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Category: E-commerce
May 9, 2007 at 1:12 PM

A9.com site gets a makeover

Wow, Amazon.com’s A9.com site got a crazy makeover. It doesn’t look like a search engine anymore. It looks more like an advertisement, and it has its own slogan: “Innovations in search technologies.” The old A9.com is now called OpenSearch, and it’s linked to from the home page. OpenSearch is a search aggregator that shows results…

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May 8, 2007 at 3:40 PM

SAS: Photosynth as an advertising platform

One of the most interesting things I’ve seen from Microsoft in the last year is being pitched as the latest, greatest digital advertising platform. This after Bill Gates described for an audience of advertisers this morning the decline of traditional media business models. I reported on Photosynth last August, a photo-viewing application that combines…

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April 19, 2007 at 1:22 PM

Bezos buys cost control company

Amazon.com chief Jeff Bezos’ personal investment firm has bought out Expensewatch.com. The company, based in Conshohocken, Pa., sells software aimed at helping small businesses control and reduce their operating costs. Its signature product is a Web-based subscription service that tracks travel and entertainment, purchasing and other expenses. Bezos’ investment company, Bezos Expeditions, was already an…

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March 29, 2007 at 3:21 PM

Amazonian expansion

This perhaps doesn’t make him the Prince of Wales, but a British Web site today reported that Amazon.com‘s Jeff Bezos plans to add 1,200 jobs in Wales. This is the largest job-creation project there since 2000. Amazon runs the U.K.-based online store.

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