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Op-ed: Obama and Romney need to weigh in on net neutrality

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Michael A. Livermore is the executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, a nonpartisan think tank using economics and law to protect the environment, public health, and consumers. Its work on net neutrality includes Free To Invest: The Economic Benefits of Preserving...
Op-ed: Obama and Romney need to weigh in on net neutrality

Amazon: No plans to launch a standalone video service soon

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Amazon has aggressively grown its Prime Instant Videos service over the past year, more than tripling the amount of content available to subscribers since launch. And as Amazon continues to add more content to Prime Instant Video, there have been speculations that it could introduce a service not tied to...
Amazon: No plans to launch a standalone video service soon

Is AT&T's sales force prepared to sell the Nokia Lumia 900?

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AT&T is spending a bundle to promote the Nokia Lumia 900, but its own retail sales associates may be the weak link in promoting its flagship Windows Phone. [Read more]...
Is AT&T's sales force prepared to sell the Nokia Lumia 900?

Barnes & Noble Misses In Q3; NOOK Business Up 38 Percent To $542M

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Barnes and Noble reported earnings this morning, with total sales increasing 5% compared to the prior year, from $2.3 billion to $2.4 billion, falling short of analyst expectations. Net income was $52 million, which is flat with the previous year’s earnings. Third quarter earnings per share was $0.71; missing analyst...
Barnes & Noble Misses In Q3; NOOK Business Up 38 Percent To $542M

Online-Retail Spending at $200 Billion Annually and Growing

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Americans spent more than $200 billion on online shopping in 2011 and are expected to shell out $327 billion on Internet stores by 2016. That’s the estimate from a report scheduled to be released Monday by Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru, who also predicts that online sales will make up...
Online-Retail Spending at $200 Billion Annually and Growing

Report: AT&T employees instructed to sell Android and Windows devices over iPhone

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This isn’t the first time we’ve heard reports that retail employees at carriers were being instructed by higher-ups to push Android and other alternative smartphone options to customers interested in the iPhone. However, today BGR claimed AT&T’s slow 3 percent growth of iPhone activations in the second quarter was likely...
Report: AT&T employees instructed to sell Android and Windows devices over iPhone

Nokia: We're Building Lumia 900s as Fast as We Can

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We won’t know for certain how many Lumia 900s Nokia and AT&T have sold until the companies report second-quarter 2012 financial results this summer or release official sales data. But it turns out that the recent Lumia 900 stock-outs AT&T has been experiencing are a pretty good indicator of how...
Nokia: We're Building Lumia 900s as Fast as We Can

Forrester: Brazil set to remain the leading e-commerce market in Latin America

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Forrester expects online retail sales will reach more than $25 billion in Brazil by 2017, more than doubling expected sales of $12.2 billion in 2012, the research firm announced today. This is one of the provisions contained in its latest Latin American online retail forecast. According to Forrester, Brazil is...
Forrester: Brazil set to remain the leading e-commerce market in Latin America

Sprint warns it's a 'little behind' on Samung Galaxy S III, T-Mobile staggers its launch

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That delayed Canadian Galaxy S III launch may have been a harbinger of US delays to come: Sprint has let Engadget know that it's running a "little behind" on shipments. The company still hopes to get all pre-orders of the 16GB model to customers by the official June 21st...
Sprint warns it's a 'little behind' on Samung Galaxy S III, T-Mobile staggers its launch
Nokia's Lumia 900 is Out of Stock at AT&T's Online Store, but Why?

LG Viper 4G may hit Sprint stores on April 22nd

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Pre-orders of Sprint's first LTE-capable device, the LG Viper 4G, begin tomorrow. The Now Network is keeping quiet on an official release date for the time being, but that isn't stopping the carrier from sharing a few crucial nuggets of information with its employees first. We got our hands...
LG Viper 4G may hit Sprint stores on April 22nd

17 Facts About The Apple Store Profit Machine (AAPL)

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Apple now has 363 stores worldwide. Collectively, these stores generate a staggering $18 billion of revenue per year. Apple's stores also generate an astounding 26% profit margin, allowing the company to rake in $4.4 billion of retailing operating profit a year. Apple now employs a vast number of store employees--more...
17 Facts About The Apple Store Profit Machine (AAPL)

Is Selling Your Ultraviolet Code Copyright Infringement?

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We have written many times about one of Hollywood's latest attempts at adapting to the modern digital age, Ultraviolet. Unfortunately for Hollywood studios, this service is not well received by people who have tried to use it. So what is someone to do with those unwanted free Ultraviolet codes that...
Is Selling Your Ultraviolet Code Copyright Infringement?

