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Will Discount Deal Lovers Pay to be Groupon VIPs?

Active Groupon users now have a way to sweeten their relationships with the daily deals leader -- but it's going to cost them. Groupon is rolling out Groupon VIP, a program where deal chasers pay $29.99 a year for enhanced benefits on the site.

Suddenly, Amazon Doesn't Love Its Moms Anymore

Once upon a time, Amazon.com loved moms. Its free "Amazon Mom" service offered the same free two-day shipping as Amazon Prime, plus heaps of extra benefits for anyone who thought to ask for them (even dads and cousins.) But no more: Mothers' day is over.

Why Are Google and Amazon Fighting?

Google and Amazon.com have to stop meeting like this. The two tech darlings are growing into fierce competitors with every new chapter in their quests for consumer domination. The latest page of this low-key yet high-stakes saga finds Google potentially going after Amazon's Prime loyalty shopping program.

Is Amazon Prime Preparing for a Price Hike?

Amazon Prime is a bargain for active online shoppers: For $79, they get unlimited two-day shipping of Amazon merchandise, and a host of other digital goodies. But as Amazon keeps tacking on freebies, can it stick to that price?

One More Reason You'll Buy a Kindle

If lower prices haven't swayed you into buying an e-reader, how does a steady diet of free e-books sound? Amazon.com is introducing the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, a bonus for Amazon Prime members that lets them "borrow" an e-book from a list of hundreds once a month at no additional cost.

10 Secrets to Saving at Amazon.com

Love Amazon's (AMZN) usually low prices? Wish they were even lower? Read on for 10 secrets to saving big at the Internet superstore. Get automatic...

Why Amazon Is a Stock for Investors With Patience

The online retail giant functions like two stocks: One is speculative and volatile, with unusually high valuations -- and high demands for returns. The other is for long-term investors, who get rewarded for buying and holding with capital gains and consistent growth.

Free Shipping Day Today and Every Day

Today is free shipping day, and while there are more than 1,500 retailers listed on freeshipping.org, not all are the real deal with unrestricted...