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eBay launches bar-code-scanning app for Half.com

Launched strategically in time for back-to-school textbook pricing, it's the first implementation of RedLaser, the bar code technology that eBay acquired earlier this summer.

By Aug. 16, 2010


Amazon goes for college crowd, launches rental textbook service

The textbook industry is under fresh attack, as Amazon.com starts letting customers rent paper text books.

By Aug. 6, 2012


'First Dot-com City' auctions off sign of the times

Halfway, Ore., which once publicly changed its name to Half.com, sells piece of dot-com history; Web site's founder puts in winning bid.

By Sep. 24, 2007


Amazon's got game (and textbook rentals)

Amazon's ever-growing empire now includes a game-development studio and rentable textbooks. Plus: the government's latest push for cell phone radiation warning labels.

By Aug. 7, 2012


A back-to-school guide for college students

College students are heading back to school soon. Here are some online resources to help them--no matter the subject.

By Aug. 20, 2009


eBay brings affiliate marketing program in-house

Online auctioneer cancels its deal with ValueClick. It plans to handle affiliate marketing on its own trough the eBay Partner Network as of April 1.

By Mar. 17, 2008


Topeka unofficially rechristens itself 'Google'

The Kansas city is one of a handful in the running to be a test market for Google's fiber-optic broadband Internet. And it really, really, really wants to win.

By Mar. 2, 2010


Eco Amazon.com rival brings in millions

Better World Books raises $4.5 million from social entrepreneurship investor to branch out into publishing, book rentals, and international do-gooding.

By Apr. 7, 2008


Use the Web to watch for price drops

Want to keep tabs on product discounts online? Check out these two services.

By Feb. 28, 2008


E-textbooks vs. Kindle DX: What will college kids pick?

Amazon's latest device, the Kindle DX, is being marketed with an emphasis on college textbooks. Is it worth the price, or are e-textbooks a better solution?

By May. 8, 2009