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Amazon enters free trade zone to boost offering in China: Xinhua

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 23:02

Amazon.com will set up shop in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media said on Wednesday, aiming to take advantage of less stringent trade regulations to sell a wider range of products in the country.

Amazon.com takes on PayPal, Square with credit card reader

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 23:06

Amazon.com Inc unveiled a USD 10 credit-card reader and mobile app for businesses on Wednesday, expanding further into bricks-and-mortar retail and the rapidly evolving mobile payments arena.

Amazon to invest $2 bn in India; on track to hit $1 bn sales

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:16

The US-based firm's announcement comes less than 24 hours after rival Flipkart announced raising a whopping USD 1 billion funding, the largest in the e-commerce space in India.

Amazon says lower ebook prices benefit authors, publishers

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:05

Amazon.com Inc, locked in a war with publisher Hachette Book Group over ebook prices, said its push for lower prices was good for authors, publishers and booksellers.

Amazon outlook darkens in the face of rising competition

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 19:58

Amazon.com Inc`s heavy investment in new content and technology to fight off deep-pocketed rivals is proving expensive and analysts fear this will hurt operating earnings for some time.

Amazon courts Hachette authors by proposing they keep e-book revenue

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:53

Amazon.com accounts for some 60 percent of Hachette`s digital sales.

BlackBerry signs deal with Amazon, to offer 240,000 Android apps

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:51

BlackBerry Ltd has agreed a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon`s app store on its line-up of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall.

Amazon.com plans local services marketplace this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 10:27

Amazon.com Inc later this year plans to launch a marketplace for local services, a broad term that encompasses anything from babysitters to handymen, several people familiar with the matter said.

Amazon expands middleman role in latest online payments push

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 13:17

Amazon.com Inc will start managing subscription payments for start-ups and other companies - the latest in a series of quiet moves the e-commerce giant has made into PayPal`s turf over the past year.

US court denies Apple's bid to delay e-books damages trial

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:44

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc`s bid to delay a July trial to determine damages after the company was found to have colluded to fix the prices of e-books.

'Amazon/Hachette dispute unlikely to provoke regulators'

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:19

Amazon has delayed the delivery of some Hachette Book Group titles and even removed an option to pre-order "The Silkworm," by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith. Hachette, the fourth largest U.S. book publisher, is owned by France`s Lagadere SCA.

Amazon says quick end unlikely in dispute with Hachette

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 09:12

Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it does not expect a swift end to its contract dispute with Hachette Book Group, which has led the U.S. online retailer to curtail sales of some of the publisher`s titles.