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World Digital Media Factbook 2013-14: Information Cornucopia

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I'm inundated with numbers, statistics, percentages, charts and graphics that explain how digital the world has become and where it's heading in the n...

Retail Chatter #2

June Haynes | Posted 12.10.2013 | Style
June Haynes

In the past, one wouldn't think of buying a $10,000 designer gown online, but today brands have made it so easy and accessible.

Twitter Is Potential Contender for eCommerce Dominance

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

As more of Twitter's acquisitions and hires emerge, eCommerce appears to be a definite pillar in their growth strategy.

Why E-Commerce Companies Are Creating Catalogs

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Andy Ostroy

The overall attraction of direct-mail is easy to understand. Catalogs remain the highest-quality, most visually-alluring vehicle to capture an audience, present product, create an aspirational lifestyle and generate solid customer loyalty and brand-awareness.

Buying Art Online Is Here to Stay

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Fully, 71 percent of art collectors have now purchased art of some form online. Now, more than ever, art is becoming less physical, evolving into a more accepted digital-first experience. Here are some of the more noticeable advantages we're seeing from the shift toward online art.

Caring Is the Future of Consumption

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

Millennials are driving change. Even if some of the big corporate players still hold the pole position, you can already feel a change in the way they communicate with us.

StoreTok: Solving Silicon Valley's Existential Crisis

Edward Lando | Posted 09.25.2013 | Technology
Edward Lando

The Valley has been having an existential crisis for a while. I think it's due to the gap between content and commerce, which are still somewhat like The Presidio and Marin County before they were connected by the Golden Gate Bridge.

15 Weirdest Items On (PHOTOS)

Adam Pavley | Posted 07.23.2013 | Weird News

There is a strange side to the almost unlimited variety of products available on Check out the slideshow below with screenshots of the ...

UPS, FedEx Face Big Threat

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - UPS and FedEx might be worried about international shipments to slowing economies like China...

Trend Spotting: Commerce on Facebook

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Social commerce is inevitably going to drive the future of social media companies. As advertising and commerce start to fuse, advertisers will look for ways to not only pay for eyeballs, but for completed transactions.

The American Job Market and the Moonlighting Internet Entrepreneur

Steven Power | Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business
Steven Power

Despite what might be considered an improvement in employment rates overall, many Americans still have to burn the midnight oil to make the kind of money they did before the economy went bust. What's surprising is how many people are actually working long after most are asleep.

Bitcoin: Huge Hype Belies Low Awareness

Michel Floyd | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Michel Floyd

It's pretty safe to say Bitcoin is still in the early adopter phase of its life. The good news is that there's still plenty of room to grow.

The Last Frontier: The Sustainable Fashion Revolution

David Dietz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
David Dietz

A revolution is coming. No, not in Turkey. This is a different kind of revolution. A revolution inspired by our generation of millenials to bring about positive and lasting change through what we wear.

Trendy Wendy: Call for Relevant Online Reviews

Kimann Schultz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Style
Kimann Schultz

The only consistency is abysmal inconsistency. Random and whim-determined, from one line to the next and even within a single line, size and fit inconsistency is the muck of an industry through which we (women in particular) all must wade.

Why Amazon Is Bad for (Small) Business

Steven Power | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business
Steven Power

It's important to strike a balance. Yes, Amazon is good for reaching a broader audience, but it can't be the exclusive model you use to market and sell your product, especially when it's clear they aren't operating in your favor.

E-Commerce: Trends, Opportunities and Startups to Watch

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

Collaborative consumption and peer-to-peer commerce allows anyone to buy, sell, or rent goods or services from anyone else without a traditional middle man.

Why the Internet Sales Tax Increase Is a Dream Crusher for Small Business

Steven Power | Posted 07.08.2013 | Small Business
Steven Power

While the future of the legislation remains uncertain, it's time for our government to take a deeper look into the real impact this legislation will have on the little guys. U.S. small businesses are millions and millions strong and growing at astonishing rates.

Googazon: The Web 3.0

David K. Levine | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business
David K. Levine

Will the next Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds or Jimmy Wales please step forward? Because I don't want information at my fingertips -- I want action at my fingertips, and I mean my fingertips.

Amazon Launches A New Store Just For Post 50s

Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty

It seems Amazon has caught wind of post 50s' buying power. The e-commerce giant announced earlier this week a new store on the site targeting older ad...

Online Auctions Become More Competitive

Michael Seo | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Founded in 1995, eBay is regarded as the first and most dominant mass online auction site. But even for eBay, online auctions declined steadily for the past 10 years.

Now You Can Buy Products On Google+

Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Following in the footsteps of Facebook, which launched Facebook Gifts in September, Google+ users can now click "Buy" within Google+ itself, be taken through prompts and easily purchase products.

@60" Introduces E-Commerce Art Collecting

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 04.14.2013 | Small Business
Evan Ross Katz

Art delivered to your door is only a fraction of the services offered via Kipton Cronkite and Christian Simond's newly launched website, @60" -- the Height of Art.

The Darker Side of Online Shopping

Richard Stephens | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Richard Stephens

The general consensus among consumers is that online shopping is more convenient and cost-effective, as e-stores continue to slash prices in a bid to drive more and more traffic their way. Of course, not everything in life is quite that simple.

Holiday Online Shopping Goes Through The Roof

AP | Posted 02.02.2013 | Money

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers bought $20.4 billion online in the first 30 days of the holiday season, a 15 percent increase from last year, according to ...

Why We Will All Be Shopping Mobile

Rob Feldmann | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Rob Feldmann

Despite the certainty of the success of m-commerce, there are still a handful of companies that have been slow to invest in the technology. Why is this when the evidence suggests that ignoring it could result in lost sales, and ultimately leave them 'left behind'?