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(How To) A guide to Web sites offering deep discounts on laptops, smart phones, and other gear.
(News) A German company wants to bring customer loyalty cards to the Internet while also making it easier for people to log in into multiple Web sites.
(News) Amazon.com has begun a new chapter in its battle for customers' ears: it has agreed to pay US$300 million for Audible, a seller of audio books that has a close relationship with Apple.
(Reviews) Bargain-hunter sites cater to many preferences--and the best have reality checks in the form of user input.
(News) Online sales grew 25 percent in the last shopping week before Christmas.
(News) Researchers report Web shoppers are busier and happier than last year, as the holiday approaches and online sales finally slow.
(Reviews) TrialPay lets you get some products for free by agreeing to try out others. But I'd rather pay for the stuff I want.
(News) Amazon.com may not offer free delivery on books in France, the high court in Versailles has ruled.
(News) Online shoppers in the U.S. set a record for one-day sales on Cyber Monday, racking up US$733 million in purchases, comScore Networks said Tuesday.
(Reviews) New sites that help you research electronics and video games, a few gift ideas, and help tying your shoelaces.
(News) Video games, consoles, and music players led the lists of many online buyers who clogged sites.
(News) Researchers at comScore are expecting a solid online shopping season, but another research group isn't so sure.
(News) The emergence of the next generation of Internet technology and applications has led to the coining of the term Web 2.0 to indicate that the Internet now has more capabilities than ever before. The Internet media companies such as Google, News Corp, and Yahoo are just some of the leaders taking advantage of this with the introduction of new services and applications.
(News) The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed complaints against seven online sellers of alternative hormone replacement therapy products, alleging that the Web sites made health claims for their natural progesterone creams without supporting evidence.
(News) Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) Monday launched a world-first payment card utility in Australia to make it easier for financial institutions to modernize and manage card services in an increasingly competitive market.
(Reviews) This free Web service makes it easy to collect on refunds due to drops in price.
(News) Chinese sport fans have embraced an online lottery for tickets to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
(News) UPDATE: Amazon plans to launch its site of DRM-free downloadable tunes later this year.
(News) PayPal expects to accelerate the adoption of its online payment services in Europe now that it has obtained a banking license that will give it more freedom to market its services to merchants throughout the Continent.
(How To) How to find the best deal when Amazon shows several offers for one product.
(News) Yahoo Inc. and eBay Inc.'s PayPal have teamed up to attach a special icon to online merchants that advertise with Yahoo and offer PayPal's Express Checkout transaction processing.
(News) PayPal has launched a product aimed at helping small and medium businesses accept online payments securely and cost-effectively.
(Reviews) Tired of shopping for the same old gifts at the department stores? Don't give a sweater again this year--go for something unique. Here are our favorite Web sites for offbeat gifts.
(How To) Hidden fees, products that suddenly disappear from stock, shady stores--don't put up with them. Here are strategies for getting the right products at the right price, without hassles.
(News) Social networks, blogs, faster shipping influence holiday e-shopping.
(howto) Dial-a-Deal: Finding Bargains by Phone
(news) Online Shopping Hit New Highs in 2005
(news) E-Shoppers Crowd the Digital Malls
(reviews) Deal Finders
(news) Online Shoppers Fear Identity Theft
(news) Fraud Threatens E-Shopping
(reviews) Comparison Shopping
(news) Amazon Turns 10
(news) Shoppers Find Less Satisfaction Online
(news) AOL Revamps Its Shopping Site
(news) Amazon Offers Unlimited Two-Day Shipping for $79 a Year
(news) More Holiday Shoppers Hit the Web
(news) Amazon Reports Strong Holiday Sales
(news) Holiday Online Shopping Trends Emerge
(news) Giant Retailer Web Sites Hit With Outages
(tech_tuesday) Safe Buying Tips
(howto) Buying online should be simple and pleasant. Here's how to end the hassles.
(news) Happy returns can be had online, but it's best for buyers to be prepared.
(news) Downloadable gifts and gift certificates offer many last-minute options.
(news) Retailers offer to ship later than ever--for a price.
(news) One in four top online retailers don't, won't, or didn't answer our questions online.
(howto) What ever happended to real live customer service representatives?
(howto) Our new Product Finder tool is designed to help you combine the latest prices and specs with reviews on thousands of products.
(howto) Buying groceries on the Web is a terrific, though possibly endangered, convenience.
(reviews) How to pick the best products, shop for the best prices, and close the deal--all online.