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Comics A.M. | Borders customer info exposed; Amazon profits fall

Borders Rewards

Retailing | Borders Group says it’s determined that fewer than 150 customer names and emails were “obtained” by outsiders when a website published a searchable database of information associated with the retailer’s Borders Rewards loyalty program. The site, apparently set up by the marketing firm that helped the bookseller design and implement the program, was shut down over the weekend after Borders learned of its existence. A spokeswoman said the company is continuing its investigation. Borders Rewards has more than 41 million members. [AnnArbor.com]

Retailing | Amazon’s first-quarter profits tumbled 33 percent, even as revenue rose 38 percent, due largely to the costs of expanding its warehouse and data centers. [The New York Times]

Conventions | For the first time, organizers of the American Library Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition will make space available for an artists alley — for free. This year’s conference, which will draw about 19,000 librarians, is held June 23-28 in New Orleans. [American Library Association, via The Beat]

Archie Comics in Spanish

Publishing | Archie Comics announced it will offer some of its titles for digital download in Spanish. Up next: French and Hindi. “In India, they all have mobile devices,” said Co-Chief Executive said Jon Goldwater. “It’s going to be crazy.” [The Associated Press, The New York Times]

Publishing | Matt Parkinson, Dark Horse’s online marketing manager, discusses the development of the publisher’s digital app. [Publishers Weekly]

Publishing | David Brothers spotlights First Second Books’ webcomics imprint To Be Continued … [Publishers Weekly]

Organizations | The family of the late Charles M. Schulz will match any donations, dollar for dollar up to $30,000, made to the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco through Sept. 15. [San Francisco Examiner]

Retailing | Terry Gant, owner of Third Coast Comics in Chicago, is profiled by Loyola University’s student newspaper. [The Loyola Phoenix]

Retailing | Columnist Daniel Patrick Sheehan pays a visit to The Portal Comics and Gaming in Bethlehem, Pa. [The Morning Call]

Comics | Forge: The worst X-Man ever? [The Cool Kids Table]

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Obvious joke: Borders still has 150 customers?

More obvious joke: When did borders get 100 more customers?

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