Amazon Seems Quite Proud Of The Media Empire It Is Building

The company reported its first-quarter earnings today. View this image › Gus Ruelas / Reuters / Reuters Before even getting to how the rest of its core business is growing, Amazon would like to take a second to talk about how much it is investing Read More …

Amazon Sales Tax — What it Means for You

Amazon is backing a bill that would allow states to collect or remit sales tax on items purchased from a small number of large, out-of-state online retailers including Amazon and Overstock. You already pay sales tax when you shop in brick-and-mortar stores, and now you Read More …

Study: Amazon’s Ad Business Is Bigger Than Twitter’s

Many are aware of Amazon‘s robust retail and web-hosting businesses, but less are familiar with its advertising business, which is rapidly becoming a significant player in the space. Amazon brought in $450 million in advertising in revenue last year, according to eMarketer estimates published Tuesday. Read More …

Can You Stay Healthy Using Local Deal Offers for Medical Services?

If you’ve ever bought a Groupon for an expensive restaurant in your area, and had a great meal for not a lot of money, you understand the draw of the daily deal sites. Groupon has been around since late 2008, offering daily deals of discounted Read More …

Amazon Developing Its Own Mapping Service

Amazon is developing its own mapping API, the retail giant announced Monday, just days before Apple is set to release its own mapping service to the public as part of iOS 6. The announcement confirms earlier reports that Amazon had acquired 3D mapping application UpNext Read More …

Amazon Opens Black Friday Store 3 Weeks Early

In a bid to capture the first rush of holiday shoppers, Amazon has opened an online store for Black Friday offers 22 days before the national shopping event is scheduled to take place. Many online retailers won’t post their offers until Cyber Monday, which takes Read More …

5 Reasons Amazon Should Stay Out of the Smartphone Market

Alex Goldfayn’s book is called Evangelist Marketing: What Apple Amazon and Netflix Understand About Their Customers (That Your Company Probably Doesn’t). He is CEO of the Evangelist Marketing Institute, a marketing consultancy with clients that include T-Mobile, TiVo, and Logitech. Follow him @alexgoldfayn. Word is, Read More …

Amplify Education Tries To Build An Identity Outside Of News Corp’s Shadow

“There’s a sense that we’re doing something very big and very exciting,” CEO Joel Klein told BuzzFeed. View this image › Joel Klein, the head of NewsCorp’s education arm, is the former chancellor of New York City schools. Jim Urquhart / Reuters Joel Klein has Read More …

Jet.com Could Start The Mother Of All Price Wars

Marc Lore, who sold his company to Amazon for $500 million, is willing to make one big promise about his new site: You won’t find a lower price anywhere. View this image › Jet / Via jet.com Since July of last year, entrepreneur Marc Lore Read More …

Textbook Rental Company Turns To Late-Night Food Orders To Sell Investors

Chegg is trying to reinvent itself into a full suite of student offerings as skepticism grows over the future of textbook rentals. So far, investors aren’t buying it. View this image › Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig on an advertising panel in April 2012. Jason DeCrow/Invision Read More …