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August 25, 2014 announced Monday that it had agreed to acquire video game streaming site Twitch for $970 million in cash.

July 31, 2014

Consumers like the Firefly feature that lets users of the Amazon Fire phone scan objects to obtain information and perform instant purchase on, but not enough to switch from their current phones to Amazon Fire.

July 28, 2014 is reportedly readying a mobile credit card reader for release in August.

July 16, 2014

Savings website has launched PriceJUmp, an online tool that instantly compares Amazon product prices to prices around the Web.

July 10, 2014, Inc. has billed parents and other account holders for millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children, according to a Federal Trade Commission complaint filed today in federal court.

July 3, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reportedly drafted a complaint against regarding what it says have been millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases by children using Amazon devices.

June 23, 2014

I don’t mean for this column to become a running commentary on the latest goings-on at, but there’s no escaping the fact that after two decades, the e-commerce pioneer remains at the forefront of digital commerce innovation.

June 18, 2014

The new Amazon Fire smartphone, introduced at an invitation-only press conference on June 18, includes features specifically designed to encourage shopping on

June 12, 2014 has debuted a new feature for members of its Prime paid benefits program called Prime Music.

May 6, 2014

Amazon has entered into a partnership with Twitter whereby Twitter users can link their accounts to an Amazon account, and add items to the shopping cart by responding to any tweet with an Amazon product link that has the hashtag #AmazonCart.

April 25, 2014 is reportedly piloting an in-house delivery service that would use trucks driven by Amazon-hired contractors to deliver packages from area distribution centers to customer homes

March 19, 2014

Sam's Club and deliver the best customer experience in the retail industry, according to the 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual ranking of companies based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

February 19, 2014 is the top digital Canadian retailer and U.S., retailers are generally outpacing their Canadian competitors in using digital channels such as online, mobile and social.

February 12, 2014

Amazon said it is hiring more than 2,500 full-time workers at order-fulfillment centers across the country.

February 7, 2014 is using image recognition technology to allow consumers to simply wave an iPhone in front of a product and automatically have it placed on their Amazon shopping list.

January 9, 2014

You’ve got to hand it to While consistently turning a profit has eluded Amazon for the past 18 years, the company has consistently taken a lead in disrupting retail.

December 30, 2013

More than one million customers around the world joined the Amazon Prime membership program in the third week of December.

December 12, 2013 is the most popular U.S. online retail site when it comes to having web content shared on Pinterest, the pin-board style social network, in the run up to Christmas 2013.

December 2, 2013 hopes to someday deliver packages to its customers using unmanned drone aircraft.

November 22, 2013

Toys ‘R’ Us, which carries about 425 of the same video games as, is on average 37% higher priced than Amazon as of Nov 21.

November 15, 2013 has the best price on products in its assortment about 80% of the time. However, the new “Amazon Holiday Pricing Insights” analysis from pricing technology provider 360pi shows that Amazon does have weak spots, and that retailers can compete with the online giant, especially if they can beat Amazon on other non-price purchase factors.

October 9, 2013

Login and Pay with Amazon allows customers of participating companies to go from browsing to buying in just a few clicks using their Amazon account information.

October 9, 2013

Amazon remains the world's most trusted retailer despite widespread criticism of its tax affairs and labor disputes.

September 18, 2013

Staples and RadioShack Corp. have removed Amazon lockers from their stores, according to Bloomberg. The chains were among a group of retailers who have been testing the system.

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