Mar 20, 2013 17:14 EDT
US online retail giant Amazon began selling its advanced Kindle Paperwhite e-reader in Brazil this week, tapping into the biggest consumer market in Latin America.
Mar 13, 2013 15:52 EDT
Amazon.com on Wednesday ramped up its challenge to Apple's iPads by trimming the price of its large-screen Kindle Fire and making the tablets available in Japan and Europe.
Feb 25, 2013 16:05 EST
Shares of Barnes & Noble soared Monday after the bookseller's founder and largest shareholder proposed buying the company's retail and online businesses, but not its digital Nook businesses.
Feb 14, 2013 13:06 EST
British publisher Pearson on Thursday said the US government would allow it to merge its Penguin book division with rival Random House, overcoming a key competition hurdle.
Feb 05, 2013 14:24 EST
Amazon unveiled a virtual currency Tuesday to enhance the potential for developers to make real money in games and other "apps" tailored for Kindle Fire tablet computers.
Jan 31, 2013 10:22 EST
Worldwide tablet sales jumped in the fourth quarter beyond even some of the most optimistic forecasts to 52.5 million, with Android-powered devices pacing growth, a survey showed Thursday.
Jan 25, 2013 21:24 EST
Best-selling writer Stephen King, known for bloody novels filled with fictional horror and gore, made an impassioned plea for an end to real-life violence involving firearms.
Jan 24, 2013 13:33 EST
Internet retail colossus Amazon.com on Thursday announced the purchase of a text-to-speech technology company in a move evidently aimed at ramping up the capabilities of its Kindle Fire tablet computers.
Jan 02, 2013 17:04 EST
US stocks took off flying on the first trading day of the new year Wednesday after Congress reached a last-minute deal to avert the fiscal cliff, avoiding forcing the economy back into recession.
Dec 28, 2012 18:38 EST
US stocks sank for a fifth straight day Friday, showing more doubts that politicians will be able to agree on a deal to fix the fiscal cliff with only days before the year-end deadline.
Dec 27, 2012 12:44 EST
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.
Dec 17, 2012 13:53 EST
Almost all major US newspapers and magazines have a mobile Web presence, and most of those without one will create one in the coming months, an industry survey showed Monday.
Nov 27, 2012 16:27 EST
Amazon said Tuesday that sales of its Kindle tablets and e-readers have more than doubled over the key weekend launching the holiday season, but provided no specific sales figures.
Nov 18, 2012 01:14 EST
Smartphones and tablets powered by Google's Android software are devouring the mobile gadget market, eating into Apple's turf by feeding appetites for innovation and low prices, analysts say.
Nov 15, 2012 14:46 EST
Amazon on Thursday began shipping a large-screen, high-definition version of its popular Kindle Fire tablet computers ahead of schedule in a holiday season challenge to Apple iPads.
Nov 08, 2012 00:17 EST
Internet shopping giant Amazon has cut the cost of the Japanese version of its Kindle e-reader even before the first customers get their hands on the device.
Nov 07, 2012 17:04 EST
These superheroes will still save the day, but in digital format.
Nov 02, 2012 14:27 EDT
Apple's new iPad mini debuted on Friday with less fanfare than previous incarnations amid talk it might have come too late to the 7-inch tablet computer market.
Nov 02, 2012 08:32 EDT
Shoppers got their hands on Apple's new iPad mini Friday, launched with less fanfare than previous incarnations amid talk it might have come too late to the 7-inch tablet computer market.
Nov 02, 2012 04:50 EDT
The iPad mini got off to a low-key start Friday, with little of the hype-fuelled razzmatazz of earlier Apple launches, as analysts said the costly creation may have come too late to the 7-inch market.