6-year-old orders $300 worth of toys on Amazon without her parents knowing

OGDEN, Utah — A Utah girl took advantage of “one-click” ordering on Amazon and bought $300 worth of toys without her parents knowing, according to KSTU. Caitlin’s mom recently bought her a Barbie on Amazon for her birthday and let the girl track the package. When she left Caitlin unattended on Amazon, she purchased some more birthday gifts and chose overnight shipping. The following day, the delivery truck pulled up at their home in Utah. “They just started unloading box […]

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Look out Apple! Amazon may soon be worth $1 trillion too

Apple may soon have some company in the trillion dollar club. Amazon is worth about $940 billion. Shares of Amazon popped 2% Monday to hit a new all-time high. The stock only needs to go up another 7% for the Jeff Bezos-led company to top a trillion dollar market valuation. Amazon is firing on all cylinders this year. Shares of the retail/cloud/media/consumer gadget giant are up nearly 65% in 2018. Health care may be the next big market that the […]

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Another blow for malls: Brookstone is closing

Brookstone filed for bankruptcy and will close its remaining 101 mall stores. The mall and airport seller, best known for massage chairs, quirky gadgets, and travel luggage, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court on Thursday. It was Brookstone’s second bankruptcy filing in four years. The company will keep its 35 airport stores and website open and running while it attempts to find a buyer. It has secured a $30 million loan to finance operations during the sale. Brookstone’s […]

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Kroger launches online grocery delivery service

Watch out, Amazon and Walmart. Kroger is making a big move in the online grocery fight. America’s largest grocery chain launched “Kroger Ship,” a direct home delivery service, in four cities on Wednesday: Cincinnati, Houston, Louisville, and Nashville. It will expand to new markets in the coming months. Kroger already offers delivery from 1,200 of its stores through third-parties like Instacart and curbside pickup at 1,250. Both are valuable tools to help Kroger offer current and potential customers convenience and keep pace […]

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Amazon says glitchy Prime Day 2018 was its biggest ever

Amazon Prime Day was a massive success. The company says its self-proclaimed holiday of deals was the biggest shopping event in Amazon history. Sales exceeded Cyber Monday, Black Friday and last year’s Prime Day. Prime members bought more than 100 million products, Amazon said Wednesday. The most popular purchases in the United States were Instant Pots, personal water filters and the 23andMe DNA test. Laundry detergent, smartphones, pans, light bulbs, and video games and consoles were big sellers internationally. At […]

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Walmart and Microsoft team up to fight Amazon

Walmart and Microsoft are joining forces in the fight against Amazon. Under a five-year deal announced Tuesday, Walmart will boost its use of Microsoft’s cloud services and work with the tech firm on artificial intelligence and machine learning projects. The agreement will help both companies take on Amazon. Walmart has been pushing aggressively to transform its digital operations in order to compete with online rivals. And cloud computing is one of the few areas where Microsoft competes with Amazon. While it’s best […]

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