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|521:|| Amazon Acquires Zappos||Ecommerce||July 23, 2009|
|522:|| Amazon Adds Text Message Shopping: TextBuyIt|
"Amazon TextBuyIt lets people text the name of a product, its description or its UPC or ISBN to 262966 (that's "Amazon" on the keypad) from anywhere their cell phones work, including from inside physical stores."
|Ecommerce||Apr 2, 2008|
|523:|| Amazon Associates Web Services Renamed, New Terms, Authentication|
"If you didn't program your affiliate stuff yourself, odds are you need to seek out who did and get an update from them to add in authentication or see your application break in August."
|Affiliates||May 8, 2009|
|524:|| Amazon Cancels All Affiliate Accounts in Minnesota|
Amazon is cancelling all affiliate accounts in Minnesota because of a new Minnesota tax law passed in this year.
|Affiliates||June 19, 2013|
|525:|| Amazon Checkout Launches|
"Checkout by Amazon is a complete ecommerce checkout solution that provides your customers with the same secure and trusted checkout experience available on Amazon.com today."
|Ecommerce||July 29, 2008|
|526:|| Amazon Cloud Outage Affected Major Sites|
We'd like to provide additional color on what were working on right now (please note that we always know more and understand issues better after we fully recover and dive deep into the post mortem).[br][br]A networking event early this morning triggered a large amount of re-mirroring of EBS [Elastic Block Storage] volumes in US-EAST-1. This re-mirroring created a shortage of capacity in one of the US-EAST-1 Availability Zones, which impacted new EBS volume creation as well as the pace with which we could re-mirror and recover affected EBS volumes.[br][br]Additionally, one of our internal control planes for EBS has become inundated such that it's difficult to create new EBS volumes and EBS backed instances. We are working as quickly as possible to add capacity to that one Availability Zone to speed up the re-mirroring, and working to restore the control plane issue.[br][br]We're starting to see progress on these efforts, but are not there yet. We will continue to provide updates when we have them.
|Webmaster General||Apr 22, 2011|
|527:|| Amazon CloudSearch (Beta) For Developers|
Amazon CloudSearch provides a fully-featured search engine that is easy to manage and scale.
|Alternative Search Engines||Apr 12, 2012|
|528:|| Amazon Down!|
Http/1.1 Service Unavailable.
|Affiliates||June 6, 2008|
|529:|| Amazon Ends Colorado Affiliates Deal Over Internet Tax Plan|
"Amazon did state they would reinstate Colorado-based Associates if the state of Colorado brought the law into compliance with what the US Supreme Court said was constitutional."
|Affiliates||Mar 9, 2010|
|530:|| Amazon Facing Anger Over Fees Hike For Third Party Traders|
Amazon is facing a revolt from small traders as the internet retailer that describes itself as "Earth's most customer-centric" company plans to impose a wave of fee hikes on third parties that use its network to sell consumer electronics, automotive parts and other goods in the UK and across Europe.
|Ecommerce||Mar 28, 2013|
|531:|| Amazon Files Lawsuit Blocking North Carolina's Request For Data|
"The company said the disclosure of such information will invade privacy of its customers."
|Ecommerce||Apr 20, 2010|
|532:|| Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS) BETA|
"Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS) is the first payments service designed from the ground up specifically for developers. The set of web services APIs allows the movement of money between any two entities, humans or computers. It is built on top of Amazon's reliable and scalable payment infrastructure."
|Ecommerce||Aug 3, 2007|
|533:|| Amazon Fulfillment Web Service|
"The Amazon Fulfillment Web Service (Amazon FWS) allows merchants to tap in to Amazon's network of fulfillment centers and our expertise in logistics,"
|Ecommerce||Mar 21, 2008|
|534:|| Amazon Instant Website Program Beta launches|
"By joining the Amazon Instant Website Program, merchants selling through Amazon Seller Central can use our eCommerce technology to quickly set up their own Web site"
|Ecommerce||June 3, 2006|
|535:|| Amazon Introduces Silk Web Browser|
Today in New York, Amazon introduced Silk, an all-new web browser powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and available exclusively on the just announced Kindle Fire. You might be asking, 'A browser? Do we really need another one?'
