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E-commerce’s Changing Landscape | Customization

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Retail therapy has long been a rich country’s rite of passage. Or rather, nudged store-fronts to question their position.

With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail

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After raising $30 million, San Diego-based Certona said it is moving to accelerate its product development, expand its sales and marketing team, and improve its client services as an e-commerce technology vendor. Certona uses the data to offer shoppers personalized options based on “real-time profiling.”. billion. billion.

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The Five Major Tech Trends of 2016

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To augment and overcome physical distance, we are starting to use drones, virtual reality, and driverless cars. percent of digital buyers in the U.S.

Five Things to Consider Before You Launch Your Fashion Brand Online

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However, the right e-commerce technology and marketing is necessary to get your brand the exposure it needs to be seen.

Group: California Internet Tax Bill Will Harm California Web Businesses

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California's move yesterday to tax out-of-state, e-commerce retailers, will cause "immediate devastating loss of income" to web-based business in California, says a group focused on the affiliate marketing industry. Among firms which have cut off their affiliates as of last night is e-commerce giant Amazon.com.

How to Get Your E-commerce Site Noticed In A Global Market

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Nowadays, it is not uncommon for e-commerce sites to accumulate a large number of sales thanks to social media interaction and promotion.

IT Department and Web Teams | Who Does What Now?

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IT Departments and Web Teams are not synonymous. Web Teams are necessary to running websites and applications. Roles. Responsibilities.

Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology

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The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !

The Disappearing Face Of Mainstream Retailing Setting

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And then fast forward to the 1990s-2013, we enter into the digital culture or e-commerce frontier. Relieved? Photo by tragrpx via Pixabay.

TeleSign Adds Machine Learning For Fraud Scoring

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Los Angeles-based TeleSign , which powers the phone-based verification and authentication systems of many top tier Internet e-commerce and web services providers, said on Thursday that it has begun using machine learning in its fraud intelligence software, TeleSign Score. READ MORE>>.

Startup Combines E-Commerce, Augmented Reality

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The startup said today that it has launched a module for e-commerce platform PrestaShop. READ MORE>>.

How Startups are Locking Down Payment Security

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Business Startups e-commerce fraud Payments SecurityFraud – especially card fraud – is a major blight on societies across the world.

Under New Owners, Petco’s Digital Strategy Emerges in Petnet Deal

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In March, the multi-billion dollar chain named retail veteran Jodi Watson to head Petco Direct , where she has taken over omni-channel responsibility for the company’s e-commerce businesses, including the websites petco.com, unleashedbypetco.com, drsfostersmith.com, and liveaquaria.com. Petnet’s products are manufactured in China. The

How OneStop Internet Is Powering Ecommerce For Brands

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If e-commerce isn''t your main line of business, how do you get a handle on all of that? Who are your ideal customers and market? Thanks!

E-commerce’s changing Landscape: Customization

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Up 33% this year, according to the Washington Post, online commerce is trending upwards from $175 billion in 2007 to a projection of $335 billion in 2012 (Forrester Research). The timed-sales model of Gilt Groupe and Haute Look alike, has gained popularity in the last few years and perhaps the forefront of a movement to the web.

Stamps.com Links To E-Commerce Payment Providers

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Los Angeles-based Stamps.com is furthering its focus on online stories, saying today that it has linked its product to the e-commerce payment systems for Amazon.com Pro Merchant, Yahoo Merchant, Google Checkout, and Paypal. The new additions come on top of an existing push by Stamps.com to cater to eBay merchants. READ MORE>>.

Web Analytics and Customer Behavior

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One of the challenges of using Web analytics techniques to improve a site's performance is that Web analytics can only measure what's there - not what's missing. Both sites needed to make adjustments that put their Web sites on the path that consumers normally follow when making purchases.

Buy.com Adds Free E-Commerce Sites For Affiliates

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Aliso Viejo-based Buy.com , the online e-commerce retailer, said today that it will provide free web site hosting of e-commerce sites as part of a new, turnkey tool for developing affiliate e-commerce sites. Buy.com said the new tool is available in beta to a "select" number of its Commission Junction partners.

FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service

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Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , the e-commerce and payment processing software firm headed by Dan Engel, said this week that it has launched a new online subscription management and payment service called SaaSy. Engel said that the service is aimed at SaaS and Web 2.0 READ MORE>>.

ProFlowers Tops Web Traffic Rankings In May

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San Diego-based e-commerce firm ProFlowers.com was the top ranked U.S. web property for May, based on percentage change in unique visitors, according to the latest comScore Media Metrix numbers. ProFlowers.com, which is a unit of Provide Commerce, saw visitors grow from 2.7M million visitors. READ MORE>>.