Nintendo's odd attempt to bridge the digital/retail sales divide

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When Nintendo announced last week that it would soon start offering the majority of its retail 3DS and Wii U games as digital downloads, it represented a major change in policy for the company. But buried in the announcement was what could possibly be an even more significant change...
Nintendo's odd attempt to bridge the digital/retail sales divide

The Secret To Apple’s High Retail Sales? People, People, And People

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The inimitable Horace Dediu has run the numbers and it’s clear: Apple is great at retail and, over the past five years, the company created 35,852 retail jobs. NYT hit pieces notwithstanding, it’s clear that Apple is getting things right when it comes to retail sales. Dideu’s numbers show us...
The Secret To Apple’s High Retail Sales? People, People, And People

IBM to Pitch Augmented Reality as a Retail Sales Aid

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As part of the company's Smarter Commerce marketing effort, IBM is investigating the possibility of using augmented reality (AR) to help retailers provide more......
IBM to Pitch Augmented Reality as a Retail Sales Aid
Lumia 900 sales have 'exceeded' expectations, says AT&T retail chief

Brazilian Etsy Elo7 buys Argentine competitor Bixti to expand across Latin America

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Elo7 has acquired its Argentine counterpart Bixti and opened an office in Argentina, the Brazilian startup announced today. Both companies are Etsy copycats that offer marketplaces for handcrafted products. For Elo7, the deal is a way to start its regional expansion, while acqui-hiring talent. As part of the transaction Bixti...
Brazilian Etsy Elo7 buys Argentine competitor Bixti to expand across Latin America

Retail sales of pricey ultrabooks up, vie with MacBook

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High-end ultrabooks sales are up, seemingly defying conventional wisdom that the skinny laptops need to be cheap to catch on. [Read more]...
Retail sales of pricey ultrabooks up, vie with MacBook

When do summer shoppers splurge online?

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Online retail sales may slump during the summer, but that doesn’t mean shoppers aren’t occasionally willing to drop the big bucks. It just might depend on the day of the week. According to New York-based data analytics startup SumAll, during the summer months, shoppers are the most likely to buy...
When do summer shoppers splurge online?

This $700 Million Company Thinks Advertising On Facebook Is Working 'Extremely Well'

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1-800-Flowers President, Chris McCann, has helped shape his company from a traditional brick-and-mortar, mom-and-pop operation, to one of the leading e-commerce sites in the world. And he's done so while continuing to grow the number of stores the company has - which was certainly helped by his ability to stay...
This $700 Million Company Thinks Advertising On Facebook Is Working 'Extremely Well'

Where would U.S. consumer electronics be without Apple?

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Down 6% in 2011, that’s where, according to the NPD Group Click to enlarge. If it weren’t for tablets and mobile phones, 2011 would have been a miserable year for the U.S. consumer electronics industry. Total retail sales in 2011 were $144 billion, down 1% from 2010, according to a...
Where would U.S. consumer electronics be without Apple?
Amazon credits Amazon Prime and Kindle Fire with Q2 sales of $12.8 billion, profits well above forecast
Apple Retail: 372 Stores, 123 Of Them Outside The U.S. $4.1B In Sales, 813M In Q3

BII REPORT: How Consumers Are Using Their Phones To Shop

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Mobile devices are playing an increasingly large role in commerce. Consumers use their phones for mobile commerce in several different ways.  In a special report just out from BI Intelligence, we analyze how people use their phones to shop, and also take a look at the most popular mobile activities, the growth of...
BII REPORT: How Consumers Are Using Their Phones To Shop

Millions of Americans Dial Up Travel Plans From the Phone

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While total spending on online travel continues to grow, it is the mobile travel market that has everyone excited. In a report released today, eMarketer estimates that 16 million Americans will book travel from their mobile devices this year, increasing 33 percent from 12 million in 2011. And, even more people...
Millions of Americans Dial Up Travel Plans From the Phone

MUNSTER: Apple Will Sell More Than 1 Million iPads Friday (AAPL)

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Apple analyst Gene Munster is out with a note predicting 1 million in iPad sales on Friday, the launch day for the new iPad. Here's how he gets there: Recap of Past iPad Launches. Apple sold 300k iPads on launch day when the original iPad was first released (4/3/10)....
MUNSTER: Apple Will Sell More Than 1 Million iPads Friday (AAPL)

The Hottest Fashion in E-Commerce? Clothes.

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Apparel is the fastest-growing segment in e-commerce this year, thanks to new ways to display clothing online. eMarketer predicts that the apparel and accessories category is expected to grow by 20 percent to $40.9 billion this year, up from $34.2 billion in 2011. That beats the sale of books, music...
The Hottest Fashion in E-Commerce? Clothes.

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Surprising Things You Don't Know About Google + (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up With Markets The market is rebounding as inflation stays flat and retail sales come in line. Shares of GOOG are up with tech. Investors continue look for Android momentum on smartphones...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Surprising Things You Don't Know About Google + (GOOG)

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Is There A Google TV Subscription Service In The Works? (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Down With Markets Markets are off as January retail sales come in weird and mixed. Shares of GOOG are off with the rest of tech. Investors continue to look for Android...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Is There A Google TV Subscription Service In The Works? (GOOG)
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