Intel's mysterious TV device sparks industry chatter
Buzz is building over Intel's secretive TV set-top box due out later this year, which the chipmaker claims will provide live and other content via the Internet, is easy to use, and boasts face-recognition ...
Amazon says music catalog open to Apple users
Amazon said Thursday its 22-million song music catalog was now "optimized" for users of Apple devices, making it easier for iPhone owners to circumvent the iTunes store.
Amazon testing new smartphone: report
The online retail giant Amazon is testing a new smartphone and may launch production later this year or early next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Japan's Softbank ties up with eBay in online billing
Internet auction giant eBay and mobile phone operator Softbank said Wednesday they were teaming up to bring the US firm's PayPal online billing system to Japan for the first time.
I more than 'like' you: Company diversifies Facebook buttons
Sure, you can "like" a store on Facebook, but you can't easily tell all your friends you "want" that new pair of jeans, "love" that handbag or "own" that sleek electric guitar.
Majority of smartphone owners shop on the go, study finds
When many Americans enter a store these days, they have three things: a wallet, a shopping list and a smartphone.
Analysis says $79 Kindle costs $84 to make
A recent analysis from IHS iSuppli determined that Amazon's $79 Kindle e-reader, which is the online retailer's cheapest Kindle thus far, costs $84.25 to make.
Advertisers scan faces to tailor pitches
Picture this: You stop in front of a digital advertising display at a mall and suddenly an ad pops up touting makeup, followed by one for shoes and then one for butter pecan ice cream.
Helpful or creepy? Overpersonalized Web sites may spook shoppers
Michael Redding describes the get-to-know-you game between man and machine as a version of "Name That Tune."
Amazon might grow market for used games
Investors in GameStop Corp. may have panicked earlier this month on the news that Amazon.com was entering into the used video game space, but a new study suggests that the slumping economy may help make room for plenty of ...
Moving to the 'burbs is bad for business: Study reveals a surprising truth about location
It's rare to see a Wal-Mart downtown. Big box stores usually set up shop in the suburbs, where rent is cheap and the consumer base is growing. So should smaller stores follow suit?
US fines Chinese firm on illegal signal jammer sales
US regulators announced Thursday they had fined a Chinese firm a record $34.9 million and ordered it to stop selling signal jammers that interfere with authorized wireless communications.
Amazon Appstore opens to BlackBerry users
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced Wednesday a deal with Amazon giving its users access to more than 240,000 software applications from the online retailer's Appstore.
Community-involved retailers profit from it, study says
Getting immersed in the community and fostering a community atmosphere among customers aids a retailer's bottom line, whether the business is small and locally owned or a large global chain, according to research co-authored ...