Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. has launched a new service to help schools and workplaces manage Kindles used by students and employees — sending out e-books or blocking certain types of activities, for example.
Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com Inc. says it’s hiring 50,000 temporary workers at order-fulfillment centers across the US this holiday season, and it expects “thousands” of those seasonal hires to stay on full time.
Seattle-based Amazon has alerted its Kindle customers that they are entitled to a credit on prior electronic book purchases as part of settlements between some major e-book publishers and the government.
The Seattle-based company sent out an email Thursday morning to its 56,000 employees, saying “is our belief that our gay and lesbian employees are entitled to the same rights and protections marriage provides under the law as all other employees.”
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is phasing out the sale of Seattle-based Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers, the second major retailer to stop offering the items in six months.
Attention is turning to Apple this week amid expectations that it’s announcing a new iPhone. Plus, Seattle’s Amazon announced four new Kindle Fire models and a new line of stand-alone e-readers, while Nokia and Motorola unveiled five new smartphones between them. Makers of consumer electronics, including Seattle’s Microsoft, are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON — (AP) A Washington, D.C., musician who ordered a flat-screen TV through Seattle-based Amazon.com was shocked to receive a semiautomatic assault rifle instead. Thirty-eight-year-old Seth Horvitz says he purchased the 39-inch television from a third-party seller. […]
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced Friday they are donating $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington’s same-sex marriage law.
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced a gift Friday of $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington’s same-sex marriage law.
Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings that matched Wall Street’s meager expectations, but its revenue gains and outlook for the current quarter fell short of forecasts.