December 2, 2013 |
Although Amazon.com largely abandoned the battlefield in its long war against state sales taxes last year, the Supreme Court on Monday delivered the final articles of surrender. The court turned down the big retailer's appeal of a New York court ruling upholding a law requiring Amazon to collect sales taxes from customers there. It's about time. You can tell that Amazon knew defeat was coming from the fact that it already was collecting taxes from buyers in New York, pending a final ruling.
November 22, 2009
The recession appears to be over, but this holiday season it's still tough to find a household not feeling its effects. In that spirit, here are some bargain gift suggestions for the techies on your list. Gift cards -- The perennial cop-out choice, but still much appreciated. A couple of suggested online vendors: Amazon.com ( www.amazon.com) for all manner of gadgets, and iTunes ( www.apple.com) for music, movies and iPhone apps. TV calibration -- Even if your digital television is brand-new, it could probably be helped by a calibration to optimize the image quality.
October 17, 2012 |
A free Amazon.com service that makes content-sharing easier on multiple Kindles could bring students one step closer to shedding their heavy backpacks. Called Whispercast , the service creates a single point to purchase and push out Kindle books across a wireless Internet connection. Amazon announced the launch Wednesday. A teacher or administrator can register students to the classroom's Kindles, sort them into groups for subject or grade level, then distribute readings accordingly.
June 18, 1999
Amazon.com said it has the option to take a stake of less than 10% in closely held Liquid Audio Inc., which makes software for digital music downloads on the Internet. Under the agreement, Amazon may purchase 381,203 Liquid Audio shares at $6.56 each, subject to unspecified conditions, Amazon said. Meanwhile, Redwood City, Calif.-based Liquid Audio said it will offer 3.6 million shares of stock at between $10 and $12 a share under its previously announced initial public offering.
October 25, 2012 |
Bond Girls are known for being ubiquitous symbols of beauty, class and style, so it's no surprise that actress Bérénice Marlohe has taken on the role. She plays "Sévérine" in the upcoming 23rd James Bond film "Skyfall," slated for a Nov. 9 release. The French beauty has been spotted around the globe proving just how stylish she can be in outfits worthy of any Bond love interest. She chose a sleeveless royal blue peplum number by Julien Macdonald at a photo call in Moscow and a draped aqua blue dress by Roksanda Ilincic in Istanbul. Marlohe was photographed at a recent photo call for the film at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City in a Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2012 military-green coat and Tod's knee-high boots.
May 5, 2008 |
Amazon.com Inc. has sued the state of New York, challenging a new statute requiring Internet retailers based elsewhere to collect New York sales taxes. Amazon, the world's largest Internet retailer, said in a complaint filed with the state's Supreme Court that the new law, which was passed by the Legislature in early April, was unconstitutional, vague and overly broad. Through its "Associates Program," the company pays unaffiliated website operators around the country a commission if they advertise Amazon on their sites.
December 17, 1998 |
Amazon.com Inc.'s stock soared 19% after an analyst set a $400 price target for shares of the fast-growing but money-losing Internet retailer. In a later "clarification" of his views, Henry Blodget of CIBC Oppenheimer & Co. stressed that he was looking at potential gains over a one-year time horizon, not a near-term explosion in the price of the volatile stock. Amazon.com rose nearly $60 in heavy trading on Nasdaq, hitting a record $301.75 before settling back to close at $289, up $46.
May 24, 2013 |
Not one to be outdone, Amazon.com has become the latest tech giant to reveal plans for new, outlandish headquarters. The online retailer wants to literally bring the "Amazon" to downtown Seattle with a building that features three glass-dome, greenhouse-like structures capable of housing "mature trees," according to the plans the company filed with the city. Amazon said it believes a park-like and plant-rich environment would provide its employees with many positives "that are not often found in a typical office setting.
June 25, 2013 |
The heart of rock 'n' roll may be in Cleveland, but Miami, Fla., residents have purchased more music per capita from Amazon.com Inc. than any other major U.S. city in the last year, the online retail giant said Tuesday. Pulling together sales of MP3s, CDs and vinyl records, the Seattle company said Miami also has remarkably diverse music tastes. Miami customers bought more Latin, dance and heavy metal music than any other city. It also topped sales rankings for children's music.