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BizReport : January 26, 2012 Archive

January 26, 2012 Archive

Ecommerce archives | January 26, 2012

How sites like eBay and Etsy can help small businesses

Ask any small business owner and they'll say they've at least considered opening an Etsy, eBay or Amazon storefront. Some have jumped in and are thriving, others have jumped but still struggle to find consumers, engage them and then sell product and some are still considering. >>

Research archives | January 26, 2012

Forecast: 56% increase in connected device shipments by 2016

According to new data from NPD In-Stat, the connected device base will increase from 256 million devices (2011) to at least 1.34 billion by 2016. That is a 56% combined annual growth rate. Connected devices include tablets and smartphones as well as connected television and satellite sets, video game consoles and Blu-ray players/recorders. >>

Blogs & Content archives | January 26, 2012

Studies: Focus on production, use online video with television

Whether online or mobile, the market for video is growing by leaps and bounds. Those viewing options are also bringing up new questions - is it better to sponsor or advertise? Short-form or long-form? Home-based production or professional? >>

Social Marketing | January 26, 2012

Pinterest: What is it and who is using it?

Who would have thought that selecting images from the Internet and pinning them on boards for all to see and share would become so popular? But it has, thanks to the image-based social network called Pinterest. But who uses it? >>



Ecommerce archives | January 26, 2012

Top-performing e-commerce websites take longer to load

Studies have emphasized the need for fast-loading e-commerce websites to accommodate the short attention spans of today's consumers. But a new study from site optimization company Strangeloop found that the top-performing e-commerce websites take longer to load than the average. Do consumers really care that much about load times? >>