|HTML||Sept 28, 2011|
|536:|| Amazon Invites California Affiliates to Return|
Only Californian Associates whose accounts were closed by Amazon as a result of the now-repealed earlier law (AB X28 1) are eligible to re-enroll.
|Affiliates||Oct 5, 2011|
|537:|| Amazon Japan Opens Online Shopping Mall|
"The Japanese arm of U.S. e-tailer Amazon.com Inc. on Tuesday opened a virtual shopping mall that allows third parties to set up shops on its Web site."
|Asia and Pacific Region||Apr 27, 2007|
|538:|| Amazon Launches A9 Search Engine - New Era in Personalized Search|
"Users can view and edit past search results and sites they’ve visited by clicking on Search History on the A9 Toolbar or through an adjustable column on the main page. Site History tells users if and when they previously visited a listed site. Users can even search their own history, finding sites they have visited any time in the past."
|Alternative Search Engines||Sept 15, 2004|
|539:|| Amazon Launches AmazonLocal Daily Deals Trial|
Amazon.com is quietly launching its own deal-of-day discount offers in Chicago, a launch reported earlier by the Chicago Tribune. The Windy City, of course, is the corporate home of Groupon.[br][br]Amazon said it also has its AmazonLocal offering up and running in Seattle, Boise, the Los Angeles area and Palm Beach, Fla.
|Webmaster General||Aug 2, 2011|
|540:|| Amazon Launches Appstore Developer Portal For Mobile App Developers|
"It is a new self-service tool that allows mobile application developers, Android developers in particular, to join our Appstore Developer Program and submit apps for the upcoming launch of the Amazon Appstore for Android."
|Smartphone, Wireless, and Mobile Technologies||Jan 5, 2011|
|541:|| Amazon Launches Content Delivery Service|
"The company this week revealed a new service that will help companies of all sizes ship files like MP3s and software packages to people scattered around the globe."
|Ecommerce||Sept 19, 2008|
|542:|| Amazon Launches The Ultimate Book Search Engine|
You will be able to search all text of all books on Amazon. This is a major league search move.
|Alternative Search Engines||Oct 24, 2003|
|543:|| Amazon New Payment Option With 'Bill Me Later'|
"Bill Me Later is among the most widely adopted alternative payment technologies for the largest online retailers. Bill Me Later enables consumers to shop online without using a credit card and helps retailers simplify the payment experience."
|Ecommerce||Dec 11, 2007|
|544:|| Amazon OpenSearch Syndicates Vertical Search|
"Any site that has content—and a search box—can choose to return results in OpenSearch RSS. If you can provide search results for something, it probably can fit into the OpenSearch model...the format is the standard set of XML elements, plus three additional elements designed to support navigation between pages."
|0||Mar 17, 2005|
|545:|| Amazon Pays $40 Million for Ecommerce Patent Settlement|
"We entered the settlement for the purposes of ending the litigation and avoiding the expenses of continuing the litigation," said Patricia Smith, a spokeswoman for Amazon.com. "We continue to deny any wrongdoing."
|Professional Webmaster Business Issues||Aug 12, 2005|
|546:|| Amazon Purchases Woot|
"Woot has signed an agreement with Amazon - yes, the Amazon - to become an independent subsidiary of the ecommerce colossus"
|Ecommerce||June 30, 2010|
|547:|| Amazon Reports Best Holiday Season Yet|
"Analysts have pointed to Amazon as a rare bright spot in this year's holiday shopping season due to its scale and flexibility, as retailers try to outdo each other with deep discounts to lure consumers during a recession."
