Amazon.com Inc.

  1. Business Matters: How Amazon Could Have ‘Tens of Millions’ of Paid Streaming Music Subscribers Instantly

    April 10, 2014 5:40 PM EDT After nearly a decade and a half of buildup, streaming music services are finally poised to make the leap from niche market to mainstream acceptance. That leap is likely to coincide with the introduction of new services by large, diversified tech ...

  2. Viacom 3Q Net Income Rises 20 Percent

    August 02, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Viacom Inc. said Friday that its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 20 percent, boosted by higher affiliate fees at its cable TV channels and an increase in advertising revenue. The New York company, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Paramoun ...

  3. Google’s Streaming Service Likely to Premiere Today at Software Developers' Conference

    May 15, 2013 7:43 AM EDT Google is expected to use its annual software developers' conference to showcase the latest mobile devices running on its Android software, while also unveiling other features in its evolving product line-up. And there’s talk that Google’s ...

  4. Walmart Launches Disc To Digital Service

    March 14, 2012 8:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Wal-Mart pledged to help introduce Hollywood's emerging online movie locker system to its customers, many of whom have never owned anything digital in their lives. People who own DVDs or Blu-ray discs from five participati ...

  5. Apple iPad 3 Expected To Launch Today

    March 07, 2012 6:28 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Apple is holding an event Wednesday in San Francisco, and has hinted that it will reveal a new iPad model. Rumors speak of an updated tablet with a speedier processor, a sharper screen and an option for faster wireless broadband ac ...

  6. Verizon To Launch Streaming Service With Redbox, Challenge To Netflix

    February 07, 2012 7:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks. Verizon and Coinstar Inc., Redbox's parent company, said Monday that the ser ...

  7. Report: Facebook May File For IPO Next Week, Could Raise $10 Billion

    January 27, 2012 4:05 PM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Facebook could file regulatory papers as early as Wednesday for its highly anticipated initial public offering of stock, according to a newspaper report. Facebook's expected launch as a publicly traded company is the most h ...

  8. Groupon Raises $700 Million With IPO at $20 Per Share

    November 04, 2011 8:11 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Daily deals pioneer Groupon raised about $700 million with an initial public offering of stock priced well above expectations. The IPO was set late Thursday at $20 per share, above the anticipated range of $16 to $18. The high ...

  9. Apple iCloud Review: Don't Cut Your Cords Just Yet

    October 20, 2011 7:41 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Syncing music from your iPhone or iPad across computers has got to be one of the least enjoyable experiences in Apple's computing ecosystem. The advent of iCloud was meant to lift the headaches of this cord-reliant process ...

  10. Steve Jobs Set Course Forward for Music, Movies, Books

    October 07, 2011 8:21 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Jobs made it easy for people to entertain themselves on high-tech devices, and he unveiled gadget after gadget with an effortless touch. But away from the bright lights of the stage, Jobs was a tough negotiator who took tu ...

  11. Amazon Expected to Launch Tablet Today

    September 28, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is expected to unveil a tablet computer Wednesday, picking a fight with Apple Inc. and its iPad. The iPad has many challengers, but analysts say Amazon's could be different - it has a chance to be more than a wannabe. A ...

  12. Higher Netflix Prices Equals Fewer Subscribers, Lower Stocks

    September 16, 2011 7:45 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's decision to raise prices by as much as 60 percent is turning into a horror show. The customer backlash against the higher rates, kicking in this month, has been much harsher than Netflix Inc. anticipated. That p ...

  13. Amazon Q2 Profits Fall But Surpass Wall St. Expectations As Shares Rise

    July 27, 2011 6:00 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter profit fell despite a 51 percent jump in revenue as the leading online retailer spent heavily to expand its business. The results easily beat analyst expectations, as did Am ...

  14. Amazon Gets Go Ahead For Calif Sales Tax Referendum

    July 19, 2011 7:12 AM EDT Amazon says gets OK for Calif sales tax referendum SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. says the California Attorney General's Office has approved its petition for a referendum that would let voters decide whether to overturn a new law that f ...

  15. Beyond Netflix: Where Else To Get Your Flick Fix

    July 14, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Even with a fee hike, millions of Netflix subscribers will be spending less each month than what it costs two adults to watch a single movie in a theater. Yet the company, which is usually well-liked, managed to irk many of its 23 ...

