France's government has taken legal steps to protect the country's independent booksellers from behemoths like Amazon. It already prohibits discounts of more than 5 percent on books. Now it's considering a law that would not allow online retailers like Amazon to offer both a 5 percent discount and free shipping. Christine Zenino/Flickr hide caption

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Amazon has been testing its AmazonFresh delivery service in the Seattle area since 2007. Joe Nicholson/AP hide caption

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The Amazon Kindle e-reader could see greater integration with Goodreads, following Thursday's announcement that the online retail giant was buying the the social book-recommendation site. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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