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Ebay Stalls Efforts Forcing Tracking on Top-Rated Sellers

It was supposed to start June 20th, but Ebay is stalling on efforts to force top-rated sellers to monitor tracking time for at least 90% of their transactions. According to a release by Ebay’s vice president of seller development, sellers aren’t yet ready to implement tracking on a majority of their orders. Starting June 1st, they are giving sellers 30 …

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Walmart Recognizes Mobile as the Future of E-Commerce

As the popularity of smartphones and tablet computers continues to increase, more and more customers are taking advantage of mobile devices to access online shopping and promotions. Last year alone, U.S. consumers spend almost $200 billion online. Walmart is no exception to the increasing mobile shopping trend. In fact, Walmart is going out of their way to make e-commerce and …

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RIM Trims the Fat with Substantial Job Cuts as they Struggle to Stay in Business

Research in Motion (RIM) has been struggling for awhile, and has definitely lost its foothold in the marketplace giving way to increasingly popular iOS and Android devices. While their BlackBerry line was once considered an enterprise communication standard, they are now struggling just to stay in business. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, that RIM has already been proactive in …

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PayPal Gets a Much Needed Website Makeover

No doubt PayPal is a leader in the payment industry, but many thought the website could use a little refresh. Apparently so did PayPal, because today they are expected to unveil a much needed redesign of their main website. According to Tech Crunch, who was the first to confirm the redesign, the popularity of mobile payments had a lot to …

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Cisco Rebrands Collaboration Apps: Introducing WebEx Social and WebEx Telepresence

Cisco’s Quad app has been rebranded as WebEx Social. Refinements to the app include a new unified post function that makes creating a post as easy as writing an email. Users will now also be able to collaborate using any device they choose. New features they will notice include working in virtual teams, sharing knowledge, and find an expert. The …

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Motorola Solutions to Acquire Psion for $200 Million

Today, Motorola Solutions Inc. announced plans to acquire Psion Plc. for around $200 million in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of the fiscal 2012 year. Under the current agreement, Motorola will offer Psion $1.36 per share, which amounts to approximately $200 million. Psion is headquartered in London, but has major operations in Toronto, Canada. They …

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Hacker Releases Visa and Mastercard Information Stolen From Chase Bank

According to a hacker who calls himself Reckz, or Jeremy, he has gained access to Visa and Mastercard files through several large banks. He then released the information minus several critical aspects including card number, security code, and expiration date. The message was posted via Pastebin on the 18th of June. Reckz comments in his Pastebin post about the bank …

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Oracle Reports Fiscal Q4 2012 Earnings

Yesterday, Oracle released their Q4 2012 fiscal results. The company has had a big year and overall, things are looking up. GAAP revenues for the quarter are up 1% to almost $11 billion. Non-GAAP total revenues were also up 1% and came in at exactly $11 billion. New software license revenues for both GAAP and non-GAAP, were up 7% to …

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Barnes & Noble’s Fiscal 2012 Year-End Financial Results

Barnes & Noble, Inc. just released their fourth quarter financial results for the full fiscal year of 2012 ending on April 28th. They also announced that the NOOK operating segment will now feature a separate earnings report and the formerly segmented BN.com results will be integrated into the retail reports. Consolidated revenues for the company grew 0.4% to $1.4 billion …

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Square Inc. Introduces Loyalty and Rewards System for Customers

We’ve been following Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s new startup, Square Inc. for awhile now, and most recently we have seen his company grow in size to reach over 2 billion users. The service is currently processing $6 billion in mobile payments annually and is accepted at over 20,000 retail outlets and is growing everyday. Now the company is introducing a …

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Salesforce.Com Acquires ChoicePass

Today, ChoicePass, the employee reward site, announced that it is going to be acquired by enterprise solution provider, Salesforce.com. There haven’t been any financial details of the deal disclosed at this time, but the ChoicePass website will be shutting down by the end of June. Apparently the two companies share the same entrepreneurial spirit and passion for employee recognition. The …

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Gulf States Persecuting Twitter Users for Politically and Religiously Offensive Messages

Activists in Bahrain and Kuwait are protesting governments move to crack down on Twitter users who take advantage of the platform to broadcast politically extreme and religiously offensive messages. Twitter has been adopted by many activists in the conservative Gulf States as a means of expressing their dissatisfaction with the current leadership and their unchallenged authority. While attempts to censor …

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