Posts tagged “E-commerce”
Google is upgrading its online ad service and hopes to raise prices. The search giant also acquires online marketing tool firm Channel Intelligence. Meanwhile, Yahoo signs on as a partner, looking to increase its own sales.
CED's Start Something blog: "It's one of the most important achievements we've made as a company, to date," Netsertive CEO Brendan Morrissey says of the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner selection.
MaxPoint, a developer of technology designed to capture spending and other data on a massive scale and then turn it into actionable intelligence for clients, is helping some companies identify communities most worried about the flu and are buying illness related products.
Most investors were spurning Netflix again less than five months ago when billionaire Carl Icahn decided to go against the grain and buy 5.54 million shares to secure a nearly 10 percent stake in the company.
Analysis: Based on the discontinuation of the free tier of Google Apps for Business (which will drive increased partner interested), the full launch of Google Compute Engine, TBR believes that Google's cloud business will triple annually in 2013 to just under $1 billion in 2013.
Facebook, owner of the world's most popular social network, is testing voice calls in the U.S. on its Messenger application for iPhone as it seeks to add more mobile services.
Facebook is rolling out a tool for searching information posted to its social network of more than 1 billion users, creating an alternative to services now available on Google, LinkedIn and Yelp.
The holiday shopping season for 2012 ends up being a bit sluggish, but more people were shopping late, showing trust in retailer's availability to get gifts to destinations on time, says ecommerce guru Scot Wingo of ChannelAdvisor.
The continuing evolution of Bronto from email marketing to a cloud-based marketing platform is sparking growth with the Durham-based firm looking to add nearly 10 percent to its headcount this year. It's also mulling taking on outside investors for the first time.
Facebook., owner of the largest social-networking service, rose 5.3 percent to a six-month high amid optimism that the company will benefit from new advertising efforts to drive revenue. There's also hype about an upcoming Facebook media event.
Emma Battle, who led online marketing efforts for Red Hat and previously held executive positions at Art.com and Sarah Lee Branded Apparel, is the new president of Raleigh-based Three Ships media.
Analysis: Whether a company is a bank or a bookstore, it must be asking how it can increase the return on its physical capital (each location) by raising the bar for service. If the brick and mortar location isn't differentiating the experience, then it's just a cost that must be reduced. And you can ask Border's how that movie goes...