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Amazon crochets itself an Etsy rival: Handmade

The storefront for handcrafted items is another effort by the e-commerce giant to become the everything store while simultaneously gunning for Etsy's business.

By October 7, 2015


Seattle's retailers learn to survive in Amazon's shadow

Small businesses have found a way to coexist with their tech neighbors -- offering bespoke services that would be hard to find elsewhere. CNET's Laura Hautala checks in with them as part of Road Trip 2015.

By August 5, 2015


Amazon's one-hour delivery comes to Seattle

Amazon Prime customers in the Seattle area can now get one-hour delivery on "tens of thousands" of products -- everything from paper towels to televisions and even beer and wine.

By August 25, 2015


Seattle wants the tech scene, but not the division that could come with it

The Emerald City is brewing plenty of startups, thanks in part to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon. But can it avoid a rift in the community?

By August 17, 2015


Uber, Lyft allowed to freely drive Seattle's streets

The city council lifts several restrictions and gives the green light to on-demand car service apps.

By July 14, 2014


Apple, Google lead tech takeover of top global brands

Lenovo, PayPal and Lego join the technology titans in Interbrand's 2015 list of the 100 top global brands.

By October 5, 2015


Amazon begins a delivery service powered by regular folks

The e-commerce giant jumps into the gig economy with the new program called Amazon Flex. The service starts in Seattle.

By September 29, 2015


Amazon teams with GE, Samsung to make devices that reorder their supplies

The Seattle online retailer adds 11 partners to its Dash Replenishment Service program to create printers that can order ink and washers that can buy detergent.

By October 1, 2015


Rhapsody launches a kids corner

It may sound childish, but Rhapsody's new section dedicated to kids sets the streaming-music service apart from bigger rivals like Apple Music and Spotify.

By September 30, 2015


India's Modi, in Facebook talk, pushes Internet as key way to govern

In a question-and-answer session at Facebook's headquarters, Indian prime minister discusses governing through social media and expanding Internet access.

By September 27, 2015