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    Snowstorms Force E-tailers to Extend Shipping Deadline

    Snowstorms Force E-tailers to Extend Shipping Deadline
    Retail Web sites have bumped back deadlines and offer free express shipping after weekend snowstorms kept holiday shoppers home in large areas of the East Coast. Meanwhile, some bricks-and-mortar stores are extending early morning bargains that had been offered on Saturday through Wednesday. Amazon.com has extended the cutoff for standard shipping by one day through Monday. Macy's Web site is offering ...
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    10 Things NOT to Wear to Your Work Holiday Party

    What Not to Wear #1: Tacky Holiday Sweaters Why Not? For some professionals, wearing holiday sweaters and vests seems to be acceptable (at least ironically). But while some of your coworkers may get a kick out of seeing you wear Rudolph with a big red pom pom nose front and center, an adult only holiday party calls for more mature attire. ...
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    Upcoming Google "Gphone" Details Leaked

    Upcoming Google "Gphone" Details Leaked
    When Google announced that it was getting into the phone business, many expected that it was going to release the long rumored "GPhone", a high-tech smart phone akin to the iPhone. The company surprised everyone when it instead released a smart phone operating system, Android. Now knee-deep in the smart phone industry, Google has gained much in terms of experience. While ...
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    Twitter Gets Hijacked by "Iranian Cyber Army"

    Twitter Gets Hijacked by "Iranian Cyber Army"
    Twitter is one of the hottest web businesses online with everyone from regular Joes to celebrities logging on and microblogging. Last night, Twitter.com went down for several hours -- a notable event. While some were redirected to host PNAP's Perfect World advertisement page, others found themselves redirected to a rather alarming alternative -- a page from the "Iranian Cyber Army" claiming ...
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    Don't Spend Cash on the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' When You Can Make it Work 365

    Don't Spend Cash on the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' When You Can Make it Work 365
    CHICAGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year the Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Financial Services Group puts the cost of buying everything you need for the Twelve Days of Christmas at $21,465.56 - and that's only singing the song one time through. Repeating all the song's verses, for what PNC calls the "True Cost of Christmas," would be $87,402.81. Prices ...
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    Stronger Retail Sales and Sentiment Boost Stocks

    Stronger Retail Sales and Sentiment Boost Stocks
    NEW YORK - Stocks mostly rose Friday on signs that consumers and businesses are feeling more confident about the economy. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose 1.3 percent in November, more than double the increase analysts had expected and better than the 1.1 percent rise in October. The report boosted hopes that consumers are starting to feel more comfortable opening ...
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    Top 10 Things that College Taught Us About Life

    1. Dorms College is a time of extreme freedom but, let’s face it, not everything about college screams unfettered space. Students don’t usually have a lot of extra money and that means that their personal space is limited. In fact, the average college student has bunked down in a dorm room. According to the 2000 census, about 2 million students ...
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    Are Retail Websites that are Too Personalized Essentially Creepy?

    Are Retail Websites that are Too Personalized Essentially Creepy?
    CHICAGO _ Michael Redding describes the get-to-know-you game between man and machine as a version of "Name That Tune." Take, for example, someone who lands on an online retailer's home page and enters a search term. The Web site can identify the person's rough location and a bit about what the shopper wants to buy. With those two notes, the site ...
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    Google Announces Real-Time Web Search

    Google Announces Real-Time Web Search
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Fresh information from blogs, news sites, Twitter and other popular hangouts will appear in Google's search results more quickly as the company aims to give people a more comprehensive look at what's happening on the Web. The feature unveiled Monday represents Google Inc.'s most significant step yet in the field of "real-time" search - a catch ...
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    More Investors Looking at Real-World Connection in Web Start-Ups

    More Investors Looking at Real-World Connection in Web Start-Ups
    Dec. 3 - On my morning caffeine run, I've been ordering the Christmas blend lately, easing into the most wonderfully commercial time of the year. I'm looking forward to enabling Santa Claus and getting teary-eyed at the ending of "It's a Wonderful Life." And here in Silicon Valley, I find myself wondering: Every time a cash register rings, does an ...
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    Epic Fail: Only 5 iPhones Sold in Two Weeks by Big China's Largest E-tailer

