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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

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar to Launch New Startup Called Vessel Details are few but we know the financial backers

In a blog post today, former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced the name of his new startup, Vessel, along with information on some of his investors. As Re/code reports, Kilar has…

June 24, 2014, 8:46 PM EDT

Too Legit to Quit: Uber Raises $1.2 Billion Ride-sharing service picks up big money

Despite nagging questions about its legitimacy and its future, the hot car service/tech startup Uber just raised $1.2 billion. Uber operates in cities that have attempted to regulate it out of…

June 6, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

Why Post-O'Shaughnessy LivingSocial Might Not Be Dead In Its Tracks Closer to profitability than folks realize, source says

Tim O'Shaughnessy has announced that he will step aside as CEO of LivingSocial after co-founding the company in 2007. Per O'Shaughnessy's letter posted today via the firm's blog, the struggling…

January 10, 2014, 4:09 PM EST

Grocery Chain Will Pitch Store Patrons With Amazon-Like Recommendations Russian retailer joins the digital-physical movement

Land, a Russian high-end supermarket chain, has implemented interactive kiosks that will create recommendation-styled grocery lists for customers who use the brand's loyalty cards. Indeed, the Amazonization of physical shops…

December 9, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

The Washington Post Unveils Visual News Product A fast way to get caught up on the top stories

Ever wish it was easier to get up to speed on the biggest stories of the day when you're on the go? The Washington Post has that need in mind…

September 23, 2013, 12:20 AM EDT

Will Amazon and Washington Post Work Together? Who Knows?! Companies' future relationship is unclear, if they ever have one, analysts say

While the media industry reels from the news of Jeff Bezos purchasing The Washington Post, it's still anyone's guess about what the Amazon founder plans to do with the paper.…

August 6, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

What Twitter Is Saying About Washington Post Sale Stunned reaction

The Washington Post announced it was being sold to Jeff Bezos, within days of The Boston Globe and Newsweek being offloaded, and a gobsmacked Twitter reacted.   [View the story "Twitter Reacts…

August 5, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Buy The Washington Post Storied newspaper goes for $250 million

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon.com, is buying The Washington Post, the storied newspaper's owner announced on Monday in news that blindsided the media industry. “I, along with Katharine Weymouth…

August 5, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

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