Stories by Mae Anderson

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Everyone loves same-day delivery, until they have to pay

NEW YORK — Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it? That’s the problem merchants face as the busy holiday shopping season approaches.
By Mae Anderson

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Amazon's new gizmos aim to be assistants for your abode

NEW YORK - Before I tried out the Echo, I wouldn’t have dreamed of spending $180 on the device. After having it around, I might still pause, but I would put it high on my Christmas ...
By Mae Anderson

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Amazon sues review sellers in salvo against bogus reviewers

Amazon sues fake reviewers, latest salvo against fake-review cottage industry.
By Mae Anderson

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Dell makes move with $67 billion deal for EMC

NEW YORK - Dell is buying data storage company EMC for $67 billion in a huge bet on a segment of technology that has proven to be more profitable than the slumping personal computer market.
By Mae Anderson

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Amazon, born in a Seattle garage, marks 20 years in business

NEW YORK - Amazon has come a long way from selling books out of a Seattle garage. The company had an inauspicious start in July 1995 at the dawn of the Web as an online bookseller.
By Mae Anderson

Thursday, July 16, 2015

EBay, PayPal outline plans for after split

EBay and PayPal outline growth plans as they ready for split.
By Mae Anderson

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Shoppers disappointed in much-hyped 'Prime Day' sales

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Amazon aimed for Christmas in July with its much-hyped “Prime Day” sale. But some shoppers found a lump of coal instead.
By Mae Anderson

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mobile growth spurs on Alibaba's revenue surge

NEW YORK — The cash register keeps ringing for Alibaba, and mobile growth is a key reason why.
By Mae Anderson

Friday, April 24, 2015

EBay thinking smaller as PayPal split looms

NEW YORK - The company says it is focusing on getting more people, and small- to mid-size businesses, to buy and sell items on its popular online marketplace.
By Mae Anderson

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Etsy stock surges in public debut on Nasdaq

NEW YORK - The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock.
By Mae Anderson

Friday, March 27, 2015

From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

From Starbucks to Lululemon, a look at corporate missteps and their impact.
By Mae Anderson

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Comcast 4Q profit edges up, adds customers, boosts dividend

Comcast net income edges up, boosts dividend, plans share buyback.
By Mae Anderson

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Hacking ring steals up to $1 billion from banks

NEW YORK - A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be ...
By Mae Anderson

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Super Bowl ads too serious on tone

NEW YORK - Forget slapstick and sex in Super Bowl ads: This year, serious was the name of the game.
By Mae Anderson

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Beacons pop up in stores ahead of holidays

NEW YORK — From American Eagle to Apple Stores, beacons are popping up everywhere. Are they a shopper’s best friend or another pesky Big Brother monitoring our every move?
By Mae Anderson

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

$2.5 billion expected to be spent on Cyber Monday

NEW YORK - After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Monday.
By Mae Anderson

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Retailers offer speedy holiday delivery options

NEW YORK - A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.
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
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