Oct 20- Online book retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has signed a multiyear deal with Simon& Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books. Amazon, which had been in talks with Simon& Schuster since July over pricing, confirmed the deal first reported by the Business Insider news blog that the two had reached an agreement.» Read More
Forget all things to all men – or so believes Ford Motor’s Executive Vice President Mark Fields - who says “polarizing” brands and products is smarter. Fields, who also holds the post of Ford’s president of The Americas, told CNBC’s Phil LeBeau how the centennial automaker plans to gain dominance in some segments – and maintain it in others.
Google, which seems to surpass the competition in any market it enters, is now leading yet another category – Fortune‘s “100 Best Companies To Work For.” Andrew Serwer, editor at large for the magazine, spoke to Joe Kernen on “Squawk Box” this morning about why the internet bellwether’s employees are so happy.
Google, the world's largest search engine, has bought a stake in China's Xunlei Network Technology, which provides file-sharing and other services, a Google spokesman said on Thursday.
U.S. album sales continued to decline in 2006, down nearly 5% from the previous year, but total music sales were up thanks to a huge increase in digital downloads.
Goldman Sachs' Anthony Noto told “Squawk Box” that the Web sector -- including Disney and News Corp. -- should be be even bigger, thanks to ads and interest rates.
Gambling software maker Playtech said on Tuesday it had struck a deal with PartyGaming to power gaming Web sites that PartyGaming has agreed to buy from Empire Online and Intercontinental Online.
From energy to gold, airlines to the Internet, specialists and analysts offer predictions for the new year, as our "7 For '07" special coverage continues. And don't miss our 2007 Money Manager Survey.
It might be nice to have your medical records available online no matter where you are in the world. In case you get hurt or injured--a doctor in New York could look at your records if you're from say--California. But what if those records reveal medical secrets you'd rather NOT have opened--like psychiatric evaluations? This begs the question: what are the pros and cons of having electronic medical records?
By Pete Harrison
Sure, it pays to advertise – but in the competitive holiday season, questions about when and where to place ads are what plague retailers.
Procrastinating gift buyers are expected to drive big retail sales through this weekend -- and the Internet discount jeweler is fighting for its last-minute share with free shipping.
Heather Dougherty of Nielsen/NetRatings says Christmas procrastinators will keep hitting the Internet in droves, thanks to firms offering free FedEx delivery to beat the deadline.
Seagate Technology said Thursday it would buy closely held EVault, a closely held provider of online backup services, for $185 million in cash.
As CNBC’s Margaret Brennan reports, traditional shopping catalogs are alive and boosting the bottom lines of brick and click retailers alike.
MarketWatch technology columnist John Dvorak talked with Erin Burnett on “Street Signs” today about technology trends to watch next year. His big pick? Online community sites. It may sound obvious, but Dvorak says video content and wikis on the internet are set to for explosive growth.
Ticketmaster has bought a 25% stake in a music-oriented networking Web site in a deal that seeks to generate exposure for the ticket-selling giant among independent music fans.
EBay is expected to announce plans Tuesday to open a new Chinese Web site as part of a joint-venture with a Beijing-based Internet company, signaling a strategic shift in the online auction company's Chinese operations.
Good timing: Holiday shopping on the Web has reached $20 billion so far, up from $16 billion over the same period last year. Patti Freeman Evans, senior retail analyst at Jupiter Research, attributes the boom to more product offerings, aggressive marketing – and to many more Internet retailers offering on-time delivery guarantees.
There seems to be a new wave of "hacker attacks"--aimed at your cell phones and BlackBerrys. But is there any way to protect yourself? On Today’s "Street Signs," Erin Burnett asked Ed English, with internet security firm Trend Micro and Anne Wallace from The Identity Theft Assistance Center. Ed English explained that hackers who break into computers are now targeting cell phones and mobile devices - anywhere that we’re storing personal information.
So much for CBS's spinoff from Viacom -- meaning that it's focusing on one business -- the eye is really trying to become a vertically integrated media company. First CBS says it's starting a movie studio -- making films to fill its cable TV slots (owning the content means no fees, more control) -- and now, CBS is starting a music business.