  16. Apple's iCloud Could Finally Make Music Pirates Pay

    June 07, 2011 7:48 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs on Monday introduced more than just a cloud storage system for songs that fans buy legitimately through iTunes. He unveiled a system that might finally get music lovers to pay for the songs they got through ...

  17. Apple's Steve Jobs Set to Take Stage At Developers Conference As iCloud Buzz Grows

    June 06, 2011 8:30 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs returns today (June 6), to the stage at San Francisco's Moscone center to take the wraps off what investors hope will be the next source of growth for the world's most valuab ...

  18. Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman: 'I Screwed Up' on Facebook

    June 01, 2011 7:37 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO - If he had another chance, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt would have pressed the Internet search leader to focus more on mounting a challenge to Facebook while he was still running the company. "I screwed up," Schmidt said ...

  19. Liberty Media Offers $1 Billion for Barnes & Noble

    May 20, 2011 7:54 AM EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - John Malone's Liberty Media Corp has proposed to buy Barnes & Noble Inc for $1.02 billion, nine months after the largest U.S. bookstore chain put itself up for sale. Liberty Media is offering $17 per share, a 20.5 per ...

  20. Amazon Apologizes for Server Outage, Offers Credit

    April 29, 2011 2:27 PM EDT Amazon.com Inc. apologized Friday for a data-center outage that brought down major websites including Foursquare and Reddit and offered Web services customers a 10-day credit.0 The company isn't disclosing how much the credit will cost it. Am ...

  21. Amazon to Sell Cheaper Kindle With On-Screen Ads

    April 12, 2011 7:20 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. is dropping the price on its Kindle e-reader, but the change comes with a trade-off: On-screen ads. The online retailer was set to announce Tuesday that the new Kindle with Special Offers will cost $114 - $25 less than the currentl ...

  22. Comcast Wins Government Approval To Take Over NBC

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The federal government on Tuesday gave Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, the green light to take over NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network. Comcast is buying a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal from General Elec ...

  23. Amazon Q3 Profit Jumps 16%

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. saw earnings grow in the third quarter as shoppers bought more goods and services, yet costs also rose because the company is having to build new centers to fulfill those orders. Shares fell in extended trading. For the July-Septem ...

  24. Amazon Q2 Profit Jumps 45%, Misses Wall Street

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said that its second-quarter net income jumped, bolstered by shoppers who spent more with the online retailer even as consumer confidence fell overall. But the Seattle-based company's earnings fell below analyst expectations, ...

  25. Amazon Q1 Sales Up 18%

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. has posted Q1 results showing net sales up 18% from $4.13 billion in the first quarter last year to $4.89 billion. The company said the increase would have been 25% but for unfavorable impact from exchange rate fluctuations. Net in ...

  26. Best Buy Taps President/COO Dunn As New CEO

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Best Buy Co. Inc. laid out a succession plan Wednesday, saying Brian J. Dunn, its president and COO, will take over this summer as chief executive of the nation's largest consumer electronics chain. The 48-year-old, who began working at the c ...

  27. Wal-Mart Selling Digital Music Free Of Copy Curbs

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday that it was now selling digital music downloads on its Web site without the customary copy-protection technology that limits where consumers can play the songs. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, said ...

  28. Amazon Store To Sell Music Free Of Copy Protection

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday the company will launch a digital music store later in 2007 with millions of songs, free of copy protection technology that limits where consumers can play their music. The Seattle-based company said music company ...

  29. Netflix Offers $1 Million Reward

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wants recommendations on how to improve. Online DVD rental pioneer Netflix Inc. wants recommendations on how to improve its movie-recommendation system so badly that it's dangling a $1 million reward as an incentive. The prize, offered in a c ...

  30. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  31. Microsoft Readies iPod Rival

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company already demonstrating the device. Microsoft Corp. is developing a music and video device to compete with Apple's iPod and creating its own music service to rival Apple's iTunes, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday (Jun ...

  32. Report: Amazon Close To Downloads Launch

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is in advanced talks with four top music companies on starting a digital music service as early as this summer, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is in advanced talks with fo ...

  33. Amazon Victorious In Domain-Name Dispute

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ruled in favor of Amazon.com after the e-tailer launched proceedings against an entity who registered a "confusingly similar" domai The Geneva-based World Intellectual ...