    Epic Fail: Only 5 iPhones Sold in Two Weeks by Big China's Largest E-tailer
    China is arguably the world's biggest potential electronics market.  If you can make a product that's a big hit with Chinese consumers it's almost as big a deal as a hit product in the U.S. - and China's buying power is expected to only grow even more in the near future.  Thus optimism was high when the iPhone finally launched in ...
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    Apple Acquires Lala, Attempting to Strengthen Online Music

    Apple Acquires Lala, Attempting to Strengthen Online Music
    Over the weekend, Apple confirmed it purchased Lala for an undisclosed amount Apple confirmed it has purchased streaming music site Lala as the company looks to find new ways to enhance its own music catalog services. Lala, which does offer songs for sale, is known for the ability to scan hard drives so it can create an additional music library that ...
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    Holiday Gift Guide: Top Tech Books

    Holiday Gift Guide: Top Tech Books
    SAN FRANCISCO - Your holiday shopping list probably includes gadgets, games and gizmos that illustrate how technology is changing the way we work, play and communicate. So why not throw in a few books about the people and services causing the delight and disruption? Here are a few suggestions: --- "Googled" by Ken Auletta (suggested retail price: $27.95); "Inside Larry ...
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    Different Times Call For Different Strategies

    Different Times Call For Different Strategies
    We are living in times that are different from anything you and I have lived in before. Is the economy picking up? Is it in for a long-term change? What is happening around us and how can we, as small business people, adapt and succeed? Well, in different times one strategy is to can keep on doing what you’ve already done. ...
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    Online Retailers: An Early Holiday Peak?

    Online Retailers: An Early Holiday Peak?
    What began as a strong shopping season for online retailers may fizzle as cash-strapped consumers quickly exhaust tight holiday budgets. Lured by steep discounts, consumers showed a propensity to spend as yearend shopping got under way after Thanksgiving. By late afternoon on Nov. 30, the day's online sales were up 11% from a year earlier, according to online marketing firm Coremetrics. ...
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    Holiday Sales to Drop as Forecasters See 'Discipline'

    Holiday Sales to Drop as Forecasters See 'Discipline'
    (Bloomberg) — More consumers went shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, yet spent less than last year as they hunted for bargains on toys and electronics, according to the National Retail Federation. Spending at stores and on Web sites from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29 rose 0.5% to an estimated $41.2 billion from $41 billion a year earlier, the Washington-based trade ...
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    $500 Million and Apology From Goldman

    $500 Million and Apology From Goldman
    How much good will can an apology — and half a billion dollars — buy? A lot, Goldman Sachs is hoping. After first staunchly defending its outsize profits and pay, and then bristling at calls for restraint in these tough economic times, Goldman is trying a new tack: It is apologizing for past mistakes that led to the financial crisis — ...
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    Business Owners' Holiday Giving Plans

    Business Owners' Holiday Giving Plans
    Customers will get their holiday cheer this season, but employees and charitable organizations may find their stockings empty, a new survey suggests. The annual American Express OPEN Small Business Holiday Monitor tracks small business owners whose companies have fewer than 100 employees to gauge their plans for the holiday season. This year, 516 interviews were completed by Echo Research from Oct. ...
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    How to Not Go Out of Business

    How to Not Go Out of Business
    Have you ever thought about how banking has evolved over the past 20 years? The other day, as I maneuvered my car past the drive-up ATM, I was telling my kids about the way things used to be. Like when I had to plan ahead and make sure I got to the bank by 3 on Friday to deposit my paycheck ...
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    Bill Gates: Steve Jobs Has "More Inspiration" Than Other Tech Leaders

    Bill Gates: Steve Jobs Has "More Inspiration" Than Other Tech Leaders
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs' company may constantly belittle Microsoft in its ads, but in all accuracy, there's a lot of love between the companies.  A large number of Macs run Windows installs via boot camp.  And a large number of Windows users interact with Apple products such as the iPods and iPhone. Speaking at a special CNBC segment, "Warren Buffett and ...
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