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Will Cash Rebates Drive Social Commerce?

Internet retailers continue to struggle with social media as it relates to actually selling products, but solutions are emerging which aim to expose a greater number of opportunities for these digital merchants. Miva Merchant , for...

OpenTable Brings Mobile Payments to Restaurants

Today there is an app for almost everything. From advanced mathematics to racing games, the diversity of mobile apps is truly amazing. However, there has yet to be an app where restaurant owners can charge their patrons directly on...

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WordPress Wednesday: YAY Images WordPress Plugin

Images play an important role in the success of a weblog, but finding the 'right' visual asset can be a real challenge. Fortunately, there are plenty of plugins ready to lend a virtual hand. One of the most recent releases...

Starbucks Opens the Big (Digital) Door to Customer Loyalty

Loyalty programs, both online and offline, are powerful mechanisms to increase customer engagement and social advocacy, not to mention bottom line metrics including customer registration and further, revenue per customer. These are...

SEO – Risky Business for Small Businesses

:: By Frank Spohr, Clicked Studios :: Optimizing websites so they rank high in Google’s search engines is big business. Ranking in the number one position for a popular keyword can bring in roughly 36.4 percent of that keyword’s...

6 Ways to Future Proof Your SEO Strategy

:: By Travis Bliffen, Stellar SEO :: If you have been working in or around SEO very long, you already know that even the best laid plans can get you into hot water. Article directories, SEO press releases, guest posting and thin content...

Putting Social Interactions on the Map

Visible Technologies is helping brands pinpoint their best (and worst) social fans, as the company has unveiled a new set of geo-location features for its Visible Intelligence (VI) platform. The new features enable users to identify...

Millennials Prefer Snapchat Over Twitter

Snapchat is among the three top social media mobile apps used by millennials according to a new study from comScore. The report reveals that Facebook is the most used social app (75.6%) among the 18-34 year old age group, followed...

More Proof Slow Sites Stink

A new study from Limelight Networks is proving something that most Web professionals have known for a while – poor performing websites have a significant impact on a business’s success. The content delivery network unveiled...

Reduce Online Shopping Frustration with Accurate Shipping Costs

Google introduced a new shipping configuration tool designed to help merchants show accurate "total" prices to online shoppers. The tool provides merchants with an opportunity to configure shipping rules, differentiate between...

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Square Launches Online Scheduling Tool for SMBs

Starting today, Square is much more than a disruptive force in the mobile payments space. The company introduced a new Web-based appointment system designed to provide a more efficient online booking/reservation/appointment tool. The...

Boost Consumer Trust Before the Holidays

Holiday e-commerce sales grew 9.3 percent to reach 95.7 billion in 2013, which is a pretty big increase despite some high profile security breaches putting a damper on consumer trust. To gain both consumer trust and dollars during...

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Japan's Rakuten Acquires E-Commerce App Slice

Online retailer Rakuten has acquired Slice, a popular U.S.-based application that the company hopes will help it challenge e-commerce powerhouses including eBay and Amazon. The Slice shopping assistant compiles/saves information such...

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SaaP Platform Fiverr Preps for Future Growth

The "Gig" economy got another virtual shot in the arm, as services-as-a-product (SaaP) platform Fiverr released a newly updated version (3.0) and announced it raised $30 million in new funding to fuel its future growth. Fiverr...

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The Science of Retention in Focus

Predictive analytics vendor Retention Science has raised $7 million in a Series A funding round led by Upfront Ventures, bringing its total funding to $9 million. As acquisition costs across the digital channel continue to rise, enterprises...

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