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Amazon's Fire tablet does a lot for $50, but there are trade-offs

NEW YORK - The thing to remember about Amazon's new $50 Fire tablet is that it's a $50 tablet...reading, Facebook, video and, of course, shopping on Amazon.Over the years, Amazon.com Inc. has done a good job of making tablets affordable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-10-29/amazons-fire
Amazon sues review sellers in salvo against bogus reviewers

NEW YORK - Amazon is suing more than 1,000 people for...hotel rooms to buying iPhone cases on Amazon. About 45 percent of consumers consider...reviews in a variety of ways. In April, Amazon sued several sites that offered to produce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-19/amazon-sues-review-sellers
Disney teams up with Amazon and Microsoft

...YORK - Disney has signed agreements with Amazon and Microsoft that will allow them to...Disney Co. said that U.S. customers of Amazon Video and Microsoft Movies & TV will now...app for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and for Amazon Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-08/disney-teams-amazon-and-mi
Amazon boosts holiday hiring, signaling shift in retail jobs

NEW YORK - Amazon plans to hire 100,000 people for the...000 workers last year for the holidays.Amazon stands out among retailers, with holiday...hiring about 12 percent more workers.Amazon.com Inc. has more than 90,000 full-time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-20/amazon-boosts-holiday-hiri
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
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
Amazon gizmos aim to be assistants for your abode

...When I brought home review models of Amazon's Echo speaker, a sort of smart, voice-controlled...see how they might be useful for some.Amazon began rolling out the Echo in late 2014...broadly in June. It's one more way for Amazon to entice people into its $99-per-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-10-24/amazon-gizmos-aim-be-assistants-you
Amazon, Hachette end dispute

...conflicts, the monthslong standoff between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group, is ending.Amazon and Hachette announced a multiyear agreement...e-book revenues reportedly the key issue, Amazon had removed pre-order tags for Hachette...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-13/amazon-hachette-end-disput
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
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