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Topic: Amazon

Amazon Is Trying to Create a Jetsons-Like Button for Ordering Soap and Toilet Paper And reportedly pumps $55 million into Lab126 to make it happen

Amazon plans to invest $55 million in its Lab126 division while boosting personnel by 27 percent over the next five years, Reuters reported. Among the connected-home devices being tested, according to…

September 25, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

Now You Can Add Something to Your Amazon Wishlist Just by Tweeting About It But Forrester analyst doubts many consumers will use it

Amazon and Twitter are already gearing up for holiday shopping with the launch of a new hashtag-triggered shopping tool today. Amazon's new initiative is dubbed #AmazonWishList and builds on a…

September 24, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

On the Day of Its IPO, Here's What Americans Think Alibaba Is [Video] New Yorkers give their best guesses

The Alibaba Group is having its initial public offering today. There is no question the "Amazon of the East" is set to make several people wealthy, including co-founders Jack Ma…

September 19, 2014, 12:07 AM EDT

Facebook Fans Bring Back Coca-Cola's Surge After 11-Year Hiatus Sold out on Amazon

Coca-Cola’s citrus-flavored Surge is back on the U.S. market after an 11-year absence and already sold out, thanks to a fan campaign carried out mostly via Facebook. The soda maker announced…

September 16, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT

Can Apple Win Over Retailers With Its Digital Wallet? Walmart already is snubbing Apple Pay

Launching a revolutionary digital wallet is going to prove challenging even for Apple as it lobbies retailers large and small to invest in the technology. Just two days after Apple debuted…

September 11, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

How Having Higher Income Affects How Men Spend and Consume Media Rich guys are more likely to see newspaper, TV ads

Men tend to spend money on the same goods and services regardless of wealth, but the rich are roughly twice as likely to take a luxury vacation and eat organic,…

September 10, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

Apple, Amazon and Google Go After Business Customers To compensate for slower consumer growth?

After years of triumph in the consumer marketplace, tech giants Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. are boosting efforts to court the business sector. Bloomberg reported that Apple, which expects…

August 26, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

Why Amazon's Deal With Twitch Makes Sense Mobile and streaming video are priorities for both

While it may have come out of left field, analysts believe that the Amazon-Twitch acquisition deal—worth a princely sum of $970 million—sounds like a perfect match. There's no denying that Google would…

August 25, 2014, 7:21 PM EDT

Amazon—Not YouTube—Acquires Twitch Gaming video site reportedly sells for $970 million

In a surprising move, leading gaming-themed streaming video portal Twitch announced today that it has been purchased by Amazon. The Seattle-based e-commerce company confirmed the deal, saying it acquired the online…

August 25, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

Amazon Sponsored Links Seen as Direct Threat to Google AdWords E-commerce giant tapping its data for ads

Amazon is taking control of its own advertising. The e-commerce giant has developed Amazon Sponsored Links to deliver ads on its properties based on keywords users search while shopping online,…

August 25, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

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