Amazon Prime Day

What the Tech? Amazon Prime Day: Watch Out for Porch Pirates

Amazon Prime Day is expected to set new sales records again this year. The 2-day event starts Tuesday morning 1 minute after midnight and runs through midnight Wednesday. By Friday, porch pirates are expected to be busy stealing what’s been delivered right from the front porch. There are a few things you can do to either thwart thefts or possibly…

What the Tech? Amazon Prime Day Problems

Many Amazon customers had trouble placing orders and shopping on day one of Amazon Prime Day. Here’s what’s happening: A customer goes to make a purchase and instead of getting a verification that the order was placed, they see this: a photo of a dog. The reason? Too many people shopping at the same time. Even Amazon and its servers…

Amazon Says Prime Day Topped Last Year’s Order Records

Amazon says Prime Day was its biggest day ever with orders up 60 percent globally from a year ago. It says sales of Amazon’s own electronic devices were particularly strong. The e-commerce powerhouse launched the event last July to promote its $99 annual Prime loyalty program, which offers free two-day shipping and other perks. After some morning checkout glitches Tuesday,…