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Retrevo Says Google Update Pushed Bigger Brands Up

Consumer electronics shopping site Retrevo was among those sites hurt by Google’s recent algorithm update. The company tells us that bigger brands are now favored over their content for searches where they were ranking well before.

Who Will Win the TV OS Battle?
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There is a lot of talk about connected TV, particularly with Apple’s announcement on the subject expected this afternoon.

Retrevo reached out to WebProNews with some commentary on the subject. The following comes from Retrevo’s Andrew Eisner, a computer journalist and the director of content for Retrevo.

The More People Read, the More Likely They’ll be to Choose an E-Reader Over an iPad

As you may know, eBook readers are getting cheaper. Yesterday Barnes & Noble lowered the price on its 3G Nook, forcing Amazon to also lower the price of its Kindle. Combine that with the popularity of the iPad, and the market for eBooks is growing.

Are Credit Card Payments the Biggest Obstacle to Mobile Commerce?

Retrevo has provided us with some results from a recent survey looking at consumer behavior with regard to making purchases using mobile phones. Based on these findings, it appears credit cards may be getting in the way.

Key findings include:

Study Suggests Over Half Would Buy Android Tablet if Cheaper Than iPad
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A new study from Retrevo (over 1,000 non-Retrevo users) looks at interest in the iPad ahead of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week. The company emailed WebProNews with a round-up of significant findings.

So without beating around the bush, let’s just get to them.

Study Highlights:

Consumers Getting More Comfortable with Mobile Shopping
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As you know, smartphone usage is on the rise, and that means more opportunities for businesses to sell to customers via their mobile devices. We often hear about how important mobile is to the marketing strategy and especially future strategies, but how much are consumers really into shopping from their phones?

Retrevo Pulls In $3.2 Million

Retrevo, which has labeled itself “the ultimate in consumer electronics search,” reportedly became $3.2 million richer today. The company acquired the money through a venture financing round.

SearchEngineWatch’s Eric Enge broke the news, and according to him, “The round was led by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), and Alloy Ventures, a Series A investor, also participated . . .”

Retrevo And Scoble Tests Out Microsoft Zune

So, what should I do with the two Zunes today to test them out?