While most would-be auteurs still dream of having a major release and getting studio backing, more and more are taking advantage of the internet’s availability as a low-to-no-cost (and low-risk) distribution platform.
Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy.
A new door to employment in Baltimore is about to open wider. The gateway is the latest variation in online job listings and uploaded resumes called Apploi. Using desktop, laptops, smartphones and free-standing tablet screens in the city and elsewhere in Maryland, the business is poised for expansion.
After a lackluster Black Friday weekend — spending fell 11 percent from Thanksgiving through Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation — some big retailers were under more pressure to have a sales blowout.
Tribune is just the latest multimedia news company to split up its broadcasting and publishing assets, joining Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and E.W. Scripps, which completed such a spinoff just last week. Such separation is gaining momentum as traditional media seek to adapt to the fast-evolving digital landscape.
A hodge podge of companies -- grocery chain Albertsons, home furnishings e-tailer Wayfair, sportswear brand Under Armour and discount store Five Below -- made the top 10 list of fastest growing retailers, according to an annual report from Stores, a magazine of the National Retail Federation.
Amazon and L.L. Bean tied for best in consumer satisfaction during the holiday season, while Priceline.com came in last in an index released today. The ForeSee Experience Index (FXI): 2013 U.S. Retail Edition
Netflix changed the way people rent movies. Amazon upended the big-box bookstore. Other online retailers have grabbed market share in niches as diverse as contact lenses and pet medications. Why not disposable razors? That's the question posed by a Catonsville-based firm — along with about half a dozen other online upstarts.
When Amazon.com opens a huge distribution center next year in Southeast Baltimore, consumers across the state who buy books, electronics, toys or anything else from the online seller will no longer be able to avoid the state's 6 percent sales tax on those purchases.
As the nation prepared for the launch of Obamacare, Maryland was touted as a leader in adopting the president's signature program. Obama himself used a community college in Maryland as a backdrop to promote his plan — and to praise Maryland as a model.
Tech savvy millennials may be used to buying almost anything online, but they still do most of their shopping in stores, especially those that keep their offerings fresh and make the experience social, according to research from the Urban Land Institute.
The life of an independent bookstore owner is perilous these days. Still, you wouldn't imagine that an indie owner could end up near the top of the Central Intelligence Agency. Until Avril D. Haines came along.
Gift cards continue to top lists of most popular purchases this season, spurring billions in sales for merchants. And the category is growing fast, moving toward a day when some believe the plastic cards could be replaced by electronic ones