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Google locks up deal for parcel firm

Google has agreed to acquire Canadian start-up BufferBox, which manages self-service parcel lockers to help consumers avoid missed deliveries, the companies said Friday.

dateNov 30, 2012 in Business
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PC sales got no boost from Windows 8

Sales of personal computers in the U.S. didn't get any boost from the launch of Windows 8, confounding the hopes of Microsoft and PC makers, research firm NPD Group said Thursday.

dateNov 29, 2012 in Business
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Thanksgiving steals sales from Black Friday

Thanksgiving shopping on Thursday took a noticeable bite out of Black Friday's start to the holiday season, as the latest survey found retail sales in stores fell slightly from last year.

dateNov 25, 2012 in Business
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Amazon gets $252 mn tax bill from France

France has demanded $252 million in back taxes from Amazon, it emerged on Tuesday, increasing the pressure on the online retailer over its controversial corporate structure in Europe.

dateNov 13, 2012 in Business
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