Amazon.com Headlines

  • Boston Wants Amazon, But Is There Room?

    The possible arrival of Amazon’s second headquarters in East Boston is triggering both hopes and apprehension in a neighborhood already dealing with fallout from surging costs in a growing city.

    WSJ
  • Some Amazon sellers are tricking people into paying thousands of dollars for shipping — here's how to spot it (AMZN)

    Two different Amazon customers have complained to local media they were recently tricked into paying too much for shipping.  Both bought relatively cheap items — toilet paper and paper plates — but were charged thousands of dollars for shipping. The practice violates Amazon's seller agreement. The company confirmed to Business Insider that both buyers were refunded their shipping charges. Amazon customers love shopping on the site, as its customer-centric policies make it easy to trust you're...

    Business Insider
  • The best cord-cutting options in N.J.: How to ditch cable and keep all your shows

    Ready to cut the cord on cable, but can't chose between Netflix, Hulu, the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Chromecast? Here are the devices and services you should consider.

    NJ.com
  • PayPal Agrees to Buy European Fintech Startup iZettle for Around $2.2 Billion

    PayPal agreed to buy European fintech startup iZettle for around $2.2 billion, a move that will catapult it into hundreds of thousands of retailers around the world and sets up a showdown with Jack Dorsey’s Square.

    WSJ
  • Kroger Makes Bold Push to Boost Online Shopping

    Kroger has struck a deal with a British grocer known for its use of robots to supercharge its online delivery business as the biggest U.S. grocery chain works to fend off Amazon.com and Walmart.

    WSJ
  • Prime Perks: Amazon Dangles Discounts For Whole Foods Shoppers

    Amazon.com is offering new discounts for Prime members shopping at its Whole Foods grocery stores, adding another perk to its membership program after a 20% price hike.

    WSJ
  • Business News Roundup, May 16

    Social media Twitter to hide abusive content Twitter is taking another step to reduce the amount of harmful content on its site, expanding the effort beyond users who explicitly break the social network's rules. The company says a small number of Twitter accounts have a negative effect on other users' experience, by spreading spam messages, commenting in abusive or...

    SFGate
  • Cities Recycle Their Amazon Pitches to Attract New Business

    Many of the 20 cities shortlisted as sites for the retail giant’s second headquarters are using the multimedia presentations they created for Amazon’s application to pitch to other companies.

    WSJ
  • 65,000 cans of coffee are recalled because the lids might fly off and smack you

    It's not the coffee inside the cans, but the cans themselves that caused illy to recall 65,000 8.8-ounce containers of whole bean coffee. That's why the recall wasn't posted by … Click to Continue

    charlotteobserver
  • About 65,000 cans of coffee have been recalled. They might hit you in the face

    It's not the coffee inside the cans, but the cans themselves that caused illy to recall 65,000 8.8-ounce containers of whole bean coffee. That's why the recall wasn't posted by … Click to Continue

    miamiherald
  • Munchery is ending food delivery in three cities and cutting staff

    Munchery, a San Francisco startup that has struggled to keep up with competition in the costly business of food delivery, said it's closing operations in three cities and cutting staff. In an effort to achieve profitability, Munchery will cut about 30 percent of staff, all outside headquarters, a spokeswoman said. CEO James Beriker has been making cuts since last year as he was seeking as much as $15 million to keep the business afloat. Munchery will cease...

    SFGate
  • Amazon Says More Than a Million U.S. Small Businesses Sell on Its Site

    The Seattle-based retailer said more than one million small businesses in the U.S. sell their wares on its online marketplace, providing the number for the first time.

    WSJ
  • Business News Roundup, April 26

    Trade Trump meets with Tim Cook Apple CEO Tim Cook met with President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday amid a brewing trade war between the U.S. and China. White House officials said that Cook also had met with Larry Kudlow, the president's top economic adviser, and had a meeting at the offices of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. White House...

    SFGate