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Here Are The Hottest Products Shoppers Are Searching For

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As the holiday shopping season kicks off, consumers are flocking online to gobble up all the hottest products. Which products are they searching for? The researchers over at Experian have crunched the numbers for us. It looks like the winners so far are Uggs, Apple and Amazon: Top 10 Product...
Here Are The Hottest Products Shoppers Are Searching For
Showrooming: Retailers Fight Back With New-Fangled Apps & Old-School Marketing
iPad Mini event rumored for Oct.17 (with a Nov. retail release)
Twitter supports 'Small Business Saturday' with free ads

This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent

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eBay and PayPal continue to see record mobile sales during the holiday shopping season. Last week, the e-commerce company released data that showed that non-holiday days were posting massive gains, with PayPal reporting that its total global mobile payment volume on Sunday, Dec. 2 exceeded that of Cyber Monday by...
This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent

Etsy's Winning Secret: Don't Play The Blame Game!

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Picture this: The board members of Etsy, the hot Brooklyn-based startup that's reinventing handcrafted e-commerce, are meeting by video conference. The connection breaks up. At most companies, the obvious next question is: Who's the CEO going to fire? Not at Etsy, though. And that's not just because Chad Dickerson is...
Etsy's Winning Secret: Don't Play The Blame Game!

Get Ready For The Madness: Next Month's Schedule of New Mobile Device Announcements

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During any given year, new mobile devices are announced and released like clockwork. The Consumer Electronics Show, Mobile World Congress and other large conference herald the first round. The second round comes as the holiday shopping season approaches. Spurred by Apple's expected announcement of the new iPhone on Sept. 12,...
Get Ready For The Madness: Next Month's Schedule of New Mobile Device Announcements
E-commerce sales top $41.9B in Q3, point to stellar online holiday shopping season

The best places to buy your cell phone: Apple and Costco

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Apple’s University Village store in Seattle These two retail experiences couldn’t be anymore different. Apple stores are sleek, cool minimalist environments, typically tucked in high-traffic urban shopping centers. Costco, on the other hand, is a no-frills big box that packs thousands of products to the ceilings in its suburban locations....
The best places to buy your cell phone: Apple and Costco

Eddy Cue Worked to Convince Steve Jobs of Need for 7-Inch iPad in Early 2011

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Back in October 2010, Steve Jobs appeared on an Apple earnings conference call to address the Android-based iPad competitors that were just then coming to the market. With the majority of those tablets carrying 7-inch displays, Jobs noted that the screens were only 45% as large as the iPad's and...
Eddy Cue Worked to Convince Steve Jobs of Need for 7-Inch iPad in Early 2011

Oprah loves Surface: 'Feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people!'

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Wowser! Microsoft Surface scored a major endorsement today as Oprah put the new tablet on her coveted list of “Favorite Things 2012″ in advance of the holiday shopping season — with all of the Oprah-style superlatives. Here’s what Oprah had to say about the Microsoft tablet … “The Surface, Microsoft’s...
Oprah loves Surface: 'Feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people!'

Mobile Online Shopping Holds The Real Opportunity In Mobile Payments

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Editor’s note: Bill Ready is CEO of Braintree, an online and mobile payments provider. Every day there is a new headline about mobile payments focused on using a mobile phone to pay at retail locations. Paypal, Google and other industry giants are racing to provide new in-store mobile payment solutions....
Mobile Online Shopping Holds The Real Opportunity In Mobile Payments

The approaching BYOD wave

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This holiday shopping season is being powered in part by demand for electronics, including boatloads of new tablets and smartphones, most of which will wash into enterprises in early January in a veritable bring-your-own-device (BYOD) tsunami....
The approaching BYOD wave
Apple still can't keep up with iPhone 5 demand

Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector

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With a number of reports and now photos supporting the idea that Apple will be introducing a significantly smaller dock connector for its iOS devices in the coming weeks, iLounge reports that Apple's lack of advance notice is causing concern for accessory manufacturers worried that they will not be able...
Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector
CHART: The Massive And Continued Rise Of Mobile Commerce

13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Coming in October?

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Four days before the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro was introduced, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a report claiming that Apple would launch the machine alongside the then-current MacBook Pro line rather than as a direct replacement. Kuo's report turned out to be nearly exactly on point, as was the...
13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Coming in October?

