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Sainsbury's enters ebook market

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Britain's third largest supermarket group now owns 64% stake of Anobii, which has over 600,000 users worldwide and a library of 60,000 ebooksBritain's third largest supermarket group J Sainsbury has entered the ebook and social network market with the purchase of HMV Group's shareholding in Anobii for a nominal £1.Sainsbury...
Sainsbury's enters ebook market

PayPal to Launch Credit-Card Reader for Smartphones

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EBay Inc.’s PayPal electronic-payments service is further tapping into the bricks-and-mortar retail industry by releasing a credit-card reader that small merchants can use on smartphones. EBay Chief Executive John Donahoe announced the device at a San Francisco event Thursday. The triangular credit-card reader, which plugs into a headphone jack and...
PayPal to Launch Credit-Card Reader for Smartphones

ITC to Examine What's Fair and Reasonable in Apple-Google Patent Fight

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Apple’s battle with Motorola Mobility is back in play before the U.S. International Trade Commission. On Monday afternoon the trade agency said it will review an April ruling that Apple infringed one of four patents asserted against it by Motorola Mobility, which has since been engulfed by Google. The...
ITC to Examine What's Fair and Reasonable in Apple-Google Patent Fight

4 Steps To Saving Best Buy's Long Term Outlook (BBY)

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KeyBanc released a report this morning on Best Buy and its current status in the consumer electronics retail industry. The industry has completely changed since the brand's glory days, and the meteoric rise of both Amazon and Apple have fundamentally altered the landscape. The analysts say that there's no silver...
4 Steps To Saving Best Buy's Long Term Outlook (BBY)

UK coffee chain Costa links up with O2 to offer free WiFi in time for Olympics

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In a move that is sure to increase the number of laptops you can expect to see in your local cafe, O2 has announced an agreement to provide Costa, the UK coffee shop chain, with free WiFi. The deployment has started in London to set up the service ahead of this...
UK coffee chain Costa links up with O2 to offer free WiFi in time for Olympics
IBM predicts that steampunk will be totally hip this year
EA preparing to become "100 percent digital company"

Braintree and LightSpeed team up to launch new payment plan for merchants

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Braintree, a company that processes payments for thousands of different websites and services, has announced a new partnership with LightSpeed today. Together, the two companies have agreed to launch a flexible monthly payment option for clients, which will combine both services for first time in the retail industry. LightSpeed says...
Braintree and LightSpeed team up to launch new payment plan for merchants

Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

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John Browett makes comeback as chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after abrupt departure from AppleFormer Dixons boss John Browett is making a retail comeback as the chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after his shock exit from Apple.Browett is understood to be taking the top job on...
Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

Cyber Monday sales to reach $2 billion, Adobe says

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Thanksgiving turkeys haven't even found their way into the oven yet, but retail retail industry experts are already expecting blockbuster holiday season sales in 2012, driven by online buyers. E-retailers and brick-and-mortar stores with online storefronts will rake in $2 billion on Cyber Monday alone, according to Adobe's holiday...
Cyber Monday sales to reach $2 billion, Adobe says

Industry leaders accuse Moto of FRAND abuse

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Motorolais seeking US import bans against the iPhone, iPad, and Xbox 360 based on H.264 playbackand wireless implementation patents. A large quantity of letters supporting Microsoft and Apple have rained down upon the International Trade Commission, asking that they refrain from exclusion orders based on standards-essential patents. Companies and agencies...
Industry leaders accuse Moto of FRAND abuse
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Groupon shares plunge 27% as losses continue

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Having traded at $20 a share when first floated less than a year ago, Groupon shares were fetching $2.85 on FridayShares in struggling online voucher firm Groupon have plummeted more than 27% to a new low after it reported worse-than-expected results on Thursday.Wall Street investors dumped the stock after the...
Groupon shares plunge 27% as losses continue
Monolith wants to be the Google Analytics of the offline advertising world in retail stores

Snap Fashion takes the Startup Pitch prize at Decoded Fashion London

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The Decoded Fashion event took place at the Royal Society in London to bring together retailers and tech startups to explore the future. During the event, the finalists of the Decoded Fashion startup pitch strutted their stuff before a panel of experts in the fashion and retail industry. One, Perch...
Snap Fashion takes the Startup Pitch prize at Decoded Fashion London

What iPhone Retailers Have Been Telling Shoppers [Infographic]

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With a new iPhone on the way, most likely by the end of the month, do you ever wonder what's going through the minds of folks who are shopping for iPhones right now? And what happens at the store if they ask about the new model? It turns out that...
What iPhone Retailers Have Been Telling Shoppers [Infographic]

Intel and AT&T join the FTC, Apple, Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Nokia and others in opposing import bans over standard-essential patents

