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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.
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BUSINESS
October 18, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
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 distribute Kindle e-books to students and office workers with wireless Internet connection. Amazon announced the launch Wednesday. A teacher or administrator can register students to the classroom's Kindles, sort them into groups by subject or grade level, then distribute readings accordingly.
NEWS
November 14, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2011 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
5: number of years left in Govan's contract with LACMA 14: number of books on Amazon.com that list Govan as a contributor 349: number of employees he oversees at LACMA 12,000: approximate number of artworks acquired since he started as director 637,299: LACMA attendance in 2006, year he started on the job 914,356: museum visitorship in 2010 $915,000: Govan's compensation for 2009-2010 fiscal year $1 million: bonus...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Joe Flint
HBO has cut a deal to sell reruns of many of its hit shows to Amazon.com Inc.'s Prime Instant Video platform. Among the programs  that will be made available on Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service are "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," "The Wire," "Girls" and "Veep. " The agreement also covers HBO's miniseries including "Band of Brothers" and original movies such as "Game Change. " As part of the pact, HBO's online streaming service HBO Go will also be available on Amazon's new Fire TV settop box the end of the year.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2008 | From Reuters
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.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2001 | Michael Hiltzik
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.
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