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Robert Passikoff
Latest E-Commerce Trend: The Rise of Shoppable Posts
02/11/20 11:56 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1070 Words

There were 4,521,480,071 Internet users as of Dec. 1, 2019. A month later it was closer to 5 billion users. A...

Peter Suciu
Could Ads Become Potent Weapons Against Streaming Piracy?
01/24/20 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1239 Words

Though it no longer grabs many headlines, video piracy remains a major issue for pay-TV services, according to data released last...

Sangeetha Narasimhan
For Some Sellers, Black Friday Was Beige
12/06/19 11:38 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1611 Words

For many small merchants, it seemed Black Friday was more beige than black. Black Friday is the biggest sales day of...

Mick Brady
Tech Strides, Tech Worries and Tech Visions: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 1
01/08/20 11:43 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 4328 Words

If you're turned off by the mere thought of talking heads vying to speak the loudest or the longest in a...

Andy Wang
Amazon.com Reports Big Growth, Big Losses
04/29/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 531 Words

... Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced mixed first-quarter results after the market closed on Wednesday, losing somewhat less than what Wall Street analysts had estimated. Amazon's losses reached US$36.4 million, or 23 cents per share in the quarter. Also notable was Amazon.com's quick growth.

Andy Wang
Amazon.com Adds Auctions; Buys 50% Stake in Pets.com
03/29/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 390 Words

Online bookseller Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced Sunday that it is launching a person-to-person auction service to compete with the likes of eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY). And today, Amazon.com announced it has agreed to buy a 50 percent stake of Pets.com, which sells a wide...

James Hollander
Amazon.Com Sales Booming, But Losses Reach $124.5 Million
01/27/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 756 Words

... after the close of the stock market, Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 1998, and for the 1998 fiscal year. From the timing of the release, it appears that the company wanted stockholders and...

Mary Hillebrand
Amazon.com Puts Bulging Database to Work for Shoppers
08/20/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 600 Words

Amazon.com says that it has thousands of "Purchase Circles" already set up, and is open to suggestions from shoppers. Customers can also create their own "favorites" lists of the "Purchase Circles" they look at most frequently, and the lists will appear on...

Andy Wang & James Hollander
Amazon.com Piles Up Big Revenues, Big Losses
07/22/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 426 Words

... revenues keep on growing for leading e-commerce retailer Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN). So do the losses. On Wednesday, Amazon.com reported its second-quarter results, announcing that net sales were $314.4 million (US$), an increase of 171 percent over the same period last year. The...

Andy Wang
Amazon.com Goes on Shopping Spree
04/27/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 373 Words

The agreements will expand Amazon.com's presence in online book and music sales and also strengthen the company's technology . The most significant deal was Amazon.com's purchase of Exchange.com, which offers hard-to-find and used books at its Bibliofind.com site and hard-to-find music and...

Andy Wang, contributor: John Day
Amazon.Com Grabs Big Chunk of Drugstore.Com
02/25/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 610 Words

... for yet another reason to be bullish about Amazon.com? There's now an extremely compelling one. Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced on Wednesday that it owns approximately a 46 percent stake of online drug retailer Drugstore.com. Drugstore.com is a privately held company that just...

Chris Maxcer
Amazon's Graceful Dance Around Apple's App Store Rules
01/12/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 894 Words

Until last summer, you could click from within the app, buy a book with your Amazon.com account, and start reading it seconds later. Now you have to leave the app, click through a few screens and, it seems, wait a bit longer...

Andy Wang
Stock Watch: Amazon.com Looks Toward Profits
02/03/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 244 Words

As expected, Amazon.com reported a huge fourth quarter loss after the markets closed on Wednesday, but it looks like the worst could be over for the company. Shares of Amazon.com are up 11-9/16 to 80 -- a gain of nearly 17 percent --...

Steven Bonisteel
Amazon.com Buys Chunk of Talking-Book Digitizer
01/31/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 532 Words

... retailer Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) said today it is acquiring a five percent stake in spoken-audio company Audible (Nasdaq:ADBL). In exchange, Wayne, New Jersey-based Audible will pay $30 (US$) million over the course of a three-year deal to see products such as its digital...

Chet Dembeck
Is It Time Amazon.com Showed A Profit?
11/11/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 583 Words

... giant e-tailer Amazon.com announced Monday that it would be hawking everything from software to home improvement items, its stock shot up more than $13 (US$) a share, closing at $78. However, reality set in on Tuesday. By the end of the day,...

Chet Dembeck
Amazon.com Everywhere?
10/04/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 437 Words

... giant Amazon.com announced today that shoppers will be able to use 3Com Corp.'s Palm VII electronic organizer to make purchases on its Web site . Amazon.com's move coincides with 3Com's announcement that it is cutting the price of its Palm VII --...

Chet Dembeck
Amazon.com Critiqued by Oracle
06/25/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 426 Words

... panel of top high-tech executives met this week in London at the Wall Street Journal Europe's CEO Summit and critiqued some e-commerce powerhouses. Amazon.com came under fire as Raymond Lane, president and chief operating officer of Oracle , took the time to...

Chris Maxcer
The Wildest Thing About Amazon's iPad App Is That Apple Lets It Exist
08/06/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1095 Words

If you buy physical objects from Amazon.com, it's a pretty good deal. The video is mostly frosting.

Still, what does the video feature offer? There are two basic levels -- stuff you get "free" as part of your Prime membership, and...

Theodore F. di Stefano
Why Publishers Are Afraid of Amazon
12/01/11 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1030 Words

This is across Amazon.com's entire U.S. book business and includes sales of books where there is no Kindle edition. Free Kindle books are excluded and if included would make the numbers even higher."

The New York Times recently quoted Russell Grandinetti,...

Andy Wang
Stock Watch: Wall Street Applauds Amazon.com's New Ventures
09/30/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 145 Words

... of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) soared more than 22.5 percent on Wednesday, gaining 14-7/8 to 80-3/4 after the company announced a new service that will allow pretty much everybody -- including small businesses and individuals -- to sell their products and process payments...

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