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Black Friday: PayPal Sees Mobile Payments Jump 193 Percent; eBay Up 153 Percent

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Black Friday numbers are strong across the board, with initial reports are coming in today from retailers and payments companies. As IBM reported earlier today, total online sales saw a surge of 20.7 percent in spending from last year. eBay owned PayPal is reporting that Black Friday global mobile payments...
Black Friday: PayPal Sees Mobile Payments Jump 193 Percent; eBay Up 153 Percent

Penney Ousts Ron Johnson, Rehires Myron Ullman

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Ron Johnson is out at J.C. Penney Co. Penney’s board met Monday and agreed to replace the former Apple Inc. executive after his plan for revamping the chain’s 1,100 department stores produced a disastrous drop in sales. Myron Ullman, whom Mr. Johnson succeeded as CEO, will retake the top job...
Penney Ousts Ron Johnson, Rehires Myron Ullman

With Smartphone-Assisted Shopping, How You Shop Depends On Where You Shop

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This morning, Nielsen is putting hard numbers to how consumers like to shop with their smartphones, backing up trends we already suspected to be the case. In particular, the new report examines how consumers use their phones when shopping out there in the real world (what’s that?) – using phones...
With Smartphone-Assisted Shopping, How You Shop Depends On Where You Shop

These Are The Best And Worst Things To Buy in May

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The Marketplace Fairness Act -- which requires online retailers to collect state sales tax regardless of an operation's location -- may finally come to pass this month, and consumers who have enjoyed scoring tax-free items via online shopping may be disappointed by the development. But the way we see it, the new...
These Are The Best And Worst Things To Buy in May

Google releases detailed map of North Korea, gulags and all

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SEOUL -- Until Tuesday, North Korea appeared on Google Maps as a near-total white space -- no roads, no train lines, no parks and no restaurants. The only thing labeled was the capital city, Pyongyang. This all changed when Google, on Tuesday, rolled out a detailed map of one of...
Google releases detailed map of North Korea, gulags and all

Nook's UK odyssey starts at John Lewis, ink only

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When Barnes & Noble finally confirmed a UK launch for its Nook e-reader last week, paidContent suggested the John Lewis department store would be one retail chain to offer the device. Today, that’s exactly what B&N is announcing… Announcements of retailers carrying electronics gadgets are nothing new. The salient points are…...
Nook's UK odyssey starts at John Lewis, ink only

Black Friday Online Sales Surged 21 Percent Thanks To Mobile Shopping, More Retailer Promotions And Personalized Deals

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After a particularly strong Thanksgiving for online sales, shoppers continued to look for e-commerce deals on Black Friday. IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark is reporting the final tally for Black Friday online sales: a surge of 20.7 percent growth in spending from last year. The biggest surge on Friday came from...
Black Friday Online Sales Surged 21 Percent Thanks To Mobile Shopping, More Retailer Promotions And Personalized Deals
How to avoid shopping fraud on Cyber Monday
AMC theater chain to become largest-ever Chinese acquisition of a US company
With $17.3M, Euclid brings power of data to real world retailers

Samsung sets prices for 55, 65-inch UHDTV pre-orders in South Korea

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Samsung has revealed the prices and more release details for its 55-inch and 65-inch UHD TVs in South Korea. The manufacturer will be opening up its two 4K-capable HDTVs for pre-order between June 1st and June 30th through department stores, with shipments to customers expected to start shortly after the...
Samsung sets prices for 55, 65-inch UHDTV pre-orders in South Korea
CHART OF THE DAY: The iPad's Dominance In Holiday Shopping Web Traffic (AAPL)

Rent The Runway Poses A Threat To Department Stores

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Rent The Runway, a website that lets women lease gowns for major events, announced that it raised $24.4 million in financing.  Co-founder Jenn Hyman also said that it's likely the company will go public. Rent The Runway plans to use this round of financing in order to build showrooms where consumers...
Rent The Runway Poses A Threat To Department Stores
Casio's new G-Shock smartwatch can display alerts from your iPhone [video]

Barclays Bank's Stick-On Credit Cards Turn Any Phone Into A Wave-And-Pay Device

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Barclays bank has been on top of the mobile payments game, most recently with the the launch of their secure mobile money transfer app, Pingit. Now they're taking contactless payment one step further into the wild world with stick-on contactless credit card that could turn any phone into a tap-and-pay...
Barclays Bank's Stick-On Credit Cards Turn Any Phone Into A Wave-And-Pay Device
CHART: How Mobile Coupons Are Driving An Explosion In Mobile Commerce
Online Makeup Community Beautylish Gets Into e-Commerce With Boutiques Launch
Replacing the humble receipt

Diamond mobile phone firm set for sale

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Recession has not dented demand for Nokia's jewel encrusted Vertu phones and the Hampshire based subsidiary which makes themThey can cost more than a house, but recession has not dented demand for Nokia's jewel-encrusted Vertu phones. Now the Hampshire subsidiary that makes them could be sold to a private equity...
Diamond mobile phone firm set for sale

South Korean Retailing Gets a New Look

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South Korean retailing, long a stranglehold of big department stores, is being reshaped partly by cable-TV shopping and smartphones....
South Korean Retailing Gets a New Look

Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?

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For a tech company founder in San Francisco, I’m a terribly late adopter of new technology. My buddy in med school had a smart phone before I did. The iPhone was out for a year before I bought the 3G. The iPad? I’m embarrassed to admit, I got my first...
Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?
Hackulous is dead, and that's a good thing
Why the department store experience needs a serious upgrade, too

Mobile Payments: A Trillion Dollar Industry… Once Everyone Can Actually Make A Payment

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“Is that a Windows phone?  Uh, sorry about that…. we only accept payments from Apple devices.” The absurdity of the above statement is crystal clear.  Basic transfer of money from one party to another in exchange for goods and services shouldn’t be this exclusive.  Yet, this is where we find...
Mobile Payments: A Trillion Dollar Industry… Once Everyone Can Actually Make A Payment

Online Retail Sales Are Booming Because Men Don't Have To Shop At The Mall Anymore

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Fashion is the fastest-growing segment of online commerce, and it's being propelled by an atypical source: men. Men who have had to live with department stores designed primarily for women are flocking to websites such as Bonobos and Thrillist that push convenience and a fast shopping experience. And these sites...
Online Retail Sales Are Booming Because Men Don't Have To Shop At The Mall Anymore
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