Amazon Sneaks In Third-Party Seller Discounts


Amazon recently began reducing prices on merchandise sold by third-party sellers, ratcheting up its market share competition with discount stores, including Walmart and Dollar General. The company has started to display a new tag, “Discount Provided by Amazon.” Price cuts so far have been a little less than 10 percent on goods sold by independent retailers. Amazon has been making the cuts unilaterally and absorbing the losses itself, in order to provide customers with lower prices on an increasingly important mix of products.

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N-word used on Walmart website to describe product color

Walmart was apologizing on Monday after an appalling description of a product by a third-party vendor made its way onto the retail giant’s website.

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Valve to Close the Spigot on Gambling Operations


Valve last week announced it would take action against third-party sites that run illegal gambling operations. A number of gambling sites have been leveraging the Steam gaming platform — in particular, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game — to create massive operations that convert virtual skins into cash, Valve said. Valve denied allegations that it has in any way profited from those illegal sites or had any kind of wink-and-nod business dealings with them.

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Steam Punks: Valve moves to crack down on Steam gambling sites

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Valve is finally taking some action against third-party websites that drive gambling on CS:Go skins, but its actions don’t amount to much.

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Faced with FCC regulations on router capabilities, TP-Link blocks open-source updates

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TP-Link has just declared that it won’t allow its routers to be updated by current third-party tools, thanks to FCC rules that mandate new restrictions starting in June 2016. This is the outcome enthusiasts were afraid of — but is TP-Link a canary in a coal mine or an outlier?

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Purported 'iPhone 7' case supports rumors of no 3.5mm headphone jack

Article Image Whether or not it’s based on an accurate design, at least one third-party case manufacturer is already producing a product assuming Apple’s upcoming “iPhone 7″ will indeed ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

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Inside iOS 9.3: Apple will allow third-party apps to add music to your iCloud Music Library

Article Image With its forthcoming iOS 9.3 update, Apple plans to allow third-party apps to add songs to a user’s iCloud Music Library, eliminating the need to use iTunes on a Mac or PC to upload songs to the cloud or add them to the iOS Music app.

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Sparkle software updater leaves 'huge' number of Mac apps open to attack

Article Image A “huge” number of third-party Mac apps are under threat of man-in-the-middle attacks due to a recently discovered vulnerability in Sparkle, an open source framework used to facilitate software updates.

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Flickr, Mobile Mouse are latest apps to add support for iPhone 6s 3D Touch

Article Image Third-party apps continue to adds support for Apple’s 3D Touch input on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, including updates that launched on Thursday for popular apps Flickr and Mobile Mouse Remote.

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Apple begins selling official Apple Watch lugs to third-party band makers

Article Image Via a third-party distributor, Avnet, Apple is now selling authorized lugs for the Apple Watch that accessory makers can use in their own bands for the device.

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Periscope live video viewing app in development for next-gen Apple TV – report

Twitter’s Periscope platform will come to the next-generation Apple TV in the form of a third-party app, to be available for download on the device’s dedicated App Store, a new report reveals.

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Apple Watch sales expand to more third-party retailers with France's Fnac

On Thursday Apple continued to expand the number of third-party vendors for the Apple Watch, adding France’s Fnac to the list of retailers, though initially only in a limited fashion.

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Apple Stores begin selling third-party accessories with co-designed 'premium' packaging

Apple Stores are already beginning to sell third-party accessories with packaging co-designed by Apple, giving the company even greater control over the presentation and marketing of products sold in its retail outlets.

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Apple to reportedly debut co-designed third-party accessory packaging at Apple Stores next week

Apple Stores will soon get a more uniform look as select third-party accessory makers adopt packaging co-designed by Apple, part of a larger transition toward a “premium feel” under retail chief Angela Ahrendts.

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New Apple OS X 10.10.4 update enables TRIM support for third-party SSDs

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Apple has begun enabling TRIM support in its latest OS update if you install a third-party SSD — but be advised, some SSDs don’t work with the chosen method of TRIM.

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First look: Antsy Labs' Duet Apple Watch and iPhone charging dock

With no Apple branded Apple Watch charging dock available at launch, third-party accessory makers have stepped in to produce a sea of products ranging from integrated Watch/iPhone stands to standalone pedestals. Antsy Labs’ Duet splits the difference, offering owners a solution for charging their devices devices side-by-side or separately.



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LifeMap Solutions finds success in post to Apple's ResearchKit blog

In the first third-party post to Apple’s ResearchKit blog, mobile health provider LifeMap Solutions reports seeing high rates of consent and participation due in large part to iOS and iPhone app “stickiness.”



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New tool offers glimpse at Apple Watch screenshots before April 24 launch

A new tool can fetch screenshots for third-party Apple Watch apps, while another website showcases them in mockups, giving users a glimpse at software that hasn’t been formally shown off ahead of the device’s launch on Friday



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