Staples Buys Office Depot for $6.3 Billion

Staples Buys Office Depot for $6.3 Billion

By Josh Wolford February 4, 2015

Two office supply giants are becoming one, as Staples has just announced its acquisition of Office Depot. The deal is worth $6.3 billion. ‚ÄúThis is a transformational acquisition which enables Staples to provide more value to customers, and more effectively …

Staples Launches Website For Tablets
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Staples said today it has launched a website focused on tablets to help people research and compare devices that fit their needs. Staples.com/tablets will offer side-by-side feature and price comparisons, photos, videos and business apps. Key features of the site …

Paul Allen Refiles Lawsuit Against Top Tech Companies
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Whatever his faults, Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is at least persistent and ambitious.  Allen proved this yesterday by refiling a patent infringement lawsuit against AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube.

Amazon Kindle Coming To Staples

Office supply retailer Staples said today it will begin selling Amazon’s Kindle in all of its stores this fall.

Staples said it will sell the $139 version of the Kindle, the Kindle 3G ($189) and the Kindle DX ($379).

Staples Utilizing Facebook For A Worthy Cause

How about a nice ‘feel good’ story to take you into the weekend? The news in the Internet marketing industry has been focused on negative numbers, downturns and dire forecasts for quite a while now. Personally, I get a little worn out by it. It’s good to be reminded, however, of just how potentially life altering (a little hyperbole never hurt anyone) the use of social media can be.

The Top Electronic Retailer Sites

Amazon.com and Best Buy were ranked #1 for being the best online electronics retailers according to a Keynote Customer Experience Rankings for Electronics Retailers study.

Staples Launches Customer Reviews

Office products retailer Staples has launched online customer reviews from PowerReviews.

Quick Thoughts on Edelman

Some PR news on the front page of TechMeme today.

Office Depot Slaps Staples Over Google Ads

Earlier this month office supply giant Office Depot filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach, Florida, asking for an injunction against rival Staples over trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and deceptive trade practices. All this stemmed from a Google key word ad.

Staples Replaces Board Chairman

Staples announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Ron Sargent, 49, has been elected chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Staples Announces 4Q Results

. Staples announced the results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended January 29, 2005.