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Fab, TaskRabbit and Mashery Get (MORE) Funding

It’s good to wake on a Monday morning to some fresh and relevant funding news, am I right? Here’s what happening today amongst you digital Movers and Shakers. FAB.com Raises $100+ Million Flash-sales retailer Fab.com raised...

Forget Docs - Zoho has Arrived on Google Drive

When Google Drive was announced, it was clear that the company had every intention of keeping it closely aligned with its Google Docs office suite. Fortunately for those of you who aren’t too keen on Docs, Zoho is now offering...

Petco Explores Customer Sentiment with LivePerson's LP Insights

Real-time engagement and analytics solutions are certainly all the rage these days among enterprise marketers, but who are these platforms really designed for and how do they work? With so many variations on engagement-focused software...

8 Ways to Improve Your Site Over the Weekend

Everybody may be working for the weekend, but if you run a website, you already know that you’re almost always working on the weekend, as well. In fact, most of the work of the everyday Web professional has to do with tweaking...

6 Tips for Creating Moneymaking Content

At the end of the day, content drives the Internet. It’s an important aspect of any Web presence, but especially for affiliate marketers, who depend on their content to interest visitors, attract advertisers, and make money....

Feel Good - Web Hosting for Startup Non-Profits from GlowHost

Anyone starting a non-profit in this economic climate is one brave do-gooder. Fortunately, they will get at least a little relief thanks to GlowHost which is offering free web hosting and services to qualifying (501c3) non-profit startups...

Protecting Special Audience Discounts

Does your e-commerce property offer military or student discounts? How can you confirm these buyers qualify? Well, if you’re a Magento powered platform, you’ll now be able to use SheerID’s verification plugin to protect...

Secure Sharing with the Cloud

Plenty has been written about the baggage that security concerns attach to the cloud. These problems are obviously multiplied when it comes to sharing documents and information up there. This continues to be among the biggest hindrances...

In-Store Shopping Motivates Digital Interactions

More mobile phones are making their way into brick and mortar stores to aid consumers in making decisions during their shopping experiences. In fact, according to Empathica ’s Consumer Insights Panel survey, at least half of...

Social Satisfaction War: Google+ vs. Facebook

Google+ has won the customer satisfaction battle, but Facebook still may be winning the social network war. Facebook’s customer satisfaction score has dropped 8 percent since last year, to a disappointing 61 out of 100 according...

Merchants Get Real-Time Transaction View with Encore

Payment processing solution Encore Payment systems has released a transaction-viewing feature which will likely be very well received by those in the fast-paced world of E-Commerce. Encore is introducing Online Statements that include...

SquareSpace 6 Ready for Prime Time?

Browser-based website design and content management platform Squarespace has released version 6 and it’s worth a look – at least for the “somewhat” coding impaired. This is the first major software upgrade for...

Crowdsourcing and the Future of Work

Getting things “done” does not have to be difficult – at least not if you’re familiar with and confident in crowdsourcing. The trend of getting others (the crowd) to work on your projects (and don’t forget...

Is Behavioral Advertising No Longer Cool?

It looks like one of the big issues on the Web over the next few years will be user privacy; specifically, how much personal data websites and marketers are allowed to collect, and how much users are allowed to keep to themselves....

Merchant’s Marketing Guide to Christmas in July

Typically, the month of July makes people think of sunshine, pools and fireworks. However, for e-commerce merchants, this warm summer month should bring one thing to mind – the holidays. Although still six months away, the countdown...

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