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Technology professional with a keen interest in mobile, middleware, cloud, and web technologies. For more information, visit

Ecommerce spending on Thanksgiving tops $1B for the first time, passes $1.5B on Black Friday

By VentureBeat. Reports have been coming in all weekend about how Thanksgiving and Black Friday online sales are up this year, in double-digit percentages yet again, but now the first raw number estimates are finally here. comScore has announced that … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Sets Historic Milestone as Mobile Drives More Than Half of All Shopping Traffic

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today reported record online and mobile shopping during Thanksgiving and Black Friday based on consumer transaction data analyzed in real-time by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. The data-driven insight gives retailers and marketers more than 370 performance … Continue reading

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Amazon Quietly Reveals Local Services Push With New Web Page

By Forbes. Amid the holiday season and the busiest time of its year, has chosen to explore a new line of business that has little to do with hawking physical items like books or electronics. On Tuesday, the company … Continue reading

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Tumblr Overtakes Instagram As Fastest-Growing Social Platform, Snapchat Is The Fastest-Growing App

By TechCrunch. With 1.35 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the world’s largest social network by some margin, but when it comes to picking up new users, it appears to have reached a saturation point. Research out today … Continue reading

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New Survey Shows 56% Of Shoppers Want To Use Mobile Pay When Shopping This Holiday Season

By A new study by Retale, a location-based mobile platform connecting shoppers with their favorite local retailers, found that consumers are ready for mobile. The company has released the results of a commissioned study examining consumer interest and adoption … Continue reading

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Which Social Media Sites Will Give Me the Biggest ROI?

By Kruse Control. Social Media ROI may seem elusive but there are specific steps you can take to leverage the medium without going broke. Marketing to generate leads for any business today requires a holistic approach that includes SEO, content … Continue reading

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Square rolls out mobile sales register software to firms worldwide

By Square, a mobile payments firm founded by Jack Dorsey, one of the creators of Twitter, is rolling out software worldwide that allows businesses to track sales, inventories and other data on smartphones and tablets. Square Register, which is … Continue reading

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