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Modria Launches A "Fairness Engine" For Online Dispute Resolution

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Earlier this morning, we got an email from a lady whose account was mistakenly charged a few times too many by an online pet food store. There is little we can do about that, but it’s a clear sign that even today, resolving those kinds of online disputes is still...
Modria Launches A "Fairness Engine" For Online Dispute Resolution

Japan warns Google that its new privacy policy may violate data protection laws

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The Japanese government has warned Google to tread carefully with its new privacy policy, as the controversial new regulations were rolled out today. Authorities in the country wrote to Google to express concern that its new approach to storing and using Internet user’s data could violate Japan’s data protection laws....
Japan warns Google that its new privacy policy may violate data protection laws

The Co-Creation Effect: How You Became Responsible For Every New Product On Earth

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For savvy companies, social media has become more than a place to listen to customers complain or rave about their products. It's become a new form of R&D. Now Facebook, Twitter, and more specialized online tools are helping businesses find customers to give them feedback on products--or even participate in...
The Co-Creation Effect: How You Became Responsible For Every New Product On Earth
DoggyLoot: 12 years after Pets.com, is now the time for online sales of pet products?

Amazon Revamps Its Mobile Apps: Adds Browse By Department, Subscription-Based Shopping

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Today, Amazon is updating its mobile applications for Android and iOS with a couple of notable additions that will make using these small-screened counterparts more in line with the desktop-sized website. Probably the most helpful change is the ability to browse and shop by department (finally!). Prior to the change,...
Amazon Revamps Its Mobile Apps: Adds Browse By Department, Subscription-Based Shopping
The changing face of e-commerce: online startups turn a profit

New Sites Unleash Pets.com 2.0

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The economics of Internet commerce have changed so much that Alex Zhardanovsky is now taking on the once-seemingly impossible challenge of selling pet food online. Mr. Zhardanovsky in 2010 co-founded PetFlow.com Inc., a Manhattan start-up that has raised $10 million in venture capital and that now ships one million pounds...
New Sites Unleash Pets.com 2.0

Amazon Appears To Be Inflating The List Prices Of Some Discounted Items (AMZN)

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You know how when you shop on Amazon there is a price and a then a "list price" which is usually much higher? The effect is that you feel like you're getting a big discount shopping on Amazon. It turns out Amazon might be publishing list prices that are...
Amazon Appears To Be Inflating The List Prices Of Some Discounted Items (AMZN)

Quidsi Goes from Diapers to Soap to Home Goods

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Quidsi, which found ways to sell diapers, toiletries and pet food online via its Diapers.com, Soap.com and Wag.com websites, is getting into the home-goods business. The Amazon.com subsidiary plans to launch Casa.com on Wednesday. The site will sell 35,000 products, including kitchenware, dinnerware, bedding and other products for homes and...
Quidsi Goes from Diapers to Soap to Home Goods

Monument To Steve Jobs Goes Up In St Petersburg

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Although modelled on an Apple object, there is nothing remotely Apple-esque about the design. What is there to say about this memorial to Steve Jobs that was unveiled in St Petersburg yesterday? So much. You can find it in the courtyard of the National Research University of Information Technologies,...
Monument To Steve Jobs Goes Up In St Petersburg

Gracenote's Ad Replacement System That Personalizes TV Commercials Will Start Trials In 2013

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Most TV commercials are poorly targeted and show things you’d never buy. But not for long. Gracenote‘s new ad replacement system combines viewing habits with personal info to show you more relevant commercials. Gracenote will demo it at CES and start trials in 2013. The rev-share is still in talks,...
Gracenote's Ad Replacement System That Personalizes TV Commercials Will Start Trials In 2013

Wine: the Web's Final Frontier

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Online sales are expected to grab an increasing share of holiday shopping this season. But one product category remains stubbornly resistant to the trend: wine. While bigger online audiences and efficient shipping operations have enabled categories like pet food and diapers to become viable Web businesses, selling wine over the...
Wine: the Web's Final Frontier

Rover.com rival DogVacay gobbles up $6M from Benchmark, others

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Who is going to be the alpha dog in this rivalry? Rover.com or DogVacay? Well, both startup companies, which earlier this year launched a matchmaking service for pet sitters and dog owners, are working hard to And today DogVacay got tossed a big bone. The LA-based company has announced $6...
Rover.com rival DogVacay gobbles up $6M from Benchmark, others
In hard times, a solar startup focuses on soldiers (and drones!)

Consolidation in the UK: Online pet food retailer MedicAnimal buys rival Petmeds

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MedicAnimal, the UK’s largest e-retailer of pet food and healthcare supplies, today announced the acquisition of Petmeds.co.uk, a rival online store for animal medicines, food and grooming products. Having raised £10 million (roughly $15.7 million today) in funding from Balderton Capital and Iris Capital back in May 2012, MedicAnimal says...
Consolidation in the UK: Online pet food retailer MedicAnimal buys rival Petmeds
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