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July 18, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
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.
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January 6, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
September 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2009 | Alana Semuels
It's not even 10 inches tall, it's just one-third of an inch thick, and it costs nearly $500. But Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle DX, unveiled Wednesday, has already been assigned a huge job: reversing the fortunes of the struggling newspaper industry. After announcing the features of the new device, which include a bigger-than-ever screen and a PDF reader, the Seattle company also revealed a partnership with Washington Post Co. and New York Times Co.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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