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Woot founder: Goodbye Amazon

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Woot founder Matt Rutledge is leaving Amazon.com, a little more than two years after the online retailer purchased the daily deal site. In a note on the Woot forums, Rutledge said that he plans “to move on to future projects with fewer acronyms.” He continued Through your hard work and...
Woot founder: Goodbye Amazon

Five Woot Execs Check Out, As Daily Deals Site Feels The Strain Under Owner Amazon

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Woot, the daily deals site that Amazon bought in 2010 for $110 million, built a reputation for its “pile ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap” business model for shifting goods. Now, the company is facing up to a shift of a different kind: that of its own talent. In the last...
Five Woot Execs Check Out, As Daily Deals Site Feels The Strain Under Owner Amazon

9to5Toys Daily Deals Tool, Stack Social and Free Otterbox Armor iPhone cases contest

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We have some exciting 9to5Toys.com announcements for our US readers today. 1. We’ve teamed up with Stack Social to launch Specials.9to5toys.com which will feature new software and hardware specials for Apple ecosystem folks every day. Some examples: The $49.99 Spring 2013 Mac Bundle (including $99 Toast 11!) The Name Your Own Price...
9to5Toys Daily Deals Tool, Stack Social and Free Otterbox Armor iPhone cases contest

Six ways to find the right Chrome Extension for you

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With so many Chrome extensions to choose from, exploring the extensions gallery has been like a treasure hunt for me. Over the last few months, I've spent hours checking out new extensions and discovering cool ways to keep up with the latest news or find better deals online. I'd like...
Six ways to find the right Chrome Extension for you

Woot! A $200 32GB HP TouchPad

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Yeah, it’s not $99 and it’s refurbished but it’s still a TouchPad. The tablet was once heralded as an iPad killer. Now, I’m not sure if it could even kill a Notion Ink Adam in a head-to-head sales battle. But still, thanks to an honestly smart move from HP, the...
Woot! A $200 32GB HP TouchPad
Amazon Announces Verification Service To Be Your One True Login

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If you are a @woot fan, check out @lifehacker's guide to capturing the best woot loot! http://cli.gs/e18ba6 : )

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There's One Of those 'Woot-Offs' Going On [Dealzmodo]

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To whom it may concern: The all day caffeine rush for your credit card, known as a woot-off in some circles, is going on now. [woot!]...
There's One Of those 'Woot-Offs' Going On [Dealzmodo]
Woot founder Matt Rutledge leaves Amazon

The HP TouchPad Rides Back Into Town On Woot’s Back

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Somewhere, someone out there is curled in a corner, sobbing because they missed out on the last HP TouchPad sale. Ebay messed up, he says. It wasn’t his fault. He clicked the button but Ebay’s servers crashed. So now he’s alone. Left to sulk in his missed opportunities. But fear...
The HP TouchPad Rides Back Into Town On Woot’s Back

Woot Founder And Pioneer Of The Daily Deal Leaves Amazon

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Matt Rutledge, founder and CEO of Woot, and the grandfather of the daily deal, is stepping down from his position, two years after the website sold to Amazon.com. In an email sent to staffers, and subsequently posted to the community’s website, Rutledge said that he was resigning his position effective...
Woot Founder And Pioneer Of The Daily Deal Leaves Amazon

Amazon announces new 'Login with Amazon' service for apps, games and websites (video)

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In an effort to reducing some keyboard wear and tear, Amazon is introducing its own login service for both app developers and websites. Login With Amazon taps into account credentials to login and even share "attributes" of your profile through apps, games and sites. It uses the retailer's existing...
Amazon announces new 'Login with Amazon' service for apps, games and websites (video)

Amazon’s Woot takes it in the shorts over change in its shirts

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Woot, the daily deal company acquired by Amazon.com two years ago, announced plans overnight to shift away from its longtime t-shirt supplier, American Apparel, and start using short-sleeved shirts made by Anvil in Honduras for the popular original designs sold by its Shirt.Woot site. Suffice it to say that the...
Amazon’s Woot takes it in the shorts over change in its shirts

Motorola, Woot Admit to Reselling Uncleared Xoom Tablets

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Motorola and Woot admit that some refurbished Xoom tablets may have been sold with ex-owners' sensitive data still on them....
Motorola, Woot Admit to Reselling Uncleared Xoom Tablets

Amazon launches third-party login system, challenging Facebook and Twitter for authentication

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Amazon.com customers will be able to use their Amazon login credentials to sign in to third-party websites, apps and games under a new initiative launched by the Seattle company this morning. The system, “Login with Amazon,” will compete with authentication services from Facebook, Twitter and others in an attempt to...
Amazon launches third-party login system, challenging Facebook and Twitter for authentication

