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Amazon And Hachette Reach Agreement

Amazon and Hachette agreed to settle their highly-publicized dispute over book pricing. The whole thing began earlier this year when Amazon dropped pre-orders for Hachette books and delayed delivery on some of them. The online retail giant wanted Hachette to price all e-books at $9.99 while giving Amazon more money. The two parties have issued a joint press release announcing …

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Facebook Boasts About Messenger Growth After Irritating Users

Facebook announced that it now has over 500 million people using Facebook Messenger each month. This, of course, comes after the company started requiring people using the Facebook mobile app to use the Messenger app for instant messages. A lot of people still complain about having to use the Messenger app. Has this bothered you? Let us know in the …

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Amazon Tries Taxis For Same-Day Deliveries

Amazon has been doing a lot of experimenting with different ways of getting products delivered to customers, while expanding its actual services that do just that. Now, the company is even trying out delivery by taxi. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has been testing this in San Francisco and Los Angeles this fall, using Flywheel, …

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GoDaddy Announces New Online Stores For Small Businesses

GoDaddy on Thursday announced the launch of the new GoDaddy Online Store for small businesses, where they can create an e-commerce presence and sell their items online. The idea behind it is to make the process of gaining an online presence as easy for businesses as possible. Businesses aren’t expected or required to have a lot of Internet experience. With …

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Groupon Opens Holiday Gift Shop, Contest

Groupon just launched an online holiday gift shop to connect users with deals on stuff in their area, which they can buy as gifts for their friends and families. Just give Groupon your email address and zip code, and you’ll get an experience based on your local area. Users can browse gifts for women, men, kids, and items under $50. …

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Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Into More Cities

Amazon announced the expansion of its same-day delivery offering into two more cities: Toronto and Vancouver. Customers shopping on Amazon.ca in those places will be able to receive the service on eligible items. Amazon’s same-day delivery option allows users to place orders as late as noon to receive packages ahead of 9:00 p.m. “We’re constantly working to speed up delivery …

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Amazon Wants To Get Other Sites’ Customers On Prime

Amazon is extending Amazon Prime benefits to purchases made on other retail sites. At least that’s what it’s trying to do, and has succeeded with at least one retailer. Re/code reports that Amazon has been reaching out to various retailers with such a plan, which it refers to internally as Prime Pass, and that British fashion retailer AllSaints is on …

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Alibaba Releases First Earnings Report As A Public Company

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which held its IPO here in the United States in September, just released its first earnings report as a public company, and it was a good one. The company beat Wall Street expectations with revenue of $2.74 billion and earnings per share of $0.45. Alibaba Group CEO Jonathan Lu had this to say: “We delivered a …

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Google Trusted Stores Program Gets HTTPS Support [Report]

As reported earlier this week, it was discovered that the Google Trusted Stores program was not supporting sites using HTTPS. This is rather strange considering how much Google has been pushing for sites to use it. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable happened upon a post in theAdWords Help community from a merchant who wrote: In May, I was told that we did …

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Etsy Just Got A Lot Better For Selling Stuff

Etsy just got a lot better for sellers. With one simple announcement, sellers are going to be able to offer their inventory in a whole new way. Well, it’s actually a really old way, but it’s a new for Etsy. The company announced that it’s giving U.S. sellers free card readers to accept credit and debit payments in person. The …

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Yelp Adds Hotel, Winery Bookings To Platform

Last year, Yelp launched Yelp Platform, which enables businesses to accept orders and bookings from users right through Yelp itself. It started with restaurants. Earlier this year, Yelp added spas and salons. On Tuesday, the company announced support for hotels and wineries. A Yelp product manager writes on the company blog, “Want to book a hotel room for a quick …

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HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores?

Well, here’s another one of those “Come on, Google” moments. You know how Google has been pushing sites to go HTTPS? Well, people trying to get into Google’s own Trusted Store program have been rejected because their sites use HTTPS. Unbelievable. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable happened upon a post in the AdWords Help community from a merchant who …

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