so long and farewell,, And Sibling Sites To Be Folded Into Amazon On Wednesday,, And Sibling Sites To Be Folded Into Amazon On Wednesday

The Amazon-owned Quidsi family of websites, including,, and, is dead, but customers of those sites still have questions: Where can they shop now, and what will they do if they have a problem with an item ordered on the sites? [More]

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Sports Authority Store Closing Sales Will Start Around May 25, End Around August 31

If you’re looking for a great deal on some athletic clothing or sports gear, get ready to head over to Sports Authority… maybe sometime in July. Deep in debt and unable to reorganize itself to keep going, the company declared bankruptcy in March. Liquidators outbid competitors for the remaining stores, and Dick’s and Modell’s only wanted a few dozen stores combined anyway. [More]

Nice to meet and you and goodbye.

Maybe You Didn’t Know It Existed In The First Place But Apple Is Killing Its “Ping” Social Network

Joining the social network graveyard as of yesterday, Apple announced it would be shuttering its Ping venture. What? You’d never heard of  an iTunes music social network called Ping? Welcome to the club, and now it’s too late to join if you were fancying the idea of signing up for yet another  site on which to share every detail of your life. [More]