• Amazon's Big Day: All for Prime, Prime for All

    Amazon's Big Day: All for Prime, Prime for All

    The day is designed to goose subscriptions to its US$99-a-year Amazon Prime membership program, which offers free two-day shipping, free music and video content, and special discounts for millions of top customers.Competitors including Walmart, Best Buy, Target and others have responded to Prime Day with their own special discounts and promotions to stem the tide of customers flowing to Amazon.
  • Samsung's Galaxy Note7 Assembly Lines Grind to Halt

    Samsung's Galaxy Note7 Assembly Lines Grind to Halt

    One began crackling and smoking on board a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the evacuation of the flight.Sprint "is halting sales of replacement Note7 devices pending the conclusion of the investigation by the [CPSC]," said company spokesperson Michelle Mermelstein.
  • Amazon Throws the Books at Prime Subscribers

    Amazon Throws the Books at Prime Subscribers

    That content will come from more than 1,000 top Kindle books, Kindle Singles, magazines, comic books, children's books, and classic works from writers such as Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer and Gloria Steinem.The content can be accessed on Kindle or Fire tablets, or through iOS or Android apps on mobile devices.
  • Cyber Monday Is Bigger Than One Day

    Cyber Monday Is Bigger Than One Day

    Although online retailers on Monday offered deals to jumpstart the online holiday shopping season, Cyber Monday as a one-day event could be losing some of its attraction.However, many online-only retailers, including Amazon, have started to offer pre-Cyber Monday sales to compete with the traditional Black Friday in-store shopping madness.
  • Microsoft Trumpets Stellar Surface Sales

    Microsoft Trumpets Stellar Surface Sales

    November was the best month ever for consumer Surface sales, according to Brian Hall, CVP of Microsoft devices marketing, who noted that Best Buy's exclusive bundle offering sold out on its first day.The Surface recently became available in a number of new markets, including Australia and New Zealand.
  • Can the TV Industry Sustain Falling Prices?

    Can the TV Industry Sustain Falling Prices?

    There was an "abrupt weakening of global demand for TV sets," IHS Markit concluded in a report released last year.The consumer electronics industry saw a 4 percent year-over-year decline in TV sales in 2015, even as demand for 4K/Ultra High Definition TV sets grew enormously.