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June 10, 2011

ANALYSIS | Taxed States Seek to Tax Amazon Sales

by Lon Seidman | June 10, 2011 8:27pm

The debate over the “Amazon Tax” continued this week with the company announcing, as many expected, the cancellation of Connecticut-based affiliate marketing contracts. The changes impact website operators who are linking to Amazon and receiving a commission based on the sales those links generate.

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Amazon Terminates Connecticut Affiliates

by Lon Seidman | June 10, 2011 6:48am

Online retailer Amazon.com today informed its Connecticut affiliates that it is terminating their relationship, effective immediately.  The contract terminations are the result of a new law that requires online retailers to collect tax from sales referred by Connecticut websites. 

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June 2, 2011

Toyota to Launch Plug-in Prius

by Lon Seidman | June 2, 2011 11:41am

Toyota is entering the plug-in market with a new 2012 Prius model that will allow for limited gas-free driving. 

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May 26, 2011

From Book To Blog To Business

by Karen Senich | May 26, 2011 2:32pm

Every choice makes a difference. That’s Kate L. Harrison’s motto at the Green Bride Guide — the online bridal guide Harrison founded and created.

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May 2, 2011

Connecticut Attorney General to Receive Details on Apple & Google Location Gathering

by Lon Seidman | May 2, 2011 11:41pm

Apple last week issued a statement detailing how its smartphones record and track users’ whereabouts, including an assertion that the company is not tracking its users, but rather, the phone maintains a “crowd-sourced” database of nearby Wifi hotspots and cellular towers.

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May 1, 2011

Dotcom Billionaires Taking on NASA’s Big Government Contract Culture

by Lon Seidman and Doug Hardy | May 1, 2011 7:51am

Lon Seidman Photo CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The beat up launch pad leased by California-based SpaceX looks more like a relic of the 1960s than a cutting-edge space system of the 21st century.

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April 29, 2011

New Haven Tweeter Gets Front-Row Seat for Endeavour Launch

by Lon Seidman | April 29, 2011 9:40am

Jose Lopez, a New Haven resident and Enfield native who owns Lopez Lan Logistics, will have a coveted front-row seat for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour later today.

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April 27, 2011

Windsor Locks’ Hamilton Sundstrand Suits Up for the Future of Spaceflight

by Lon Seidman | April 27, 2011 4:28pm

CTTechJunkie is at the Kennedy Space Center this week to witness the last launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour — the penultimate flight of the Space Shuttle program. We will be posting photos and video throughout the week.

Bob Scagni’s first day at Windsor Locks’ Hamilton Sundstrand was in 1965. The company, then called Hamilton Standard, was well into developing space suits and environmental systems for the moon landings, transitioning what was learned from their work on the Mercury and Gemini programs. But now the space industry is about to be disrupted by scrappy commercial startups — and Hamilton-Sundstrand is quickly retooling itself to prepare for rapid and unpredictable change.

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April 18, 2011

Flipping Out Over the Flip; JRC Newspapers Showed Value of Defunct Camera

by Lon Seidman | April 18, 2011 12:36am

A Connecticut newspaper group is mourning the demise of the venerable Flip camera, a small, low-cost video camera that was discontinued by parent company Cisco last week.

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