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Apps Coming to Amazon Kindle

By taking a page from Apple’s iPhone, App Store, and possibly, the widely expected Apple tablet, Amazon’s move aims to broaden Kindle’s capabilities for e-book publishers. Online bookselling giant Amazon has released a software development kit (SDK) for its Kindle e-reader,... (Continue reading)

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Ecommerce News Around the Web for Jan. 22, 2010

“Ecommerce News Around the Web” is our weekly review of articles, blog posts and other news items that could interest ecommerce merchants. Is Your Return Policy a Forgotten Fundamental? What motivates customers to make a purchase? Price, free shipping, a large selection?... (Continue reading)

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eBay Blows Past Earnings Estimates in Q4, 2009

eBay Blows Past Earnings Estimates in Q4, 2009

eBay's (NASDAQ: EBAY) transition from a pure online auction site to more of a wholesale liquidator and transaction-processing company paid nice dividends in its fourth quarter. The ever-evolving e-commerce site credits PayPal revenue for its impressive fourth-quarter results.... (Continue reading)

UNCTAD: no signs of global economic recovery but speculations

UNCTAD: no signs of global economic recovery but speculations

Economists of the United Nations disputed assertions that the global economy is recovering. They warned against terminating government stimulus injections as this would make the crisis worse. In its annual report, the U.N. trade and development agency UNCTAD also... (Continue reading)

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U.S. is no longer most competitive economy in the world

U.S. is no longer most competitive economy in the world

The World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness report 2009/2010 said that Switzerland knocked the United States off the position as the world’s most competitive economy as the crash of the U.S. banking system left it more exposed to some long-standing... (Continue reading)

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Inspector says SEC official’s relatives entrusted $2 million to Madoff scam

Inspector says SEC official’s relatives entrusted $2 million to Madoff scam

According to the agency’s watchdog, family members of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement official, whose unit got a tip in 2005 that Bernard Madoff may be running a Ponzi scheme, entrusted $2 million to the scam. Inspector... (Continue reading)