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Amazon promises one-hour delivery in Manhattan, more locations on the way

The super-fast shipping costs $7.99, while people willing to wait another hour won't have to pay extra


Internet tax moratorium extended in US gov't spending package

The moratorium will continue for another year, but the Senate's action leads to debate over net neutrality taxes

Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin payments

Bitcoin is accepted by Microsoft only in the US for now

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7 Resolutions Online Businesses Should Make for 2015

It's time to think about resolutions for the new year. Here are seven simple things online businesses can do to improve their Web design and content in 2015.

Flaw in Alibaba's international e-commerce site put merchants at risk

Alibaba Group has said it has fixed the problem on its AliExpress site

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Amazon.com Tells Customers, 'Make an Offer'

Amazon.com is going after online auction giant eBay with its "Make an Offer" feature -- just in time for the big holiday shopping season

Amazon's 'Make an Offer' Program Lets You Haggle for Even Lower Prices

You can't make an offer on many product categories yet, but if you're looking for collectible items Amazon now gives you the chance to knock a few bucks off the price.


Amazon Starts Selling its Own Ethically Sourced Diapers to Hook Parents on Prime

It may seem like an odd choice for Amazon to start making its own diapers, but it makes more sense than you might think.

Internet sales tax backers push for late-session action

Supporters of the sales tax press on, despite opposition from House Speaker Boehner

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Cyber Monday's Best Gaming Deals: Dragon Age; Inquisition for $45 and Other Great Buys

Amazon dons its white beard and red hat and gives out discounts on some of the season's latest and greatest games.

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Slow Cyber Monday May Be Productivity Boost for the Boss

A survey by the National Retail Federation shows fewer people plan to do their online shopping today than in the past.

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Amazon Slashes Fire TV's Price 30 Percent for Cyber Monday

Looking to give the gift of streaming this year? Amazon's Fire TV set-top box will be sold for $30 off the regular price Monday afternoon.

Computer vision, robots bolster Amazon warehouses for holiday rush

The retailer's fleet of Kiva robot platforms tops 15,000, while a giant robot arm hoists stock

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11 Cyber Monday Tech Deals That Truly Save You Serious Money

We've sifted through the ads and the deals-that-aren't-really-deals to find 11 Cyber Monday tech sales that absolutely, positively don't suck.

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5 Ways PCI is Becoming More Security-Conscious Next Year

The newest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard was released this month, PCI DSS 3.0, and it is all about security instead of compliance.

Top Cyber Monday Tech Deals

Want post-Thanksgiving deals without the crowds? See the online sale prices on TVs, computers, games and more for Cyber Monday, Dec. 1.

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The Holiday Shopping Guide For People Who Hate to Shop

If you're like many of us, the idea of holiday shopping gives you the willies. Chris Breen offers some tips for giving of your best without needless suffering.

Hack the Halls: Watch Out for Cyber Monday Scamathon

Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year, which means it is also the single biggest opportunity for criminals to steal cash, personal information and credit card numbers, and they’ve got an imposing arsenal to carry...

Twitter, in time for the holidays, puts digital coupons in your feed

The tool requires people to store their payment information with Twitter

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