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Tue
28
Dec
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Amazon: Windows 7 Mega Deal to End Dec 31

Update 2010/12/28: The Windows 7 Discount Link is further down the page in a box similar to this one. You may continue reading the article to find out more about this offer, or click here to access the Windows 7 discount though Amazon.com now . ... Non-USA users, please read this page . Microsoft's popular Windows 7 Family Pack deal finally appears to be nearing the end, approximately 1 month later than last year's offering. On the product's web site, Amazon.com a definitive message stating that "This product is available for a limited time and will be available to purchase until December 31, or ... (view more)

Mon
13
Dec
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Cyber Attack Threats Force Amazon UK Offline

Amazon Web Services (AWS) earlier this month pulled the plug on the WikiLeaks web site, forcing the latter to find a new web hosting company. WikiLeaks is amid controversy after the site began releasing a mammoth collection of confidential U.S. ... State Department diplomatic cables. According to Computerworld, "WikiLeaks is now hosted by a Swedish firm, Bahnhof Internet AB, which is headquartered in Uppsala, a city approximately 44 miles north of Stockholm." (Source: computerworld.com ) In response, activists calling themselves "Anonymous" who support the WikiLeaks cause have ... (view more)

Sat
11
Dec
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Still Xmas Shopping? Read Dennis' Amazon.com How-To Guide + Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Do you shop online or do you prefer brick-and-mortar stores? Ask anyone that question and you'd likely get a varying answer. For myself: I started shopping online 7 years ago. Back then, there wasn't user commenting / opinions and reseller ratings ... for websites, so purchasing anything online gave me great hesitation. Flash forward a few years and things have changed quite a bit. Buying online -- at least, for me, is a regular part of my life and I look forward to it because it's often a fun and an exciting experience. One such site, Amazon.com, is one of the biggest and best places I shop ... (view more)

Fri
03
Dec
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Virtual eBooks Now A Gift-Giving Option

Electronic reading devices (or E-Readers) such as Amazon's Kindle are not just best-sellers, but also the most-requested items on automated online shopping wish-lists. However, until now it's not been possible to buy electronic books as a gift. ... Instead, users could only pay for gift vouchers. That's changed with two leading companies offering gifting options for eBooks. The first to launch the feature was Kobo, a Canadian company that originally started as an electronic books retail website, but later launched its own portable reading devices, stocked in stores such as Borders and Indigo / ... (view more)

Sun
28
Nov
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Online Holiday Shopping? Read Dennis' Top 10 Recommendations

With over 30 years in computing experience, I'm often asked my opinion about computer hardware. Questions like, "What can I do to speed up my computer?", or "What type of laptop should I buy?" and things of that nature. Like anyone else, I love a ... good deal. In order to find the best deal possible, sometimes I spend an entire day shopping online to compare prices and features of similar components. Unfortunately, many of the "recommendations" I've read recently appear to be forged for the sake of making a sale, which means there's an awful lot of time wasted wading through ... (view more)

Tue
05
Oct
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Discount Windows 7 Starts Now: Time-Limited

Update 2010/11/29: NOTE: Low stock is being reported on the Amazon website (approx 50 40 units are available). We expect this offer to end this weekend (Black Friday / Cyber Monday), so don't wait! The Windows 7 Discount Link is further down the ... page in a box similar to this one. You may continue reading the article to find out more about this offer, or click here to access the Windows 7 discount though Amazon.com now . Microsoft has officially re-introduced its Windows 7 Family Pack, a limited-time offer that drastically reduces the price of licenses for the new operating system (OS). For ... (view more)

Thu
17
Jun
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Office 2010 Discount by Amazon, Despite Strong Sales

Amazon has slashed the price of several versions of its Microsoft Office 2010 applications suite. Cuts have been as high as 13 per cent at the online retailer, which insists the reductions have nothing to do with weak demand. Leading the cuts is the ... Home and Student version of Office: Microsoft lists the software at $149, but Amazon currently posts it at just $129. Receiving slightly less drastic cuts is the Home and Business edition, available for $259 (usually $279) and the Professional version, listed at $459 by Microsoft but sold by Amazon for a whopping $499. (Source: informationweek.com ... (view more)

Mon
01
Feb
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Amazon Gives In; Higher e-Book Prices Expected

Amazon appears to have blinked first in its stand-off with publishing giant Macmillan over the pricing of Kindle books. The online retailer had even briefly stopped selling printed Macmillan books over the dispute. The disagreement centered on ... Amazon's policy of charging a flat rate of $9.99 for the electronic edition of virtually all new titles it stocks. Macmillan demanded that it be able to set its own pricing, with most major books priced between $12.99 and $14.99. Royalties Replace Fixed Fees At the moment, Amazon pays publishers a fixed fee for each digital sale worth roughly half the ... (view more)

Tue
01
Dec
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Black Friday Online Sales Hit $595M, Up 11% Last Year

The dust has settled after another Black Friday and Cyber Monday , and already statistics are suggesting they've both been very successful for retailers. However, it seems online sellers have benefitted the most this year, with Amazon.com and ... Wal-Mart leading the pack. As the first nation-wide holiday within striking distance of the Christmas season, Black Friday has become renowned for big sales and big lineups at malls and big box retail stores (making it more or less infamous with consumers more prone to frustration). However, over the last few years more and more shoppers have been ... (view more)

Fri
16
Oct
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Amazon Same Day Delivery: Convenient, But Costly

When you buy something online, sometimes waiting is the hardest part. Waiting several days, a week, or even longer is simply painful for many consumers, particularly as the holiday season approaches -- which is why Amazon announced late yesterday ... that it would begin shipping packages to homes in seven select cities, arriving the same day. Residents of Boston, Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Seattle, and Las Vegas will soon have the opportunity to order and receive goods from Amazon.com in the very same day. It's expected that those living just outside these cities will also be ... (view more)

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