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Desktop Search On The Rise

Despite mobile’s momentum, desktop search activity has been on the rise. In fact, a recent comScore study reveals that October’s overall desktop search activity saw an increase of 8 percent compared to the previous month...

Themed, Game-Based CAPTCHA

Detroit-based Are You a Human , which designs small, compact games to verify human interaction on web sites (a modern day CAPTCHA if you will), recently introduced new customization options for PlayThru, its game-based authentication...

Alternatives for Google Mini Search

Google stopped selling its Google Mini Search (that bright blue hardware) appliance this summer, leaving many businesses searching for a new tool to power their site’s search function. Fortunately, Google will continue to provide...

Updated Mobile Advertising Guidelines Available for Comment

Recently, a coalition of some of the primary trade groups in the mobile and Internet marketing industries gathered together to draft an updated version of the “Mobile Web Advertising Measurement Guidelines,” which was unveiled...

Give Shoppers a Better Fit this Season

Even with holiday shopping in full swing, online apparel retailers still have time to reduce returns and increase customer loyalty by helping consumers ensure a better fit before orders are placed. Clothes Horse , a company in the...

Blogging for E-Commerce – Part Two

An effective blogging strategy can help merchants increase their site traffic significantly, and as we inch closer to the busiest shopping season of the year, most merchants live by the mantra, “the more traffic the better.”...

Slow Response Times Cause Cancelled Orders for Merchants

New research from application monitoring service Monitis confirms the impact of web performance on sales performance. The survey revealed that 56% of consumers who spend more than two hours per week shopping online have cancelled an...

Battle “Showrooming” with Price Matching, Cross-Channel Integration

Brick and mortar retailers are increasingly the subject of "showrooming", the instance when consumers use their mobile phones inside the store to compare prices with other, competing retailers. A new research study from Edgell...

React in Real-Time with In-App Analytics

The rapid pace of the Web, and mobile Web in particular, means the quicker developers and advertisers can get application analytics data, the better off they’ll be. Mobile customer intelligence solution Kontagent recognized this...

Wix’ Ecommerce Inspirations and Aspirations

Web-publishing platform Wix has announced a partnership with ecommerce solution Shopify which enables the Wix user base to integrate the popular ecommerce solution from Shopify into their websites. “Together Wix and Shopify will...

Remote Support for Private Clouds from RackSpace

The open cloud company Rackspace ranks high among major players like Amazon and Windows in the cloud computing industry, which is an impressive feat. But the company isn’t about to rest on its laurels, as it just announced a...

Holiday Shoppers In a Mobile State of Mind

The official start to the busiest shopping season of the year is just a week away, and e-commerce solutions provider Shopatron is forecasting that mobile will impact this season more than ever before. In fact, Shopatron predicts that...

Digital Advertising Master Glossary

Advertising remains for many enterprises one of the key drivers of website visits (and awareness of course) on the ‘Net today. Digital advertising has evolved (and dramatically) over the past few years however and there’s...

On-the-Go Businesses Get Payments App

From designers, to consultants, to IT professionals and beyond, there are plenty of businesses that operate outside of traditional retail storefronts or digital presences. In fact, the U.S. Census says that 17 million small businesses...

Eight Tips for Working with Big Data

By Abigail Lefkowitz, Data Analyst at MaassMedia, LLC When describing a set of data, the word "big" doesn't just refer to size. "Big" implies that the data comes from multiple sources and is too complex overall...

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