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November 26. 2012 6:54PM

NH liquor stores launch mobile site

CONCORD - Customers of state liquor outlets can use their smart phones to check whether their favorite bottle of wine is in stock, find directions to the closest store and get details on sales via a new mobile website, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission announced Monday.

The launch of the smart phone version of expands the commission's Internet and social media offerings, which also include an email newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

"Holiday shopping brings an increase in traffic to our website, and we are now poised to provide product info, store info and great savings to the palms of our customers' hands," said New Hampshire Liquor Commisison Chairman Joseph W. Mollica.

The new site is designed to provide an abbreviated version of the content that remains on the main website, the commission said.

132 counterfeit sites seized in Web blitz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and European authorities seized 132 domain names in a counterfeit goods crackdown linked to Cyber Monday, the online bargain day, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

ICE agents seized 101 domain names in the United States and 31 were taken over by officers in Britain, Romania, Belgium, France and Denmark and by Europol, the European Police Office, ICE Director John Morton said.

The sites, many linked to organized crime, were selling fake goods that ranged from National Football League jerseys and Nike Inc. shoes to Adobe Systems Inc. software, he said.

Investigations are ongoing and more sites will be seized in coming days.

In the United States, 41 rights owners' merchandise was being sold on the seized sites, Morton said during a conference call. ICE said in a statement that one U.S. arrest had been made.


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