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A Google Marketplace? New Google Shopping Is One Indicator

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Imagine if Mall of America had unlimited space and let all merchants setup shop for free. Now imagine if Mall of America abruptly changed their business model and told each merchant they would have to pay rent based on how much foot traffic each of their stores get. This is a...
A Google Marketplace? New Google Shopping Is One Indicator
Boutiika's new features give offline boutiques an online edge

Microsoft Badly Wants to Rock Your Face off With its New Times Square Store

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The store in all her glory. (Photo: Joe Zaga on Instagram) Does employee training at Microsoft now just consist of watching CEO Steve Ballmer flipping his shit on loop? After attending the opening of the company’s new store in Times Square, we can’t help but wonder. The store itself–the first...
Microsoft Badly Wants to Rock Your Face off With its New Times Square Store

Sensor motes sniff out Google I/O data trends

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A mesh network of 500 electronics boards captures radio noise, temperature, humidity, and foot traffic at Google's developer show. [Read more]...
Sensor motes sniff out Google I/O data trends

As Facebook Gears Up for E-Commerce Holidays, Social Gifting Start-Ups Buckle Down

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Come Thursday, Facebook is holding an event at the iconic FAO Schwarz toy store in Manhattan, pushing the new Facebook “Gifts” product hard before the holiday shopping season begins. I’m told Facebook is set to unveil a series of new partnerships with more retailers, bolstering the social giant’s gifting platform...
As Facebook Gears Up for E-Commerce Holidays, Social Gifting Start-Ups Buckle Down

Alicanto Brings The Automated Marketing Assistant To The Small Business World

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Alicanto, launching today at Disrupt San Francisco 2012, is bringing machine learning, data analytics and the concept of forming neighborhood business alliances to the small business market. Alicanto is entering one of the most difficult markets to tackle. The small business market is local, businesses are run by people who...
Alicanto Brings The Automated Marketing Assistant To The Small Business World
Circl is not Groupon, but it can help local merchants drive foot traffic through online promotions

Local Business Marketing Startup Circl Ties Facebook To Foot Traffic, Courtesy Of Mobile Measurement Tools

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Circl a new startup helping businesses run online promotions using social media and email marketing, is launching today with already over 1,000 customers who have signed up for the platform, over 100 of which who have since gone live. Although there are plenty of competitors in this general space, what makes...
Local Business Marketing Startup Circl Ties Facebook To Foot Traffic, Courtesy Of Mobile Measurement Tools

Facebook's new advertising flow could help attract small businesses

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Facebook wants to simplify advertising and place the focus on the objective, not the method. The company announced Thursday that it is turning its advertising model around and going from 27 types of ad units to less than half of that, making the goal of the ad the first thing...
Facebook's new advertising flow could help attract small businesses

Help! How Do I Get Rid Of The Brothel In My Apartment Building?

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A 44-year-old Manhattan mother of four is due in court today to face charges that she ran a brothel from an East 78th Street apartment building for 15 years. Anna Gristina apparently earned millions from her home-based business, but barely raised an eyebrow among her neighbors, according to a...
Help! How Do I Get Rid Of The Brothel In My Apartment Building?
With $17.3M, Euclid brings power of data to real world retailers
Facebook experiments with giving shoppers free Wi-Fi
Retailigence tracks whether an item is in stock at stores near you

How In The World A Daily Deals Site For Babies Lands A $1 Billion Valuation [Chart]

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Zulily, an ecommerce and daily deals site for moms, toddlers and babies, is reportedly raising a new round of financing at a valuation that's close to $1 billion on revenues of $500 million. As PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy points out, that sounds a little nuts. So she compared its monthly unique...
How In The World A Daily Deals Site For Babies Lands A $1 Billion Valuation [Chart]

It Only Took 13 Days For Former Salesforce And Buddy Media Execs To Raise $3 Million For A New Startup

