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SolarCity joins Best Buy to bring solar to the mainstream shopper

Making what could be the first inroads into mainstream retail for solar energy, the Silicon Valley's leading solar power provider is now offering its services at Best Buy stores. Yes, that's right -- those once-thought-defunct, big-box electronics stores are, as of Read More →

Quoted: A year later, ‘allaying fears’ about Amazon’s Goodreads purchase

"You can’t buy reviews on Goodreads. It’s still crowdsourced. [Amazon]'s not involved in the way we run Goodreads. Just to allay your fears!" — Elizabeth Chandler, co-founder of Goodreads, the social network for readers that was bought by Amazon Read More →

Quoted: on tracking shoppers via their smartphones

"It would probably be better not to use this tracking system at all if we had to let people know about it. It's not invasive. It might raise alarms for no reason." — Glenna Weddle, owner of Rac Boutique, Read More →

Amazon news packed with workplace issues

Amazon stock is on a tear. It topped $400 for the first time last week, is trading above $400 as of this post, and is up about 55 percent this year. But besides its Wall Street success and the recent Read More →

Quoted: Jeff Bezos on the Amazon drone-delivery project

"The hard part here is putting in all the redundancy, all the reliability, all the systems you need to say, 'Look, this thing can’t land on somebody’s head while they’re walking around their neighborhood'." — Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO, Read More →

Angela Ahrendts explains her departure from Burberry, the company she “always dreamed of working for”

For the first time since her hire as Apple's new retail chief, Angela Ahrendts discussed her career move with a lengthy post on LinkedIn. Apple's announcement last month that it had hired Ahrendts gained much attention -- she comes Read More →
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