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Biggest IPO Ever Just Got Even Bigger

AP | Posted 09.19.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut e...

What Your First Step In Digital Marketing Should Be

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Think your business is 'too complicated' for an app or there isn't 'an app for that' yet? Go get a sobriety test.

Alibaba and the IPO Treasure

David Sable | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
David Sable

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, is in fact the living incarnation of the original fictitious character.

An Inside Peek at The Huffington Post

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The winners flew in from all over the world -- from Canon City, Colorado to Adelaide, Australia. They won the competition by selling the most in their category over an eight-month period. The competition resulted in 21,000 entrepreneurs who created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.

Yonderbound: Disrupting Travel Booking and Breaking Tech's Glass Ceiling

Lin Humphrey | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Lin Humphrey

In my past career in travel ecommerce, one of the key issues I ran into was the extremely structured data format received from traditional reservation systems, which left little room for innovating the booking process.

Staples Is Closing A Ton Of Stores

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Staples Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, driven by strong demand for non-core office supplies, such ...

8 Ecommerce Mistakes that are Costing You Sales

Ian Mills | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Converting visitors to buyers is one of the most important components of a successful ecommerce business because increasing this conversion rate has a...

Wall Street Analysts Predict The Slow Demise Of Walmart And Target

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business

The end of the big-box store era may soon be upon us. That’s the message of a research note published by Goldman Sachs analysts on Tuesday cutti...

Amazon Fire: Winning In Its Customers' Mobile Sales Moments

Julie Ask | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Julie Ask

I had the opportunity and privilege to get an early look at the new Amazon Fire phone. It delights in many ways, but I'll focus on the shopping experience enabled through Firefly.

Books That Benefit From Amazon's Latest Disruptive Innovation

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Books
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As a published author and book lover, I am decidedly ambivalent about Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited project. Advertised as the Netflix of books, it ...

And The Winners Of Shopify's Build- A-Business Competition Are...

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Eight months ago, we challenged people to launch a brand new business and start selling. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two-month period would take home the prize.

Digital Marketing Mailbag - Your Questions Answered

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.27.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Welcome to the Digital Marketing Mailbag! Thank you to everyone that asked a question and some will be used in future columns as well. Feel free to submit questions for future mailings! Otherwise I will have to pull them from my fake inbox.

What Digital Marketing Tool to Use and When

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You don't unscrew a nail with a chainsaw (at least when you're sober). Below is what small businesses must understand about the key digital tools available.

Amazon's Master Of Commerce Move Into The Phone Game

Alistair Goodman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Technology
Alistair Goodman

Mobile is so 2010. So why would Amazon throw its hat into the game of phones? That's the thing -- it didn't. The company is headed into battle in two other markets full of potential: real-world commerce and digital advertising.

Amazon's Big Dispute With Warner Bros Is Nearly Over

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has resumed preorders of movie discs from Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros Studio as the companies are close to resolving a pr...

Why Retailers Must Embrace the Mobile Mind Shift

Julie Ask | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Julie Ask

Mobile has fundamentally changed consumer expectations. Already, 65 percent of online consumers use their smartphones in stores. Among those under the...

The Ten-Second Race to Content Nirvana

Lee Traupel | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Great content is gonna resonate with the reader or fall flat in about ten second, like a great Sam Cooke song -- your in love and humming along or your not.

Four Critical Marketing Strategies to Stand Out in Today's Noisy World

Lee Traupel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Today's always on smartphone driven global economy offers unprecedented opportunities for small businesses with associated barriers to entry. Most...

5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Your Ecommerce Website

Ian Mills | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Social media is now an integral part of almost every consumer's online habits. Statistics abound about it's popularity and it's potential as a means of driving new visitors to your website, yet many businesses are still failing to turn their social media efforts into profits.

How to Scale Your Business (Fast!) After a Runaway Crowdfunding Campaign

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Liz Downey, Foodie Dice Last year, my sister moved to California to start a business with me. We didn't know what we were going to do, but we li...

Do You See Faces in Everyday Objects?

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Alex Regenstreich, Iseefacestoo "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust ...

The 5 Main Reasons Why Shoppers Leave Your Website Without Buying

Ian Mills | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

You've sorted your online marketing and you're getting traffic. But you're losing sales. Why? I've compiled a list of the five main reason shoppers leave websites without buying, as well as what you can do about it.

How to Use Google Shopping to Grow Your Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

All businesses know the power of Google - its search engine results can bring you customers that are actively searching for what you're selling. But...

5 Lessons I Learned While Developing My Product

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Sara Rose Anderson, Britelites A few years ago, after my daughter was born, I considered getting a serious makeover. Nine months of preg...

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Real Amazon Drones

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business

An employee loads a truck with boxes to be shipped at the Amazon.com, Inc. distribution center in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 26, 2012. (David Paul Morris...