All posts tagged "Amazon"
Aimed at Cable Cord-Cutters, Sony TV Service Goes Nationwide
Includes Channels Such as AMC and ESPN
- Posted March 14, 2016
Offbeat Humor and Upbeat Messages Dominate Super Bowl 50 Ads
NEW YORK – From a strange creature called “Puppymonkeybaby” to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages. On advertising’s biggest night, Chrysler celebrated Jeep with an...
- Posted February 8, 2016
Reports: Amazon Plans Hundreds of Physical Stores
SAN JUAN – Seattle-based online shopping giant Amazon is planning to open as many as 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores, The Wall Street Journal has reported. The publication cited Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of General Growth Properties, a real estate...
- Posted February 2, 2016
Amazon Shares Fall 14 Percent as Profit Falls Short
SEATTLE – Amazon shares tumbled in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce company said its profit more than doubled, but still fell well short of analyst expectations. Amazon’s strategy has long been to invest most of the money...
- Posted January 28, 2016
Celebrities are Going to be Huge in Super Bowl Ads
NEW YORK – The Big Game is more than a week away, but Super Bowl advertisers are already out in force online, playing up celebrity cameos to drive buzz for their brands. First-time advertiser Amazon on Wednesday...
- Posted January 28, 2016
Wal-Mart to Shutter 269 Stores, 154 of them in the US
NEW YORK – Wal-Mart is doing some rare pruning. The world’s largest retailer is closing 269 stores, including 154 in the U.S. that includes all of its locations under its smallest-format concept store called Wal-Mart Express. The...
- Posted January 15, 2016
Toys R Us Holds its own Against Online Holiday Competition
NEW YORK – Toys R Us reported stronger holiday sales despite intense competition from online retailers such as Amazon.com. The company said Friday that sales at stores open at least a year rose 2 percent from Nov....
- Posted January 8, 2016
Amazon: Shoppers Ordered more than 23M Items on Cyber Monday
SEATTLE – Items ordered from Amazon on Cyber Monday rose more than 40 percent this year, exceeding 23 million for the first time. The Seattle company said Tuesday that in 2015, it delivered more than a billion...
- Posted January 5, 2016
The Smart-Tech Future Beckons to us from the CES Gadget Show
LAS VEGAS – Look around. How many computing devices do you see? Your phone, probably; maybe a tablet or a laptop. Your car, the TV set, the microwave, bedside alarm clock, possibly the thermostat, and others you’ve...
- Posted January 4, 2016
Fitbit Likely a Hot Seller for Christmas
NEW YORK — It was a very merry Christmas for fitness-tracking device maker Fitbit. The company’s app was the most downloaded on Apple’s app store Christmas Day, a sign that many people couldn’t wait to set up...
- Posted December 28, 2015