From its earliest days as an online book store, Amazon has seen a rapid boom to its role as the Web’s top retailer, selling everything from laundry detergent to furniture. Amazon’s Kindle e-reader was its first step into the consumer tech realm, where it would eventually launch many other devices including several tablets and even a smartphone. Amazon’s Prime service offers quick shipping as well as streaming video services.

Amazon delays launch of its futuristic, cashier-less grocery store
It has trouble handling large throngs of shoppers, as well as people who don't move slowly.
Watch an Amazon Prime Air drone deliver its first package in the U.S.
The drone reportedly carried and delivered a package containing sunscreen.
Amazon brings its Alexa assistant to the iPhone
iPhone owners can get nearly all of Alexa's main features through the Amazon app.
Can we humanize artificial intelligence—before it kills us?
We need more 'Big Hero 6' and less 'I, Robot.'
New show from ‘Gilmore Girls’ creator among Amazon’s new pilots
Five star-studded pilots will soon hit Amazon.
Is your internet busted? Blame Amazon
Widespread 500 errors are putting the internet at a standstill.
Amazon Alexa is heading to your phone
Moto Z owners will be able to summon Alexa from their phones.
Amazon formally declines police warrant for Alexa recordings
A matter of protecting our First Amendment.
Amazon’s futuristic grocery store still needs humans—to check your ID
The store needs someone to make sure you're 21.
‘Author: The JT LeRoy Story’ revisits a jaw-dropping literary hoax
Jeff Feuerzeig's compelling documentary will make you mad.
Consumers are winning the war between Amazon and Walmart
You can thank Walmart for this one.
Amazon will bless you with handcrafted sweets at the touch of a button (literally)
High quality indulgence just got a lot easier.
Turn your Trump rage into ACLU donations with the help of an Amazon Dash button
Trump knows how to push America's buttons. Now America can push back.
Walmart to offer free two-day shipping without a membership
The retail giant will offer free two-day shipping without a membership.