One retailer got way more of its social content shared than others leading up to Black Friday. But on this fateful day, that retailer isn’t where people are actually shopping, according to some data.
Big data researcher can draw conclusions about our personalities based on our social media opinions.
This is the latest move in Amazon’s worldwide expansion.
Apparently, if you run a top e-commerce website, it pays to be slow. Unless you’re Amazon.
You wasted a good chunk of that $50 billion on advertising that didn’t convert, didn’t show ROI, and wasn’t intelligently conceived. Ideagility CEO Ron McDaniel wants to change that.
Guest Post Even though Amazon has stopped supporting crowdfunding sites with its payments platform, crowdfunding has a lot of potential and a rich future.
Greg Canessa is the vice president of mobile at Activision Blizzard and his job is to move the video game giant into the mobile gaming market in an intelligent way — especially when it comes to the Kindle Fire and iOS.
Amazon is working on a next-generation Kindle Fire tablet that will have a sharper, brighter, 1,280-by-800 pixel screen.
I was flabbergasted at the news that Microsoft had invested $300 million into Barnes & Noble’s Nook business, making the e-reader subsidiary, at a $1.7 billion valuation, worth more than B&N itself.
Guest Post Flickr/Cliff1066This isn't going to end well.
oDesk, an outsourcing platform that brokers long-term and short-term contract jobs worldwide is on track to claim 50 percent of the online outsourcing market, the company announced today.
Amazon today released its 3rd Quarter earnings, turning in a per-share performance of just 14 cents, missing Wall Street expectations of 25 cents per share by a wide margin. The ecommerce giant saw revenue decrease by 73 percent, to just $63 million, which is likely to further punish the stock price.
The arrival of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet, in a market dominated by $500 models looks like an obvious case of price disruption.
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Editor's Pick You may not have heard of it, but this year a company called Wayfair surpassed Crate & Barrel to become the No. 2 online retailer of home furnishings and housewares in the U.S., based on annual sales. Wayfair carries more than 4.5 million items from 5,000 brands, and it’s still growing.
Amazon-owned Quidsi has already made a name for itself with specialized online markets for diapers, toiletries and pet supplies. The next market it’s tackling is toys with the launch of the aptly named site YoYo.com.
Amazon.com has applied for name and logo trademarks for its hardware group, Lab126, in what’s become another clue that the company is about to release a color-screen, Android-based tablet.
Amazon wants to sell anything physical or digital. Almost four months ago, the company opened its Amazon Appstore for Android to provide some competition in the Android mobile apps market. That venture has been a success, but so far it likely generated only a small part of the $1 billion in digital revenues that Amazon had in the last quarter — mostly due to the sales of electronic books for the Kindle.
The digerati pooh-poohed it, but Amazon.com’s advertising-supported Kindle 3G with Special Offers is now the company’s top-selling e-book device.
During Amazon’s quarter two earnings call, the company reported the strongest growth it has seen in ten years, in addition to digital offerings growth.
Borders, the second-largest chain of book stores, announced that it will close its 399 remaining retail locations after failing to sell to another company, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Everyone in Silicon Valley likes to throw around the old “that company is the new Pets.com” line. (It even appears on the cover of August’s Vanity Fair.) Now there really is one: Wag.com has gone live, 11 years after Pets.com went to the same place your pet goldfish went. (RIP, sock puppy mascot.)
Animoto, an online video slideshow creation service, today announced completion of a $25 million financing round.
Giving hope to aspiring novelists everywhere, Amazon.com announced today that an independently published author has joined the “Kindle Million Club.”