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Report: Web firms must do better for foreign punters

More companies need to participate in cross-border online trading in order to improve competition and help attract more consumers with lower prices, a new report by consumer organisations has said. The report said the online shopping experience has improved for consumers, with 94 per cent of cross-border orders being …
OUT-LAW.COM, 6 Oct 2011
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The internet ate our homework

Part 2 What went wrong with Borders? The story so far is that a mouse is eating an elephant. According to my own back-of-the-envelope calculations as well as a more serious report from Frost & Sullivan, online shopping accounts for about five per cent of the Australian consumer’s retail dollar. That’s enough to cause private equity …
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Top 10 Kindle books outsell dead-tree versions 2-1

Amazon's top 10 books are selling twice as many digital editions as hardback and paperback combined, although the company still isn't providing any hard figures to back up the claim. In July Amazon said that digital editions were outselling paper books overall, but now the top 1,000 books are selling more digital editions than …
Bill Ray, 26 Oct 2010

Borders signs deal for new eBook store

Borders has bought a stake in on-line book seller Kobo, which will take over the bookselling giant's eBook store and extend the service onto PDA phones too. Borders UK might be clearing the shelves, but the US company is expanding its electronic presence in the face of competition from Amazon and Barnes & Nobel amongst others …
Bill Ray, 16 Dec 2009
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Amazon UK pulls Scientology exposé for 'legal reasons'

Amazon UK has barred the sale of a new Scientology exposé penned by a former member of the church's "elite paramilitary group." The British incarnation of the world's most popular etailer is no longer offering The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology, a 318-page tome from John Duignan, who …
Cade Metz, 11 Nov 2008
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New Yorkers to pay for RFID in driving licences

New York drivers will have the option, from June next year, of paying an additional $30 to have an RFID tag embedded in their driving licence, allowing them to cross nearby borders without recourse to a passport. The additional tag offers much the same functionality as the US Passport Card, though it's limited to borders with …
Bill Ray, 18 Sep 2008
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Scottish beavers (and Cali cacti) get their chips

As a report from the US Computing Technology Industry Association shows the number of companies adopting chipping for one or more projects up by a third on 2007, it is nice to think that just occasionally, chips and other tracking devices can be put to uses that are relatively benign – or even green. September is likely to …
Jane Fae , 4 Sep 2008
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3G to hit 12 million Chinese by 2012

Analysts EJL Wireless Research estimate that more than 12 million Chinese will be using TD-SCDMA handsets by 2012, though they also claim that Huawei won't be providing much of the infrastructure to support them. TD-SCDMA is a variant of CDMA designed to avoid paying patent fees to non-Chinese companies, and is the mandated 3G …
Bill Ray, 10 Aug 2008
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Orange tells customers they are now 'partners'

Orange, France Telecom's consumer brand, has decided not to serve consumers any more: in true Web 2.0 style it's rebranding itself as a partner - not a provider - in telecommunications. The new slogan is "together we can do more", so forget about being a punter just wanting a conversation with another punter; now you're …
Bill Ray, 1 Jul 2008
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Pirate Bay bitchslaps Swedish law with SSL

The Pirate Bay plans to offer encryption services to people who use the BitTorrent tracker site in a direct attempt to combat a new controversial snoop law passed in Sweden last week. Peter Sunde, who is one of the men behind the notorious tracker site, said in a blog post yesterday: "Many people have asked me what we’re …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Jun 2008
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Disconnected O2 punters to lose connections again

UK operator O2 has admitted a power failure yesterday cut off customers in an area east of Edinburgh, and could do so again this evening while a permanent solution is installed. The failure was due to a faulty power supply unit involved in base stations east of the city and down to the borders. Many customers were able to get …
Bill Ray, 3 Jun 2008

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