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Amazon's new data warehousing service takes aim at "old guard" IT giants

Who is Apple’s new retail boss, and what will he do?

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Tim Cook has made his first major appointment since taking the reins at Apple, bringing in the head of British technology retailer Dixons, John Browett. He comes in to fill the gap left by the departure of Ron Johnson, the man who spent a decade building the Apple Store into...
Who is Apple’s new retail boss, and what will he do?

Ignition's John Connors on Nike's FuelBand, Enterprise Software and Investing (Video)

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John Connors was Microsoft’s chief finance guy for five years, responsible for managing one of the largest tech company’s books. For the past seven years, however, he’s been contributing his fiscal know-how and diversity of opinions to the venture business, joining Bellevue’s Ignition Partners in 2005. As a member of Nike’s board, the...
Ignition's John Connors on Nike's FuelBand, Enterprise Software and Investing (Video)

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

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Cloud computing "has the potential to be as big as our retail business." -- TechFlash's Eric ...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Cloud computing "has the potential to be as big as our retail business." -- TechFlash's Eric ...
Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler did not say failed projects never happen (but grey area remains)

Why Ron Johnson Stuck With His Turnaround Plan, Even Though The Biggest Names In Retail Didn't Agree

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Back in March, Jennifer Reingold at Fortune wrote a profile of JCPenney CEO and former Apple retail guru Ron Johnson, and she revealed that he received advice from some of the heaviest hitters in the retail business while he was crafting his strategy for JCPenney. Now, six months into his...
Why Ron Johnson Stuck With His Turnaround Plan, Even Though The Biggest Names In Retail Didn't Agree

Barnes & Noble 'founder' pondering bid to buy back retail business, hive off Nook Media

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Just 12 hours after (already denied) rumors circulated that Barnes & Noble may ditch its Nook business, the company has had to make an announcement concerning its retail division. Thanks to SEC regulations, the company has had to 'fess up that majority shareholder and "founder*" Leonard Riggio is pondering...
Barnes & Noble 'founder' pondering bid to buy back retail business, hive off Nook Media

Rakuten's Play.com is closing its retail business following the end of a key UK tax break

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Online retailer Play.com has announced plans to shut down the core part of its business, selling DVDs, CDs and other goods, and instead focus solely on its online consumer marketplace from March 2013. The announcement, reported by the BBC earlier today, will mean that 147 staff from the company’s Jersey...
Rakuten's Play.com is closing its retail business following the end of a key UK tax break

Barnes & Noble cuts Nook tablet prices in US by 30% for Mothers Day, Nook HD+ now $179

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Barnes and Noble is once again cutting the price of its flagship Nook HD+ and Nook HD tablets which are reduced by up to 30 percent in the US as part of a Mothers Day offer. The short-term deal — which covers Nook.com and physical retail outlets — sees the cost...
Barnes & Noble cuts Nook tablet prices in US by 30% for Mothers Day, Nook HD+ now $179

Ebooks: should their form determine their value?

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Despite what retailers think, the true value of a book lies not in its physical form but in the time spent writing itLast week, the US Justice Department filed suit against Apple and five major publishers alleging collusion in ebook prices and sales models. The debate centres on the "agency...
Ebooks: should their form determine their value?

Upgrade your laptop

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EnVy26 asked the Laptops forum about upgrading a portable computer. You have very few options here. Laptops just aren't that upgradable. While a desktop PC is basically a collection of off-the-shelf parts in a big, easy-to-access box, each laptop model is a unique jigsaw puzzle, with many of the...
Upgrade your laptop

Clearwire starts shrinking as Sprint makes the leap to LTE

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It was bound to happen. As Clearwire’s biggest investor and customer Sprint moved its customers to LTE, Clearwire’s WiMAX subscriber growth would level off and eventually reverse course. Both happened in the second quarter. After adding half a million new subscribers in the first quarter, Clearwire saw its customer totals...
Clearwire starts shrinking as Sprint makes the leap to LTE
Amazon's New Ad Network May Already Be Making $500 Million In Sales (AMZN)

Why would Amazon become a virtual operator? It already is one

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Reports are coming from Japan that Amazon is forming an mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, an arrangement that would allow it to sell mobile voice and data services under its own brand while riding over another carrier’s network. If true, it would be an interesting experiment for Amazon, expanding...
Why would Amazon become a virtual operator? It already is one

