Amazon http://wlrn.org en Little 'Libraires' That Could: French Law Would Keep Amazon At Bay http://wlrn.org/post/little-libraires-could-french-law-keeps-amazon-bay Last year, the U.S. government took Apple to court, charging that the company illegally drove up the price of e-books. This summer, Apple lost the case.<p>In France, just the opposite is happening. The French government has accused Amazon of trying to push the price of physical books too low.<p>Limiting discounts on books is one of the ways that France is trying to ensure the survival of its independent booksellers.<p>Jean-Paul Collet opened his bookstore, La Boucherie, 17 years ago in a historic neighborhood on Paris' Left Bank. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:50:29 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 22705 at http://wlrn.org Little 'Libraires' That Could: French Law Would Keep Amazon At Bay New Amazon Centers Will Add Sales Tax To Florida Purchases http://wlrn.org/post/new-amazon-centers-will-add-sales-tax-florida-purchases <p>The confirmation by Amazon.com that it will build a pair of massive "fulfillment" centers along the Interstate 4 corridor means that sometime in the next two years Floridians will have to start paying sales taxes on purchases from the online retail giant.</p><p>But even with Amazon eventually joining other businesses located in Florida in collecting the state's sales tax, some groups will continue pushing to eliminate an exemption that has allowed out-of-state online retailers including eBay and Overstock to avoid the tax.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:48:56 +0000 Jim Turner & News Service of Florida 22710 at http://wlrn.org New Amazon Centers Will Add Sales Tax To Florida Purchases Will 'The New York Times' Be Next To Be Sold? http://wlrn.org/post/will-new-york-times-be-next-be-sold After <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/05/209263622/washington-post-to-be-sold-to-amazons-jeff-bezos" target="_blank">Monday's surprising news</a> that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying <em>The Washington Post</em> for $250 million — a deal that came <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/03/208579489/the-new-york-times-co-agrees-to-sell-the-boston-globe" target="_blank">just days after the <em>Boston Globe</em> was sold</a> for $70 million to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry — a question naturally occurs:<p>Who's next?<p>On Tuesday, at least two long-tim Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:53:51 +0000 Mark Memmott 18574 at http://wlrn.org Will 'The New York Times' Be Next To Be Sold? 'Washington Post' To Be Sold To Amazon's Jeff Bezos http://wlrn.org/post/washington-post-be-sold-amazons-jeff-bezos The Washington Post Co. will sell its flagship newspaper and one of the most respected news organizations in the country to Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, <a href="http://www.washpostco.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=62487&p=irol-pressArticle&ID=1844731&highlight=">the company announced in a press release</a>. The <em>Post</em> has been a family-owned business for four generations.<p>Amazon, the company said, will play no role in the purchase. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:50:55 +0000 18539 at http://wlrn.org 'Washington Post' To Be Sold To Amazon's Jeff Bezos