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Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses? Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses?
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In October, Google completed its transition from the old Google Product Search to the new Google Shopping experience. This was a move to an all paid-inclusion model tied in to Google’s Product Listing ads, which show up in regular search …

Winklevoss Twins Hukk $750,000 at Online Shopping Startup Hukkster Winklevoss Twins Hukk $750,000 at Online Shopping Startup Hukkster

Earlier this year, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss started Winklevoss Capital, their own private venture capital firm. Shortly after that, the two purchased an $18 million, 8,000 sq ft mansion in Los Angeles, reportedly signifying an expansion of the firm to …

Google Shopper Gets An Update On iOS And Android Google Shopper Gets An Update On iOS And Android
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Google Shopper (not to be confused with Google Shopping) just received an update. Google launched version 3.0 for Android and iOS. The app was first launched for Android in 2010, and eventually made its way to the iPhone about a …

Amazon Wine Marketplace Launches in 12 U.S. States Amazon Wine Marketplace Launches in 12 U.S. States

Online retail giant Amazon.com has just announced Amazon Wine, their new marketplace where users can shop thousands of different wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Willamette Valley, and more. “Amazon Wine is an ideal place …

U.S. Online Retail Spending Up 15% From Last Year U.S. Online Retail Spending Up 15% From Last Year
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comScore put out some new data on U.S. retail ecommerce spending for the third quarter of 2012. It was up 15% from the same quarter in 2011. Online retail spending reached $41.9 billion for the quarter, and the fourth quarter …

PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping

PayPal announced today that it will be offering holiday promotions for the first time, through the end of the year. These include price matching, “bill me later,” and return shipping courtesy of PayPal. “Pay with PayPal and get the lowest …

Amazon Black Friday Deals Store Will Offer Discounts Every Day Leading Up To Black Friday Amazon Black Friday Deals Store Will Offer Discounts Every Day Leading Up To Black Friday

Amazon launched its Black Friday Deals Store today. It will feature a “Deal of the Day” as well as various other “doorbuster-style Lightning Deals”. Amazon previewed some of the items that it will be offering discounts on at various times …

Target Also Plans to Price-Match Online Retailers for the Holidays Target Also Plans to Price-Match Online Retailers for the Holidays
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Less than a week after electronics retailer Best Buy announced that they would be price-matching their internet competitors this holiday season, Target has also jumped on board. At a press event today Target CEO Greg Steinhafel unveiled the new initiative, …

Best Buy Plans To Price-Match Internet Competitors This Holiday Season Best Buy Plans To Price-Match Internet Competitors This Holiday Season

In order to stop the growing trend of people exclusively using the internet for their holiday shopping needs (and hopefully draw some straying customers back in), Best Buy is planning on price-matching internet prices on the goods offered in their …

Walmart Offers Same-Day Delivery, but Only as a Test Walmart Offers Same-Day Delivery, but Only as a Test

Good news for impatient holiday shoppers: retail giant Walmart is in the middle of launching same-day delivery of thousands of products. Bad news: it’s only a test going off in select cities for now. According to the AP, somewhere around …

The Internet Is Incredibly Convenient, But At What Cost? The Internet Is Incredibly Convenient, But At What Cost?

The Internet has made a lot of old daily routines obsolete. Reading the newspaper in the morning has been replaced by online news. Going to the bookstore to grab the new best seller has been replaced by a digital download …

Wii U Won’t Be Available For Pre-Order At Amazon Wii U Won’t Be Available For Pre-Order At Amazon
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The Wii U’s price and release date were announced yesterday. It’s launching on November 18 and will be available in two flavors – one for $299 and the other for $349. It’s now up for pre-order across the land with …

Facebook Drives Most Retail Traffic, But Pinterest Drives the Big Spenders Facebook Drives Most Retail Traffic, But Pinterest Drives the Big Spenders
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Any retail site knows that social media is their friend. Not only do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have the massive user bases to drive traffic, but they also have the opportunity to drive traffic based on the trust …

eBay Acquires Social Shopping Site Svvply.com eBay Acquires Social Shopping Site Svvply.com
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eBay announced that it has acquired online shopping site Svpply.com for an undisclosed sum. The site is described as a “curated collection of the world’s best products and stores.” It’s a community-driven site listing 1.1 million products in its shop. …

eBay Launches New Daily Deals Blog eBay Launches New Daily Deals Blog
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eBay is looking to promote items from their top sellers with the introduction of a new Daily Deals Blog. And if you love getting products on the cheap, it’s definitely one to add to your feeds. From the new Daily …

Surprise, You’re a Gun Owner Now; Man Orders TV from Amazon, Gets Assault Rifle Surprise, You’re a Gun Owner Now; Man Orders TV from Amazon, Gets Assault Rifle
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Now how am I supposed to watch the Olympics? After ordering a new flat-screen TV from Amazon, a Washington D.C. man got quite the shock when his package arrived without a flatscreen TV inside. But it wasn’t empty. Instead, his …

Amazon Locker Service Is Expanding Amazon Locker Service Is Expanding

Amazon started a locker service about a year ago, and it’s currently be expanded, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, who says lockers are popping up around the Bay Area as of the past few weeks. …

Wajam Aims To Make Your Online Shopping Experience More Useful Wajam Aims To Make Your Online Shopping Experience More Useful
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Wajam is launching a new feature for social shopping. If you’re unfamiliar with Wajam itself, it’s a browser extension that adds social search results to your search experience across the major search engines and other sites including Amazon, Yelp, YouTube, …

Shop Till You Drop On Mobile Devices With Google Shopping Shop Till You Drop On Mobile Devices With Google Shopping
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I have not yet purchased a single thing on my mobile device. I have the Amazon mobile app, but it’s just not a very consumer friendly mobile app as far as the shopping experience goes. Maybe things will start to …

Women Would Miss Social Media More Than Men Women Would Miss Social Media More Than Men
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By now it’s no secret that, despite having virtually no presence among the leaders of tech companies, it’s the womenfolk who make up the majority of internet users these days. BT, a UK-based provider of IT services, took a survey …

How Beauty Chain Sephora Is Taking Retail Digital How Beauty Chain Sephora Is Taking Retail Digital

Cosmetics retailer Sephora is known for the very hands-on, but pressure-free experience it offers to consumers in its physical stores. The company, however, is also making a name for itself in the online world as it ramps up its digital …