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Shopgirl: Amazon's Alexa is more intuitive help

Tech critics are saying that Amazon's Echo speaker and Alexa virtual assistant technologies might...stunning for the price point - which is only $180. Find it on Amazon.com and give it a try. WHAT'S TRENDY: Local boutiques like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-08-27/shopgirl-ama
4th-graders can now get free annual national park passes

...suggestions on age-appropriate activities or hikes.Here are a few ideas to get them engaged:NATIONAL PARKS PASSPORT: Amazon and most national park gift shops have Passports to Your National Parks. They're books that look like real passports and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/2015-09-03/4th-graders-can-now-get-free-a
Amazon, born in a Seattle garage, marks 20 years in business

NEW YORK - Amazon has come a long way from selling books out of...and expand into new areas. Here are some of Amazon's biggest bets in its 20-year history: HITSMARKETPLACE: One of Amazon's oldest businesses is a platform for third-party...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-18/amazon-born-seattle-garage
Best Buy 2Q performance beats analysts' expectations

...navigate a tough consumer electronics market as it wrestles with deflation and increased competition from online stores, notably Amazon.com.It was only a few years ago that critics were about to write Best Buy's obituary, questioning how a big-box retailer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-25/best-buy-2q-performance-be
Stand-alone gadget can be preferable to all-in-one device

...they have to be good only for displaying black-and-white text ? not colorful video, photos or magazines.I've found Amazon's Kindles among the best e-readers. They tend to be slimmer and lighter than other readers, and they have reading-related...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-08-27/stand-alone-
Pay raises, store spruce-ups crimp Wal-Mart's profit

...also facing increasing competition from online king Amazon.com and dollar stores, which are pulling in shoppers...free-shipping service for $50 a year, a challenge to Amazon's popular Amazon Prime, which costs $99 annually.Wal-Mart's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-18/pay-raises-store-spruce-up
Georgia Regents students seek alternatives to costly textbooks

...digital.Smith and Walker said they have turned to the Internet in the past for buying books, using sites such as Chegg and Amazon to find cheaper versions, but did not have time to wait for the shipment to arrive this semester.The friends said they also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-08-21/georgia-reg
Quick reads: 'Chronicle' cartoonist McKee to publish book

...and has color illustrations by Janie Hester. It is available for $19.95 at Design Images & Gifts in Surrey Center and on Amazon.com. Proceeds from the book will go to the campaign to restore the Miller.Hill is president of Richmond Supply Co. He...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-08-20/quick-reads-chronicle-cartoonist-mc
Shoppers disappointed in much-hyped 'Prime Day' sales

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Amazon aimed for Christmas in July with its...Buy, had sales of their own.But some Amazon customers were disappointed by Prime...limited quantities. And still other Amazon customers criticized the types of products...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-15/shoppers-disappointed-much
Trendy but calm: Adult coloring books selling like crazy

...popular illustrators, Johanna Basford, remains a top seller on Amazon two years after its initial publication.In fact, adult coloring...occupied as many of eight of the top 20 slots in a spot-check of Amazon's best-seller list this week, including "Creative Cats...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-15/trendy-calm-adult-coloring