Refurbished Motorola Xoom tablets may still have old user data

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A batch of refurbished Motorola Xoom tablets sold last year weren't quite as good as new. Motorola has confirmed that some of the tablets it sent to Woot weren't refurbished properly to erase old user data, meaning that the new users could still see things like account information or...
Refurbished Motorola Xoom tablets may still have old user data

WOW: The 'Woot of Wine' Just Had A Million-Dollar Day

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What started out as a way for a family-owned wine store to offload its extra inventory has turned into one of the most-know sites on the 'net for wine lovers. On Wednesday, WinesTilSoldOut.com had its second-ever $1 million day, selling a whopping 87,000 bottles in one of its marathon...
WOW: The 'Woot of Wine' Just Had A Million-Dollar Day

RT @penangtwestival: Woot! Malaysia is ranked No. 5 worldwide based on amount raised: http://bit.ly/c0hW6R Donate today here:... http://bit.ly/a7PUAy

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RT @penangtwestival: Woot! Malaysia is ranked No. 5 worldwide based on amount raised: http://bit.ly/c0hW6R Donate today here:... http://bit.ly/a7PUAy
Kickstarter: Blink(1) Is A Teenie Weenie Thinger That Lights Up Because Something Happened

For Today Only, You Can Get An iPod At A Sweet Discount (AAPL)

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Woot is selling refurbished 8 GB iPod Touches for $140, reports CNET. This is a pretty significant savings from the $169 price tag at the Apple Store, even moreso from the $200 for a brand-new unit. If you've been considering buying an iPod, you should only have one holdout on...
For Today Only, You Can Get An iPod At A Sweet Discount (AAPL)

Woot! On Broadway (@ Broadway New York) http://4sq.com/8l09bF

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Woot! On Broadway (@ Broadway New York) http://4sq.com/8l09bF

Nerd Notes: Superhero economics, a Harlem Shake bookmarklet and playlists that adjust to your mood

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Editor’s Note: Nerd Notes is GeekWire’s roundup of random geekiness from around the globe. Superhero economics: The ever-present superhero question is back on the table for debate: Batman or Spiderman? Generally, we weigh traits like physical strength, charisma, weapons, etc. Now there’s a new factor: money. This series of infographics from the Geeks...
Nerd Notes: Superhero economics, a Harlem Shake bookmarklet and playlists that adjust to your mood

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, T)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apple is working on two new iPad processors. 850,000 Android devices are activated each day, says Andy Rubin. Pinterest has a porn problem. Apple's iPhone is getting clobbered by Android in countries with no carrier subsidies. Facebook might be reading your texts. Reddit has...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, T)

Why I can't root for Woot anymore

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The big daddy of daily-deals sites has descended into chaos. Crave writer Amanda Kooser reminisces about the good old days and shares her sorrow at what Woot has become. [Read more]...
Why I can't root for Woot anymore

Toys: Audyssey desktop speakers $80, 120GB SATA 3 SSD: $60

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From 9to5Toys.com: Some pretty impressive deals today as we enter into the weekend:  Woot! has the amazing Audyssey Desktop speakers for $79.99. I have these speakers (And paid $200 for them) and they are quite simply the best I’ve used. You don’t need a subwoofer and with an optical cable,...
Toys: Audyssey desktop speakers $80, 120GB SATA 3 SSD: $60

SiliconDust HDHomerun Prime CableCARD tuners hit Woot for $130

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If you've been thinking about building an HTPC without spending a lot of money then first of all we have a post that can help you with that (and a comment section of folks saying they can do even better), and second, it might be time to grab one...
SiliconDust HDHomerun Prime CableCARD tuners hit Woot for $130

Labor Day deals: MacBook Air: $779, Pro: $1099 Camera connection Kit: $13, Apps, more

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From 9to5Toys.com: Today only until sold out, Woot! has the previous model MacBook Air for $779 – New.  That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for this model which was replaced at WWDC a few months ago. However, Apple sells the same refurbished model for $30 less. Get $50 off current model at MacMall here....
Labor Day deals: MacBook Air: $779, Pro: $1099 Camera connection Kit: $13, Apps, more

TSA Declares Themselves Fashion & Funny Police

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While we were just discussing an accusation against the TSA for racial profiling (GASP!), did you know that they were also the official state-sponsored fashion and humor police? I mean, who couldn't see these guys adjudicating your local fashion show? TSA uniforms: like Michael Jackson, but creepier Image Source. CC...
TSA Declares Themselves Fashion & Funny Police

Groupon's Not Trying to Become Amazon, but Andrew Mason Says Products Are Key

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Do you need a new wireless router? Or maybe you want a silk duvet or a faux leather jacket. Well, if you act fast enough, there’s a chance you can buy them for 50 percent off on Groupon. The Chicago daily deals company, which once focused solely on selling coupons for...
Groupon's Not Trying to Become Amazon, but Andrew Mason Says Products Are Key
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