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FTC begins investigation into Amazon over business practices

Seattle - Amazon is reportedly facing a potential investigation of its marketplace by antitrust officials examining whether it's using its influence to hurt competition. Inc. reports a record-breaking holiday season

Shoppers loaded their online baskets with items from Echo speakers to Calvin Klein clothes, signing up for Amazon Prime memberships, both paid and on a trial basis, giving the online retail giant another record-breaking holiday season.

Op-Ed: GOP lawmakers in North Carolina oppose Amazon's wind farm

Elizabeth City - Now that the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East in North Carolina is ready to start generating electricity, the state's GOP lawmakers are wanting the project halted by the new Trump administration because it's a threat to national security.

Amazon wins patent for pocket-sized, voice-controlled drone has won a patent for a voice-controlled, pocket-sized unmanned aerial vehicle assistant (UAV) that will be lighter, smaller, and less expensive than conventional UAVs.

Review: Amazon enters smartphone market with release of the Fire

Late last week, unveiled the newest entry into the smartphone user-space, the Amazon Fire. The phone introduces several new features into the current smartphone market, specifically a feature dubbed dynamic perspective, and firefly.

Amazon closes third-party store in China over fake cosmetics

U.S. e-commerce giant Inc's China unit will strengthen regulation of its online sales channels and has closed down a third-party store, after state media criticized Amazon and smaller local rival Dangdang for selling fake cosmetics.

Amazon launches StoryFront a short fiction publishing platform

Amazon strengthens its position as a content creator by launching a new type of publishing platform, StoryFront, for short fiction.

Amazon working conditions may cause 'mental and physical illness'

Swansea - Just as the selling season begins to heat up, BBC Panorama send an undercover investigator into a UK Amazon warehouse and discover conditions that could cause "mental and physical illness." Amazon respond with, safety is its "number one priority."

Amazon's Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 million

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of online commerce giant, is buying one of the nation's most venerable newspapers.

Amazon launches new comic, graphic novel division

Amazon, who already offers aspiring authors several ways to have their works published and sold online for free, has now entered into the comic book and graphic novel market.

Amazon accused of using 'neo-Nazi' guards in Germany

Online retailing giant Amazon has been accused of employing security guards with links to neo-Nazis to intimidate foreign workers at distribution centers in Germany.

Amazon launches Kindle ebook store in China

Amazon has operated in China for quite some time now and they are finally entering the ebook market with a mixture of paid and free ebooks with a cost range of $0 to $7 USD.

Amazon adds wine marketplace to its offerings in U.S.

This past week Amazon announced it was launching a wine delivery service. The new marketplace, called Amazon Wine, will sell domestic wines in the U.S.

Amazon CEO donates $2.5 million in support of WA gay marriage law

Olympia - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced today that they had donated $2.5 million to the Washington United for Marriage campaign to defend Washington's same-sex marriage law.

Op-Ed: Is crowdsourcing the future of original online streaming content?

Online streaming is becoming a highly coveted market niche many businesses want to get into. In the past year there has been a lot of talk on the web about this industry.

Apple pulls iPad off Amazon China

A rather messy trademark infringement lawsuit over the name "iPad" has forced Apple to remove their iPad from being sold online in China.

Op-Ed: Do people read real books anymore? Bookstores struggle to survive

Large chains pushed out independent bookstores. Bookstore chains pushed each other out. Barnes & Noble, the last remaining bookstore chain, now stands alone. As eBooks replace print books, can Barnes & Noble survive in an online, digital world? faces lawsuit over cockfight magazines

The Humane Society of the United States has filed a lawsuit against over the sale of cockfighting magazines.

Microsoft Announces Strategic e-Book Alliance with

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. today announced that leading online retailer has selected Microsoft Reader as the preferred format for's future e-Book store. Under a strategic alliance announced today at Seybold San Francisco/...

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