Oh Yeah, That Powerful Computer In My Pocket Is Also A Phone

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People continue to surf the web to gather information when making a considered purchase. 140 Years Old And Still Kicking. Share and Enjoy.

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DoubleBeam Takes On Mobile Rebates

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The company said its technology is white labeled, and typically is embedded into a brand''s mobile or web experience. Doublebeam''s technology helps retailers, e-commerce sites, and others support payment by e-check, which generally have much lower transaction costs than credit and debit cards. READ MORE>>.

Yowza Acquired by Spindle

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Los Angeles-based  Yowza , the developer of a mobile coupon and deals app, which was backed by comedian Wayne Brady, the Tech Coast Angels, the Pasadena Angels, and others, has been acqurieed by mobile commerce software provider Spindle. Read the story. Tweet Tweet.

Tealium Gets $1.1M

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San Diego-based Tealium , a startup developing software which automatically loads tags onto web pages, said Tuesday that it has raised $1.1M in its Series A financing. READ MORE>>. tealium venture capital finance ecommerce tagging software analytics

Retention Science Debuts Retention Score

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Los Angeles-based Retention Science , the developer of big data analytics software for online marketing, announced today that it has launched a new "Retention Score", which it bills as a Klout Score of e-commerce. The score allows online stores to see, at a glance, what their performance is with customer retention. READ MORE>>.

7 Steps Online Companies Can Take to Manage Sales Tax Exposure

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States have been fighting to collect sales taxes from online retailers since the dawn of the e-commerce age.

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Advertising Automation Goes Well Beyond RTB

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RTB is just a protocol – like http is a protocol for the Web; it’s not a market – just like e-commerce sites are not an http company.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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Web Services, led by Amazon’s AWS, which reduced the costs a further 90%. Why Now? Changes in the Startup Ecosystem. What Next? Buzzfeed?

ShareSquare Links With Amazon, Shopkick APIs

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Los Angeles-based ShareSquare , the QR code marketing startup run by Matthias Galica, said Tuesday that it has linked its service to the e-commerce APIs from Amazon.com and Songkick. ShareSquare's QR code generation service makes it easy for marketers to create QR codes, linking them to online, HTML5 web apps. READ MORE>>.

6 Top Trends For The Digital World In 2016

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Commerce noise has been replaced with talk of m-Commerce growth. commerce StartUps Challenge The Biggest Players. The large U.S.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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Commerce: What is less known is just how important LA is as a commerce hub. “There’s something going on in LA.” Booed.

Interview with Jerry Jao, Retention Science

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How to you better convert web visitors into customers? Jerry Jao: My cofounder and I have always been in the e-commerce industry. Thanks!

White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire

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The consortium is led by Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica College, and Pasadena Community College, and also includes partnerships with the, Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce''s Bixel-Exchange, Amazon Web Services, and JP Morgan Chase. READ MORE>>.

NewEgg Wins Patent Suit

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Alcatel-Lucent had filed suit in Texas over three patents, and had been lining up settlements from e-commerce retailers of its patents.

MashOn Gets $620K

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Los Angeles-based MashOn , a firm providing web-based personalization and brand marketing services, has raised $620,000 in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Friday. MashOn develops web software, e-commerce tools, plus digital agency to clients; the firm says its has a team of 25 professionals.

FindTheBest Snags Google, DoubleClick Vet As President

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Yaghoubi was also an executive serving under O'Connor at DoubleClick, where he was Vice President of Global Media. READ MORE>>.

Dropoff Brings Same Day, On-Demand Delivery Services To LA

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Dropoff's platform includes web and mobile ordering capability, real-time tracking and confirmation of deliveries, an API for integration with e-commerce sites, and more. Dropoff , an on-demand, same day delivery startup, said today that it has launched its services in Los Angeles, as the first expansion of the startup into California.

Buy.com Launches iPhone App

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Aliso Viejo-based e-commerce retailer Buy.com said today that it has launched a new app for the Apple iPhone, which includes barcode scanning features and speech recognition. The app also allows users to access product reviews and videos from Buy.com's web site, along with other features. READ MORE>>.

Total Immersion Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based Total Immersion , the developer of augmented reality software headed by Bruno Uzzan, said Tuesday that it has launched a new e-commerce product called TryLive. The product uses web camera images and face recognition and tracking technology to overlay virtual images of products on e-commerce shoppers.

EdgeCast Application Delivery Network Enters GA

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The new service is focused on serving up web applications and dynamic customers for its customers. EdgeCast says the service is targeted at customized information portals, e-commerce applications, social media services who aren't able to cache their content at the edge. READ MORE>>. edgecast application delivery network caching