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New York Getting Physical With Amazon.com
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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.

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.

Spitzer, Amazon.com At Odds Over Sales Tax
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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.

eBay Sellers Talk Strike Over Changes
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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.

Online Bookseller Bans Book

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

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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."

Court Rules Against Amazon In Basis Technology Suit

Popular online retailer Amazon.com 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 Amazon.co.jp.

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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.

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 Amazon.com for about $4 million.

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.

Feds Back Off Amazon Request
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A subpoena for information regarding Amazon.com 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.