Amazon.com Sues Texas to get Sales Tax Audit

Amazon filed a lawsuit in Texas state court as part of its challenge of a $269 million claim for uncollected Internet sales taxes dating back to 2005 when Amazon opened operations in Texas. In September 2010 the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts demanded the $269 million of Internet sales taxes...

Amazon.com Shutting Texas Operations Over Internet Sales Tax Squabble

After devoting my February column in eCommerceTimes to Internet sales tax issues there was an interesting turn of events over the dispute between Amazon.com and the Texas Comptroller over a $ 269 million Internet sales tax bill . Amazon.com announced it was shutting down its Texas operations on...

Apple Loses Trademark Claim on "App Store" to Amazon

Apple did not prove that App Store was famous and not descriptive, therefore Apple failed to establish a likelihood of success at trial. On July 6, 2011 US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton denied Apple's request to enjoin Amazon from using "App Store " as she ruled that it was unlikely...

California AG Advocates 'Surprise Minimization' to Protect Mobile Device Consumers from Unexpected Privacy Practices

Hailing her state as the "epicenter of modern innovation," California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has issued recommendations for app developers and providers, advertising networks and others as part of an effort to give consumers "meaningful information" about privacy choices...