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Amazon’s New Cloud Desktop Service, Amazon WorkSpaces, Arrives On iPad

Amazon WorkSpaces, the company’s recently announced virtual desktops service and competitor with VMware, has now arrived on the iOS platform, or more specifically, on iPad. The new app will allow those who have access to the WorkSpaces Limited Preview currently in progress to use their iPad device …

Mallzee Is A Tinder-Esque Shopping App That Lets Your Friends Play Fashion Police

Swipe right if you like. Swipe left if you don’t. Mallzee, a ‘personal shopper’ for iOS, has a Tinder-esque UI, underpinned by its own recommendation engine, to make clothes shopping simple, efficient <i>and</i> fun.<p>But it also has a clever social twist. The app lets you share the item you intend to buy …

Amazon drones won’t replace the mailman or FedEx woman any time soon

Amazon’s new “delivery system,” Amazon Prime Air, promises to get packages to customers “in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles,” and could be in commercial use soon as 2015, the company said Dec. 1.<p>Skeptics have quickly gathered, questioning everything from the project’s safety to …

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Gionee Elife E7 boasts most sensitive 16MP camera, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800

Gionee isn't exactly a name that you'd come across in the Western market every day, but this time, the Chinese company has big global ambitions. The latest proof is its Elife E7, a 5.5-inch 1080p Android phone that boasts two titles: it's the first known phone featuring the 2.5GHz flavor of …

V.me digital wallet goes Nationwide

Building society creates secure online payments device in conjunction with Visa<p>A "digital wallet" that allows customers to make online purchases without inputting their card details each time has been launched by Nationwide building society.<p>Created in conjunction with Visa, the service – called …

Mall of the future? eBay's new storefronts can gather your data

The e-commerce site partners with brands and one of the world's largest shopping center companies to show consumers a new kind of mall, one that melds online with offline.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Uri Minkoff, CEO of fashion brand Rebecca Minkoff, climbed through an opening in a wall leading to an empty …

The 11 Most Tech-Savvy Darlings Of Online Retail

Perhaps, it's a night of organic wine, artisanal pizza, and a bottomless well of on-demand British sitcoms. However specific you want to get, we always define luxury as exquisite, effortless, and tailored to you.<p>But a decade or so ago, few of those qualities applied to the online experience — it …

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Connecting Offline Shopping With E-Commerce, Curebit Partners With Bonobos On New “Retail Referrals” Program

Curebit, an e-commerce startup that has built its business around optimizing and tracking word-of-mouth referrals for customers like Bonobos, Restaurant.com, Jawbone, True & Co., and others, is now stepping into the world of offline brick-and-mortar commerce with a new solution it’s calling “Retail …

Watch Out Amazon, Japan’s Rakuten Buys E-Commerce Fulfillment Company Webgistix To Expand Further In The US

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is acquiring Webgistix, a U.S.-based logistics and services company specializing in fulfillment technology for e-commerce retailers. The acquisition is Rakuten’s second logistics investment outside of Japan. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed at …

SAP to acquire Hybris to jumpstart its presence in e-commerce

Enterprise software titan SAP has agreed to buy up e-commerce tech player Hybris, the companies announced today.<p>Zug, Switzerland-based Hybris was founded in 1997 and offers various software solutions related to multi-channel e-commerce and data management. Notably, its apps are already in use by …

Amazon Launches Online Grocery Delivery On The West Coast

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Fab Finds Gold In Europe’s Ecommerce Friendly Hills

Fab, the design powerhouse, appears to be going, shall we say, gang-busters in Europe. Figures released to us indicate that design-conscious Europe is becoming a crucial cost center, and may even affect the future direction of the startup that has raised $171m in funding to date.<p>Some 40% of Fab’s …

Walmart CEO: E-Commerce Sales to Hit $10 Billion This Year

Walmart global e-commerce sales are expected to hit $10 billion this fiscal year, CEO Mike Duke announced at the company’s shareholder meeting today. …

BarkBox Generates $1 Million Per Month, Wants To Become A $5 Billion Company In 5 Years

But the company is still growing and it retains 90-95% of its subscribers month over month. Last week, BarkBox surpassed 50,000 paying customers and at $19 per box, the company is generating $1 million per month. Its goal is to hit 100,000 subscribers, or a $23 million annual run rate, by …

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Square to challenge Etsy, Amazon, eBay with 'Square Market'

Square — a company best known for the small, white plastic cube that can read credit cards when plugged into a smartphone or tablet — is taking on the likes of Etsy, Amazon, and eBay with the launch of its own online marketplace called Square Market. The expansion from mobile payments to online …

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How online shopping boosts in-store sales

Shopping online makes it easy for customers to find exactly what they want without scouring store shelves for elusive gadgets, dishware, or toys.<p>The downside is that customers have to wait several days, and often pay, for delivery. Alternatively, customers who head to an old-fashioned, …

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Fab lays off more than 100 people in Europe as part of shift away from flash sales model

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Fab CEO Jason Goldberg announced Tuesday that the company is laying off over 100 people in its Berlin office the end of the …

AmazonFresh Is Jeff Bezos’ Last Mile Quest For Total Retail Domination

Amazon upended retail, but CEO Jeff Bezos — who just bought The Washington Post for $250 million — insists it’s still “Day One.” What comes next? A relentless pursuit of cheaper goods and faster shipping. The competition is already gasping for breath.<p>The first thing you notice about Jeff Bezos is …

Why Amazon Is A Lousy Business

As a consumer, I love Amazon. During my years overseas it was an important lifeline for me, reliably sending me books and videos to some pretty out of the way places.<p>When I moved back to the US, I almost immediately signed up for Amazon Prime and now not only get free delivery, but can stream …

Japan’s NTT Docomo Buys Fine Trade, An Austrian E-Commerce Solution Provider, For ‘Several Tens Of Millions Of Euros’

Japanese carrier NTT Docomo today announced one more acquisition in Europe both to continue building out its operations in the region and beyond vanilla offerings like voice and mobile data: it is acquiring fine trade, an e-commerce and payment solution provider based out of Austria.<p>Terms of the …

Shopify, too, launches a point of sale system, will compete with Square, GroupOn & others

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Point of sale systems are the new black — everyone wants to build them and I blame Jack Dorsey and his startup, Square for it. …

How Amazon Is Tackling Personalization And Curation For Sellers On Its Marketplace

When it comes to personalization, Amazon has been one of the pioneers in mining and using data to create a more curated e-commerce experience for consumers. But by now, nearly all e-commerce companies and marketplaces have caught on and are using more personalized recommendations to enhance the …

What ShoeDazzle taught us about subscription commerce

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit:<p>ShoeDazzle may no longer be dazzling, but it’s delivering useful lessons in subscription commerce.<p>I still remember the …

Square adds 'market item embedding' to make super-simple mini stores everywhere

Mobile payments company Square is making selling products online as simple as embedding a YouTube video in your blog.<p>The company unveiled the Square Market — an online storefront for small businesses — two months ago. Now it’s adding “market item embedding” to allow everyone to embed items for sale …

Zuora’s whopping round shows the subscription economy is here to stay

Subscription billing service Zuora announced a $50 million funding round today. That’s just the latest confirmation that online subscription services are thriving.<p>Zuora cofounder and CEO Tien Tzuo told me recently that he believes all companies will have subscription-based business models, no …