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In-Stream Transactions Come to Instagram

Social commerce payment system Chirpify is no longer just looking to monetize content on Twitter. In fact, it seems to be banking on the hope that a picture can be worth a thousand dollars, as the company recently expanded its platform...

Microsoft Brings Azure Cloud OS to China

China’s increasingly important role in the future of the Internet and Web hosting just got a major seal of approval from Microsoft, who recently announced that it was going to bring its Windows Azure cloud-based operating system...

Helium Lifts Shopping Cart Woes

A new shopping cart solution is taking the transaction process to new heights. Helium , which was just launched by e-commerce analytics provider Freshplum , is a shopping cart that is built for small businesses. By using the Stripe...

Make a Flipbook Magazine with Turn.js

Your average Web user is looking for richer and more engaging interactions within their digital experience. That is challenging on both creative and technical levels but there are solutions emerging which make quick work of this more...

Blogging for E-Commerce (Never Too Late) – Part One

With less than 50 days remaining in 2012's online shopping season, Internet retailers will need to dig deep into their virtual bag of tricks to make a positive impact on sales. While you could increase your advertising budget,...

Have You Googled Yourself? ORM Solutions to the Rescue

Online reputation managment (ORM) is most certainly on the mind of your average Web worker these days - check out WM's recent post on " Where Customers Complain ". Reputation means everything on today's fast paced...

SoLoMo: Location-Based Mobile Marketing For Non-Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

How do you ask your customers to “check-in” or use a geo-social app when they can’t walk into your building? It can be a challenge for any business or brand without a store or physical location to create location...

Political Campaigns & Digital Marketing: Did They Miss the Mark?

We all know how online marketing and social media can be a goldmine of potential consumers. Brands like Whole Foods Market and Samsung have succeeded on Twitter with as many as 3 million followers each. Coke triumphs over Pepsi on...

Build Your Mobile Website in an Instant

Every website is trying to go mobile right now, and all of that clamoring has resulted in a variety of services that help users quickly and easily switch their working website into a mobile-optimized version that can be accessed on...

Mobile Usage Impacted by Season and Time

By now, we all know that the popularity of mobile is helping to drive website traffic and conversions. However, these engagement rates are greatly impacted by the time of day and season, according to a new study. In fact, the Jumptap...

Improve Internal Communication in the Enterprise

With the busiest season of the year right around the corner, internal communication will be crucial to making sure that all employees are on the same page. Leveraging email as a communication tool can be effective, but it can also...

Instagram Adoption On The Rise

If your brand hasn’t jumped on the Instagram bandwagon yet, it may be time to reconsider your social strategy. This is because more than half of the world’s top brands have already started making a name for themselves on...

Web Experience Design for Socialists

Social media impacts nearly every facet of the digital experience – from the methods used for customer acquisition, to how response is measured (social analytics), and of course, in design. Consumers’ expectations are obviously...

Click Traffic and Impressions Grow in Q3

Click traffic increased by 27 percent year over year and U.S. impressions increased by 21 percent according to The Search Agency’s quarterly State of Paid Search Report. Highlights from the study, available here , include: •...

IAC Awards Recognize Excellence in Online Advertising

Why not pursue some recognition for all that hard work you’ve put in on your advertising campaigns? You know you deserve it! The Web Marketing Association has announced its initial call for entries to the 11th annual Internet...

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