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Amazon buys Kiva for $775m to get warehouse robots

03/19, 6:30pm

Robots pick items for packaging

Amazon has announced that it has moved to acquire Kiva Systems, a company that specializes in robotic warehouse technology. The online retailer suggests Kiva's technology will enable it to expand automation in fulfillment centers, where robots can transport goods to employees to be packaged for shipment.

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iPad tops Netflix, Sony 3D for Oprah's 'Favorite Things'

11/22, 12:40pm

iPad leads Oprah's favorites, may get sales kick

Oprah Winfrey potentially gave a big kick to Apple's sales with the placement of the iPad at the top of her "Favorite Things" list both for this year and for her soon-to-end TV show. Describing it as her "number one favorite thing ever," she gave out free iPads to everyone in the audience and said "words cannot describe" how she felt about its experience. The hostess is known to have been a fan since launch and both gave out iPads to staff and launched an iPad version of her magazine just last week.

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