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  • The Amazon Effect: Staples To Close 225 Stores, Says It’s Now Making Half Of All Sales Online

    The Amazon Effect: Staples To Close 225 Stores, Says It’s Now Making Half Of All Sales Online

    The Amazon effect continues to be felt among the brick-and-mortar faithful. Today, office supply superstore Staples announced that it would close 225 stores by 2015, some 10% of its worldwide footprint, as it continues to move more of is business online -- now half of its total sales. The news came out in the company's Q4 and full-year earnings, which noted full years sales figures of $23.1… Read More

  • Staples Buys Personalization Startup Runa To Square Up To Amazon In Office Supplies

    Staples Buys Personalization Startup Runa To Square Up To Amazon In Office Supplies

    Staples is today announcing an acquisition of San Mateo-based Runa, a specialist in e-commerce personalization technology -- one of a series of recent moves the company has been making to compete better with Amazon and others in the online sale of office supplies. A spokesperson for Staples confirms that this is the retailer's first acquisition of a Silicon Valley startup, and it looks like… Read More

  • Staples Is Now Selling 3D Printers

    Staples Is Now Selling 3D Printers

    Do you guys have any Green Day? Really? Yeah, like the early Knitting Factory stuff. Not this Dookie garbage. Yeah, I liked them before they sold out. What about Neutral Milk Hotel? Is the new album any good? Yeah, I know, dude. What's the Avery Island junk? Serious bummer after Aeroplane. Read More

  • RIM’s PlayBook Gets Discounted At Office Depot, Staples

    RIM’s PlayBook Gets Discounted At Office Depot, Staples

    Canadian RIM fans have been privy to some solid deals on RIM's ailing PlayBook tablet recently, and now those price cuts are beginning to pop up Stateside. Both Office Depot and Staples are now offering their selection of PlayBooks with some significant discounts. Read More

  • Staples Will Soon Be Able To Fulfill All Your Kindle Needs

    Staples Will Soon Be Able To Fulfill All Your Kindle Needs

    For the longest time the Kindle was only available via Amazon. It's actually a wonder that it did so well without a brick and mortar presence, but a few months back, Target started displaying and selling the ereader within its stores. Soon, Staples will be the latest to hawk the best-selling ereader device in 1,550 of its stores.┬áParticipating Staples locations will begin selling all three Kindle… Read More

  • HP and Staples involved in price-fixing?

    HP and Staples involved in price-fixing?

    Shame on you, Staples and HP! Lull us into a false sense of security with your hilarious Easy Button and not hilarious celebrities’-hands-doing-stuff commercials while you pull the wool over our eyes with your printer ink price-fixing. I feel violated, although that might have nothing to do with this HP/Staples stuff. These are all allegations at this point, so let’s not get too bent… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 32-inch LCD HDTV for $499.98 shipped

    CrunchDeals: 32-inch LCD HDTV for $499.98 shipped

    Staples.com has the MAG 32″ Widescreen LCD HDTV for $499.98, which includes shipping. If you’re near a Staples store, “shipping” actually means next business day delivery. Not bad. As for the TV itself, it does 720p/1080i and has a 800:1 contrast ratio with an 8ms response time. Brightness is 500 cd/m2 and your input options include S-Video, 2 composites, VGA, and HDCP. Read More