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Twitter Embracing Its Special Purpose

Twitter still struggles to formally define itself, but many brands have figured out that is somewhat of an excellent support platform. The company is offering features that make it easier for users to contact brands when they need...

State of the Net: 334 Million Domains

Verisign announced that nearly 8 million domain registrations were added to the 'Net in the second quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 334.6 million across all top-level domains...

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Responsive Email Support Arrives for Google's Gmail & Inbox

Email marketers released a collective sigh of relief yesterday as Google revealed that later this month, Gmail will be able to support emails created with responsive design. Designers will be able to use CSS media queries with Gmail...

Are Your Customers Committing Fraud?

:: By Chitra Singh, Radial :: Managing e-commerce fraud is extremely challenging, leaving many merchants stuck between elevated exposures and disrupting valuable customer experiences. Going at it alone means merchants must invest heavily...

Need for Speed: Why an Investment in Site Speed is an Investment in Success

:: By Larry Alton, @LarryAlton3 :: Everyone is so focused on creating beautiful and immersive websites these days that it tends to feel like site speed is an afterthought. This is unfortunate, since study after study shows that page...

$861,000 the Cost of Average Cyberattack

Kaspersky Lab released research which indicates that a single cybersecurity incident costs large businesses, on average, a total of $861,000 while SMBs pay an average of $86,5000. According to the results of the "Measuring the...

Channel Advisor Now Supports eBay's Cost-Per-Sale Ad Offering

E-commerce solution provider ChannelAdvisor announced it will be one of the first offerings to support eBay promoted listings. For the unfamiliar, eBay promoted listings are essentially a cost-per-sale advertising program. Sellers...

Mobile's Impact on the Presidential Election [Infographic]

One would be hard pressed to find a single area of today's everyday life that mobile does not impact - from how we interact with one another and how we find information to how we shop and share ideas. Not surprisingly, the presidential...

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Apple's E-Commerce Push Begins

Several well-known digital service providers - Squarespace , BigCommerce and Shopify - all announced they are now accepting Apple Pay. E-commerce sellers with a Squarespace site, for example, will be able to accept Apple Pay via the...

Microsoft Embracing Linux on Premise

Microsoft is showing its love for Linux (again). The company is announcing it will launch its Azure Service Fabric cloud service for Linux out of limited preview later this month (Sept. 26, 2016). The core service will offer developers...

Revenue Up, Clicks to Open on Mobile Down

Email marketing is a revenue driver for many organizations across all industries, but some of us may have underestimated just how much of those earnings are coming from mobile devices, specifically. In fact, 32 percent of email-driven...

App Store Optimization: The Best Chance to Be the Next Mobile Hit

:: By Fabien-Pierre Nicolas, App Annie :: As cost paid per user stands well over $3 per user, app marketers and publishers are seeking ways to attract new audiences. The first place to look is right in the beginning ﹘ within the app...

Adblock Plus Shows Off Its Ad-Tech

Adblock Plus is considered one of the most disruptive companies in the digital ecosystem, and this week the company made an announcement that pretty much secures its spot for the foreseeable future. The company, best known for a plugin...

It's Not Yelp's Fault You Suck

Online review site Yelp, and its oft maligned star-rating system, is not responsible for negative reviews of businesses because it is based on user input, ruled a federal appeals court this week. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine &...

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Company-Based Targeting with FastBase's Google Analytics Add-On

Data provider Fastbase released a new free add-on for Google Analytics that offers information about the companies that employ those that visit your website. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate 'Net Success The new add...

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