Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos was named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year today for his part in changing both the bookstore and the book itself.
Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ships today, but the device is already back-ordered.
Taobao may not be well-known on our side of the Pacific Ocean, but it is the 13th-most-trafficked site in the world according to Alexa, and it is owned by one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world, Alibaba.
Guest Post Online retail has a last-mile problem for many city dwellers: They're often not home when the UPS or FedEx driver chooses to show up. Amazon is solving the problem with Amazon locker, automated lockers installed in dense urban areas.
Showrooming may be burning up big box stores like Best Buy, but it could also be key to their survival.
Quick trivia question: Which U.S city hosts the most of the world's million most-visited websites?
Amazon has quietly added an $8 monthly option to its Prime program, which gives customers access to a free 2-day shipping, monthly Kindle rentals, and a decent selection of unlimited streaming video.
Charles Huang, the cocreator of Guitar Hero, wants to connect a game controller to your smartphone and play games on your TV. But the plan is more than that.
Cloud Smart Meter shows IT managers, CIOs, and developers what they're using, how much they're spending, and what's currently not working -- or might be about to go down.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Amazon has become a first-party producer of games for its own platforms.
Free is the ultimate weapon -- for the world's biggest advertising company.
Heavyweight bouts usually consist of 200-pound plus monsters bashing each other in public for our entertainment. Now we can add multibillion-dollar corporations to the show.
A new gadget, a new naughty teardown from the repair gurus at iFixit.
Livescribe has created a pen that can capture writing, record audio, and then wirelessly transfer the captured data to a smartphone, tablet, or Evernote note-taking software on a PC.
Amazon's third quarter earnings just hit and weirdly enough, the company reserved a decent chunk of its report to rail on the just-announced iPad mini and explain why its Kindle Fire units are better.
With its own Kindle app, Windows 8 is slowly but surely filling out its app catalog.
Guest Post After years of disparaging 7-inch tablets, Apple changed course. What does the company hope to gain? The answer is market segmentation -- and putting even more pressure on its competitors' profit margins.
Apple claims that the iPad mini is the best 7-inch tablet in the world. Are they right? We take a look at it versus the competition.
Amazon's EC2 cloud service appears to be fully restored after yesterday's big outage, which took down sites and services including Reddit, Airbnb, Pinterest, Flipboard, GetGlue, Coursera, and Foursquare.