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How Houghton Mifflin Harcourt moved from product to platform

The 180-year-old publisher is now a digital platform player, thanks to an open API strategy.

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Is Evernote getting out of the retail business?

Flash sales and app changes point to an end to the Evernote Market

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An API-powered shopping season

From dynamic pricing to unified shopper's experience, APIs are impacting the entire shopping experience

Trade treaty negotiations can remain secret, EU court rules

Leaks are becoming increasingly important to finding how trade negotiations will affect e-commerce, copyrights, and online privacy

Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin payments in its online stores

Bitcoin is accepted by Microsoft only in the United States for now

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Ho ho no! While you shop this season, beacons will spam you

Marketers have found a new channel to abuse, but it doesn't have to be this way

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Working conditions? Amazon's robots have no complaints

Cutting-edge fulfillment centers fitted out with Kiva robots fuel speculation that humans days in the working force could be numbered

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Slow Cyber Monday may be productivity boost for the boss

Fewer people likely to be shopping online today, meaning work is actually getting done

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Why Apple should add Touch ID to its Macs

Password security is the obvious reason, but Apple Pay is the better reason

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Apple Pay: The 5 lessons it teaches IT and business alike

Tired of being ineffective and unloved? It's time to act different

Report: Amazon building ad system to compete with Google's

The system may resemble Google's AdWords for keyword-targeted ads

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