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The moment you open Amazon.com, your entire retail experience is personalized, down to the promotions you see and the products you are pushed. That's because e-commerce is a data-driven industry, and websites know a lot about customers who stumble on to their websites. Physical stores however, where 90% of all...
It Only Took 13 Days For Former Salesforce And Buddy Media Execs To Raise $3 Million For A New Startup

LivingSocial Gets $25M for Group Buying

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We know there are lot of entrants in the group deals space — see my recent piece, Groupon and the Wannabes — but now the competitors are seriously bulking up. LivingSocial — which has more than a million daily email subscribers — is today announcing it’s raised a $25 million...
LivingSocial Gets $25M for Group Buying
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The Discovery Economy: When Digital App Play Leads To Real-Life Finds

Technology Turns to Tracking People Offline

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New companies are coming up with ways to make smartphones into devices to monitor the foot traffic in stores or keep track of Alzheimer's patients with the kind of technology used in house arrests. With the right incentives, people might even choose to be watched....
Technology Turns to Tracking People Offline

Web-like analytics are coming to brick-and-mortar stores

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A company called Placed is applying some of the methods used online to the real world. FORTUNE -- Foot traffic at bookstores rose by 27% in the first quarter of this year, according to a report issued this week by Placed, a Seattle-based company that aims to bring Internet-like marketing...
Web-like analytics are coming to brick-and-mortar stores

Hands on: Archos' FamilyPad tablet, Gen 10 convertibles

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Electronista is still here amid the backpacks and foot traffic here at the Consumer Electronics Show, checking out the newest and most untouched in, well, consumer electronics. We stopped by Archos' booth yesterday to check out the Gamepad, and we also took a bit of time to go hands-on with...
Hands on: Archos' FamilyPad tablet, Gen 10 convertibles

9 Killer Tips for Location-Based Marketing

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Social networking has finally become something valuable for brick-and-mortar businesses. Smartphones and location-based social networks allow users to interact, share, meet up, and recommend places based on their physical coordinates. This real-world connection to social media can mean more foot traffic and profits for business owners.So-called “lo-so” networks like...
9 Killer Tips for Location-Based Marketing

On Mobile, Google Demotes The Click

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You click. You buy. An advertiser pays. In an over-simplified sense, that's how desktop digital advertising works. That system doesn't work as well on mobile, however, where an estimated 40% of clicks are accidents (or fraudulent) and advertisers are still wary of their value. Research firm eMarketer projects that advertisers...
On Mobile, Google Demotes The Click
7-Eleven clerk says Amazon Lockers are pretty much sitting empty

iPhone 5 Will Benefit Business... Eventually

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The arrival of Apple's iPhone 5 is a source of much joy for many consumers who long to get their hands on the latest gadget from Cupertino. But right now it might be causing some some headaches for businesses dealing with some half-baked software and potential jumps in their data...
iPhone 5 Will Benefit Business... Eventually
Apple Retail: 372 Stores, 123 Of Them Outside The U.S. $4.1B In Sales, 813M In Q3
Storefront launches its pop-up marketplace to usher in the future of retail
Be Great Partners adds four new tech startups to its portfolio

HOWARD DAVIDOWITZ: Apple's Retail Boss Has Done "Incalculable Damage" To JC Penney -- "Crackpot" Idea Has Destroyed Company (JCP)

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J.C. Penney (JCP) shares tumbled Wednesday after the retailer reported a much wider-than-expected first-quarter loss, suspended its dividend and saw weakness across all core metrics. In an apparent rebuke to new CEO Ron Johnson's strategy to change the company's focus from discounts to everyday low prices, total sales fell...
HOWARD DAVIDOWITZ: Apple's Retail Boss Has Done "Incalculable Damage" To JC Penney -- "Crackpot" Idea Has Destroyed Company (JCP)

How a 9-Year-Old Boy Became the Latest Internet Meme

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If you're looking for a warm, heart-rending story for today, look no further than how Caine Monroy became the latest YouTube viral sensation, with more than 2.4 million views and counting since it was posted last week. Thanks to a loyal customer, Nirvan Mullick (pictured with Monroy, above), the...
How a 9-Year-Old Boy Became the Latest Internet Meme
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