Amazon’s Q2 Disappoints, Sales Up 22 Percent To $15.7B, Net Loss Of $7M

Amazon just reported second-quarter earnings, with sales increasing 22 percent to $15.7 billion in the second quarter, compared with $12.83 billion in second quarter 2012. Net loss was $7 million in the second quarter, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared with net income of $7 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in second quarter 2012. … Continue reading

Amazon UK Workers Petition for Better Working Environment

An online campaign asking Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos, to pay the agency staff working for Amazon UK the living wage has received more than 40,000 signatories in two days. Launched on Change.org, the petition featured an image of workers in a warehouse with the caption, “Amazon UK: all we want for Christmas is a … Continue reading

Hopster Promises Netflix for Kids, and No One Else

If you’re a certain kind of parent, then you know that Netflix is a pretty excellent babysitter.* But Netflix, and rival services like Amazon’s Instant Prime, have lots of movies and TV shows that aren’t aimed at kids. What about a subscription video service that only caters to children? That’s what Hopster promises. We won’t … Continue reading

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