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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.

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.

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?

Breathe, Relax, Repeat: Devices for Inner Peace

Katherine Boehret looks at two sensors that aim to help users get to a calmer zone.

Speck Sues for Millions Over Allegedly Counterfeit Cases

The case maker filed a federal lawsuit last week over allegedly bogus cases sold via

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?

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.

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.