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Amazon.com, Inc. to Acquire Zappos

tonyhsieh01.jpgYesterday Amazon.com, Inc. agreed to acquire the bustling online shoe e-retailer Zappos in a $850 million deal–a surprise move from the super-bookseller.

Today on the Morning Media Menu, we wondered if Amazon hopes to bring some of Zappos CEO’s Tony Hsieh (pictured) famous customer service and corporate culture to Amazon’s sprawling empire. Click here to listen to the whole show.

Twitter users played with the news all night. Bethanne Patrick appealed to Amazon’s nearest competitor, tweeting: “BN.com, I demand that u now purchase Piper Lime so I have choice when it comes to books AND shoes.” And Erin McInnis remembered how Amazon recently removed Kindle books remotely, tweeting: “Does this mean Zappos can come into my closet & take back my shoes???”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.