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Controversial software on Lenovo laptops uses cutting-edge visual search technology

...e-commerce."Consumers will see more of this in the future, said Yory Wurmser of the eMarketer research firm. Amazon.com Inc. built a similar shopping feature into its Fire smartphone last year. Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Pinterest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-22/controversial-software-len
Box shares soar in market debut

...Box is facing intense competition from much-larger companies, including Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Amazon.com Inc., as well as a better-known online storage service, Dropbox.Dropbox is considered to be among the leading candidates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-23/box-shares-soar-market-deb
biz bits

...site.AT&T to sell Amazon Kindle in storesWHAT'S THE NEWS? AT&T Inc. said Monday that it will begin selling Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle e-reader in its retail stores starting Sunday. Amazon already sells a $189 version of the Kindle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/biz-bits/2011-02-28/biz-bits
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Avid Readers will love Kindle Voyage with updated features

...came packed with useful features such as the ability to jump to another part of a book without losing your place.Amazon.com Inc. builds on that with the Kindle Voyage, a device that now adjusts to ambient lighting conditions and lets you turn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-11-01/avid-readers
Amazon's new robot army is ready to ship

...distribution center in Tracy, California, about 60 miles east of San Francisco. "It's made the job a lot easier."Amazon.com Inc., which faces its single biggest day of online shopping on Monday, has invested heavily this year in upgrading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-01/amazons-new-robot-army-rea
Alibaba seeks to raise up to $24.3 billion in IPO record

...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
Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

...last fiscal year ending March 31, Alibaba earned $3.7 billion, making it more profitable than eBay Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. combined.Friday's closing price gave the company a value of $231.44 billion, compared with $150 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-19/alibaba-stock-soars-jubila
Single PayPal likely to partner with eBay competitors, aggressively fight for mobile space

...analyst Mark May said in August.What might be PayPal's first solo move?Courting major eBay competitors such as Amazon.com Inc. and Alibaba, who might be more likely to partner with PayPal now that it's not married to a direct competitor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-30/single-paypal-likely-partn
HBO unleashes streaming from cable contracts

...Netflix-watching accounts for about one-third of U.S. Internet traffic in the evening, according to Sandvine.Amazon.com Inc., Yahoo Inc. and Google's YouTube also offer Internet-only series as alternatives to pay TV.HBO CEO Richard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/hbo-unleashes-streaming-ca
Business news

...its spends more money to license compelling content.The efforts are aimed at warding off competitive threats from Amazon.com Inc. and Hulu.com while Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. also are gearing up to buy Internet video programming from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-21/business-news