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Amazon Prime hits Canada for CAN$79, but lacks Instant Video

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Eight years after launching Amazon Prime in the Lower 48, the Great White North finally has access to the unlimited two-day shipping service. It’s also available in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Japan, making Canada the sixth nation where Amazon’s swift-shipping logistics network reaches. Amazon Prime, which will...
Amazon Prime hits Canada for CAN$79, but lacks Instant Video

Amazon and the Non-Level Retail Playing Field

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“Amazon Profit Margins Evaporate.” That was the Wall Street Journal’s take on the retail juggernaut’s Q2 numbers. But this is cold comfort for Amazon’s competitors. Last year, Amazon’s Q4 growth was double that of online retail overall. Competitors point to Amazon’s stealing share with offerings like Prime and the Kindle...
Amazon and the Non-Level Retail Playing Field

Google's Glass fulfillment problem

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If Glass becomes a hit product, Google will have to find partners, like Warby Parker, who can serve the millions of users with stylish frames and prescription lenses. [Read more]...
Google's Glass fulfillment problem

Facebook Tests Its First Graph Search Ads, But They Aren't Targeted To Your Queries

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Investors hope Facebook will eventually sell lucrative demand-fulfillment search ads, but it’s starting conservatively. Today it begins a small test of its first ads on Graph Search, but they’re not targeted to your search queries. Instead, they use standard Facebook targeting and retargeting, look like its sidebar ads, appear at...
Facebook Tests Its First Graph Search Ads, But They Aren't Targeted To Your Queries

Hey Bike Owners: Splinster Can Make You Up To $100 A Week

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It’s been about a month and a half since peer-to-peer bike rental service Spinlister launched in San Francisco and New York. Since then, the New York-based startup has been busy trying to attract bike owners to list their bikes and improve its inventory, while also trying to improve the overall...
Hey Bike Owners: Splinster Can Make You Up To $100 A Week

Dear Amazon Shareholders: Our Customers Adore Us! Love, Jeff Bezos.

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And, why wouldn’t they? Even the Department of Justice acknowledges that Amazon has some of the industry’s cheapest e-book prices. A letter sent to shareholders today by founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, titled “The Power of Invention,” tackles the publishing industry head-on by explaining how both authors and customers are...
Dear Amazon Shareholders: Our Customers Adore Us! Love, Jeff Bezos.

Online Shopping Season Peaked Last Week, But It's Not Over Yet

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The holiday shopping season is rapidly coming to a close, although many e-commerce sites are still promising on-time deliveries if orders are made by later this week. Image by mbortolino Amazon, which is known for being the king of fulfillment, says orders placed through Tuesday will arrive by Christmas Eve,...
Online Shopping Season Peaked Last Week, But It's Not Over Yet

Amazon: No, we're not opening brick-and-mortar stores

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Don’t expect Amazon to be jumping on the pop-up store bandwagon this holiday season. Just after the Seattle retailer posted its third quarter financial results — which included a $274 million quarterly loss — CFO Tom Szkutak went on a conference call to take questions. When asked about the potential...
Amazon: No, we're not opening brick-and-mortar stores

Amazon Prime Needs More Digital Benefits

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Bloomberg has "three people familiar with the matter" reporting that Amazon has fewer than half as many Amazon Prime subscribers as analysts thought. Prime is a $79-per-year program that offers two-day shipping on all orders, as well as streaming digital video. Analysts thought it had 10 million or more subscribers,...
Amazon Prime Needs More Digital Benefits

Google Apologizes To Customers Angry Over Nexus 4 Delays

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Google is still facing supply shortages for its Nexus 4, and is now apologizing to customers in the UK who are still waiting to receive the device. Customers have been complaining about Google's poor communication in the ordeal, citing confusion about delivery estimates and payments. "At this time of year...
Google Apologizes To Customers Angry Over Nexus 4 Delays

Apple, Samsung CEOs may talk before trial goes to jury

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The CEOs of Apple and Samsung, Tim Cook and Kwon Oh Hyun, are expected to have a phone conversation later today in an attempt to settle their ongoing trial before it goes to jury, according to a Bloomberg source. Lawyers for the two companies are then expected to report to...
Apple, Samsung CEOs may talk before trial goes to jury

E-Commerce in the Middle East grew 300% in the past year

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During Wamda’s COE (Celebration of Entrepreneurship) E-Commerce event taking place in Jordan today, Aramex COO Iyad Kamal gave a little bit of insight into how the company has witnessed the online payment landscape changing over the past year. The most significant piece of information shared by Kamal is that, according...
E-Commerce in the Middle East grew 300% in the past year

Facebook looking to relaunch Karma app as 'Facebook Gifts' product

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Facebook appears to be gearing up to launch a product called Facebook Gifts, seemingly the result of its acquisition of mobile gift-giving app Karma. The company temporarily posted a new job listing this week for a “merchant operations analyst” with a number of responsibilities related to on-boarding new merchants, managing...
Facebook looking to relaunch Karma app as 'Facebook Gifts' product
Zappos Hands Over Warehousing to Amazon; Focusing All Attention on the Great Downtown Vegas Experiment

