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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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Uber's Delivery Play Shows Logistic Brands Are Under Attack

UPS and FedEx see tech encroachments

The logistics industry—long dominated by UPS, FedEx and USPS—is officially under attack from the technology sector. Amazon delivery drones are seemingly on the horizon, and Google is pitching same-day delivery in…

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