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Amazon NY to Sell Ebooks Through Other Retailers

Amazon NY to Sell Ebooks Through Other Retailers

Amazon's NY-based publishing group has made a deal with Ingram to make its ebooks available to competitors such as Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo. Currently content from Amazon's West Coast imprints are not included in the deal with Ingram's digital distribution arm, CoreSource. Amazon NY will [Full Story…]

NY Startup Tout’d Creates Food and Shopping App

NY Startup Tout'd Creates Food and Shopping App

NY-based Tout'd has created a food and shopping app that friends recommend, rather than strangers. This month the company raised $1.4 million in a seed round led by Warner Hills Angels.  Arron Kallenberg, TechStars alum, along with Rob Morelli and Saro Cutri, former Wall Streeters, founded Tout'd. [Full Story…]

NJ Retailers Organize Against Amazon Tax Exemption

NJ Retailers Organize Against Amazon Tax Exemption

New Jersey-based retailers are lobbying state legislators to pass a law requiring out-of-state businesses to collect a 7% sales tax from New Jersey customers.  The New Jersey Retail Merchants Association and the local affiliate of the Alliance for Main Street Fairness are also pressing lawmakers to [Full Story…]

Amazon Seeks Tax Holiday for Proposed NJ Distribution Center

Amazon Seeks Tax Holiday for Proposed NJ Distribution Center

Amazon is in talks with New Jersey about a deal to locate two warehouses there. The deal could mean 1,500 new jobs for the area. State Assembly Democratic Leader Lou Greenwald, told the Associated Press that Amazon wants a 22-month holiday from sales taxes. Unlike brick and mortar establishments, [Full Story…]

Connecticut Pushes Amazon to Pay Taxes

Connecticut Pushes Amazon to Pay Taxes

Connecticut has been one of several states to put pressure on one large Internet retailers, particularly Amazon.com, to collect and remit taxes by passing a new Internet tax law. The online retailer, however, has indicated that it has no immediate plans to concede with the regulation, stating that [Full Story…]

Yieldex Raises $10 Million in Funding Round

Yieldex Raises $10 Million in Funding Round

Offering services designed to protect publishers' pricing from plummeting due to external pressures from ad networks, NY-based Yieldex has raised $10 million a funding round led by Triangle Peak Partners and Hearst Interactive Media, along with previous investor Amazon, according to [Full Story…]

Amazon Launches NY Daily Deals

Amazon Launches NY Daily Deals

Amazon.com is now catching up with the daily-deal market, launching its daily offers in Manhattan and Brooklyn yesterday.  The new deal venture, AmazonLocal, maintains that it was in no way influenced by Groupon or other imitators, such as Living Social.  According to Bits,  Amazon's new service is [Full Story…]

Wylie Deal With Amazon.com Falls Through

Wylie Deal With Amazon.com Falls Through

After securing the the digital rights to publish books of its authors exclusively on Amazon.com, New York literary agency Wylie Agency is now pulling out of most of the agreement. According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, after the deal was struck a month ago Random House, which published [Full Story…]

Caterina Fake Tackles Online Recommendations

Caterina Fake Tackles Online Recommendations

Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr, is back in the social networking scene, now using her skills at NY start-up  Hunch. According to a profile in Wired, Fake is tackling one of the most vexing problems in computer science: online recommendations. The gurus at Amazon.com, Pandora, Netflix and [Full Story…]

Conn. AG Blumenthal Reviewing E-Book Pricing Pacts

Conn. AG Blumenthal Reviewing E-Book Pricing Pacts

Conn. attorney general Richard Blumenthal is reviewing agreements between book publishers and Amazon.com and Apple, saying he is concerned the agreements could be anti-competitive. The AG said an initial review by his office showed that e-book prices by Amazon, Apple, Borders, and Barnes & Noble [Full Story…]

AM New York’s Best Picks for Cyber Monday

AM New York's Best Picks for Cyber Monday

am New York has assembled a list of Web sites to help shoppers back at work today in New York City navigate "today's madness," which we have pasted in for your convenience below:CyberMonday.comMake the most of today with hourly deals. Get up-to-date information on these and other [Full Story…]

Adzinia Media Group Expands in NYC

Adzinia Media Group Expands in NYC

While Amazon has mostly been grabbing headlines this week for the launch of its new Kindle device, it seems that Adzinia Media Group, a division of Amazon, has relocated its offices in New York. Adzinia sells online display and email advertising products to advertisers on Amazon.com Web [Full Story…]

Congress to Introduce Online Sales Tax Bill

Congress to Introduce Online Sales Tax Bill

With states across the country struggling with their finances, it was only a matter of time until the the old battle, whether online retailers should collect taxes from people who shop online, would start again.  A bill calling for sites like Amazon.com to collect taxes from all customers is [Full Story…]

Jeff Bezos Unveils New Kindle at Morgan Library

Jeff Bezos Unveils New Kindle at Morgan Library

The Amazon.com CEO unveiled the new version of the Kindle yesterday at the historic Morgan Library located in Manhattan's Midtown neighborhood, highlighting its thinness, speeds, and new features.The Wall Street Journal [Full Story…]

Online Shopping Costing NY City Revenue

Online Shopping Costing NY City Revenue

Online shopping sites are costing the city tens of millions of dollars a year in lost revenue by not paying state and city sales taxes, and the figure is likely to increase in coming years, according to a report by the Independent Budget Office released yesterday. While popular sites that also have [Full Story…]