IoT devices threaten future Internet security

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PayPal, Etsy, Twitter, GitHub, Reddit, Playstation Network, AirBnB and Netflix were all impacted on Friday by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Dyn DNS. The biggest impact was in the US although some users in Europe were also affected. DNS (Domain Name System) is the internet protocol which translates a web URL (like […]

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Linnworks announce Etsy marketplace beta launch


Today at Linnworks‘ fourth annual Linn Academy, it was announced that next week they will launch support for the Etsy marketplace in beta. Etsy is a marketplace where merchants largely sell what they make or curate, you’ll find handmade items, vintage goods and craft supplies you can’t find anywhere else. Don’t be fooled into thinking […]

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eBay.com launch Fine Art and Design eBay Collective


eBay.com have launched eBay Collective, an elevated shopping experience to provide interior designers and consumers with curated inventory of furniture, antiques, contemporary design and fine art. eBay Collective eBay say that “The inventory on eBay Collective spans one-of-a-kind objects that can traditionally only be found in independent brick-and-mortar stores, while showcasing the incomparable selection that […]

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Allegro acquired by Private Equity partnership


eBay and Alibaba have been outbid in their efforts to acquire Allegro, the largest ecommerce marketplace serving Poland. Instead the company will be acquired by private equity firms Cinven, Permira and Mid Europa. Paying $3.253 billion values Allegro’s 20 million registered users at just over $162 dollars per head. Comparing that with the £25 million […]

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Amazon Music Unlimited launched in the US


Amazon have introduced Amazon Music Unlimited, currently only available in the US but coming to the UK before the end of the year. Prime Music is a benefit of an Amazon Prime Membership and has a growing selection of two million songs, always ad-free and on-demand. The new Amazon Music Unlimited unlocks tens of millions […]

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Has Amazon.com FBA stopped taking on new sellers?

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We’re hearing rumours that Amazon has stopped taking on new sellers into the FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon) programme until the end of the year. Have you heard anything? Firstly, there is this article on helium called Amazon Closes Its Doors to New FBA Sellers. It says: “New sellers who have not yet sent in their […]

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eBay’s UK tax bill is under scrutiny

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According to accounts published on Friday, eBay in the UK has paid a weeny percentage in UK tax when compared to the revenues generated in the last tax year. eBay (UK) Ltd is reported to have paid £1.1m in tax in the UK on revenues of £1.1bn. (Cleverer people than me can calculate what that […]

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Last call for eDelivery & Internet Retailing Conferences

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The annual eDelivery Conference takes place tomorrow, Tuesday 11 October at the Novotel Hammersmith. Then on Wednesday 12 October delegates will return for the Internet Retailing Conference taking place in the same venue. eDelivery Conference Looking at Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics and Delivery, two two conference track named “Availability” and “Experience” are two strands of […]

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European competition regulators examine marketplace bans


Consumers want to find the brands they love, at the best prices. However, hidden restrictions – which can keep prices artificially inflated – stop shoppers from getting the best deal. eBay’s research shows an overwhelming 88% of UK consumers expect to find their favourite brands through online marketplaces, and 65% expect to find the best […]

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