Skip the navigation

More E-business News

EBay faces class-action suit over data breach

EBay faces a class action suit in a U.S. federal court over a security breach earlier this year.

Dell accepts Bitcoin payments

Want to buy a laptop with bitcoins? Dell is now accepting the digital currency as a form of payment.

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited offers 600,000 e-books for $10 a month

Even the most voracious readers will take a few months to get the most out of Amazon.com's latest offer: access to 600,000 e-books and 2,000 audiobooks for a monthly fee of US$9.99. What publishers and authors will get out of it remains to be seen.

Twitter and Facebook see a bright future for in-the-moment spending

If you're an impulse buyer trying to reform your ways, Facebook and Twitter are not on your side.

Facebook tests 'buy' button to let users make purchases from their feeds

Facebook is testing a "buy" button that lets users make purchases directly from their news feeds.

Apple agrees to pay up to $400M in e-books price-fixing case

Apple has reached a settlement in a long-standing case that accused the company of fixing the price on e-books, with the company paying up to US$400 million, depending on the outcome of its appeal in the case, a law firm has announced.

Nadella dumps Ballmer's 'devices and services,' coins his own strategy

The words chosen by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for the long mission statement he issued Thursday show the firm's two-year-old "devices and services" strategy is dead.

Amazon seeks U.S. exemption to test delivery drones

Amazon.com has asked the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration permission to test drones outdoors for use in its Prime Air package delivery service.

Samsung makes over app store to focus on Galaxy devices

Samsung Electronics has updated and rebranded its app store, in an apparent bid to cut into Google's revenue from its Play store for apps running on Android devices.

Mt. Gox CEO selling Bitcoins.com, will give some proceeds to burned investors

Mark Karpeles, CEO of the now-bankrupt Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, is auctioning off Bitcoins.com, a site Karpeles launched last year to provide information around the digital currency.

Google scoops up Songza and its modern version of the 80s mix tape

Google will acquire music streaming service Songza, which offers customized playlists on its free mobile app.

Twitter to buy mobile ad company TapCommerce

Twitter said Monday it has agreed to acquire TapCommerce a mobile advertising company focused on re-engaging people who have downloaded advertisers' apps.

California removes ban on alternative currencies

A new California law removes a ban on using currencies other than the U.S. dollar, which is intended to accommodate the growing use of alternative payment methods such as bitcoin.

Google tests domain registration service

If you fancy yourself as a .guru or any other newfangled Internet address, Google wants you to try out its new domain name registration service.

Amazon's Firefly will flicker on iOS, Android

Amazon has good reasons to turn Firefly loose on iOS and Android even though the technology is one of the selling points for its own Fire phone.

Bitcoin auction proceeds despite U.S. Marshals gaffe

The U.S. Marshals Service is going ahead with an auction of US$18 million in bitcoins even though it inadvertently leaked the identities of potential bidders.

QuickPoll: Is Amazon's new Fire smartphone a hit or miss?

Amazon has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the Amazon Fire, with a number of new and interesting features, like Dynamic Perspective and the Firefly button. Do you think Amazon's smartphone will be a hit or a miss?

A closer look at the new technologies in Amazon's Fire smartphone

By leveraging the Fire smartphone's Firefly and Dynamic Perspective technologies, Amazon could help online buying evolve in a variety of new directions, an IDC analyst predicted.

Amazon's Fire phone is 'Prime' example of customer first

With its new Fire Phone, Amazon is primarily interested in connecting to its 250 million Amazon and Prime customers with a phone that makes it quick and easy to shop over the Web.

U.S. looks to create an 'Internet of Postal Things'

The Internet has so far delivered mostly bad news to the U.S. Postal Service, but the agency now hopes an emerging Web application -- the Internet of Things -- can help it improve efficiency.