Business

Target Tests Grocery Delivery Service

ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target is testing the online grocery delivery waters. The Minneapolis-based discounter has teamed with Instacart, the online grocery delivery service that started in 2012, to let shoppers in the Minneapolis area order fruits and other perishables, as Read More

Business

Amazon Prime Goes Hyperlocal in NYC

  (PYMNTS) – In an effort to become even more competitive in New York City, Amazon Prime is broadening its scope to offer more items from stores not necessarily sold across its online platform, TechCrunch reported Thursday. That marks a shift from standard protocol for its Prime Read More

Business

Why Amazon Loves Local — and Why It Absolutely Shouldn’t

  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Amazon is set to launch a local marketplace specifically for services later this year, according to Reuters. The online agora would expand Amazon’s existing third-party seller system to include local service providers. Amazon Local, the company’s existing Groupon lookalike, already offers some services; new service-oriented sellers, like carpenters Read More

Business

Why is Amazon Bullying Book Publishers?

  (The Week) – “Amazon is confirming its critics’ worst fears,” said Farhad Manjoo at The New York Times. While the online retailing giant “has marketed itself as a book buyer’s best friend,” the company’s escalating dispute with publisher Hachette is revealing its true colors. “In an Read More

Technology

Amazon Accidentally Reveals New Kindle Paperwhite and September 30th Release Date

[The Verge] Ahead of any official announcement, Amazon briefly listed an updated, second-generation Kindle Paperwhite on its website this morning. As spotted by users at this Croatian forum, the product listing suggests that Amazon won’t be reinventing the wheel with its next traditional e-reader. Instead, the Read More

Politics

How Rackspace is taking on Amazon now

[CNN MONEY] When it comes to cloud computing services, Amazon (AMZN) is the clear leader. But San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting (RAX) has been gaining traction with OpenStack, the open-source cloud computing platform it helped develop. Earlier this month IBM (IBM) announced that all of its Read More