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Black Friday Ads 2014: Best of Amazon

Black Friday ads for 2014–what does Amazon offer? Quite a bit, especially if you’re shopping for electronics. In fact, they have a pretty impressive list of wares that Black Friday shoppers will likely make note of and compare to other retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. Amazon has teased sales for more than a week now, with decent prices …

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Amazon Sales Tax Laws Expand to Three More States

Consumers in Indiana, Nevada and Tennessee will no longer get a free pass on sales tax when shopping on Starting today, residents in those states will join the 16 other states in the country that automatically pay tax on Amazon purchases. South Carolina is not far behind, consumers in the Palmetto State, will begin paying taxes on all purchases …

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Amazon Announces Best Books of 2012

Today, released their list of the best books of 2012. By no means complete the list reflects publications released between January 2012 and June 2012. There are twenty books on the list overall, but the release is dominated by the editors top ten recommendations (which follows below). The books included are available in physical copy or the ever more …

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Amazon Web Services Lowers Premium Tier Prices and Expands Free Support

Today, Amazon Web Services announced free support for all customers and a price drop on premium service packages. They are also introducing a number of new features that will help their clients increase performance, close security gaps, keep them better informed, and save them money. Their support engineers are available 24 hours a day, and offer assistance with an unlimited …

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Amazon Prime Strikes a Deal with Paramount Pictures

If you’ve been a Netflix subscriber forever and you’re looking to expand your horizons and try out some other streaming video services, this next deal might make Amazon Prime a provider for you. has just struck a deal with Paramount Pictures that will bring big titles like Mission Impossible, Braveheart, Forrest Gump, Mean Girls, Nacho Libre, Clueless and many …

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Amazon Announces Service Center in Winchester, KY

Kentucky State Governor Steve Beshear (pictured to the right) and are excited to introduce a new project in Winchester, Kentucky that could employ over 1100 people by the year 2017. Amazon is investing over $20 million in a 70,000 square-foot customer service center that is slated to be open by the end of 2013. Eventually the facility could employ …

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Amazon.Com Q1 2012 Financial Report

Yesterday released their first quarter financial results for 2012, and all seems to be going well. Net sales have increase by 34% to almost $13.2 billion as compared to the same period in 2011 ($9.9 billion). Operating cash flow is up 1% to $3.05 billion compared with $3.3 billion from the same time last year. Unfortunately free cash flow …

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Amazon Introduces Supply For Business & Industrial Customers has just introduced another convenient and affordable supply service, this time for business and industrial customers. The new service, AmazonSupply, features over 500,000 items from leading name brand manufacturers. Amazon lists the following 14 categories in their release about AmazonSupply: * Lab & Scientific * Test, Measure & Inspect * Occupational Health & Safety * Janitorial & Sanitation * …

Read More Loved The Most Among American Shoppers

Store-front displays are so 2011. At least, that would be the interpretation of a new survey released by Brodeur Partners as shoppers named the most relevant retailer above all other retailers, including the brick-and-mortar standbys such as Target, Wal-Mart, and Apple. The study asked shoppers to look at 21 of the nation’s top retailers and then select through an …

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America Is Impatient Thanks To The Internet

The Internet sure is great, isn’t it? It allows us to conveniently search for information, shop and be entertained all from the comfort of our homes. That convenience comes with a price – we’re all turning into impatient jerks. Online Graduate Programs has created a fascinating infographic that displays just how impatient we here in America are when it comes …

Read More Speculated To Launch in India, Calls Itself

Sources say that is developing a website for India called According to the source, the page isn’t operational as of yet, but it is reportedly still in the developmental stages. is already preparing to launch a marketplace with many Indian e-commerce ventures and only moderate transactions. It has been reported that is not yet permitted to …

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Amazon Launches DNS Cloud Service

 Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amazon Route 53, a Domain Name System (DNS) in the cloud that allows businesses to direct Internet traffic to web applications.

Amazon Route 53 can be used to route end users to multiple AWS services including Amazon EC2, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer or an Amazon S3 bucket, and to infrastructure outside of AWS.

Route 53 features a self-service design with a pay-as-you-go model where users pay only for managing domains through the service and the number of queries that the service answers.

Read More Launches Motion Gaming Site has introduced “Amazon Motion Gaming 101,” a new section in its video game store aimed at offering information about motion-gaming technology.

