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10-Q Watch: eBay Receives $145 Million Check for Rent.com

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eBay has disclosed how much it made from the sale of its Rent.com subsidiary after initially closing the deal months ago. According to a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on Friday, proceeds from the sale of Rent.com totaled $145 million, which resulted in the online retailer recording a gain...
10-Q Watch: eBay Receives $145 Million Check for Rent.com

WorldStores Raises $15M Series C To Build Out Its Amazon-Style Ecommerce Model For Home & Garden Products

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WorldStores, a U.K.-based online retailer of home and garden products going after supplier scale to fuel its growth, has raised £10 million ($15.2 million) in Series C funding, led by Serena Capital. Existing investors Balderton Capital and Advent Venture Partners also participated in the round. The new funding brings WorldStores’...
WorldStores Raises $15M Series C To Build Out Its Amazon-Style Ecommerce Model For Home & Garden Products

Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute

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Apple and Amazon are fighting over made up words, as you may well be aware. Apple takes issue with Amazon’s use of “Appstore,” the name for the online retailer’s marketplace of Android software, which came after Apple had already been using its own App Store branding for a mobile apps...
Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute

Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company

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Same-day shipping became the big retailer craze this holiday season. Why? As the New York Times points out, retailers are living in fear of Amazon.com and trying to match what the online retailer offers. The fear factor — Wal-Mart once had a trance on retail. Now it’s Amazon.com. But it’s not just retail that...
Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company

Case study: FBX ads result in more sales when combined with Facebook Ads API

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E-commerce customers who were targeted with Facebook Exchange remarketing ads after first seeing a traditional Facebook ad generated 89 percent more in sales revenue than customers who entered the remarketing pool through non-Facebook channels, according to a study by Nanigans. In a four-month study of an online retailer that generated $1.2 million in...
Case study: FBX ads result in more sales when combined with Facebook Ads API

Amazon's Appstore for Android launches in Europe as Kindle Fire sells out with 22 percent of US tablet sales

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Amazon has a bit of exciting Android-related news today: The mega online retailer announced the launch of its Appstore for Android in Europe and revealed its Android-powered Kindle Fire is currently sold out after gobbling up nearly one-fourth of United States tablet sales. The Appstore opened in Germany, France,...
Amazon's Appstore for Android launches in Europe as Kindle Fire sells out with 22 percent of US tablet sales

Amazon is discounting us to death | Tim Waterstone

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The online retailer is smart, single-minded and ruthless – and it is destroying Britain's book industryThe furore over Amazon's highly creative world-wide tax planning – we have learned, for instance, that it has paid no corporation tax in the UK whatsoever on the substantial profit generated by last year's sales of £3.3bn, and...
Amazon is discounting us to death | Tim Waterstone

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

JustFab Marching Toward $100M in Revenues This Year

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In an update on how well its e-commerce business is faring, JustFab said its revenues are growing as high as the heels that it sells. The El Segundo, Calif.-based online retailer, which sells purses, shoes and other accessories to members for a $39.95 a month subscription, said it has six...
JustFab Marching Toward $100M in Revenues This Year

Dot-Com Bubble's Equity Swaps Are Back

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Raaj Nemani and a pal were making plans to start their own business, an online retailer of limited-edition sneakers. But they couldn’t afford the $100,000 for high-end website design. Then, they learned of an alternative. By joining forces with a Chicago website-design and professional-services firm, the pair of first-time entrepreneurs...
Dot-Com Bubble's Equity Swaps Are Back

Netflix Is No Longer Reviled By Everyone! (NFLX)

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Netflix may finally be recovering from the sales hike that caused millions of customers to quit last summer. The movie rental service rebounded from rebounded in customer satisfaction after reaching an all-time low over the holidays, according to a report by consulting firm ForeSee Results. The improvement came as Netflix...
Netflix Is No Longer Reviled By Everyone! (NFLX)

Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker

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How much in content sales does it take for Amazon to earn a 20 percent profit margin on its Kindle Fire hardware? About $10 per month, which generates $3 once Amazon takes its 30 percent cut. Senior analyst at ABI Research, Aapo Markkanen, estimated by doing the math last week,...
Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker
Amazon's finger-friendly website redesign rolls out

Forget affiliate marketing, Consignd lets you earn more with Pinterest-driven storefronts

