All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘E-commerce’

WHI Solutions Acquired By eBay [Breaking]

eBay just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire WHI Solutions, which provides software and digital catalog solutions for auto parts distributors and retailers. eBay’s Richard Brewer-Hay writes about the acquisition on the eBay Ink blog, which explains that eBay is gaining the expanded selection and access to enhanced structured data with the acquisition, which will enable its …

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Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter

A Portland, OR startup called Chirpify has aligned with PayPal to introduce a platform to where users can buy and sell things, and donate and transfer funds using Twitter. Chirpify calls this ‘T-commerce,’ and users can make and receive direct payments in a way similar to writing a check. To pay someone for anything, simply tweet their name, the amount, …

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Social Commerce Still Needs To Clear Security Concern Hurdles

The biggest obstacle to consumer adoption of social commerce appears to be security concerns. A study from Digitas finds that nearly half (45%) of social media users would be “at least somewhat comfortable” giving their credit card info to a known brand through a secure payment process on a social media site like Twitter or Facebook. Of those users, the …

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E-Commerce Spending Reaches Nearly $50 Billion in Q4 [Report]

comScore released new findings on e-commerce spending in the U.S. in the fourth quarter. They were up 14% from the year-ago quarter, reaching about $49.7 billion. That makes nine quarters in a row for positive year-over-year growth in U.S. e-commerce spending. In fact, that’s five in a row for double digit growth. E-commerce spending in the U.S. reached a record …

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FairSearch Adds E-Commerce, Advertising Firms To Coalition

In 2010, a group of travel sites banded together to form the FairSearch Coalition, with the main goal of seeing Google’s acquisition of ITA Software blocked. It didn’t work, but the coalition is still going strong, fighting to see antitrust action taken against Google. The coalition, made up of Google competitors, including main competitor Microsoft, is expanding more beyond travel …

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Zappos Server Containing Customer Info Hacked

Zappos was reportedly hacked, with cyber criminals infiltrating the company’s servers here in Kentucky, though the company maintains that no “critical” credit card or payment info was accessed. Still Zappos sent an email around to customers, which said: First, the bad news: We are writing to let you know that there may have been illegal and unauthorized access to some …

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eBay Targeted By Class Action Suit Over Automatic Bidding

eBay is the target of a new class action lawsuit over its automatic bidding (also referred to as “proxy bidding”) feature. The suit, led by a seller from Phoenix, alleges breach of contract on eBay’s part, as well as violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law and “tortious interference with the sellers’ prospective economic advantage”. eBay explains how automatic bidding works: …

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