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Google Announces +1 Button E-Commerce Partners Google Announces +1 Button E-Commerce Partners
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Google says it has been working with Bazaarvoice and PowerReviews to make it easier for online retailers to get the +1 button on their product pages. As you may know, Google has launched new sharing feature for the +1 button, …

eBay Acquires Magento (Officially) eBay Acquires Magento (Officially)
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eBay announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Magento, which it announced in June. eBay has owned a minority stake in the company since 2010. Now, it owns the whole thing. Magento is an open source e-commerce platform. …

Amazon Attracts 1 in 5 Internet Users Amazon Attracts 1 in 5 Internet Users

comScore released a report today on the top global retail and auction sites, finding that Amazon sites were visited by one in five global Internet users in June – more than any other in the category. Amazon sites received visits …

Google Catalogs for iPad Google Catalogs for iPad

Google has announced the launch of a new iPad app called Google Catalogs, which brings users access to a variety of popular catalogs to one place, digitally. Businesses that offer catalogs can get their own added as well. “For years, …

Online Retail Spending Up 14% From Last Year Online Retail Spending Up 14% From Last Year

comScore put out its Q2 e-commerce sales estimates, and reported that e-commerce retail spending in the U.S. increased by 14% for the quarter compared to last year. Spending reached $37.5 billion. That’s the seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. “The …

Test Site Search and Navigation Pages to Optimize Conversions Test Site Search and Navigation Pages to Optimize Conversions
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If you’ve invested time and energy in effective, relevant, results-oriented site search and navigation, you’ve likely seen an impact on your web site – higher conversions, larger orders, more page views, less complaints and even lower abandonment rates for people …

Netflix Backlash Explodes On Facebook Netflix Backlash Explodes On Facebook
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The upcoming Netflix price increases has the Internet in an absolute tizzy. Their blog post announcing the upcoming price hikes quickly filled up with the 5000 comment limit, and although every comment wasn’t sifted through, the word “backlash” is absolutely …

Should the Internet be Taxed? Should the Internet be Taxed?
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On Friday, a new California state law goes into effect that will tax Internet sales through affiliate advertising. Rather than pay such taxes, online retailers like Amazon will instead shut down their affiliate programs in the state. For Amazon, that …

eBay and GSI Commerce Make it Official (For $2.4 Billion) eBay and GSI Commerce Make it Official (For $2.4 Billion)
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eBay announced today that it has completed its acquisition of GSI Commerce, which was announced back in March. The deal was approved by stockholders on the 17th. eBay acquired all outstanding shares of GSI at $29.25 pher share in cash, …

Google’s Matt Cutts on Why Amazon Often Ranks Well Google’s Matt Cutts on Why Amazon Often Ranks Well
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If you search for products a lot, using Google, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve seen Amazon at or near the top of the results pages quite a few times. Someone sent a question about this to Google, and Matt …

Facebook Commerce: 9 Tips to Increase Your Social Commerce Success Facebook Commerce: 9 Tips to Increase Your Social Commerce Success
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Have you started selling your products or services on Facebook and started to explore the realms of F-commerce? It’s great to see a number of organisations here in Ireland doing so, and over the forthcoming months I hope we will …

Will Groupon Founders Have Another Hit with Pawngo? Will Groupon Founders Have Another Hit with Pawngo?

Lightbank and Internet Pawn have announced that they have partnered to launch a new site called Pawngo.com, aimed at “reinventing the pawn shop”. In case you’ve never heard of either of these companies, Lightbank is an investment firm run by …

eBay to Acquire Open Source E-Commerce Platform Magento eBay to Acquire Open Source E-Commerce Platform Magento
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eBay announced it has agreed to acquire open source e-commerce platform Magento, which the company has had a minority stake in since 2010. eBay will own the entire thing once the transaction closes (the terms of which have not been …

PayPal Now an Option for Apps Using Facebook Credits PayPal Now an Option for Apps Using Facebook Credits

Facebook and PayPal announced today that Facebook app developers can now select PayPal as a payout option when they integrate Facebook Credits in their apps. This is huge news for e-commerce on Facebook, and should be ultimately for the success …

Bing Shopping Gets Redesign Bing Shopping Gets Redesign
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Bing has redesigned Bing Shopping, putting articles and categories next to top searches, popular products, and brands. The idea is that people will be able to research products more easily before purchasing. There are shopping articles that provide information about …

eBay Buys WHERE to Expand in Local and Mobile eBay Buys WHERE to Expand in Local and Mobile

eBay announced today that it has agreed to acquire location media company WHERE in an effort to better position eBay in the local and mobile commerce spaces. “Local commerce companies like WHERE are blurring the lines between in-store and online …

Kosmix Acquired by Walmart in Retail Giant’s Quest for Social Kosmix Acquired by Walmart in Retail Giant’s Quest for Social
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Walmart announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kosmix, which has a social media platform for filtering and organizing social network content, called the Social Genome. The platform, currently runs on TweetBeat, Kosmix.com, and RightHealth. According to Kosmix …

Postlets Acquired by Zillow Postlets Acquired by Zillow

Online Real Estate giant Zillow announced that it has acquired Postlets for an undisclosed sum. “Real estate professionals love Postlets because you create a property listing just once, and Postlets automatically distributes it across the Web,” said Zillow CEO Spencer …

eBay Local Features Contribute to Dramatic Expansion of E-Commerce Giant eBay Local Features Contribute to Dramatic Expansion of E-Commerce Giant
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We appear to have entered a whole new era for eBay. One that will go more head-to-head with Amazon, and one that will place a new added focus on local. First, the real news – the local part. You may …

Google Panda Update Hit E-Commerce Sites Too Google Panda Update Hit E-Commerce Sites Too
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Remember how eHow launched its big redesign after the Panda update hit? They put a great deal more focus on feedback and social media. eHow told us Google’s changes didn’t influence the redesign, which has been in the works since …

eBay To Compete With Amazon With GSI Commerce Acquisition
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I had always wondered when someone would buy GSI Commerce (GSIC). eBay made the announcement that they have decided to purchase them in a very interesting move. Like many people, you may be wondering who is GSI Commerce? Well, they …