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Is Pinterest the next Facebook?

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An exclusive look inside CEO Ben Silbermann's social media sensation. FORTUNE -- Ben Silbermann can't stop staring at the refrigerators. The Pinterest co-founder and CEO and I are standing in the break room of his company's garage-size Palo Alto office. He's just flown back from Austin's SXSW interactive festival, and...
Is Pinterest the next Facebook?
Sprint iPhone Sales Stronger at Big-Box Retailers Than at Apple Stores

Supreme Court To Review If It's Legal To Resell A Book You Bought Abroad

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This isn't a huge surprise, but it's good to see that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear an important case regarding the first sale doctrine in copyright law, and whether or not it applies to products made outside the US. The specific case is one we've been covering, involving...
Supreme Court To Review If It's Legal To Resell A Book You Bought Abroad
Dollar Shave Club Punches Gillette Where It Hurts. (In the Marketing Budget)

Another rumor that Amazon will open a retail store

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A blogger cites unnamed sources in claiming that Amazon is close to opening a  pilot store in Seattle within months. FORTUNE — Is it possible that Amazon’s stock sank today partly — or even mostly — because of an unconfirmed report on a blog devoted to e-readers that the company...
Another rumor that Amazon will open a retail store

Get stuff done in the cloud. Go Google.

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You probably hear terms like “the cloud” or “cloud computing” being used a lot these days. While the idea of the cloud may seem abstract, many things you already do on your computer and smartphone today, such as email, photo sharing and video streaming, are made possible by the cloud....
Get stuff done in the cloud. Go Google.

These Ex-Facebook Guys Want To Help You Find Cheaper Drugs

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We've all been guilty of chasing a good deal. You've probably wasted time looking for the cheapest airplane ticket or driven across town just to cash in on that Groupon deal. Former Facebook engineer Scott Marlette thinks you'll do the same for prescription drugs. His startup, GoodRX, is the first prescription drug price comparison...
These Ex-Facebook Guys Want To Help You Find Cheaper Drugs

Maker of the fastest espresso machine in the world perks up with $6.5M in funding

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Concordia's X6 espresso machine Now here’s an entrepreneurial story that’s perfectly brewed for Seattle. Concordia Coffee Systems on Monday announced that it raised $6.5 million in fresh funding from Marker Hill Capital, Fluke Capital Partners, Swiftsure Capital and several Seattle angel investors, money that it will use to continue to develop...
Maker of the fastest espresso machine in the world perks up with $6.5M in funding

US Supreme Court to revisit ‘first-sale’ copyright doctrine

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The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide the global reach of US copyright law, in a case testing whether an overseas purchaser of a copyrighted work may resell it in the United States without the copyright holder’s permission. The justices will hear the case, which considers the “first-sale” doctrine,...
US Supreme Court to revisit ‘first-sale’ copyright doctrine

An Amazon Store In Seattle?

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A new report suggests that Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is opening a small, Kindle-focused retail store in Seattle to test whether the concept could be expanded to other markets. The blog Good E-Reader reports “Amazon sources close to the situation” told it the company is rolling out a “boutique”-type store...
An Amazon Store In Seattle?

Court Dumps Patent Lawsuit Against Tons Of Online Retailers

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Back in 2010, we wrote about how some ancient patents from OpenMarket (now held by a company called Soverain) for an "online shopping cart" were suddenly being used against a ton of online retailers, including NewEgg, QVC, HSN, Amway, JC Penny, Victoria's Secret and more. So when we saw the...
Court Dumps Patent Lawsuit Against Tons Of Online Retailers

Why The Supreme Court Needs To Make Sure That Selling A Used iPad Isn't A Copyright Violation

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Over the last few years, we've been following a series of cases that have challenged the first sale doctrine -- which says that if you buy a product that has some element covered by copyright (i.e., a book) you're able to resell that item at a later date without seeking...
Why The Supreme Court Needs To Make Sure That Selling A Used iPad Isn't A Copyright Violation
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Amazon tops e-retail satisfaction survey with highest score ever

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Amazon.com has few physical touch points with its customers, operating somewhat mysteriously from its headquarters in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. No stores. No customer support line. But that lack of interaction doesn’t seem to be holding the company back. In fact, customers love the company more than ever, according...
Amazon tops e-retail satisfaction survey with highest score ever
Meet the college dropout (and speed freak) running tech for Seattle’s hottest startup

Interview: Brad Smith on Transforming Intuit Into a Mobile-First Company

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Intuit is best known for the TurboTax and Quicken packages that line Costco shelves or the QuickBooks program that millions of small businesses use to manage their finances. But despite its PC software heritage, CEO Brad Smith says the company’s future lies in mobile. “Many small businesses are running entire...
Interview: Brad Smith on Transforming Intuit Into a Mobile-First Company
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Netflix reputation ticks up slightly in consumer survey

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After a tough end of 2011, the streaming media company is seeing positive signs -- however modest. FORTUNE -- If there is good news for Netflix (NFLX) in a new survey measuring consumer satisfaction, it's that people aren't more annoyed with the company than they were last year. In fact,...
Netflix reputation ticks up slightly in consumer survey

The crowd forms in anticipation for Costco samples http://flic.kr/p/7P4kne

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Photo: Dan Aykroyd vodka bottle signing event at Costco. Huh... — at Costco http://gowal.la/c/Cnz4

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Photo: Dan Aykroyd vodka bottle signing event at Costco. Huh... — at Costco http://gowal.la/c/Cnz4

Loading up (@ Costco - Northridge) http://4sq.com/5tpBRj

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Why check-ins and like buttons will change the local landscape

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Notable advancements in the geo sector -- GIS, GPS, slippy maps -- punctuate an otherwise steady equilibrium; progress in the geo world is subtle, and tends to sneak up on us without our at first knowing its significance. I think we've just passed one of these stealth milestones whose importance...
Why check-ins and like buttons will change the local landscape

Rob Cockerham's Costco prank

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My favorite amateur sociologist Rob Cockerham printed up a bunch of price stickers for absurd products and sent them to his team of assistants around the country, who attached them to shelves in Costco stores. One assistant's field notes: It was a mad house today with all the snooty...
Rob Cockerham's Costco prank

PaperKarma's Mobile App Tries to Eliminate Junk from Your Mailbox

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PaperKarma is a new app that helps you reduce the amount of unwanted coupons, catalogs and postcards that clog your mailbox. Users download the app to their iOS, Android or Windows Phone device; register, and then start snapping photos of the unwanted mail. Once a photo is taken, the...
PaperKarma's Mobile App Tries to Eliminate Junk from Your Mailbox

EBay’s PayPal Looks to Social Media

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Amid competition in the online-payment business, eBay’s PayPal is making a push to attract developers of social-media payment applications, whether or not the product is branded with the PayPal name. Reuters At the annual Goldman Sachs technology conference in San Francisco, eBay CEO John Donahoe expanded on PayPal’s efforts to...
EBay’s PayPal Looks to Social Media

This store is giving free samples away all over the place. Just scored a root beer float. (@ Costco w/ 3 others) http://4sq.com/2y73YL

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This store is giving free samples away all over the place. Just scored a root beer float. (@ Costco w/ 3 others) http://4sq.com/2y73YL
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?