Stories by Mae Anderson

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Cook publicly acknowledges that he's gay

NEW YORK - Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay," makes him the highest-profile business executive in the nation to publicly acknowledge his sexual orientation.
By Mae Anderson

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

Mobile payment fight heats up as some retailers nix enabling terminals to work with Apple Pay.
By Mae Anderson

Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: Robots

The robots are coming: Lowe's enlists customer service bots to help shoppers find items.
By Mae Anderson

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Out-of-patience investors selling off Amazon

NEW YORK - Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own Web site: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook.
By Mae Anderson

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Amazon gives a disappointing holiday revenue forecast, shares fall

The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forcast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.
By Mae Anderson

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Single PayPal likely to partner with eBay competitors

NEW YORK -- EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday.
By Mae Anderson

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

NEW YORK - Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to ...
By Mae Anderson

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

NEW YORK — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail ...
By Mae Anderson

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Amazon to buy Twitch

NEW YORK - Amazon is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.
By Mae Anderson

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Amazon to offer mobile payment system

NEW YORK - Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small ...
By Mae Anderson

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Georgia judge refuses to dismiss GM death case

A Georgia judge has denied a motion by General Motors to dismiss a wrongful death case against the automaker and set a trial date for April 2016.
By Mae Anderson

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Gannett splits publishing, broadcast wings

NEW YORK -USA Today owner Gannett became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.
By Mae Anderson

Monday, July 28, 2014

Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion deal to create online real estate titan.
By Mae Anderson

Friday, July 11, 2014

Amazon seeks OK from FAA to test its delivery drones

NEW YORK - Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
By Mae Anderson

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Alibaba's first US presence, 11 Main, debuts

NEW YORK - China's largest e-commerce company is making its first appearance in the U.S. with the debut of 11Main.com, an invite-only online marketplace that showcases small business retailers.
By Mae Anderson

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Weak electronics sales pressure Best Buy, Sears

Best Buy and Sears on Thursday both blamed their weak quarterly results on the fact that shoppers aren't shelling out for consumer electronics.
By Mae Anderson

Saturday, May 3, 2014

You can get your groove on on a budget

As spring blossoms, the season of music festivals is upon us. From the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Fes­tival in Tennessee in June to Lollapalooza in Chicago, music lovers will soon begin to ...
By Mae Anderson

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Retailers get creative with Pinterest

NEW YORK - Target, Nordstrom and other big chains are pinning their hopes of attracting shoppers on social media.
By Mae Anderson

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

'Softer night of advertising' the rule during Super Bowl this year

NEW YORK - Advertisers played it safe in Super Bowl ads this year.
By Mae Anderson

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

'Sophistication' is name of the game

NEW YORK - Forget slapstick humor, corny gimmicks and skimpy bikinis. This year's Super Bowl ads promise something surprising: maturity. There won't be any close-up tongue kisses in Godaddy's ad.
By Mae Anderson
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