If you’re one of the 24 million people who have purchased shoes from Zappos.com recently, this email might have popped up in your inbox over the weekend:
We are writing to let you know that there may have been illegal and unauthorized access to some of your customer account information on Zappos.com, including one or more of the following: your name, e-mail address, billing and shipping addresses, phone number, the last four digits of your credit card number (the standard information you find on receipts), and/or your cryptographically scrambled password (but not your actual password).
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Remember when Zappos.com was just a cute little website where you could get amazing deals on shoes? Well, today our fave place to score heels and flats alike is a multi-million dollar company that has attracted the attention of Amazon. In fact, the online giant has scooped up the company for almost one billion dollars. (We made the same face too!) The purchase was announced earlier this month and will be fully completed in the fall. Despite the major news, don’t expect any dramatic changes. Tony Hsieh, Zappos’ CEO, recently sent out a video promising, “We plan to continue to run Zappos the way we have always run Zappos.” If that means continued great selection, amazing customer service and an uber-generous return policy, then the deal is A-OK by us. But we’ll be paying close attention. [Tech Crunch] Keep reading »
Currently available on Zappos.com, Paris Hilton’s shoe collection has, um, pink and leopard print and looks the way her fragrance smells. Jessica Simpson, your fashion line has got competition! So what do you guys think? The “Icon” style makes me feel ill, but “Vogue” (in nude) is kind of cute and ladylike. [Zappos via Perez Hilton] Keep reading »