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Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
eBay announces 3-day guaranteed-delivery program for 20M+ items, rolling out in US this summer   —  The e-retailer introduced a three-day Guaranteed Delivery program, heating up the battle over quicker shipping.  —  Fast shipping is — finally — no longer all about Amazon.
Mar 20, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon is rolling out Spanish option for Amazon.com in the US, the first time it has offered a non-English language on its flagship site since launch   —  The e-commerce giant's flagship site will offer a second language to appeal to Spanish speakers in the US.
Mar 9, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon plans to spend $1.49B to create its first worldwide air cargo hub in Hebron, Kentucky, says the hub will create up to 2.7K new full- and part-time jobs   —  The investment, which could create over 2,000 new jobs, points to Amazon's continued ambitions to expand in shipping and logistics.
Feb 1, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
eBay announces an authentication program for high-end products, offering verification for a fee in an effort to reduce counterfeit goods on site   —  The new program will create a network of authenticators to make it easier to sell big-ticket items online and keep out fakes.
Jan 12, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
IHS estimates iPhone 7 $649 base model costs Apple $225 to make, up 18% YoY   —  According to a new teardown from IHS Markit, the cost of the new device jumped about 18 percent from last year's model.  —  James Martin/CNET  —  All that new tech crammed into the new iPhone 7 isn't coming cheap for Apple.
Sep 20, 2016, 7:10 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
eBay acquires AI and machine-learning company Expertmaker to help organize its listings   —  eBay boosts its big-data brain with Expertmaker buy  —  Expertmaker's AI and machine-learning software could help eBay organize its 900 million listings.
May 5, 2016, 5:10 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
eBay Now rapid-delivery service is shutting down, as are the company's Motors, Fashion, and Valet mobile apps   —  eBay Now rapid-delivery service shut down  —  The e-commerce company continues trimming initiatives to focus on its core marketplace, saying Monday it's shuttering some delivery services and several mobile apps.
Jul 27, 2015, 1:35 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon starts weighting product ratings to favor reviews that are newer, helpful, and verified   —  Amazon updates customer reviews with new machine-learning platform  —  The e-commerce giant created a new in-house model to show off more up-to-date and helpful reviews for buyers.
Jun 20, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Corning attempts to combine the toughness of Gorilla Glass with scratch-resistance close to sapphire in new material called Project Phire   —  Corning fires up new super scratch-resistant glass  —  The glassmaker unveils Project Fire, a new Gorilla Glass-like material that's both extremely tough and scratch-resistant.
Feb 7, 2015, 1:05 AMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Taiwan-based mobile phone chipmaker MediaTek plans US expansion to challenge Qualcomm   —  Meet MediaTek, the brains powering your next budget smartphone  —  The Taiwanese company, which supplies mobile chips in Asia, is gearing up for an expansion into the US.  That could mean more affordable smartphone options.
Jan 25, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context

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