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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 04.22.2015 | 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 04.18.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 03.14.2015 | 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.

Zero-Logistics E-Commerce Businesses Kick Ass

Sramana Mitra | Posted 12.28.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

A key factor for the success of an e-commerce business is the management of inventory and logistics. Especially for bootstrapping companies, this could be a major challenge.

Global Digital Media Factbook 2014-15 Helps Firms Strategize

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

How can media firms strategize, plan budgets, and decide where to allocate their resources effectively?

5 Ways to Create an Authentic Ecommerce Experience

Ian Mills | Posted 12.20.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Ecommerce has, without doubt, become a highly competitive business environment. There are a lot of businesses in the marketing place, the larger playe...

India's Unicorn Company Aims High

Sramana Mitra | Posted 12.20.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

We discussed in an earlier Unicorn post that emerging markets can offer tremendous opportunities to build significant businesses if investors are wi...

Retail Goes Social With Wearables

Evan Tann | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Evan Tann

Wearables will shape the next-generation retail experience by creating a uniquely social opportunity for businesses to educate and influence shoppers and, in turn, drive higher sales. Wearables will bring the brick-and-mortar shopping experience back in vogue.

From eBay Seller to $20 Million Revenue Business

Sramana Mitra | Posted 12.13.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Back in the days of Web 1.0, eBay kicked off the trend for online marketplaces in the world of electronic commerce. Since then, many ultra-light startups have mushroomed that focus on niche segments.

A Latin American Unicorn From Argentina

Sramana Mitra | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

So far, we have only looked at American companies [Tableau, FireEye, RightNow, Palo Alto Networks, Kayak and SuccessFactors] in the Unicorn series. ...