The site focuses on providing easy-to-find information about motion-sensitive gaming, including educational videos, customized game recommendations, customer reviews, buying guides and gift suggestions.


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Amazon Makes Checkout Easier On Third-Party Sites has introduced “Checkout by Amazon” (CBA) that allows people with accounts to make purchases on third-party sites using their Amazon account credentials without having to leave the merchant’s site.

Amazon says by streamlining the checkout process for customers that it reduces the potential for shopping car abandonment for merchants.


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Amazon Launches Own Brand has announced the launch of its own private-label collection of consumer electronics dubbed "AmazonBasics."

Amazon says its new line includes audio video cables and blank DVDs. The company said it plans to add more items in the coming months, but did not offer specifics.

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Amazon Q4 Sales Up 18 Percent has released its fourth quarter results for December 2008 beating expectations.

 The company’s sales increased 18 percent to $6.70 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with $5.67 billion in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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Black Friday Online Sales Better Than Anticipated

After numerous online retailers predicted dismal sales on Black Friday, it looks like their nervousness may have been a bit premature.

Both eBay and Amazon saw consumer turnout higher than expected, most of which was searching for electronics of course. Reuters is reporting that the most searched for product on eBay was the Nintendo Wii, which 3,171 were sold on the site.

Read More Black Friday Deals Page Now Live has announced it is now offering Black Friday deals beginning today that will run through Cyber Monday.

The online retailer is also offering customers a chance to win a $10,000 Shopping Spree in the Black Friday Sweepstakes. The Black Friday sweepstakes closes at 11:59 p.m. PST, November 30.

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Amazon To Reduce Packaging Materials announced Monday an initiative to reduce the amount of packaging materials some of its products are shipped in with the idea to make them easier for customers to open and to be better for the environment.

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Amazon Introduces Two New Payment Services has introduced two new online payment services that other retailers can use on their Web sites.

The new payment services, Checkout By Amazon and Amazon Simple Pay offer businesses another payment option besides PayPal and Google Checkout.

Read More Sues New York Over Tax Law has filed a lawsuit challenging New York’s new tax law that requires online retailers with affiliates in New York to collect New York sales tax. The state maintains those affiliates count as a physical presence.

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New York Getting Physical With

The New York State Legislature wants Amazon to collect sales taxes from New York buyers, despite Amazon not having a physical presence in the state.

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Amazon Web Services Offers Satisfying Fulfillment

The new Amazon Fulfillment Web Service opens the company’s warehouses to merchants, who can store products and fulfill orders from customers all through Amazon.

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Spitzer, At Odds Over Sales Tax

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer wants all online retailers to collect tax on New York sales, even if the retailer is not based in the state.

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eBay Sellers Talk Strike Over Changes

New policies that appear to favor big volume sellers over single-item and other small volume sellers on eBay have people talking about a boycott.

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Online Bookseller Bans Book

Online bookseller has blocked children’s fantasy novel "The Golden Compass."

The site allows its customers to vote on books to ban. On its Web site it states, "We watch all books being blocked, and when one gets enough blocks we will pull it from the database."

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Court Rules Against Amazon In Basis Technology Suit

Popular online retailer has found its self on the losing end of a lawsuit brought by Basis Technology concerning the establishment of Amazon’s Japan subsidiary and its Japanese ecommerce site


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Online Holiday Spending Hits $26 Billion

U.S. online holiday retail sales reached a record $26. 2 billion from November 1 through December 21, up 19 percent from a year ago says ComScore.

Jupiter Research and Forrester Research had predicted 20 percent and 21 percent growth, respectively.

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Amazon Buys Extremely Rare J.K. Rowling Book

J.K. Rowling created seven handwritten, leather-bound copies of a book called The Tales of Beedle the Bard.  Six were given to close friends, and the last was sold to for about $4 million.

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Cyber Monday Traffic Up 26 Percent

U. S. traffic on Cyber Monday increased 26 percent compared to 2006, according to Hitwise. This is the third consecutive year there has been an increase on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

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Feds Back Off Amazon Request

A subpoena for information regarding customers and used book purchases as part of a criminal investigation into Robert D’Angelo has been withdrawn after withering criticism from the presiding judge.

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