November 14, 2012 |
Vanessa Hudgens, the star of the Disney "High School Musical" films, is tackling more adult roles in the upcoming "Machete Kills" and "The Frozen Ground. " But the 23-year-old has retained her youthful, slightly punk edge when it comes to her personal style -- she's more likely to don a pair of combat boots on the red carpet than a pair of sparkly stilettos. When she participated in "The 24 Hour Plays," Montblanc's creative fundraiser for the Urban Arts Project, in New York City on Monday, the actress opted for a sleeveless white top, simple black pants and lace-up boots.
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.
July 3, 2013 |
The competition between Amazon and Netflix for content is good news for PBS. Last week, Amazon.com struck a deal with PBS for kids' shows "Caillou," "Arthur" and "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" as well as episodes of "Nova," "Masterpiece" and Ken Burns documentaries. Earlier this year, Amazon landed subscription video rights to repeats of "Downton Abbey. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Now Netflix has renewed and expanded its own deal with PBS. Some of the content Netflix will have rights to overlap with Amazon, but it also has exclusive rights to certain shows, including the murder mystery "The Bletchley Circle" and "Super Why!
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.
October 17, 2013 |
Bestselling author Scott Turow is back with a new legal thriller, "Identical" -- look for our review in the Sunday Los Angeles Times -- and making the talk show rounds. On "CBS This Morning," he talked about the book and its origins, then turned to Amazon.com, explaining what things about the online retailer he finds "evil. " "To me, it looks like Amazon is trying to monopolize the e-book market," said Turow, a practicing attorney, choosing his words carefully. "They used what I thought of as unfair tactics.
January 30, 2014
Amazon's profit and revenue both grew in the latest quarter but its results fell below what Wall Street was expecting and shares of the world's biggest online retailer declined after-hours. Amazon has long focused on spending the money it makes to grow its business and expand into new areas, from movie streaming to e-readers and even grocery delivery. Investors have largely forgiven thin profit margins and zeroed in on the company's solid revenue growth and long-term prospects.
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.
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.
February 15, 2001 |
Amazon.com lost a round in its legal battle to protect its "one-click" patent. A federal appeals court in Washington lifted an injunction barring Barnesandnoble.com from implementing a similar system, which allows repeat customers to submit online orders with a single mouse click by storing their shipping and billing information and using it for every repeat order. Barnes & Noble declined to say whether it would now add the system to its Web site.