| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Leaked on Wednesday, launched on Friday: Meet Kindle Unlimited, Amazon's e-book subscription service. Think of it as Netflix for e-books.
Like Netflix, the idea is that the service will provide unfettered access to all the content you might imagine...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Even though the bar code turned 40 last month, smartphone apps around the world are still trying to figure it out.
The ubiquitous block of black lines underscored by numerical coding, now supplemented by radio-frequency tags and the QR code, runs the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Amazon entered the e-book subscription market Friday by launching Kindle Unlimited, a Netflix-like subscription service for e-books available for $9.99 a month.
Kindle Unlimited includes access to more than 600,000 e-books and thousands of audiobooks,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Amazon.com Inc. on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-read e-book subscription service available for $9.99 a month.
Similar to Netflix and other movie streaming services, Kindle Unlimited makes available a library of 600,000 titles and...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Amazon made a semi-public statement about its dispute with Hachette in a post in its own Kindle discussion forum late Tuesday. An Amazon representative has confirmed that the statement, signed "The Amazon Books Team," is an official post from the company....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:29 AM
HBO has cut a deal to sell reruns of many of its hit shows to Amazon.com Inc.'s Prime Instant Video platform.
Among the programs that will be made available on Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service are "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," "The...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Five boys ages 16 to 20 stole a iPhone 5C with blue-and-gray cell phone case, valued at $425, from the hand of a Round Lake resident sitting on the CTA Blue Line train at 11:35 p.m. May 20. The five...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If there were a Girl Scout badge for travel, you'd surely earn it after using these tips.
Name: "101 Tips for Women Travelers E-book," www.oattravel.com/101tips
Available: Interactive flipbook; .pdf for laptop or personal computers; .epub for iPad...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Amazon is joining the hotly contested online music streaming business by launching its own service.
Prime Music is available free for subscribers of Amazon Prime, the company's $99-a-year membership program that includes free two-day shipping, a...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Amazon.com is rumored to be working on a smartphone that will go on sale later this year, and a report said Tuesday that users will be able to control the gadget by simply tilting it around in different directions.
The rumored device is expected to...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Amazon is integrating one-click product purchasing directly with a kid's TV show -- a potentially controversial model that the ecommerce giant could expand to other franchises.
Amazon will let customers watch episodes of HIT Entertainment's British...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:32 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
Today, I have rounded up some crazy-good freebies and savings: $10 off at Macy's, half-off Papa John's Pizza as a thank you to fans from the Miami Heat, free bowling a AMF lanes on Saturday and free Apple Camp for kids in July. You...