51am CDT
 

Amazon Set-Top Box is Finally Coming

Amazon Set-Top Box is Finally Coming
by Forbes
Amazon.com is reportedly set to unveil a long-awaited TV set-top box that would let viewers watch shows streamed in over the Internet. The website Re/Code says the rollout for the box will come in March. The product... Read more Feb 26 2014, 1:03pm CST
 

Amazon.com Shares Starting to Look Like Apple In 2012

by Forbes
Amazon.com got hit by a rare downgrade on Wednesday, and the shares reacted as shares will in a jittery market: They fell nearly 3.5% to $349.25. In fact, 2014 has started out badly for Amazon shares. After basically... Read more Feb 12 2014, 10:28pm CST
 

Prime Factors: Should Amazon Really Mess With The Best Loyalty Program In Retail?

Prime Factors: Should Amazon Really Mess With The Best Loyalty Program
by Forbes
Amazon has never been one to mind the contradictions. It’s a consumer e-commerce giant and a leader in cloud computing. The two don’t really have anything to do with one another, yet together they’ve made Amazon a smash... Read more Feb 2 2014, 8:28am CST
 

Amazon: Still A Charity For Consumers Funded By Investors?

by Forbes
Roughly a year ago, after Amazon came out with its 2012 earnings report, Slate columnist Matthew Yglesias called Amazon ”a charitable organization being run by elements of the investment community for the... Read more Jan 30 2014, 11:34pm CST
 

Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin

Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin
by Forbes
Beats Music is being launched today to much fanfare and rightfully so. Using “music curation” as its main calling card, it’s a different take on a theme used by other competitive services. Whether the public views that... Read more Jan 22 2014, 4:21am CST
 

French Senate wants ban on free book delivery

by Associated Press
French Senate seeks to bar free delivery of books _ in a blow for Amazon, boost for bookshops PARIS (AP) — If the French Senate gets its way, retail giant Amazon and its online peers won't be able to offer... Read more Jan 9 2014, 8:46am CST
 

Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber

Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber
by Forbes
Amazon’s recent announcement around drone delivery captured the world’s attention. It is a creative idea. But, as Chris Anderson, founder of 3D Robotics (and also the creative mind that has propelled Wired, TED, DIY... Read more Dec 31 2013, 11:56am CST
 

Very Last-Minute Digital Gifts You Can Buy As Late As Christmas Morning

Very Last-Minute Digital Gifts You Can Buy As Late As Christmas Morning
by Forbes
OK, you’ve procrastinated to the VERY last minute. It’s Christmas morning and you forgot to get something for someone special.  When you buy a virtual gift, a nice touch is to print out a card or certificate so you have... Read more Dec 24 2013, 6:16pm CST
 

Why Are The Newspapers Picking On Amazon?

by Forbes
There’s a definite sense that the UK newspapers are picking on Amazon this Christmas. They’re being pilloried for hiring temporary staff rather than long term to work for the Christmas rush. There’s all these stories... Read more Dec 23 2013, 10:06am CST