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Greg Bensinger / Digits:
Amazon Asks Supreme Court to Decide Sales Tax Fight   —  Amazon.com is taking a fight over sales tax in the state of New York to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Exactly why is a little unclear.  —  The online retailer on Friday filed documents to appeal the issue to the nation's highest court …
Aug 28, 2013, 7:00 PMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Digits:
Groupon Eyes Warehouse Network For Goods   —  Groupon is planning a network of North American warehouses for its physical goods business, pushing the company known for coupons into more direct competition with Amazon.com.  —  In an interview Tuesday, CEO Eric Lefkofsky said the Chicago company …
Aug 27, 2013, 6:35 PMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Digits:
China's Alibaba Invests In ShopRunner, Amazon.com Rival   —  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. recently agreed to what could be a major investment in website ShopRunner Inc., a U.S.-based competitor to Amazon.com Inc. in offering two-day shipping, according to people familiar with the deal.
Aug 16, 2013, 7:30 PMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Digits:
Amazon Files Petition to Move Forward With CIA Contract   —  Amazon.com filed a complaint in federal court Wednesday seeking approval to move forward with a four-year, roughly $600 million cloud computing contract with the Central Intelligence Agency that was disputed by International Business Machines.
Jul 25, 2013, 12:25 AMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Digits:
Amazon's Diapers.com Founders Jump Ship   —  Amazon's Quidsi unit, home of Diapers.com and Soap.com, has lost its two co-founders.  —  Quidsi Chief Executive Marc Lore and Chief Operating Officer Vinit Bharara have both left the Jersey City, N.J. company.  In automated email replies …
Jul 8, 2013, 2:20 PMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Developing Smartphone With 3-D Screen   —  New Gadgets, Including Audio-Only Device, Is Bid to Expand Beyond Kindle Fire.  — Amazon's hardware ambitions are broadening.  The Seattle e-commerce giant has recently been developing a wide-ranging lineup of gadgets—including two smartphones …
May 9, 2013, 1:40 PMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
EBay Says It Is ‘Now Playing Offense’   —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—EBay Inc. is aiming to nearly double the active-user count on its eBay.com marketplace over the next three years, as well as the volume of payments processed by its PayPal unit.  —  The once-beleaguered e-commerce company also forecast a big jump in revenue by 2015.
Mar 28, 2013, 6:35 PMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon's Quest for Web Names Draws Foes   —  Large and small companies are vying for control of an array of new Internet domain names, but Amazon.com Inc.'s plans are coming under particular scrutiny.  —  Two publishing industry groups, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers …
Mar 10, 2013, 11:35 PMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
The Evolving Economics of the App   —  Music search application SoundHound is a bargain on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Phone store: It is free.  —  But for iPhone users, one version of SoundHound costs $6.99.  And on Google Inc. Android devices, a version of the mobile app costs $5.99.
Mar 4, 2013, 8:25 AMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
The E-Reader Revolution: Over Just as It Has Begun?   —  The e-reader era just arrived, but now it may be ending.  —  Dedicated devices for reading e-books have been a hot category for the past half-dozen years, but the shrinking sizes and falling prices of full-featured tablet computers …
Jan 4, 2013, 12:50 AMIn context

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