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Google Splitting Up Mapping and Commerce, Former SVP Jeff Huber Joins Google X Google Splitting Up Mapping and Commerce, Former SVP Jeff Huber Joins Google X

Google is shaking things up even more today as the Wall Street Journal reports that the company is breaking up their mapping and commerce units. According to the report, Google’s mapping unit will become part of the search division, and …

Groupon Acquires Britely Team To Help Build Local Commerce OS Groupon Acquires Britely Team To Help Build Local Commerce OS

Groupon has acquired MashLogic, the company behind Britely. Britely announced the news on its blog (as first spotted by PandoDaily). It appears that Groupon (which has not announced the acquisition itself) is simply acquiring the company for talent rather than …

Google Maps for Business Unrolls New Website, Tools for the Trade Google Maps for Business Unrolls New Website, Tools for the Trade
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Google has been pushing Google Maps lately towards businesses to foster the understanding that it’s more than just a navigation device, but also a tool that can be utilized to navigate potential customers into the direction of becoming actual customers. …

Google Wallet Restores Prepaid Card Use After Issuing Fixes Google Wallet Restores Prepaid Card Use After Issuing Fixes

After temporarily disabling the provisioning of prepaid cards, the Google Wallet team has reinstated the use prepaid cards after issuing a few security fixes. In an update to the blog post that originally announced Google’s decision to flip the off …

Drunk Shopping Explains Boom In Holiday Online Shopping Drunk Shopping Explains Boom In Holiday Online Shopping
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More than ever this year people took to the Internet to do their holiday shopping. Unprecedented billions were spent and records were set. They gobbled up deals on Cyber Monday, they embraced box store-bilking apps, enjoyed free shipping. People went …

Mobile Commerce in Real-Time Is New Trend, Thanks to Zaarly Mobile Commerce in Real-Time Is New Trend, Thanks to Zaarly
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When Bo Fishback, Ian Hunter, and Eric Koester developed Zaarly right before SXSW took place earlier this year, they had no idea that it would get the response it has gotten thus far. Koester told WebProNews that they created it two and a half weeks before the show and decided to launch simply as an experiment. However, when it took in $10,000 worth of transactions within a two-block radius in 48 hours, they knew they were onto something.