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.
April 5, 2013 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission may have booted Henry Blodget off Wall Street, but the former Merrill Lynch & Co. Internet analyst has attracted some big fans for Business Insider Inc., which he co-founded in 2007. A major endorsement for the online news site landed this week in the form of $5 million -- venture capital rounded up by Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos. “Jeff's leadership, vision and philosophy at...
February 4, 2013 |
Amazon.com, looking to spur Valentine's Day gift buying, is cutting the price of its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet by as much as 10%. The Seattle-based online retailer on Monday said it was knocking $30 off the tablet's Wi-Fi versions and $50 off its 4G-capable units. To get the discount, which lasts through Friday, users have to enter "FIRELOVE" as a promotional code during checkout. The discount marks down the Wi-Fi version of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD to $269 for the 16-gigabyte model and $339 for the 32-gigabyte model.
January 29, 2013 |
Amazon.com Inc. saw big sales during the holiday season, reporting Tuesday that fourth-quarter revenue rose 22% to $21.27 billion from a year earlier. But the Internet retail giant's sales and earnings missed Wall Street's estimates. Profit for the three months that ended Dec. 31 declined 45% to $97 million, or 21 cents a share, compared with $177 million, or 38 cents, in the same quarter of 2011. Analysts had expected the e-commerce company to post revenue of $22.26 billion and earnings of 27 cents a share.
December 26, 2012 |
It's the day after Christmas and all through the house, so much wrapping paper is spilling and suffocating my spouse. Here in Los Angeles, as in much of the rest of the United States, we recycle. Today our blue bins overflow with the paper and cardboard memory of our Christmas of abundance and good cheer. Across our city, and in many other distant cities, the bins of many book buyers overflow with the ubiquitous boxes and plastic cushions with which Amazon.com ships its products.
December 14, 2012 |
Stephen Kling is a devoted Amazon.com shopper, but lately he's been lured back to big-box retailers, buying items from Target and Office Depot. The reason? He can get same-day delivery. Using a smartphone app from EBay, the San Francisco corporate trainer can order products from a variety of bricks-and-mortar retailers and get the items hand-delivered to him that same day, often within an hour. Last month, he ordered a $250 Nexus 7 tablet computer, and it was delivered to him within 30 minutes - at his barbershop.
November 27, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO --Internet retailer Amazon.com -- after years of avoiding having any physical presence in the Golden State -- is planning to open a third massive distribution center in the Northern California city of Tracy. The new operation is close to three major freeways -- interstates 5, 205 and 580 -- in a distant bedroom community for the San Francisco Bay Area south of Sacramento. The facility will be only about 30 miles from a second Amazon center being built in Patterson to the south.
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.
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)