July 18, 2003 |
Amazon.com Inc., Borders Group Inc. and other retailers were accused in a lawsuit of illegally using patented technology that uses shoppers' information to customize visits to their Web sites. Pinpoint Inc. sued the retailers in U.S. District Court in Illinois, alleging they have infringed four patents that cover personalization technology.
January 6, 2009 |
Amazon.com Inc. said it would start offering movies the day they are released on DVD. The new service is for buyers of the $99 Roku Player and will be available in early 2009, Seattle-based Amazon.com said.
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.
May 3, 2008 |
Amazon.com Inc. sued New York over a new law requiring more online stores to collect sales tax on shipments to residents in the state. The suit challenges the constitutionality of a statute requiring Web companies with no physical presence in New York to collect taxes.
August 7, 2007 |
Amazon.com Inc. has opened its payment system to other websites in a move that would pit it against EBay Inc.'s PayPal. The program, called Amazon Flexible Payment Service, is in an initial testing period, Seattle-based Amazon said.
November 30, 2007 |
Amazon.com Inc. has launched Askville, an information-sharing website where users can ask questions and answer queries from others. The site, opened Thursday to all Amazon customers, has been in beta testing since December 2006. Similar services are offered by Yahoo Inc.'s Answers and other websites such as AnswerBank. Google Inc. also had an "Answers" section, which has been discontinued.
July 18, 2008 |
Amazon.com Inc. introduced a Web-based service that would allow customers to instantly watch movies and TV shows on their computer rather than wait for them to download. A test version of the Video on Demand streaming service, which has more than 40,000 titles, was made available Wednesday to some users. Customers of Amazon.com's Unbox video service previously had to download films to their computers or TiVo digital video recorder.