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Etsy updates its iPad app with gift cards, seller tools and shop statistics

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The Etsy app for iPad has been updated today, introducing a slew of new features that are already available on its iPhone counterpart, such as shop statistics, the ability to create new listings and other seller tools. It’s a minor update admittedly, following on from the launch of Etsy’s iPad...
Etsy updates its iPad app with gift cards, seller tools and shop statistics
Online retailers optimize to give you an extra hour of Christmas shopping
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Sharp President Confirms Shipments of Displays for New iPhone this Month

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Reuters reports that Sharp president Takashi Okuda today made a rare public reference to an unreleased Apple device, acknowledging that his company will begin shipping displays for the next-generation iPhone this month.Japan's Sharp Corp. said it will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected...
Sharp President Confirms Shipments of Displays for New iPhone this Month

USB Floppy Disk Drive

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The famous 5.25″ floppy – single-sided or double-sided, sir? Imagine swapping such disks when playing games, and installation proved to be a pain when you have seven, nay, eight of these floppies to go through. 3.5″ floppies were far sturdier and less prone to damage, so why not usher in...
USB Floppy Disk Drive

Will you be boycotting Amazon for your Christmas shopping this year? | Poll

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A new report accuses a number of companies, including Amazon, of avoiding paying tax on British profits. On 'Cyber Monday', will you turn elsewhere for your shopping?...
Will you be boycotting Amazon for your Christmas shopping this year? | Poll

Brazilian e-commerce expects record-breaking Black Friday amid scam complaints

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Today is Black Friday in Brazil. Yes, you read that well, in Brazil, a country that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving and where today is not a holiday. Yet, the promoters of BlackFriday.com.br expect record-breaking online sales of around R$135 million ($67.5m). Not only is this more than last year’s R$100 million...
Brazilian e-commerce expects record-breaking Black Friday amid scam complaints
Printable/Email-able gift cards for Christmas shopping slackers everywhere

Apple hits four-year low in online holiday customer satisfaction study

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Customer experience analytics firm Forsee is out today with its study of holiday customer satisfaction for the top 500 internet retailers by revenue. Forsee has Apple at a four year low in customer satisfaction in its survey of 24,000 customers during prime Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping seasons. Apple slipped...
Apple hits four-year low in online holiday customer satisfaction study

Phishing is getting tougher to spot

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I don't know if cybercriminals are trying to boost their revenue streams for early Christmas shopping, but cyberbombs have been landing in e-mail in-boxes and flying onto smartphones via SMS lately. Ironically, the scariest e-mail of all was recently received by a friend and it didn't come from a...
Phishing is getting tougher to spot
Amazon halts $7.99 monthly Prime plan after under 2 weeks of testing
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Behind the scenes at eBay's 'Social Shopping' experience in London's Covent Garden [Video]

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Last December, we took a peek behind behind the scenes at eBay UK’s first pop-up shop in London. And this past weekend, the e-commerce powerhouse took to the streets again, this time with eBay Social Shopping, powered entirely by social media. The initiative laid claim to being the country’s first...
Behind the scenes at eBay's 'Social Shopping' experience in London's Covent Garden [Video]

Google Play music and movies arrive for Google TV in Germany, France and the UK on November 13

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TV is becoming more engaging for Google fans on November 13. The big G TV announced via its Google+ account that Google Play music and movies will be available on Google TV in Germany, France and the UK. Amusingly the post is entitled “Now playing in a country near you...
Google Play music and movies arrive for Google TV in Germany, France and the UK on November 13

Color Changing Umbrella

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If you have stayed in London for some years, you would know that carrying around an umbrella is always a good idea – as well as for those living in tropical countries, as the umbrella not only keeps the glare and heat off from your skin, it also makes sure...
Color Changing Umbrella

Android Appalooza: Get started on your holiday shopping

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So, you want to participate in all of the holiday sales that are going on today, but you don’t want to leave the couch? Fortunately, the Internet and its many available services have made this possible. And if you’ve got an Android device handy, there are also a couple of...
Android Appalooza: Get started on your holiday shopping

Friday game event round-up

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Grab your calendar and jot down a selection of these games-related events coming at you over the autumn and winterIf you've found yourself with a few free weekends in the remainder of 2012, don't waste them doing your Christmas shopping, or sitting in the pub with "friends", go to video...
Friday game event round-up

How Amazon learned to love veterans

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Won over by their logistical know-how and "bias for action," the online retailer is on a military hiring spree. FORTUNE -- In a world where the typical preparation for becoming a junior executive at a Fortune 500 company is to go to college, sign on to some big corporation's management-training program, and...
How Amazon learned to love veterans
Amazon Q4 2012 results: $21.3B in net sales, $97M in net income, and Kindle Fire HD continues best-selling run

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver

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Despite how old the Doctor Who series is, there is never a limit of adoring fans.  They all have their different preferences as to which Dr Who was the best, but the fans are an undying breed.  For those that have not forgotten their favorite sci-fi series, now you...
Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver

Etsy Shoppers Will Spend $1 Billion On Crafts This Year (EBAY)

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A BILLION dollars is a lot of hay for knicknacks. But craftsmen and vintage collectors on Etsy, a dedicated online marketplace, are on course to sell wares worth that much in 2012. That is nearly double the tally for 2011 and three times as much as in 2010. Etsy's gross merchandise...
Etsy Shoppers Will Spend $1 Billion On Crafts This Year (EBAY)

Chatterbox: Friday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterFriday! What re you up to this weekend? Don't mention Christmas shopping.GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions |...
Chatterbox: Friday

Stupid Criminals: Posting Vacation & Shopping Pictures Of Yourself On Facebook While A Fugitive

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There must be some heavy metals in the water wherever criminals grow up, because they do some really stupid things. Recall the young mastermind who allegedly committed a drunken hit and run and then posted about it on Facebook. Or the bank-robbing vixen who somehow thought making a YouTube video bragging...
Stupid Criminals: Posting Vacation & Shopping Pictures Of Yourself On Facebook While A Fugitive
Christmas 2012 shopping: paper catalogs whipped Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and Amazon is the new Google
Coupons at Checkout brings coupon codes right to your shopping cart

LocalResponse Is So Close to Profitability, They Can Almost Taste It

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Nihal Mehta, CEO of LocalResponse (twitter.com) Local startup LocalResponse is apparently growing like a weed. As we've reported before, the platform leverages your social media detritus to deliver hyper-targeted ads. (Translation: You check into a store, and you get a coupon that's actually useful.) Now, it sounds like that approach...
LocalResponse Is So Close to Profitability, They Can Almost Taste It

How algorithms secretly shape the way we behave

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Algorithms, the key ingredients of all significant computer programs, have probably influenced your Christmas shopping and may one day determine how you voteKeynes's observation (in his General Theory) that "practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist"...
How algorithms secretly shape the way we behave
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