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How This Woman is Revolutionizing a $40 Billion Industry

Li Lin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Li Lin

With the internet, this model has been challenged to some extent, however creative works are still beyond the reach of everyday people because of the money and technology barriers to buying and selling.

Digital Commerce in China: Cheap Tricks or Deep Love?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Chinese marketers - indeed, marketers everywhere -- need to "rebuild" corporate structures to align assets. True, "pain from change" is unavoidable. But downward vortex of commoditization will be more difficult to bear.

Innovations in Newspapers = Newsroom Mindset Changes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.

The Vast Implications of the Networked Economy

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

Connections are changing the world. The connectivity enabled by the Internet has huge implications for the very structure of the global economy. While estimates of the Net's contribution to economic output vary, it's generally thought that it exceeds individual industry sectors like education, agriculture, and energy.

Advice From Travel Startup Entrepreneur

Hilal Isler | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Hilal Isler

Project Bly is an online travel and commerce portal with street-creed. Literally. Every six months, site founder Rena Thiagarajan introduces shoppers to a new city, allowing them to browse (virtually) the alleyways and ateliers of Hanoi, Mumbai, Kumasi.

Here Comes the Boom: 15 Things You Should Know About the Next Wave of Seniors

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If you're like many baby boomers, you possess an unfailing optimism about the future, while also waxing nostalgic about the past.

Luxury Labels File Suit Against Alibaba Over Fake Goods

AP | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business

BEIJING (AP) — The owner of fashion brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has accused Alibaba Group in a lawsuit of profiting from sales of counterfeit goods despite the Chinese e-commerce giant's pledge to combat the trade in fakes.

Smart Phones are Equalizing Who Can Access Knowledge

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

The smart phone is the great equalizer of knowledge access. Never before has so much information been accessible to so many for so little cost.

Retailers, Don't Miss This Change to Facebook

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Melanie Curtin

If you're a retailer and you target Millennials, it's time to take note. This new Facebook feature could be a game changer.

Women in Business Q&A: Umaimah Mendhro, Founder & CEO, VIDA

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Umaimah Mendhro is the Founder & CEO of VIDA, an e-commerce company that brings mindful global citizenship and an impeccable sense of taste to style-seekers around the world through carefully selected artistic partnerships and responsibly sourced, beautiful products that connect designers, producers, and consumers.

Mattress Wars

Leo Welder | Posted 06.06.2015 | Small Business
Leo Welder

Can new e-commerce brand Loom & Leaf take on memory foam giant Tempur-Pedic?

Matt Sheehan

California Dreaming: Alibaba Helps LGBT Chinese Couples Get Married In Los Angeles

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Liu Xin and his boyfriend, Hu Zhidong, have opted for a destination wedding. They’re not heading to Venice, Hawaii or even Mexico. Rather...

'The Postcard' By Vistaprint

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

While we will be exploring new marketing avenues, we will continue to run our traditional promotional offers in combination with branded advertising. We know that a combination is necessary to appeal to our entire growing audience, no matter what their needs are.

The Biggest Game-Changer in Online Commerce?

David Sable | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
David Sable

In the end it's not the algorithm or the user interface or even FREE SHIPPING -- it's all about the merchandise, the need, the service, the style. In short, the human condition...

Should Twitter Users Still Use Hashtags and @names?

Quora | Posted 04.26.2015 | Technology
Quora

For years, Twitter itself has been struggling with the problems of hashtags and @names, which while effectual are kludgy and off-putting to new users. In 2014, a Twitter executive seemed to indicate their coming demise (See their Tweet here).

Author and Journalist Eric Brach on Why Net Neutrality Matters

Jarod Cerf | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jarod Cerf

In light of the recent debates on tiered access to broadband service and whether telecommunication companies have the right to charge both content providers and home users (as well as the federal government's evolving stance on the issue) I sat down with Eric Brach.

9th&Elm's Ambitious Goal to Take Independent Fashion Mainstream

Brittany Hodak | Posted 04.06.2015 | Small Business
Brittany Hodak

In a world filled with discount websites peddling mass-imported fashion, 9th&Elm stands out...way out.

With Friends Like Amazon, Who Needs Enemies?

Rich Nadworny | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Rich Nadworny

Last week, Amazon told its most loyal and supportive partners that the threat of paying state sales tax was too much for the online behemoth. And just like that, small independent entrepreneurs saw a revenue stream disappear.

You'll Never Guess How This Boomer is Reinventing Senior Discounts

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

David Harrison is turning coupons into causes. He and his wife Cindy have started Boomerang Giving, a non-profit dedicated to supporting our generation in giving back to causes we believe in, using a traditional (and perhaps cliche-ridden) to do it: the senior discount.

E-Commerce Trends of 2014 That Made History

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Amit Bhaiya

Christmas has yet to arrive but online sales have already shot through the roof. The biggest shopping season of the year has showed some interesting trends thus far. The past two years an increase in both mobile and tablet use has been noticeably visible with the number of online shoppers dramatically growing.

Come to the Virtual "Atlantis"!

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Susan Sacirbey

Like the the Atlantis of lore, the digital-diplomat is not tethered to any hemisphere but rather links to the superiority of knowledge and empathy over geography and ideology.

8 Challenges Facing Ecommerce Retailers This Christmas

Ian Mills | Posted 01.23.2015 | Small Business
Ian Mills

With the increase in the amount of consumers completing their Christmas purchases online, this has presented multiple challenges for online retailers and other stakeholders involved in the logistics of purchasing online.

Matt Sheehan

China's Record-Breaking Online Shopping Day In 6 Facts

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Turkey Day and Santa Claus might spur Americans to shop till they drop, but China's hundreds of millions of online shoppers have their own ...

Mompreneurs Love to Sell Baby Products

Sramana Mitra | Posted 01.07.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

The e-commerce model of business allows women entrepreneurs to have greater flexibility in their lives. That is probably why we see several mompreneurs launching home-based businesses, and some of them scale to much bigger outfits.

Finding the 'E' in the Fight Against Ebola

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 01.06.2015 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Without question, a central tool in the fight to contain and drive out the scourge of Ebola is the digital communications infrastructure.