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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 16, 1997 | From Reuters
Shares of money-losing Amazon.com Inc. surged on their first day of trading Thursday as investors bet that the online retailer can maintain its early lead in the growing business of selling books over the Internet. Amazon.com stock jumped $5.50 to close at $23.50, a gain of 31% over the $18 price set on Wednesday in its $54-million initial public offering. The stock was among the most actively traded on Nasdaq on Thursday, with 6 million shares changing hands.
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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