Amazon will keep on raising its cloud spending

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Amazon didn’t wow the street with its second quarter earnings news but the company will definitely keep investing in its cloud infrastructure. For its upcoming third quarter, it plans to spend a healthy $800 million to $900 million in capex money on technology, Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak told analysts on the...
Amazon will keep on raising its cloud spending

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Confirms Kindles Are Sold at Cost

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com Like others, I’ve asked Amazon how it manages to keep Kindle prices low while still offering some of the latest hardware, and like others, I’ve never managed to coax out a straight answer. Just last month I posed the question to CEO Jeff Bezos, and he...
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Confirms Kindles Are Sold at Cost

CFO Defends Amazon From Analyst Skepticism

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Investors seem pretty disappointed with Amazon’s fourth quarter results (as of 3pm Pacific, the company’s stock is down 8.6 percent in after-hours training), yet for most of this afternoon’s analyst conference call, that disappointment was largely hidden in the normal stream of numbers and financial terminology. Finally, a few minutes before the...
CFO Defends Amazon From Analyst Skepticism
Balluun presents the fashion trade show that never sleeps

Barnes & Noble's Retail Business Might Be Worth 'Virtually Nothing' (BKS)

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Leonard Riggio, the founder of Barnes & Noble, wants to buy back a slice of the bookseller he founded more than 40 years ago. But he doesn't want anything to do with the Nook -- just the stores and website. So, what's the Barnes & Noble retail arm actually worth?...
Barnes & Noble's Retail Business Might Be Worth 'Virtually Nothing' (BKS)

Apple Names Browett to Lead Retail Business Amid Global Push

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Apple Inc. named the chief executive officer of the largest U.K. consumer-electronics retailer to run its stores, ending more than seven months of searching for an executive to oversee international expansion....
Apple Names Browett to Lead Retail Business Amid Global Push

Who is Apple’s new retail boss, and what will he do?

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Tim Cook has made his first major appointment since taking the reins at Apple, bringing in the head of British technology retailer Dixons, John Browett. He comes in to fill the gap left by the departure of Ron Johnson, the man who spent a decade building the Apple Store into...
Who is Apple’s new retail boss, and what will he do?
UK online retailer Play.com to shutdown its retail business in March

Barnes & Noble's biggest shareholder wants to buy B&N retail assets, could lead to Nook spin-out

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Print and digital book behemoth Barnes & Noble has confirmed that Leonard Riggio, the company’s Chairman of the Board and largest stockholder, “plans to propose” a purchase of all B&N’s retail business assets, as outlined in an amendment to his Schedule 13D filed today with the SEC. It’s worth noting...
Barnes & Noble's biggest shareholder wants to buy B&N retail assets, could lead to Nook spin-out

Russia’s Fast Lane flips again with Shopping Live sale

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Just two years after launching its incubator for Russian web companies, Moscow-based Fast Lane Ventures is making its second significant exit with the sale of TV and online retail service Shopping Live. According to local reports, Fast Lane and other investors are selling up their stake in the company —...
Russia’s Fast Lane flips again with Shopping Live sale
Best Buy hires hotel chief as new CEO in attempt to rescue its fading business

How Windows is still a better business than Facebook

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Mark Zuckerberg and Steven Sinofsky Facebook’s financial results, revealed yesterday in the company’s IPO filing, showed 2011 profits of $1 billion from sales of more $3.7 billion — translating into a strong 27 percent profit margin. It’s a key ratio to watch because it reflects a company’s efficiency as a...
How Windows is still a better business than Facebook

Amazon Optimus Prime

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How many Amazon customers subscribe to the company’s Prime service, a $79 yearly membership program that offers free two-day shipping on eligible orders, along with unlimited movie and TV streaming via Amazon Instant Video? The tightlipped retailer won’t say. But according to some new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners...
Amazon Optimus Prime

AT&T Spends $780 Million to Aquire Alltel Retail Business

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AT&T said on Tuesday it plans to pay $780 million to buy Alltel’s retail customer business from Atlantic Tele-Network. The all-cash deal is still subject to regulatory approval, among other conditions....
AT&T Spends $780 Million to Aquire Alltel Retail Business

Amazon reportedly looking to enter the smartphone game

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Amazon made a splash in the tablet market last year with the Kindle Fire, and now it's reportedly building a smartphone, according to a Bloomberg report published on Friday morning. According to "two people with knowledge of the matter," Amazon is working with Chinese hardware maker Foxconn to build the phone, and has...
Amazon reportedly looking to enter the smartphone game
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