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What Amazon's ebook strategy means

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It seems to me that a lot of folks in the previous discussion don't really understand quite what makes Amazon so interesting—and threatening, for that matter—to the publishing industry. So I'm going to take a stab at explaining. Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos. And today it's the...
What Amazon's ebook strategy means

Joor's B2B fashion marketplace on track to do $350 million in transactions this year

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When I asked last summer which companies were poised to take advantage of the coming B2B e-commerce boom, Joor was one of the first ones mentioned. The site, founded in 2010 by Mona Bijoor, connects more than 500 designers like Thakoon and Rag & Bone to more than 30,000...
Joor's B2B fashion marketplace on track to do $350 million in transactions this year

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Get 20% Off Orders of $200 or more at Paul Fredrick. It was founded 25 years ago. Originally specializing in dress shirts, our collection has grown exponentially as has our number of satisfied long-term customers. We design, manufacture and directly distribute every item in our collection. No wholesalers. No...
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Random House Will Keep All Its E-Books In Libraries, With A Price Increase

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Random House is now the only big six publisher to allow unrestricted access to all of its e-books in libraries—and it said yesterday it will continue to do so, though it is raising prices. Random House met with the American Library Association in New York on Tuesday. “Our commitment...
Random House Will Keep All Its E-Books In Libraries, With A Price Increase
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Yes, Someone Actually Funded A Sex-Toy Subscription Startup

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For people who want to avoid the embarrassment of strolling down the aisles of their local sex store, Boink Box will deliver a box of sex toys to their house every month. The model is called subscription-commerce, and it's been popularized by companies like ShoeDazzle and BirchBox. (We suspect the latter...
Yes, Someone Actually Funded A Sex-Toy Subscription Startup

Hot E-Commerce Startup One Kings Lane Just Moved In With Twitter

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One Kings Lane, a fast-growing online retailer which is selling home-décor items at a $200 million-a-year clip, has moved out of its former SoMa headquarters into new digs in San Francisco. The company is moving into 1355 Market, a building that's become famous as the home of Twitter. San Francisco...
Hot E-Commerce Startup One Kings Lane Just Moved In With Twitter

Flexiant raises $5.7M to push its cloud orchestration tools into the U.S.

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British cloud orchestration outfit Flexiant has picked up a fresh round of £3.75 million ($5.67 million) in funding, which it says it will use to push further into European and North American markets. Flexiant’s Cloud Orchestrator suite is aimed at service providers, mostly telcos, who want to become infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)...
Flexiant raises $5.7M to push its cloud orchestration tools into the U.S.

How The iPad Transformed A 25-Year-Old Company — And A Much Older Industry (APPL)

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The iPad is killing it in the enterprise — even in old stodgy industries. Thanks to Douglas Katich, the iPad is helping to transform food service distributors. And this in turn is transforming other industries. Katich is CEO of a successful 26-year-old company, Ai2. Ai2 makes order-entry software for the...
How The iPad Transformed A 25-Year-Old Company — And A Much Older Industry (APPL)

Publisher EDC Pulls All Its Books From Amazon

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Tulsa, OK-based children’s book publisher Educational Development Corporation will no longer sell any of its titles on Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN), in a move EDC president Randall White calls “critical” to his company’s growth. However, the company is uniquely positioned to make such a move. EDC, which had revenues of...
Publisher EDC Pulls All Its Books From Amazon

Random House Sharply Increases Library E-Book Prices

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As promised, Random House will continue to offer its e-books to libraries but as of March 1 has raised many e-books’ wholesale prices significantly—in some cases by as much as 300 percent. Random House provided Library Journal blog The Digital Shift with its new e-book prices. These are the...
Random House Sharply Increases Library E-Book Prices

YC-Backed Wedding Startup RegistryLove Lets Couples Register For Anything

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Y Combinator-backed RegistryLove is officially debuting its universal bridal registry service today, and it already has 3,000 brides-to-be signed up to use it. And 750 of those signups occurred before the website itself was even finished. That speaks to the demand – and also the potential – in the newly...
YC-Backed Wedding Startup RegistryLove Lets Couples Register For Anything

Turns Out When Random House Said Libraries 'Own' Their Ebooks, It Meant, 'No, They Don't Own Them'

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Earlier this week, we talked about how publishing giant Random House had very explicitly stated that when libraries buy their ebooks, the libraries "own" those ebooks, rather than license them. They left no doubt about it. Skip Dye, Random House's VP of library & academic marketing and sales was explict:...
Turns Out When Random House Said Libraries 'Own' Their Ebooks, It Meant, 'No, They Don't Own Them'
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Random House Says Libraries Own Their Ebooks, Really

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We've discussed, many, many times, how copyright holders in the digital age like to play fast and loose with the definition of what is "sold" and what is "licensed." Just today, we've seen Amazon wipe out a woman's ebook collection. As we've joked, many copyright holders like to play Schrodinger's...
Random House Says Libraries Own Their Ebooks, Really
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