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Amazon Prime price jumps to $99 per year

Higher fuel and transportation costs to blame, says Amazon.

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Philips' intelligent supermarket lighting can help you find your groceries

The LED lighting system uses lighting fixtures that form a dense network that acts as a positioning grid and lets retailers send location-based data to shoppers via an app, according to Philips.

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Newegg Premier is like Amazon Prime for PC geeks

Newegg just launched a cheaper, geekier Amazon Prime alternative with free shipping, free returns, and other goodies.

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Bitcoin accepted as valid currency by Australian lawyers

The legal fraternity has made it first foray into the use of Bitcoins as payments for services rendered.

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Mobile purchases reportedly hit 20% of all transactions

Payments made with smartphones and tablets rose 55 percent over last year, and Android activity is gaining, say processors of the transactions.

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Amazon ponders jacking the price of Prime by $20 to $40

An Amazon Prime subscription could cost you $20 to $40 more per year sometime soon.

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Michael's chain investigates possible data breach

The company has not confirmed a compromise but is notifying customers as a precaution.

Report: Apple planning a move into mobile payments service

The company would compete against Google, PayPal, Square and others if it enters this zone.

NFC smartphones: The answer to retail hack attacks?

R'Pin and chip' smartcards may be next, not NFC smartphones, but liability questions remain.

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Online retailers can go even greener, engineers suggest

A survey shows Internet shopping can be more eco-friendly if its procedures are accompanied by smart delivery logistics.