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May 8th, 2008

Cellphone Ripoff?

It was attempted on me when I first got mine… sorry $%#&^%$#’s!
H/T to IAB SmartBrief;
FTC on Watch Against Wireless Ripoffs
“An FTC commissioner warned cellphone content providers they need to do a better job of disclosing the costs consumers incur when clicking or downloading services for their mobile devices.
Speaking yesterday at the start of a two-day […]

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May 5th, 2008

Sure - Trust A Telco - Go Ahead…

They are so incredibly brazen they throw the FCC’s rules back in their face upside down!
Despite the rules governing the 700 Mhz auction, Verizon has arrogantly decided that they are somehow not required to participate. Well, hell, that’s exactly what one ought to expect when there is a lawless administration, but that’s another story…
Google Accuses […]

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April 28th, 2008

How Successful Are Boycotts - Really?

May 1st is the date!
Sellers say they’ll boycott eBay and now writers will be boycotting Amazon.
Funny, but I find the news about Amazon strange. On one hand some say they’re “Standing Tall” and on another hand others say their Stock is Losing Ground. Causing wonder and amazement :) Actually it appears that profit margins are […]

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April 18th, 2008

So, You’re Hogtied To One Payment System?

And one of the first few thoughts are whether or not that is fair, legal, greedy or monopolistic?
Down under, they are concerned with eBay Australia’s requirement that sellers only offer PayPal as a payment processor for their auctions.
eBay Australia Sellers React to PayPal-Only Policy
“eBay Australia made a decision to remove direct deposit, money orders and […]

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April 15th, 2008

Thick Fog Settles Over eBay Security

Hey, it’s a noble idea… (h/t to AuctionBytes)
eBay Tracks Members’ Computer Usage in Anti-Fraud Initiative
“eBay is launching a “Trusted Selling with Identity Confirmation” initiative in its efforts to fight the problem of account hijacking in which fraudsters take over users’ accounts to list scam auctions.”
Noble and idealistic but, what is being required bears some additional […]

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