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Amazon to Let Independent Bookstores Sell Kindles and Gives Them a Cut of E-Book Sales

Amazon, which has been blamed in part for the decline of independent bookstores, said it has a new program called Amazon Source to allow them and other retailers to resell Kindle devices and accessories, and also give them 10 percent on every e-book bought on them for two years. “With Amazon Source, customers don’t have to choose between e-books and their favorite neighborhood bookstore — they can have both,” said Amazon Kindle VP Russ Grandinetti in a statement.

Polyvore Finally Arrives on the iPad — The Device It Was Really Made For

The tablet app should produce advantages for the personal-style site’s creators and passive users alike.
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Ivanka Trump Poaches Kate Spade’s High-Profile E-Commerce Boss

Johanna Murphy will serve as chief marketing officer and head of digital for Trump’s apparel and accessories brand.
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Bras in a Box and Netflix-Like Clothing Swaps? New Services Look to Disrupt Online Shopping.

Can a computer choose all your clothes for you?
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Breathe, Relax, Repeat: Devices for Inner Peace

Katherine Boehret looks at two sensors that aim to help users get to a calmer zone.
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Speck Sues for Millions Over Allegedly Counterfeit Cases

The case maker filed a federal lawsuit last week over allegedly bogus cases sold via Amazon.com.
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Nintendo’s Wii U Outperforming the Original Wii, Only Because It Costs More

We can talk unit sales and profit later. How about those revenue numbers?
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Belkin Says It’s Lightning Fast With New iPhone Accessories

Belkin, the first company to make plug-in accessories for the iPod, says it will also be first with Apple-sanctioned devices that use the new Lightning connector.
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The Small Stuff: Accessories for Your New iPad Mini

If you thought the iPad mini was too small for a keyboard, guess again.
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Ahead of Wii U Launch, Nintendo Drops the Price of the Original

No big surprise here — Nintendo is dropping the price of its Wii ahead of the Nov. 18 launch of its new gaming console. The Wii will now cost $130 and will come bundled with two games and two accessories. It currently sells for $150 and comes with only one game and one remote. The new Wii U, which launches in a month, costs between $300 to $350. Nintendo plans to sell the original as long as demand continues for the six-year-old device.