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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2441 - December 23, 2010 - ISSN 1539-5065    6 of 6

AuctionBytes Newsflash News Roundup 12/23/10

By Ina Steiner
December 23, 2010

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Time exposes eBay's lack of customer service; Wall Street Journal looks at social shopping; Fast thinks Yardsellr is helping Facebook become eBay 2.0; Google's new programmatic interfaces that enable retailers to upload their content to and query data from Google; and more, in today's ecommerce news roundup.

"On Hold at eBay: What Happened to Customer Service?" Time, 12/22/10
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"Using "Likes" for Gift Ideas: Retailers Are Tapping Social Profiles to Help Customers Shop for Their Friends," Wall Street Journal, 12/22/10
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"Yardsellr is Turning Facebook into eBay 2.0," Fast Company, 12/22/10
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"New Shopping APIs and Deprecation of the Base API," Google Merchant blog, 12/17/10
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"Skype Goes Out," New York Times Bits blog, 12/22/10
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"Seattle Based Non Profit Bookstore SELLING OUR WHOLE INVENTORY-Make Offer," Amazon discussion board for sellers, 12/22/10
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"Secretsales.com Founders Are Excited About eBay Acquisition," Business Insider blog, 12/22/10
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"The eBags inside track to fast drop-shipping amid surging sales," Internet Retailer, 12/22/10
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"E-Mail Gets an Instant Makeover," New York Times, 12/22/10
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"Shanghai, Silicon Valley Banks to Form Venture," Wall Street Journal, 12/22/10
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"UK VAT increase to 20% 4 January 2011," eBay UK Announcement board, 12/21/10
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About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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