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Google Adds Catalogs To Google Shopping Google Adds Catalogs To Google Shopping
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Google has launched Google Catalogs on the web, after over a year of having it available only as an app for tablets. It was first launched for the iPad in August of last year, until an Android version was launched …

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On Square-Like Service Amazon Rumored To Be Working On Square-Like Service
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Rumor has it that Amazon is working on a service that could compete directly with Square and others in the mobile payments space. Leena Rao at TechCrunch reports: “A tipster and an industry source both tell us that Amazon is …

Barnes & Noble Continues Nook Expansion in UK Barnes & Noble Continues Nook Expansion in UK

Last month, Barnes & Noble announced that it would begin selling its Nook products in the UK, marking the company’s first international expansion. Today, the company announced a partnership with Dixons Retail, owner of PC World and Currys, which will …

Facebook Is Tracking What You Buy to Provide Marketers Better Ad Analytics Facebook Is Tracking What You Buy to Provide Marketers Better Ad Analytics
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Facebook’s already tenuous relationship with its users over privacy and the sharing of personal information has a new wrinkle, as it looks like Facebook has waded into the retail sales tracking business. According to The Financial Times, Facebook has already …

Groupon Launches Its Own Payments Service Groupon Launches Its Own Payments Service

As reported a few months back, Groupon has been testing its own payments service and Square competitor. Today, the company officially unveiled it. It’s called Groupon Payments. A Groupon spokesperson tells WebProNews that it “guarantees to be the cheapest and …

Oracle Acquires SelectMinds, Launches Retail Mobile PoS, Banking Platform Oracle Acquires SelectMinds, Launches Retail Mobile PoS, Banking Platform

Oracle announced that it is acquiring cloud-based talent sourcing app maker SelectMinds. The company’s apps provide tools for businesses in recruiting, hiring, and employee social connections. “Recruiting candidates through employee referrals is widely acknowledged as the most effective method to …

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 …

PayPal Payment Option Coming To Millions More Stores PayPal Payment Option Coming To Millions More Stores

PayPal has partnered with Discover to make PayPal a payment option in millions of stores across the United States. Any store that accepts Discover, will accept PayPal as an option. PayPal already has over 50 million active users in the …

Best Buy Hires New CEO Following Scandal Best Buy Hires New CEO Following Scandal

Best Buy today announced that it has appointed Hubert Joly as the company’s CEO. Joly is currently the CEO of Carlson, a worldwide hospitality and travel company. “Hubert was an outstanding candidate for this position and I am confident he …

Retail Sales Up 4.1% From Last Year At $403.9 Billion For July Retail Sales Up 4.1% From Last Year At $403.9 Billion For July

The U.S. Census Bureau released its monthly retail sales report on Tuesday, indicating that sales for July (adusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes), were up 0.8% from June, and up 4.1% from …

Facebook and Walmart Are Up to Something This Week Facebook and Walmart Are Up to Something This Week
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Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team of senior managers is set to meet with Walmart CEO Mike Duke and a bunch of his senior guys. This marks the first time that this has ever happened. Then, Facebook COO …

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 …

Experian Hitwise Launches AudienceView Experian Hitwise Launches AudienceView

Experian Hitwise, the online measurement service from Experian Marketing Services, has announced the launch of AudienceView, a new audience targeting service that provides retailers with a comprehensive view of demographic, psychographic, transactional and behavioral insights on their target consumers or …

Pinterest Infographics Reveal Marketing Potential Pinterest Infographics Reveal Marketing Potential
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The good folks at Modea, a branding and technology agency from Blacksburg, VA, produced this Pinteresting infographic on important Pinterest demographics. (say it five times, fast) Photographers and fine artists are showcasing their work on Pinterest with descriptions on where …

Study: Retailers Not Optimized for Tablets Study: Retailers Not Optimized for Tablets
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According to a study released today by Zmags, most retailers are not ready for the tablet revolution. While many businesses are aware that mobile is the way to go when trying to reach their customers, apparently quite a few are …

Valentine’s Day Infographic Shows How Expensive Love Is Valentine’s Day Infographic Shows How Expensive Love Is

Whether you’re doing your Valentine’s Day shopping online or off, it’s going to cost you. If you’re in the right business, it’s a good time to profit from the love (or at least affection) of other people. LiveScience put together …

Mini Apple Stores Coming To Target Mini Apple Stores Coming To Target

Target has confirmed rumors that it was getting dedicated in-store Apple displays like those currently found in many Best Buy stores. Reuters is reporting that Target will begin a 25-store test program that brings larger displays of Apple products into …

Apple Retailers Siding With eBizcuss In Legal Dispute Apple Retailers Siding With eBizcuss In Legal Dispute

Late last week we brought you news of a lawsuit brought against Apple by French retailer eBizcuss, the largest Apple Premium Retailer (APR) in France. The suit accuses Apple of anti-competitive behavior. Specifically, eBizcuss says that Apple unfairly gives preferential …

Google Apps Retail, Alfred & Will Ferrell Google Apps Retail, Alfred & Will Ferrell

Today’s video round-up features some Old Milwaukee ads with Will Ferrell and a webinar about retail using Google Apps. What more do you want? View more video round-ups here. Alfred: The app that Groupon is rumored to be in talks …

Social Network Retail, NFS-Enabled iPhone 5 & iPad 3 Social Network Retail, NFS-Enabled iPhone 5 & iPad 3
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Today’s infographic round-up features the increase of importance for social networks in retail, and the prospect of a NFC-enabled iPhone 5 and iPad 3. View more infographic round-ups here. The Importance of Social Networks in Retail: ++ Click Image to …

Apple’s New Retail App To Enable In-Store Pickups, Self Checkouts Apple’s New Retail App To Enable In-Store Pickups, Self Checkouts
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An all new Apple retail store app is coming on Thursday, and with it will come two major changes in the way Apple customers interact with the Apple Store. According to BGR, the new app will bring easy in-store pickup …