July 9, 2001

Amazon: No more free shipping

Filed under: — 9:06 am

A couple of weeks ago Amazon came up with an odd strategy: Free shipping on any two or more items, and raised prices on most. Subsequently, this book rose to the top of the charts: Buy a 50 cent book, get free shipping on your other one. Not surprisingly, they have now come to their senses, just after Barnes and Noble made their own free shipping deal.

July 2, 2001

Breaking up (Microsoft) is hard to do

Filed under: — 7:27 pm

I’ll officially be the last to report that the appeals court overturned the Microsoft breakup last week. However, it appears that this strengthens the government’s case for other remedies against Microsoft. As usual, both sides are claiming victory.

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