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Internet Explorer 7 'tax' a first

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The Australian online retailer Kogan.com has introduced the world's first "tax" on use of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser....
Internet Explorer 7 'tax' a first

Meanwhile, In Europe … (Fits.me, Appoxee, Heverest.ru, Populis)

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Here’s a roundup of recent stories on TechCrunch Europe: — Internet publishing company Populis is expanding its network operations to South America with the acquisition of Cidade Internet, a popular Brazilian Web portal. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. — Moscow-based Heverest.ru, an online retailer of sportswear, leisure...
Meanwhile, In Europe … (Fits.me, Appoxee, Heverest.ru, Populis)

White Galaxy Nexus Gets An Official Launch Date

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It’s hard not to love the Galaxy Nexus, even if you’re not a Fandroid. With a 4.65-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.0 ICS to boot, what’s not to love? Well, if you’re being picky, perhaps you’re yearning for a white GalNex, in which case I have...
White Galaxy Nexus Gets An Official Launch Date

Self-published ebook author becomes Amazon's top seller

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Kerry Wilkinson's Jessica Daniel detective novels sell more than 250,000 copies on KindleA self-published author has beaten names including Lee Child, James Patterson and Stieg Larsson to become the bestselling ebook author on Amazon for the last three months of 2011, the online retailer said on Wednesday.Kerry Wilkinson, 31, self-published...
Self-published ebook author becomes Amazon's top seller

Amazon Publishing bookshop boycott grows

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Independent booksellers join Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Canadian chain Indigo in refusing to stock retail giant's own booksThe cold war between north American booksellers and Amazon has hotted up this week, with the booksellers joining together to announce that they will not be selling any of the titles published...
Amazon Publishing bookshop boycott grows

Amazon Is Thinking About Real-World Stores

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Good E-Reader reports today that Amazon plans to launch a retail store in its hometown of Seattle "within the next few months." It will be a small boutique emphasizing its Kindle e-readers and physical copies of its Amazon Exclusives book titles. It will also stock accessories for Kindles, such as...
Amazon Is Thinking About Real-World Stores

Amazon to collect sales tax, create 2,500 jobs in Texas

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If Amazon's been your internet safe haven from the ravages of sales tax, you may want to sit down. As part of a settlement with the great state of Texas, Bezos' baby will start collecting the state's requisite 6.25-percent sales tax on July 1st. The settlement resolves the online...
Amazon to collect sales tax, create 2,500 jobs in Texas

Western Union Gets Into Online Payments, Launches PayNearMe Competitor WU Pay

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Money transfer service Western Union is launching a new online payments platform, called WU Pay, that allows consumers to pay for goods online by using your bank’s online bill pay service (similar to the way you pay a utility or credit card bill), or at a Western Union location in...
Western Union Gets Into Online Payments, Launches PayNearMe Competitor WU Pay

Sainsbury's buys e-book retailer

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Sainsbury's enters the digital books marketplace by buying HMV's stake in Anobii, an online retailer of e-books, for just £1....
Sainsbury's buys e-book retailer

Amazon’s knock-off problem (35 Shades of Grey, anyone?)

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Be careful when you select a bestseller to purchase on Amazon, where knock-offs are prevalent — many of them published by Amazon itself. By Stephen Gandel FORTUNE – Perhaps it should be called Spamazon. Until recently, if you had typed “Steve Jobs Isaac” into the online retailer’s search box, the...
Amazon’s knock-off problem (35 Shades of Grey, anyone?)

Amazon: £7bn sales, no UK corporation tax

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Online giant's British operation owned by Luxembourg companyAmazon.co.uk, Britain's biggest online retailer, generated sales of more than £3.3bn in the country last year but paid no corporation tax on any of the profits from that income – and is under investigation by the UK tax authorities.Regulatory filings by parent company...
Amazon: £7bn sales, no UK corporation tax

Why it makes sense for Amazon to open its own stores

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Amazon is reportedly preparing to dip its toes into the brick-and-mortar retail market with its first boutique store in the Seattle area. A report in Good E-Reader, based on sources close to Amazon, says that the online retailer will have the new test store open in the next few months....
Why it makes sense for Amazon to open its own stores

Lumia 900 tops Amazon's cellphone bestsellers list

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Both the black and blue models rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on the online retailer's website. [Read more]...
Lumia 900 tops Amazon's cellphone bestsellers list

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
New Jersey shoppers to pay tax on Amazon purchases starting next July

OZON, the ‘Amazon of Russia’, grew revenues 84% last year to over $300m

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Russian Internet commerce powerhouse The OZON Group this morning announced its financial results for 2011, and they’re promising. The company, which operates Amazon.com-like ecommerce site OZON.ru as well as online shoe store Sapato, delivery service O’Courier and digital travel agency OZON.travel, reached a $302.5 million turnover last year. In this...
OZON, the ‘Amazon of Russia’, grew revenues 84% last year to over $300m

