July 21, 2011 |
Amazon.com is busy stocking its shelves with more programming and will soon offer streams of older CBS-owned television shows, including "Frasier," "Cheers" and "Star Trek," to its online customers. Amazon.com is busy stocking its shelves with more programming and will soon offer streams of older CBS-owned television shows, including "Frasier," "Cheers" and "Star Trek," to its online customers. The move, announced Wednesday, represents the online retail giant's most significant licensing agreement since launching its Amazon Prime subscription service in February to compete with Netflix.
November 8, 2012 |
Amazon.com on Thursday launched a dedicated wine marketplace on its website. The online wine shop is currently in beta, with thousands of labels searchable by type (red, white, etc.), grape varietal, winery, tasting notes (blackberry, vanilla, oak ... ), professional rating, vintage, ABV (alcohol by volume) or price. So far, customers in California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington , Wyoming and the District of Columbia (with more states to be added)
August 24, 1997
I'm an Amazon.com customer even though I love bookstores ("The Book on Amazon.com," by Jonathan Littman, July 20). My husband and I like to prowl the bargain tables. My daughter and I, on our annual "mother-daughter get-together weekend," always find a good bookstore. Once, in New Orleans, our hotel was overbooked, and we were prepared to spend the entire night browsing in an all-night bookstore. (We did finally end up with a room.) So why buy books online? For one thing, as a working professional, my hours are often longer than those of most bookstores, so online is where can I browse, or purchase authors of interest, or even buy gifts with efficiency.
December 18, 2011 |
First impressions last. So some people still think of Amazon.com as an online bookseller, the form in which it arrived on consumers' horizons in the late 1990s. But since then Amazon has been acquiring, expanding and diversifying at a dizzying speed. Jeff Bezos, its founder, chief executive and the owner of a wall-shaking laugh, has taken the company into shoes, diapers and flat-screen televisions, as well as cloud computing services and e-readers via its Kindle device. Amazon's non-retail dexterity reached a new level last month when the Seattle-based company unveiled a Kindle-branded tablet computer, the Fire, to rival Apple's iPad.
August 22, 2010 |
Question: I am a shareholder in Amazon.com Inc. and would like to know if the company's stock can keep up with expectations. Answer: The world's largest online retailer has a reputation for low prices and customer loyalty, but it must spend a lot of money to maintain its rapid growth. That's how high expectations can outpace reality. Amazon's new Kindle e-reader models, aided by price cuts, have proved popular. One downloads books using 3G cellular networks and Wi-Fi, while the other uses only Wi-Fi.
September 12, 2008 |
Amazon.com Inc. customers may soon be able to purchase their favorite Napa Valley wines through the Web. The Internet retailer has approached Napa Valley Vintners Assn. to help inform its 315 members about selling online, said a spokesman for the trade group.