• This June 4, 2014, file photo, shows Amazon boxes in Phoenix. Amazon reports financial results Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    How Amazon convinced you to pay up for shopping

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is clearly entering its Prime. Meaning, of course, its $100 annual membership program, now a decade old, which has accomplished the remarkable feat of convincing millions of people to pay an annual fee for the privilege of, well, shopping.

  • This file photo provided by Amazon shows Amazon's latest Kindle. The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s sleekest, lightest e-book reader yet, and at $290, unnecessary unless you’re a die-hard reader. The Oasis, which started shipping April 25, 2016, is meant to be a luxury e-book reader, a solid, top-of-the line device, when money is no object. It is designed strictly for reading, without Facebook, streaming video and other distractions common on full-functioning tablets.  (Amazon via AP)

    Review: Kindle Oasis aims at avid readers, pricey for others

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s sleekest, lightest e-book reader yet — and at $290, unnecessary unless you’re a die-hard reader.