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Google's (Motorola's) pursuit of import bans against the iPhone, the iPad and the Xbox gaming console has drawn even more statements on public interest considerations from major industry players than met the eye last week. Two more statements filed on Friday showed up on the ITC document server today: a...
Intel and AT&T join the FTC, Apple, Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Nokia and others in opposing import bans over standard-essential patents

ShopRunner Buys Shopsanity to Help Retailers Take on Amazon

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You might need a whiteboard for this one. So GSI Commerce sold to eBay for $2.4 billion. There were three companies within GSI that the founder Michael Rubin wanted to spin out and keep for himself: Sporting goods vertical Fanatics, private sale site Rue La La and ShopRunner, a coalition...
ShopRunner Buys Shopsanity to Help Retailers Take on Amazon

HMV workers take over official Twitter feed to vent fury over sacking

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Angry employees 'live tweet from HR' to announce 'mass execution'Disgruntled HMV employees briefly took over the company's official Twitter account on Thursday to express their extreme dissatisfaction at being sacked by the ailing retailer.The 92-year-old music chain called in the administrators just over two weeks ago, putting 4,500 jobs at...
HMV workers take over official Twitter feed to vent fury over sacking

iPad Poised To Revolutionize Retail Industry

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iPad Poised To Revolutionize Retail Industry

Google teams up with 50+ retailers to give India its first Web shopping day: 12/12/12

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It may be one of the Web’s most under-represented countries, but India is set to get its own version of ‘Cyber Monday’ with none other than search giant Google announcing a 24-hour shopping bonanza that is scheduled for 12/12/12 (a Wednesday, by the way). We’ve already seen China’s 11 November festival...
Google teams up with 50+ retailers to give India its first Web shopping day: 12/12/12

Game Group to offload overseas shops as UK sales plunge

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Struggling video game retailer announces £18m loss for the year – but reaches new agreement with lendersThe struggling video game retailer Game Group has been given a lifeline by its banks after agreeing to sell its overseas stores.Game, which has issued a series of profit warnings in the past year...
Game Group to offload overseas shops as UK sales plunge

U.S. Online Holiday Spending To Jump 17 Percent To $43.4B; Consumers Already Spent $10.1B

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comScore is reporting its annual holiday retail e-commerce spending data. Already for the first 18 days of the November – December 2012 holiday season, $10.1 billion has been spent online, a 16 percent increase from last year. Thursday, November 8 has been the heaviest online spending day of the season...
U.S. Online Holiday Spending To Jump 17 Percent To $43.4B; Consumers Already Spent $10.1B

Carphone Warehouse beats predictions with 16% rise in UK revenue

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Demand for cheap tablets drove gains, though mobile phone company warns of reduced profits because of cut-price dealsCarphone Warehouse has surpassed analysts' expectations with a 16% rise in UK revenues as shoppers rushed to buy low-priced tablet computers.Europe's biggest independent mobile phone retailer reported high demand for the £99 Amazon...
Carphone Warehouse beats predictions with 16% rise in UK revenue

Barnes and Noble shares climb 20% following Microsoft rumours

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The American book retailer saw its shares climb following reports Microsoft are considering offer to acquire Nook businessShares in America's biggest books retailer Barnes & Noble climbed nearly 20% yesterday after a report that Microsoft is considering an offer to acquire its Nook business - B&N's tablet and e-book business...
Barnes and Noble shares climb 20% following Microsoft rumours

Yuri Milner: 40 Million Retail Jobs Are Going To Disappear

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Russian internet investor Yuri Milner had an ominous prediction for the retail industry and its many workers at a conference earlier this week in Ukraine. He said that there will be "a pretty significant job loss in the retail sector to the tune of 40 million jobs in the next...
Yuri Milner: 40 Million Retail Jobs Are Going To Disappear
What's good for Silicon Valley might not be good for America

Driven by Android, smartphone shipments overtake feature phones for the first time in China

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China’s smartphone market is already ahead of the US on quarterly device shipments and device activations, and now the volume of smartphone shipments has overtaken feature phones in the country for the first time. According to a report from China’s Sina Tech [via Tech In Asia] China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)...
Driven by Android, smartphone shipments overtake feature phones for the first time in China

Letters: Off the record

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I am growing tired of your constant hagiography of record shops (Got any Sam Fox?, G2, 16 April). I have been buying records for 30 years and since the day I foolishly asked for a copy of Love Song by The Damned "with Dracula on the cover" (it was lead...
Letters: Off the record

NCR to Buy Retalix for $650 Million

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NCR agreed to buy Retalix for $650 million in cash, as the maker of automated teller machines and cash registers moves more deeply into software and the retail industry....
NCR to Buy Retalix for $650 Million
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