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Google halts new orders for 16GB Nexus 7, surprised by demand

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Heavy demand for the 16GB version of the new Nexus 7 tablet has caught Google out after it expected more customers ordering through Google Play to want the 8GB versionSources close to Google say the search giant seriously underestimated the demand for the 16GB version of its 7in Nexus 7...
Google halts new orders for 16GB Nexus 7, surprised by demand
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Independent booksellers deliver Amazon taxation petition to No 10

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The petition, asking the PM to make Amazon pay UK corporation tax, had over 150,000 signaturesSupported by Stephen Fry, Margaret Hodge and Charlie Higson, independent booksellers Frances and Keith Smith delivered a petition calling on David Cameron to take "decisive action [to] make Amazon pay its fair share of UK...
Independent booksellers deliver Amazon taxation petition to No 10

Internet sales tax bill passes Senate, awaits House approval

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The Marketplace Fairness Act, which supporters say will help mom-and-pop retailers compete with online retailers, passed the Senate by a 69-27 margin on Monday and will soon go before the House. The law calls for internet retailers with more than $1 million in annual revenue to collect sales taxes from...
Internet sales tax bill passes Senate, awaits House approval

Cleanup in Aisle 3: How Retailers Will Avoid Slip Ups in the Digital Age

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Image copyright AdisaThere was a time when retail was a fairly straightforward business. Buy inventory with an eye to customer demand, put out a “Yes, We’re Open!” sign, provide friendly customer service and repeat. Technology has changed that, and the advent of information-on-demand and Internet-enabled mobile devices is pushing retailers...
Cleanup in Aisle 3: How Retailers Will Avoid Slip Ups in the Digital Age
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Internet sales tax bill is likely to pass Senate vote later this week
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European Union approves Random House-Penguin merger

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The European Union cleared the merger of publishers Random House and Penguin on Friday, saying it does not pose a risk to competition. The EU said the merger doesn’t threaten competition. In a press release, the European Commission said of its investigation: “The Commission assessed the impact of the transaction...
European Union approves Random House-Penguin merger
5 questions venture capitalists should ask e-retailers before investing

Google Launches Trusted Stores Program, Offers $1,000 Lifetime Purchase Protection

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Google today announced the official launch of its Trusted Stores Program. This program is meant to give online shoppers more assurances that participating online retailers are actually trustworthy. Online retailers who choose to participate in this program will be able to display report cards on their sites that rate the...
Google Launches Trusted Stores Program, Offers $1,000 Lifetime Purchase Protection

Nordstrom bets big on e-commerce, plans to hire 400

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Before the rise of Amazon.com, Seattle retail was defined by one company: Nordstrom. Now, the upscale retailer appears to be taking some plays out of the Amazon.com playbook, announcing plans to boost spending on e-commerce infrastructure to $150 million this year. That marks roughly 30 percent of the company’s capital...
Nordstrom bets big on e-commerce, plans to hire 400
Retailers must hop on the connected consumer bandwagon before it's too late

How online retail businesses stay secure on Cyber Monday

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Now that Turkey Day is finally passed, it’s time to fix yourself a Thanksgiving Sandwich and fire up the old computer to snag the latest deals on one of the fastest-growing shopping holidays around, Cyber Monday. The National Retail Federation estimates that more than half of online retailers will be...
How online retail businesses stay secure on Cyber Monday
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So Long, 17-Inch MacBook Pro

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Apple’s MacBook Pro line might have gained several new additions today, but it also lost a member of the family with the discontinuation of the 17-inch model. Once the current supply runs out, the 17-inch MacBook Pro will be a thing of the past. Apple did not immediately give an...
So Long, 17-Inch MacBook Pro

Light-Field Camera Maker Lytro Expands Into Stores in U.S. and Internationally

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Lytro, the maker of a new kind of camera that can refocus after a picture is taken, said Tuesday that it will, for the first time, start selling the camera via other retailers. The company had been selling the $400 camera exclusively via its Web site, but will start selling...
Light-Field Camera Maker Lytro Expands Into Stores in U.S. and Internationally

Retailers Put Black Friday Specials Online

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Retailers increasingly are turning their attention to online shoppers with Black Friday specials offered to Internet customers as well as those trudging to the mall....
Retailers Put Black Friday Specials Online

Drobo Mini, 5D storage arrays go up for pre-order

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The two Drobo storage arrays introduced last month have now popped up at online retailers and Drobo's own site, revealing their prices and ship dates. The Mini and 5D are priced starting at $650 and $850, respectively. The Mini is due to ship in about two weeks' time, while the...
Drobo Mini, 5D storage arrays go up for pre-order
Social Commerce, Pinterest And The Future Of Fashion Retail

eBay Offers A Mobile Search Shortcut For Online Stores

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Last month, I touched on several ways that businesses could use apps as an alternate channel to reach mobile searchers. Online retailers have a couple opportunities to use apps in this way, by tapping into the eBay and Amazon marketplaces. Let’s take a closer look at eBay, and some strategies......
eBay Offers A Mobile Search Shortcut For Online Stores

A Tablet Good for Living Room, Bag and Water

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In today’s tablet market, one device stands distinctly above all others: Apple’s iPad. With this tablet, Apple did what it always does and created an innovative, must-have device in a once-unexciting category. That was three years ago. Now, a company that made its name with high-end consumer electronics wants...
A Tablet Good for Living Room, Bag and Water

Senate Vote Shows Support for Internet Sales Tax

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The U.S. Senate on Friday previewed how it might vote on legislation that would make online retailers pay out-of-state sales tax. Senators voted 75-24 for a non-binding amendment to budget plans, as a way to test support for the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act....
Senate Vote Shows Support for Internet Sales Tax

Same-day delivery's for suckers - now a Chinese ecommerce giant has three-hour delivery

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A couple of days ago, we flagged Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner Mary Meeker’s presentation at the D11 conference, and looked at the special attention she paid to China. Among the many data points she had to share about the world’s biggest Internet market, Meeker included a slide that...
Same-day delivery's for suckers - now a Chinese ecommerce giant has three-hour delivery

Wal-Mart to try out locker system to let customers buy online, pick up offline

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives know that more people want to buy stuff outside of stores. As part of its multi-pronged Wal-Mart eCommerce strategy, the retailer with 4,000 stores in the United States and 10,000 worldwide has been taking orders online and letting customers pick up their purchases in store for...
Wal-Mart to try out locker system to let customers buy online, pick up offline
Adventures In Customer Support: E-commerce Gets Some New Breast Friends
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