More American Kids Than Ever Clamor For iPhones And iPads This Holiday Season

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Chance are, if you ask a kid in the U.S. what they want to find under the tree (or holiday symbol of your choosing) this year, they’ll ask for an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or iPad mini. Those devices occupied four of the top five spots on Nielsen’s annual holiday...
More American Kids Than Ever Clamor For iPhones And iPads This Holiday Season
CHART: How Mobile Coupons Are Driving An Explosion In Mobile Commerce

SlideShare, Rotten Tomatoes, Waze and more on this week's top 20 non-game Facebook apps growing by MAU

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Instagram takes the No. 1 spot on our list of top non-game Facebook apps growing by monthly active users this week with 5 percent gain. The app recently became the most popular app overall on the Facebook platform. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any non-game apps on the platform,...
SlideShare, Rotten Tomatoes, Waze and more on this week's top 20 non-game Facebook apps growing by MAU
Mobile is the new black at eBay and PayPal

CHARTS: Facebook Is Becoming Bloated With Salespeople As Its Ad Business Slows

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Facebook shocked observers yesterday with Q1 2012 earnings that showed a sequential decline in revenue. It was seasonal—the ad business always slows after the holiday shopping season—but still, people have come to expect big things from Facebook. (Although B.I. Advertising predicted Facebook's Q1 would soften back on April 16 and...
CHARTS: Facebook Is Becoming Bloated With Salespeople As Its Ad Business Slows

Kindle sales reach new record, whatever that means

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>Amazon announced this morning that Cyber Monday was the biggest day on record for Kindle sales, and sales of the devices over the holiday shopping weekend were more than double the record set during the same weekend last year. However, the company is sticking to its tradition of not disclosing...
Kindle sales reach new record, whatever that means

The Great Tablet War Of 2012 (GOOG, AAPL, AMZN, MSFT)

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Make no mistake: There's a full-blown battle on for the future of computing. Forget all the fragmentary skirmishes for your pocket, for your set-top, for your living room, and for your desk. It's become increasingly clear that the tablet is the defining device of the next couple decades of computing,...
The Great Tablet War Of 2012 (GOOG, AAPL, AMZN, MSFT)

Lower license costs alone won't save Windows RT from extinction

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Windows RT has struggled to gain adoption for months. Samsung and Acer are among the companies abandoning RT devices, while Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, and HTC won't touch it. So Microsoft's latest effort to boost Windows RT is apparently to cut the licensing costs device makers pay to use the...
Lower license costs alone won't save Windows RT from extinction

US, European agencies seize 132 domain names for selling counterfeit merchandise

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U.S. and European agencies have seized 132 domain names that were allegedly used to sell counterfeit merchandise online. The operation on Monday was a joint effort by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Denmark, France, Romania and the U.K., and...
US, European agencies seize 132 domain names for selling counterfeit merchandise

Apple Just Set Itself Up For A Big Spring Product Launch: Finally, A TV?

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What does Apple's new iPad tell us about Apple's future new product launch plans? Maybe a little. Over the past few years years, Apple has scheduled its gadget launches in fairly regular, annual cycles. That is: New iPad in the spring, new OS X in the summer, new iPhone and iOS in...
Apple Just Set Itself Up For A Big Spring Product Launch: Finally, A TV?
Report: Starting a new pattern, Apple to launch its next iPhone in fall 2012

Eric Schmidt Presides Over The Marriage Of The 50-Year-Old TV And The Teenage Web

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"We've been waiting a long time for today," says Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who is presiding over a power panel of CEOs helping to make Google TV possible. The panel, at Google I/O, includes the CEOs of Sony, Best Buy, Echostar, Adobe, Logitech, and, of course, Google. He needs...
Eric Schmidt Presides Over The Marriage Of The 50-Year-Old TV And The Teenage Web

When It Comes To Shopping, Mobile Web Trumps Apps – Led By Amazon, Says Nielsen

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There’s been lots of debate about whether mobile apps or the web have the upper hand when it comes to making content for smartphones, and when it comes to using it. Some interesting insights from Nielsen out today on how in the case of mobile shopping, for now the main...
When It Comes To Shopping, Mobile Web Trumps Apps – Led By Amazon, Says Nielsen
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