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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

AppDirect, Small Business Web partner

A new partnership in the small business space should give SMBs more access to cloud offerings. The partnership puts AppDirect and Small Business Web into an agreement to power a directory that will connect small businesses to cloud-based software. >>

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Report: Nearly half of emails opened via mobile

New data out from Experian Marketing Services underlines the importance of mobile optimization for email marketers: 44% of emails are now opened on a mobile device. >>

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

IBM predicts birth of a trend - steampunk

Retailers are constantly on the lookout for the 'next big thing' and, according to IBM, it's becoming easier for these trends to be spotted way before markets become saturated thanks to the use of social and sentiment analysis. IBM thinks it knows what the next big trend will be - Steampunk. >>

Monday, January 14, 2013

New platform to focus on business related media

There's a place for business professionals to reach their target ad bases; from International Business Times, the IBT Media platform hosts content resources including Bizu.TV and other vertical websites. >>

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Panopta: Retail website uptime performance improves

In its third seasonal website availability index, website and app availability monitoring service provider, Panopta, has revealed that most retail websites performed well during the holiday season. >>

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Mobile accounted for 11% of ecommerce sales in 2012

With more consumers packing the power of a smartphone in their pocket, or a tablet in their bag, mobile devices are becoming a key, and popular, shopping tool. New research from eMarketer reveals the impact of mobile on last year's shopping behavior. >>

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Reports: Social, catalogs influential during 2012 holidays

Over the 2012 holidays a couple of interesting data points were found by researchers: first, that social media use decreased but that traditional ad form catalogs helped push more sales. >>

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Many European businesses failing to embrace Internet

An assessment of 13 million websites across Europe reveals many firms are failing to make the most of the opportunities presented by doing business online, and too many have no Internet presence at all. >>

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Showrooming the cause of half a billion pound 'leak' from UK High Streets

In the run up to Christmas, half a billion pounds of business walked out of UK retailers' stores to be spent at a competitor's outlet thanks to the practice of showrooming. >>

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Quality product images on retail websites can improve return rates

A survey by UK-based online imaging specialists, SpinMe, reveals the top tool for driving sales, and reducing returns, is 360 spin and 3D imaging. >>

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Top 3 trends for SMBs through 2013

Constant Contact has release a listing of their top trends for small businesses through 2013 - chief among them better integration between mobile, email and social. Read on for details: >>

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Platform puts shopper analytics into retailers' hands

Savvy retailers will have heard of Euclid Analytics before but the retail analytics solution has recently released a new product, Euclid Zero, set up to put real-world analytics into retailers hard drives. And it doesn't require hardware. >>

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Fandango mobile ticket sales surge 171% in 2012

Now showing - Fandango's impressive 2012 growth in traffic and ticket sales, as reported last week by the Comcast-owned service. >>

Monday, January 07, 2013

Optimize retail for mobile finds study

When it comes to retail therapy, a new study out from Latitude finds enhancing the mobile experience may be the best therapeutic option. According to the report enhancing the shopping experience on mobile devices is helping shoppers to more deeply engage with products, services and brands. >>

Monday, January 07, 2013

Brands: How the cloud can improve your bottom line

As online businesses look for better ways not only to communicate with their customers but to communicate with sales staff and other associates, the cloud is becoming a bigger factor in their business practices. How can brands better use cloud systems? >>

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