Russian search giant Yandex pushes ad sales in Europe with opening of new Swiss office

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Russian search giant Yandex today announced it has expanded its European operations, opening a new sales office in Lucerne, Switzerland, where it will fronted by Bernard Lukey, the former CEO of Russian online retailer OZON.ru. Yandex says that its new office will allow it to efficiently manage its advertising clients in Europe,...
Russian search giant Yandex pushes ad sales in Europe with opening of new Swiss office

Intel puts Ivy Bridge on the map: first 22nm product, decent official benchmarks, quad-cores from $174

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We hear that pilgrims have already started flocking to the town of Ivybridge (population 12,056) in the forested depths of southwest England. Very soon though, you'll be able to pay homage to Moore's Law without travelling further than your favorite online retailer, because the third generation of Intel Core...
Intel puts Ivy Bridge on the map: first 22nm product, decent official benchmarks, quad-cores from $174

Why should Amazon be our taste and decency policeman? | Jo Glanville

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The online retailer has been criticised for profiting from ebooks featuring terror and violence. No one should tell us what to readAmazon is under fire again, this time for profiting from ebooks on terror, hate and violence. The Muslim Council of Britain has called on Amazon to take "proper responsibility"...
Why should Amazon be our taste and decency policeman? | Jo Glanville
Draw Something now available for the Kindle Fire

GoCardless opens up for dead simple, low-cost payments

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Disruptive U.K. payments startup GoCardless is rolling out its latest service to let anybody pay out or collect money in seconds — without paying hefty transaction fees. Until now, the Y Combinator-backed company had concentrated on a business-focused service that required hooking into its API. But on Thursday, it’s taking...
GoCardless opens up for dead simple, low-cost payments
Sony PS3 gets Amazon Instant Video app, streams purchased movies and Prime subscription content

‘India’s Amazon’ Flipkart set to launch music store, become more like…Amazon

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Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart is reported to be launching a DRM-free music store in the country this month as it expands its services for Internet users there. The firm, which earlier this month acquired fellow online retailer Letsbuy, will launch ‘Flyte’ before the end of this month, according to a...
‘India’s Amazon’ Flipkart set to launch music store, become more like…Amazon

Google launches Nexus 7 tablet

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Seven-inch tablet built around Android takes the internet company into competition with Apple, Amazon and MicrosoftGoogle has unveiled its first own-branded tablet computer, taking the search engine companyinto competition with Apple, Amazon and Microsoft in an increasingly crowded and fast-growing market.The company has partnered with Taiwanese manufacturer Asus to launch...
Google launches Nexus 7 tablet

Etsy introduces direct checkout for US sellers, sidesteps PayPal

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Online retailer of handmade & vintage clothes, gifts, and homeware Etsy is introducing its own direct checkout system, giving sellers the option to manage customer payments within the site. Etsy provides a front-end for arts & crafts manufacturers to sell their goods online, with the frontpage currently showing everything...
Etsy introduces direct checkout for US sellers, sidesteps PayPal

Gilt Groupe: Google's Controversial Search Changes Are Forcing Us To Take Google+ Seriously

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Google is a pretty important source of traffic and revenue for Gilt Groupe, an online retailer. Google+ has not been. But, thanks to a new controversial feature called "Search Plus Your World," which pulls Google+ pages into Google search results, retailers like Gilt are going to have to start...
Gilt Groupe: Google's Controversial Search Changes Are Forcing Us To Take Google+ Seriously

After a long wait, Amazon reveals the Kindle will soon be sold in Japan

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Japanese consumers have waited a long time for it to come but Amazon has finally confirmed that it will bring its Kindle range to the country, placing a teaser on the front page of Amazon.co.jp, reports Asiajin. The announcement is already trending on Twitter in Japan, as Amazon customers celebrate...
After a long wait, Amazon reveals the Kindle will soon be sold in Japan

Kindle Touch To Debut In Europe On April 27, Still No Kindle Fire In Sight

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For all the benefits that come with living in Europe — sharing a unified currency, easy access to medical care — getting timely access to Amazon’s popular line of Kindle e-readers isn’t one of them. While Amazon begun shipping their WiFi-only Kindles to a handful of new markets this past...
Kindle Touch To Debut In Europe On April 27, Still No Kindle Fire In Sight

BonusBox hopes to beat Amazon on loyalty data

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Online retailers are increasingly trying to plug into social media as a way of getting repeat custom, and there are many companies – such as Curebit and 500friends – that provide tools to help them do so. The idea behind them all is that companies can get customers not only...
BonusBox hopes to beat Amazon on loyalty data

Fresh Amazon claims highlight Europe’s tax trouble

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Despite being Britain’s biggest online retailer, with revenues of more than £3.3 billion last year alone — that’s over $5 billion — Amazon paid zero tax in the U.K., according to new reports. The claims are made in The Guardian (see disclosure below), which has made a great deal of...
Fresh Amazon claims highlight Europe’s tax trouble
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