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Jumio Brings Simplified Shopping To Android With Netswipe Mobile

Mobile shopping is huge. That much was clear in some pre-holiday statistics from Google that said holiday shoppers demanded the same experience across both mobile and desktop. One of the things standing in the way of that is making checkout easier on mobile, but a solution is now available for merchants with Android apps. Jumio announced this morning that its …

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Target Will Price-Match Amazon Year Round

Taget has decided to expand a holiday promotion and keep price-matching of online retailers an option for the entire new year, according to a report from Reuters. According to the company, they will continue to match the prices on competitor’s websites – Walmart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and yes, Amazon. This past holiday season, Target unveiled online price-matching for …

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PayPal Starts Offering Prepaid Cards Just In Time For The Holidays

It’s a given that many people will be using PayPal to make transactions over the holiday season. The service, however, is strictly limited to those who either have a credit/debit card or bank account they’re willing to associate with their PayPal account. What about those who distrust storing their financial information on the Web? For the discerning person who would …

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Amazon Makes Sure You Never Forget A Birthday Again

Everybody loves birthday presents, but the best we can ever hope for is a half-sincere “Happy Birthday” post on our Facebook wall. Amazon is going to fix that, and have you buy the gift from them in the process. Amazon announced today its new Friends and Family Gifting service. In essence, it reminds customers when important birthdays, holidays, and special …

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Asian Americans the Most Positive Toward Social Ads

According to a report from Nielsen, your susceptibility to and tolerance of social media advertising is tied to your ethnicity. Nielsen looked at interactions with social ads and found that Asian-American consumers are much more likely to react positively, all across the board. They were more likely to share an ad, like an ad, and make a purchase based on …

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Etsy Finally Launches An Android App

Etsy announced that it has launched an Android app, finally. This comes less than a week after the company launched its iPad app (the iPhone app has been out for quite some time). “Beyond iPhone and iPad users, nearly a quarter of Etsy’s mobile web visitors come from Android devices all over the world,” Etsy’s Adam Brown tells WebProNews. “With …

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Google Acquires BufferBox Locker Service

It looks like Google is picking up the pace on acquisitions again. Sure, one of them wasn’t real, but earlier this week, there was one legitimate Google acquisition announcement with news that the company has acquired Incentive Targeting. Now, news is out that Google has acquired BufferBox, a locker service for people getting packages from online retailers. A post on …

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More Consumers Will Avoid Black Friday By Shopping Online During Cyber Monday

Are you planning on heading out for some Black Friday shopping this year? If so, you might to reconsider those plans. Cyber Monday is right around the corner, and it promises the same deals without the crowds. RadiumOne, a social advertising firm, has charted the progress of Cyber Monday throughout the years. They found that Americans are spending more and …

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Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz

As online shopping becomes a bigger part of consumers’ holiday buying strategy, retailers are forced to offer new types of deals that go beyond the traditional Black Friday earlybird specials. Take a look at last year, for instance. U.S. shoppers spent a record $1.25 billion on Cyber Monday, the term for the huge shopping day that takes place the Monday …

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Fab Offers Free Shipping for the Holidays and Beyond

Like all ecommerce sites, Fab.com wants you to do a good majority of your holiday shopping on their site. The busy season is fast approaching for online retailers, and Fab has just announced a pretty hefty incentive for those trying to decide which quirky online shop they want to patronize. Today, Fab is launching a free shipping initiative. A permanent …

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Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses?

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 results. The move has been somewhat controversial, but Google maintains that it’s the best strategy for both users and sellers. …

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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 the west coast (they already have offices in NYC). In September, Winklevoss Capital made its first major investment. They put …

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