Some visitors to Amazon’s site received a busy signal Monday when they tried to download the digital version of Lady Gaga’s new album, “Born This Way,” which the online retailer was selling for 99 cents.
Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday said that, after less than four years of selling electronic books, it’s now selling more of them than printed books.
Amazon.com struggled Friday morning to restore computers used by other major websites such as Reddit as an outage stretched beyond 24 hours.
There are still problems accessing some web sites, because of trouble earlier Thursday at a data center run by Amazon.com.
Amazon.com Inc. wants to be more than a destination for shopping online: It also dreams of being a place where you can store your music, photos and videos and access them any time, from any computer.
Amazon.com Inc. is getting into the app-selling arena by opening an online store to distribute software for smartphones and tablet computers running Google Inc.’s Android operating system.
Google, Twitter and other technology companies are finding ways to help following last week’s earthquake in Japan. Google Inc. has an online “person finder” for people seeking information about a missing person.
Online shoppers subscribing to Amazon.com’s premium membership are getting a new entertainment feature that will allow them to watch movies over the Internet, just as they can through Netflix’s rapidly growing video subscription service.
Google Inc. is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com Inc. and its Kindle electronic reader.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Amazon.com Inc. had pulled the item, or whether the author withdrew it.
Users are threatening to boycott the online retail giant over a self-published book on pedophilia that its author says has so far only sold one copy.