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e-tailers

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Chinese e-tailer Alibaba prices IPO at $68, raising $21.8B

In the largest initial public offering in US history, Alibaba raises funds to fuel its global ambitions.

By September 18, 2014

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Can e-tailer Zappos demolish the brick-and-mortar model?

Making a play to attract fashionistas, the Amazon-owned online retailer tries its hand at social experiments in a bid to convince shoppers to abandon brick-and-mortar outlets for the Internet.

By August 18, 2013

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Southeast Asia e-tailer Lazada raises $100M in funding

Online retailer, which bills itself as the "Amazon of Southeast Asia," hopes to tap a market where online shopping has yet to gain traction.

By June 19, 2013

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Affinion stops buying credit-card info from e-tailers

In a victory for consumers and a Senate committee, one of the marketers accused of duping Web shoppers into joining paid programs drops much-criticized practices.

By January 8, 2010

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Politicians push bill to help states collect online sales tax

Some lawmakers have reintroduced the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would allow states to grab sales tax from large e-tailers.

By February 15, 2013

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Another e-tailer named in probe changes course

VistaPrint, an online printing company, says it is no longer connected to Affinion, one of three marketing companies accused of duping consumers into paying monthly fees.

By December 1, 2009

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For the Record Podcast: E-tailer 'scams' deceive consumers

Larry Magid speaks with Professor Prentiss Cox and CNET's Greg Sandoval about controversial marketing practices that some senators and angry online shoppers have called "scams."

By November 23, 2009

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E-tailers snagged in marketing 'scam' blame customers

Priceline, Classmates.com, and Orbitz say customers should read the fine print before complaining about being charged recurring monthly fees to join loyalty programs they didn't want.

By November 23, 2009

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How to avoid unpleasant surprises when buying or selling online

Ensure that your online transaction goes smoothly by researching the vendor before you finalize the deal; for sellers, Amazon and other big-name e-tailers offer some protection against fraudulent buyers.

By January 15, 2013

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Feds: Top e-tailers profit from billion-dollar Web scam

An investigation by a Senate subcommittee says millions of Americans were "tricked" into signing up for online membership clubs and were betrayed by many Web retailers.

By November 17, 2009