Graceful exits from IT: Why CIOs decide to move on

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Some highly successful IT professionals decide the CIO's life isn't for them, so they move on to seek fulfillment elsewhere, perhaps as consultants or entrepreneurs. Do such departures represent a natural progression in the careers of accomplished executives, or do they say something troubling about the working environment of enterprise...
Graceful exits from IT: Why CIOs decide to move on

Backed Or Whacked: Bridging Worlds Without Words

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. One of the hottest areas of tech right now is the Internet of Things, wherein...
Backed Or Whacked: Bridging Worlds Without Words

ShopSavvy taps into Best Buy's API for improved mobile shopping

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Shopsavvy is about to get a lot more useful for Best Buy shoppers. The companies will announce tomorrow that the Shopsavvy mobile app, which lets you scan and compare items from retail and online stores, has tapped into Best Buy’s API to let you research items faster and make...
ShopSavvy taps into Best Buy's API for improved mobile shopping

Pope's Resignation Means 'Gangnam Style' Prophecy Has Been Fulfilled, Says Totally Sane YouTuber

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(Screencap: YouTube) You may have heard that Pope Benedict XVI has announced his resignation amid concerns about his health. The last Pope to resign was Gregory XII, who did so in 1415, so web users prone to a good conspiracy theory are looking for a reason Benedict XVI would do...
Pope's Resignation Means 'Gangnam Style' Prophecy Has Been Fulfilled, Says Totally Sane YouTuber

Qualcomm's investment in Sharp hits a snag as second half of $120m payment is delayed

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Sharp landed a sizable boost when Qualcomm agreed to invest $120 million in the struggling Japanese tech giant last year, but the deal has hit a snag. Sharp says that the second half of the investment will not go through by the end of March as originally planned. The deal...
Qualcomm's investment in Sharp hits a snag as second half of $120m payment is delayed

Android Home Gaming Console GameStick, A Kickstarter-Funded OUYA Competitor, Gets Its Release Delayed Til June

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GameStick, a would-be OUYA competitor that we wrote about back in January when it launched its Kickstarter campaign, has been delayed. The device achieved backing on Kickstarter in February and originally planned to start shipping in March, with “fulfilment to customer” pegged for April. But the launch has now been delayed until June...
Android Home Gaming Console GameStick, A Kickstarter-Funded OUYA Competitor, Gets Its Release Delayed Til June

Telus agrees to acquire Mobilicity for $380 million, despite Canada's push for increased mobile competition

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Regulators in Canada have been making a push to enhance competition in the mobile space, with Industry Minister Christian Paradis going so far as to lay out a set of rules for the nation's upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction that he promises will give citizens "more choices and more access...
Telus agrees to acquire Mobilicity for $380 million, despite Canada's push for increased mobile competition

Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Integrates With Quickbooks Killer Xero To Simplify Accounting

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Inventory management startup Stitch Labs knows it’s not easy being a small independent vendor. In addition to tools for tracking their inventory, those folks also need to be connected to multiple online stores, shopping carts, payment systems, shipping and fulfillment providers, and accounting tools. And so the company has spent...
Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Integrates With Quickbooks Killer Xero To Simplify Accounting

MBA Mondays: Revenue Models - Transaction Processing

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Transaction Processing is not a "net native" business model. There have been businesses built up around processing transactions for a long time. But the Internet and Mobile present some challenges in processing transactions and therefore there are opportunities to build substantial businesses around helping companies process transactions. If you look...
MBA Mondays: Revenue Models - Transaction Processing

Google UK managing director details Nexus 4 supply and communication issues, offers "unreserved apology"

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“Unacceptable,” “Flawed,” “Failure” – those aren’t typically words you’d see attributed to a Google executive. But this was the case when the company’s UK MD Dan Cobley took to Google+ (via Android Central) to explain the issues that hundreds (possibly thousands) of customers have experienced when trying to order a new...
Google UK managing director details Nexus 4 supply and communication issues, offers "unreserved apology"
HootSuite digs deeper into enterprise via integrations with Zendesk, Storify, and Evernote

3 keys to successful crowdfunding campaigns

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(Flickr photo via JMRosenfeld) There’s change in the air.  Entrepreneurs I talk to can smell it.  Especially those that are focused on consumer products.  The smell of money.  They whisper about it in hushed tones. Kickstarter. Money just waiting to be scooped up.  From consumers eager to buy the “next...
3 keys to successful crowdfunding campaigns

The perils of Kickstarter: Fulfillment can be a pain

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Kickstarter, and services like it, have changed how entrepreneurs fund and market their products, but as many young inventors have found, manufacturing and distribution are still a business governed by old rules. And while the manufacturing woes that can come with a widely successful Kickstarter project have been documented, it’s...
The perils of Kickstarter: Fulfillment can be a pain
Spinlister Makes It Into Disrupt Battlefield With It's 'Airbnb For Bikes'

Small Retailers Realize Amazon Probably Has Its Own Agenda

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No way do we want Mr. Met in our bedroom. (Photo: Amazon) Amazon’s marketplace for third-party sellers can provide a major distribution boost for small retailers. But, as the Wall Street Journal outlines today, selling through the ecommerce goliath comes with a cost. Some retailers are claiming that Amazon basically uses the...
Small Retailers Realize Amazon Probably Has Its Own Agenda
Spestle Is CafePress For Seasoning Blends (Seriously)
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