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Admit it, you’ve thought about dabbling in affiliate marketing. After all, who wouldn’t want to make an extra buck by sharing a few products on their blog or Twitter? But unless you’re an Internet superstar, chances are you won’t end up making much from traditionally low-commission affiliate programs. Amazon’s...
Forget affiliate marketing, Consignd lets you earn more with Pinterest-driven storefronts
Court tells Apple that Amazon's use of the term "app store" is not false advertising

Amazon announces lower profits

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The online retailer Amazon has announced a fall in quarterly profits, despite an increase in revenues during the period....
Amazon announces lower profits

Amazon Kindle Touch reaches European countries April 27

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In February, Amazon began shipping a special international Wi-Fi version of the Kindle Touch from its US operations to several foreign countries. At the time, the online retailer chose not to make it available at several locales where it had foreign operations, including the UK, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy....
Amazon Kindle Touch reaches European countries April 27

College Bookstores Drop Amazon Dispute

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Amazon.com and an association of college bookstores resolved a dispute over the online retailer's advertising of discounted used books....
College Bookstores Drop Amazon Dispute

Crowdtilt opens API to bring group-funding to any site

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Crowdtilt, a Y Combinator-backed startup that makes it easy for friends and other groups to pool money, is opening up its technology to sites across the Internet. On Wednesday, the company announced the beta launch of its API, which will enable third parties to use Crowdtilt’s group payments capabilities. Since...
Crowdtilt opens API to bring group-funding to any site

Tim Waterstone warns Amazon tax avoidance could kill off bookshops

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Founder of UK books chain says Amazon tax planning fits pattern of 'rude, contemptuous, arrogant' online companyTim Waterstone, the founder of the eponymous bookstores, has warned that Amazon's "grotesquely unfair" avoidance of millions of pounds of UK taxes could lead to the death of high street bookshops.Waterstone said Amazon's tax...
Tim Waterstone warns Amazon tax avoidance could kill off bookshops

AmazonLocal sells 1 million gift cards in 17 hours

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The online retailer's service posts the second-fastest selling daily-deals promotion ever, in a bid to acquire customers to better compete with Groupon. [Read more]...
AmazonLocal sells 1 million gift cards in 17 hours

MakerBot's 3-D Printers Let Consumers Dream Up Prototypes Of Pretty Much Anything. But Do We Need More Plastic?

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Bre Pettis's MakerBot has attracted millions in financing and is selling its 3-D printers as fast as it can. So how big can his business get? (And why does the world need more crap made out of plastic?)Says MakerBot CEO Pettis: Using a robot to make digital designs is like...
MakerBot's 3-D Printers Let Consumers Dream Up Prototypes Of Pretty Much Anything. But Do We Need More Plastic?

Chinese Online Retailer Probes Breach

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Chinese online retailer Yihaodian, which is backed by Wal-Mart, is probing a possible security breach, in what appeared to be the latest attempt to steal consumer data in China's growing e-commerce sector....
Chinese Online Retailer Probes Breach
Amazon to begin collecting sales tax in Texas as part of new settlement
UK online retailer Play.com to shutdown its retail business in March

Report: Samsung seeks sale of Liquavista to Amazon

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Samsung is looking to sell Liquavista to Amazon, and are currently in private discussions with the online retailer, according to a report. The electronics manufacturer is said to want the sale of the Dutch company, a maker of e-reader display technology, after the acquisition in 2011 "didn't meet its expectations."......
Report: Samsung seeks sale of Liquavista to Amazon
Holiday shopping for dummies: The ultimate cheat sheet for perfect gifts

Amazon to Buy Headquarter Buildings for $1.2 Billion

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Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to buy a large chunk of its Seattle headquarters for $1.2 billion from an investment firm owned by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, the firm said Friday. Vulcan Inc. had been marketing the 11-building campus, which it built over the past half decade for the online...
Amazon to Buy Headquarter Buildings for $1.2 Billion
Connecticut residents will pay sales tax on Amazon orders starting in November

Mitt Romney's remarks about women spark debate on Amazon.com binder page

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This binder on Amazon.com is the subject of a political debate Amazon.com may be best known as an online retailer. But the company’s product pages also host thousands of opinions of reviewers who discuss the ins and outs of countless products. And one of those product pages — for an...
Mitt Romney's remarks about women spark debate on Amazon.com binder page
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