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I placed my very first order on Amazon.com for two very popular albums back on June 20th, 2000. I'd later go on to place about 230 orders, including everything from a mattress (no wait, make that two mattresses; don't ask) and soap -- lots and lots of soap. I loved Amazon so much that at one point...

August 20th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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There's a lot to love about Etsy -- it's one of the best places on the internet to find all sorts of stuff like minimalist Captain America prints or laser-cut Deathly Hallows earrings, but shipping windows are kind of a crapshoot. That could change because Amazon is apparently emailing some of the...

May 22nd 2015 at 9:26pm 0 Comments
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We've all been there. It's raining outside and you're nursing a horrendous hangover from the night before. All you really want is a greasy Double Whopper with large fries and an ice cold Sprite, but the thought of stepping outside is too much to bear. "Why doesn't Burger King do home deliveries in...

February 19th 2015 at 6:40am 0 Comments
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Visa's move to protect your credit card numbers was apparently pretty popular. How do we know that? Well, it's coming to a bunch of places that aren't adorned with the Apple logo -- that's how. The company has announced that "other leading device manufacturers and technology companies" will adopt...

February 13th 2015 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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The world's most valuable startup (for now) is finally getting ready to sell stuff in the United States, just... maybe not the stuff you were expecting. At an intimate media gathering in San Francisco, Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra revealed that the buzzy Chinese phone maker will start selling its l...

February 12th 2015 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Groupon has always been pretty good for scoring cheap dinners and discounted skydiving lessons, but now that disseminator of daily deals wants to help you save money on your groceries too. Yes, really -- the company just launched a new app called Snap that promises to give you ardent shoppers mone...

October 2nd 2014 at 8:29pm 0 Comments
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Square Market's one of the latest e-retailers to realize that Bitcoins might not be too cryptic to be used as a legit payment option, after all. The e-commerce website now accepts payments made using the cryptocurrency, as Square Market Lead Ajit Varma announced in a blog post where he also explai...

March 31st 2014 at 11:03pm 0 Comments
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Holiday shoppers have already been reeling from a breach of Target's database, and their situation isn't improving now that Christmas is over. The store chain has confirmed that the perpetrators took encrypted PIN codes, theoretically scoring access to legions of accounts. There is some consolatio...

December 27th 2013 at 6:51pm 0 Comments
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Not even a year after its inception, Facebook is killing physical Gifts. According to TechCrunch, the social media giant is ending its intermediary role for sending teddy bears, wine and chocolate (sounds romantic, no?) from its partners. Instead, it's focusing on its own gift card, as well as red...

August 24th 2013 at 11:40am 0 Comments
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Nintendo's Web Framework for Wii U now includes eCommerce support, manager of developer relations Martin Buchholz revealed at GDC Europe. When using the updated framework, developers can monetize their games after launch with items such as DLC. The Nintendo Web Framework allows developers to craft...

August 19th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments