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Amazon to buy video game streaming service Twitch for $970 million

NEW YORK - Amazon is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive...for excelling at their favorite games.Amazon's purchase is an acknowledgment that...of minutes of games each month," said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a statement.The deal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-25/amazon-buy-video-game-stre
Amazon to offer credit-card reader and mobile app for small businesses

NEW YORK - Amazon is taking aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing...credit or debit card payments via a secure Amazon network, the same one that processes Amazon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-13/amazon-offer-credit-card-r
Solution in search of a problem

...idea that the proposed rules ? which would open the door for providers to cut deals with content companies such as Google and Amazon to get faster service to customers ? would allow providers to punitively slow down or block anyone who doesn't pay for better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-12/solution-search-probl
Tilt ? swivel ? Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phone

...NEW YORK - What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such...about products.Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought...ideas. The Fire phone uses Android, but Amazon has modified it to the point that it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-25/tilt-swivel-amazon-fire-of
Amazon's Bezos unveils Fire Phone with fast track to online shopping

SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc. unveiled the Fire Phone smartphone Wednesday, featuring...our most engaged customers? Can we build a better phone for our Amazon Prime member?" Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos asked at the device's launch in Seattle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-18/amazons-bezos-unveils-fire
Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

NEW YORK - Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration...in 30 minutes or less.The news sent Amazon's shares up nearly 5 percent in midday...a letter to the FAA dated Wednesday, Amazon said it is developing aerial vehicles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-11/amazon-asks-faa-permission
Shopgirl: Amazon's 3D printing is amazing

...more and more accessible, but most of us still don't have one at home to print up a personalized bobblehead or wall sconce.Amazon, the retailer who tries to give us everything, has recently opened its 3D Printing Store to provide for any and all of your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-07-31/shopgirl-ama
Alibaba seeks to raise up to $24.3 billion in IPO record

...surge in mobile growth and big financial gains in the quarter ended June 30.The company ? which handles more sales than Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. combined ? said profit nearly tripled to $2 billion, or 84 cents a share, from a year earlier...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-05/alibaba-seeks-raise-243-bi
'Minecraft' becomes publishing hit with official game guides

...Minecraft also has inspired at least 10 self-published novels and hundreds of fan fiction stories.A senior editor for books at Amazon.com, Chris Schluep notes that other game-related releases have succeeded. Last year, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-09-07/minecraft-now-publishing-sensation
Amazon Prime price shock? Try these cheaper rivals

...Many shoppers were taken aback when Amazon raised the price of its Prime service...stride."I order stuff once a week on Amazon," said Liam Stephens, a Los Angeles-based...less than the $99 annual price tag for Amazon Prime.ShopRunner pounced on the price...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-21/amazon-prime-price-shock-t