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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Optify launches SMB-focused tool

A new, lightweight tool is launching from Optify today, set up to help smaller businesses utilize the full value of contact and lead information without a clunky interface. From a single dashboard, both sales and marketing teams can use the Optify Contact Manager to obtain client data from known and anonymous visits. >>

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Swirl release turns mobile into shopping companion

Technology continues to make it simpler for shoppers to find the items they want in record time - whether shopping in store or via mobile device. A new resource from Swirl adds another layer to the customer experience for in-store shoppers. >>

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nimble update signals important contacts

Nimble is releasing new tools set up to give businesses more insight into customer leads. Nimble 3.0 is being called a relationship manager, offering businesses more developed connections and handing them information about leads that should help to build deeper engagement. >>

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Study: Shoppers deal-hunt from habit, not necessity

The 2008 recession may be history is most parts of the US, but some of the habits cultivated during that time have not faded away. According to new data out from parago, shoppers' deal-hunting mentality is still going strong - even though their wallets are fuller. >>

Sunday, May 26, 2013

86% of Americans keen to swap wallet for electronics

The future of the traditional wallet is looking dim, according to global research conducted by PayPal, with a large number of people around the globe ready to ditch leather for electronics. >>

Sunday, May 26, 2013 study reveals emotions of online clothes shopping gone wrong

New research conducted by virtual fitting room provider and retail psychology expert Phillip Adcock reveals that when online clothes shopping goes wrong shoppers go through emotions similar to the key five stages of grief. >>

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Release leaves power of the brand with the brand

A new release out from SYNQY Corporation leaves brands in charge of the 'brand experience' - even on sites not owned by that brand. Hosted in the cloud, this syndication service is one more way brands can ensure their message and experience remains set across the web. >>

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pinterest improves product engagement with Rich Pins

When Pinterest users find something they love on the image-based social site, they often want more information, or to make a purchase. New Rich Pins, recently introduced by Pinterest, bring Pinners and the image originators just that little bit closer together. >>

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Elance: Remote hiring sees 60% jump

The trend of working away from the office isn't going away. That's the big takeaway from a new, global report, out from Elance. According to the report freelancers report being 'happier' when working outside an office, compared to when they worked at an office. That increase in happiness may be linked to their bigger wallets - 68% report earning more as a freelancer than when employed full-time. >>

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

comScore: Desktop spending up 13% YoY

eTailers, you aren't seeing things. According to data out from comScore desktop-ecommerce increased 13% in Q1 2013, to reach more than $50 billion. A strong showing considering the first quarter, in general, is a low sales time as consumers pay off holiday credit card bills, pay taxes and focus on their budget-based New Year's Resolutions. >>

Monday, May 20, 2013

Online preferred shopping environment of affluent consumers

Affluent consumers aren't averse to purchasing online, according to a new report released by the Shullman Research Center. In fact, it is the preferred method of shopping for the well-off. >>

Monday, May 20, 2013

Top 3 tips to improve webrooming abilities

Webrooming presents an opportunity for retailers to leverage all their complimentary channels to showcase the biggest competitive advantage they have over online-only counterparts: in-person retail experiences. Online tactics can and should be an opportunity to drive increased traffic to their stores. >>

Monday, May 20, 2013

BlueKai rolls out 3rd party data options

BlueKai has rolled out a new data validation methodology, set up to offer brands and marketers consensus-based third party data. Geared toward audience validation, the new offering should offer brands more insight into how to judge the data offered. >>

Monday, May 20, 2013

Reports: Social, Cloud offering assist to small businesses

The social space isn't just for students or women any longer. Small businesses are investing more time and energy into their social profiles, meanwhile, another report indicates the cloud is helping more small businesses control spending and time spent at the office. >>

Friday, May 17, 2013

IBM: Mother's Day shopping goes mobile

Mother's Day shopping via mobile was up 23% on 2012, according to IBM's Digital Analytics Benchmark, with iPhone generating the most online traffic. >>

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