|Ecommerce||Dec 30, 2008|
|548:|| Amazon Shuts Down Associates Affiliate Program In California Over New Tax Law|
Beginning Friday, a new state law will require large out of state retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make on the Internet, a prospect eased only slightly by a 1 percentage-point drop in the tax that also takes effect at the same time.[br][br]Getting the taxes, which consumers typically don't pay to the state if online merchants don't charge them, is "a common-sense idea," said Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed the legislation into law Wednesday.[br][br]But those taxes may come with a price. Amazon and online retailer Overstock.com Inc. told thousands of California Internet marketing affiliates that they will stop paying commissions for referrals of so-called click-through customers.
|Affiliates||June 30, 2011|
|549:|| Amazon Shuts Down Associates Affiliate Program In Connecticut|
Similar to a move made in Illinois a few months ago, Amazon has shut down its Associates program in Connecticut after the state imposed a sales tax measure that would tax any purchases made online starting July 1
|Affiliates||June 10, 2011|
|550:|| Amazon Starts Selling Groceries Online|
"Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc. has started selling groceries on its Web site, a cautious step into a business that was one of the biggest casualties of the dot-com collapse."
|Webmaster General||June 15, 2006|
|551:|| Amazon Strikes A Deal On California State Taxes|
"It's a safe harbor for up to a year," Calderon said of the agreement he helped strike. "If they can't get Congress to act by next July, then they will start to collect the tax in September 2012. If by chance they get Congress to act, then that would trump the state law."
|Ecommerce||Sept 8, 2011|
|552:|| Amazon Sued By Apple Over Appstore Name |
Amazon has begun improperly using Apple's App Store mark in connection with Amazon's mobile software developer program.
|Ecommerce||Mar 22, 2011|
|553:|| Amazon Terminates "paid search traffic" Referral Fees|
"As of May 1, 2009, these paid search Associates will not be paid referral fees."
|Affiliates||Apr 6, 2009|
|554:|| Amazon UnBoxed : Amazon and Tivo to test TV Download Service|
"Amazon.com Inc. and TiVo Inc. will begin testing on Wednesday a service that lets users watch videos rented or bought over the Internet directly on televisions..."
|Webmaster General||Feb 7, 2007|
|555:|| Amazon Warns All Illinois Associates of Possible Termination|
[i]We regret to inform you that the Illinois state legislature has passed an unconstitutional tax collection scheme that, if signed by Governor Quinn, would leave Amazon.com little choice but to end its relationships with Illinois-based Associates. You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of Illinois. If our records are incorrect, you can manage the details of your Associates account here. [br][br] Please note that this not an immediate termination notice and you are still a valued participant in the Amazon Associates Program. But if the governor signs this bill, we will need to terminate the participation of all Illinois residents in the Associates Program. After that point, we will no longer pay any advertising fees for sales referred to amazon.com, endless.com and smallparts.com nor will we accept new applications for the Associates Program from Illinois residents.[/i]
|Affiliates||Jan 7, 2011|
|556:|| Amazon Webstores|
WebStore by Amazon allows businesses to create their own privately branded e-commerce websites using Amazon technology.
|Ecommerce||Sept 19, 2006|
|557:|| Amazon and Alexa Search Now Powered by MS Live - Formerly Google|
Alexa search was formerly powered by Google.
|WebmasterWorld Supporters||Apr 30, 2006|
|558:|| Amazon in Spat with Yet Another State|
As a result of an ongoing tax dispute with Texas, Amazon.com has decided to take its ball and go home.[br][br]The online retailer said Thursday that it would shutter its Irving distribution facility April 12 and cancel plans to hire as many as 1,000 additional workers rather than pay Texas what the state says is owed in uncollected sales tax.[br][br]Texas wants $269 million from Seattle-based Amazon in past-due sales tax. It sent the bill to the company last October.
|Ecommerce||Feb 11, 2011|
|559:|| Amazon on Google's Turf - Playing The Alexa Card?||Google News Archive||Sept 29, 2003|
|560:|| Amazon pays $1,500 in daily fines in defiance of French law|
The company decided to pay the daily fine worth $1,500 rather than eliminate its offer of free shipping on book purchases, said Xavier Garambois, director of Amazon's French subsidiary."
|Ecommerce||Jan 16, 2008|