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Preston Gralla: Jeff Bezos hates you

But he's quite fond of your credit card.

Google shows Apple how to buy a music service

Google's purchase of music streaming service Songza will be a boost for the Google brand as well as its search, Play, Glass and other services. Maybe Apple could learn a thing or two from the deal.

Evan Schuman: Supreme Court on obvious patents: Common sense isn't so horrible

Unanimous decision won't shut down patent trolls, but it will curb worst abuses.

Why you shouldn't buy the Amazon Fire phone

Amazon and its Fire phone are capable of the most comprehensive and aggressive personal data harvesting ever offered in any product. The company needs to be far more transparent about what the phone actually does, and how Amazon protects all this data.

Malvertising rise pushes ad industry to action

With hidden malware on the rise, the online advertising industry may finally have to get its governance act together.

Amazon embraces its inner geek by buying Comixology

Amazon announced it's buying Comixology, the leader in the digital-comic-book world. Comixology's technology powers the company's own popular Comics app and web store, and the main comic-reading apps by Marvel and DC.

Self-publishing e-books: How to get started

Self-publishing has become an increasingly important industry for both individual authors and businesses who want to put out their own books. But how do you begin? Here are some tips for self-starters.

IT raises an eyebrow as pundits push 'digital transformation'

The major consulting firms are all advising IT pros to remake their businesses into fully digital organizations. But as IT has known for years, transformation -- especially digital transformation -- is hard.

Ad blockers: A solution or a problem?

Ad blockers can make websites cleaner and faster for users, but they can also take a nasty bite out of advertising revenue. How popular are they, and what can site publishers do about them?

12 Tips to Boost Post-Holiday Sales

Ecommerce and online marketing experts share their strategies on how to keep customers coming back after the Christmas rush -- and get new customers during the January doldrums.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Amazon Drone: Stunt or service?

Is Amazon's 60 Minutes revelation serious, or just a publicity ploy?

Here's why Amazon drones may never land at your door

Amazon's ambitious plan to use flying drones to deliver packages is far-fetched, but not just because of technology limitations or air traffic regulations. Amazon's fulfillment center network, as it stands now, is too limited to serve even a tiny fraction of the U.S. in the method described by CEO Jeff Bezos.

The new killer app is a real human

The future was supposed to be automated and computerized. But it turns out that automation is creating demand for the human element.

16 Tips for Ecommerce Holiday Season Success

Ecommerce and online marketing experts share their tips and strategies on how you can prepare your online business for the holiday rush and get holiday shoppers to buy from you.

Why San Francisco today is like every city tomorrow

San Francisco residents are used as lab rats in Silicon Valley's many new high-tech services. And you won't believe the cheese they get.

Don't start selling until you see the whites of their eyes: Google patents 'pay-per-gaze' ads

Although we are constantly surrounded by advertisements both online and offline, companies have no way to know whether we've actually seen what they're selling. That could change in the future, with the help of Google Glass.

Battle of the media ecosystems: Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft

When you use media products from Amazon, Apple, Google or Microsoft, you're not just choosing a device -- you're joining a ecosystem. What are these four companies doing to maintain user loyalty? How well are they succeeding?

Update: Apple colluded with book publishers on e-book prices, judge rules

A U.S. district court judge has found Apple guilty of e-book price fixing after three weeks of court proceedings that ended June 20.

15 Ways to Protect Your Ecommerce Site From Hacking and Fraud

Hackers are stealing credit card and other sensitive information from ecommerce sites. To protect (and reassure) your customers, it's imperative to know how to protect your ebusiness and your sensitive customer data. Ecommerce and security experts share 15 tips on how you can prevent fraud and keep your site safe.

Internet taxes: Is the inevitable about to happen?

Some things never happen the way that us pundits expect. Back on Independence Day in 1999 I wrote this about government taxing the purchase of goods over the Internet: "I fully believe in the ingenuity of the government when it comes to imposing taxes. We will be paying these taxes soon." Well, "soon" has not happened yet, but maybe it is getting closer.