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E-readers are Rewriting Retailers’ Bestseller Lists

While many in the traditional publishing industry couldn’t wait to close the books on 2010, the makers of the leading e-book readers were trumpeting their record-setting year-end sales of the devices. Earlier this week, Amazon...

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Five Important Trends for Every Business in 2011

As 2010 draws to a close, it’s time to turn our attention to another year. Another decade, actually, that will bring new challenges and new opportunities. Here are five important trends you can expect to see in 2011 and a few...

It’s Official (But Still Debatable) – Facebook Overtakes Google

Year-end data just released from Experian Hitwise indicates that Facebook was the most-visited website in the U.S. in 2010, surpassing longtime holder of the top spot, Google. Hitwise previously reported that Facebook’s monthly...

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Email the Leading Driver of Visitors to Top Retail Sites

While we continue to hear about social media’s increasing influence over Internet consumers’ purchasing decisions, one recent study reveals that email and search continue to be the most effective tools for driving traffic...

eBay's Mobile Apps Ring in Historic Holiday Sales

Much of eBay’s attention and resources the past year have gone into its mobile commerce development , and on Wednesday the world’s largest online marketplace publicly released the fruits of those labors. In doing so, eBay...

Mom Shoppers Use Social Media for Purchasing Decisions

A recent report from NPD Group, a market research firm, found that mom shoppers are using social media friends and followers to help with their buying decisions. The study finds that 79 percent of mothers with children younger than...

Hottest of 2010 are Most Likely Targets for Crime in 2011

A report released on Tuesday by security firm McAfee predicts that the top targets for cybercrime in 2011 will include smartphones, geolocation services, URL shorteners and devices that run Apple operating systems. Social networks...

AT&T, Bazaarvoice Offer Ratings and Reviews on Facebook

AT&T has joined forces with Bazaarvoice to enable its customers to read, share and submit product reviews directly on the company's Facebook fan page. AT&T, which has offered product ratings and reviews on its own site...

Online Workforce Expanding, Especially in Mobile and Social

A recent blog post that caught the attention of readers included a summary of the annual report from online employment platform Elance. Another Web employment marketplace, oDesk, has released its own year-end report with similarly...

iAds for Everyone with iAd Producer

Apple, with unusually little fanfare, has released iAd Producer, a self-service development tool for Apple's mobile advertising space. Ad agencies can now create their own ads for use with the iPhone, iPod touch and, soon enough...

Facebook Overtakes Yahoo as World's Third Largest Site

Facebook will head into the New Year as the world’s third largest website after passing Yahoo in the most recent traffic rankings released from comScore. The research firm’s November 2010 report credits Facebook with an...

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2010's Top Content at WM

Website Magazine had a year of tremendous growth, in both revenue and respect from our community. For this we extend our most gracious thanks. The sheer amount of content we've developed this year (nearly 700 weblog posts and hundreds...

Google Adds Nearby Shops to U.K. Product Search

Google has announced a new feature for online shoppers and merchants in the U.K., called Nearby Shops. The feature is already available in Google’s U.S. Product Search, and was rolled out in the U.K. on Wednesday. Consumers searching...

Groupon at the Bottom of This Holiday List

A website and application performance monitoring firm tested 11 leading social shopping and daily deals sites for availability and performance during the height of the 2010 holiday shopping season. The companies tested by Watchmouse...

Online Holiday Spending Climbs Past $28 Billion

Christmas came a little early for many online retailers this year, as the final shopping weekend of the holiday season pushed e-commerce sales past $28 billion for the first time ever. Research firm comScore reports that consumers...

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