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RealNetworks will refund $2 million for not-so-free trial offers

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By Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerManOver the past seven years, more than 500 people complained to authorities and the Better Business Bureau about “odd charges” from RealNetworks: bills for monthly subscriptions for premium television, sports or game content they never ordered. Thursday RealNetworks settled charges of “unfair and deceptive” business practices brought by Washington...
RealNetworks will refund $2 million for not-so-free trial offers

Nuji announces new partnerships to offer even more to loyal online shoppers

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Today Nuji takes to the stage at The Next Web Conference Startup Rally. The commerce service that has been dubbed ‘Pinterest with rewards‘ is announcing new partnerships with French Connection and Red Wing shoes. Visitors who come to see the Startup Rally action will be presented with a link on...
Nuji announces new partnerships to offer even more to loyal online shoppers
Boutiika's new features give offline boutiques an online edge
Online shoppers overwhelming buy with iPad and iPhone, not Android (infographic)

China's E-Commerce Market Grew To $190B In 2012, Driven By Mobile Users and Social Media, Says CNNIC

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China’s e-commerce market racked up a whopping 1.3 trillion RMB ($190 billion USD) worth of transactions in 2012, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) (linked article is in Chinese), an increase of 66.5 percent over 2011′s total. Last year, 242 million Internet users purchased...
China's E-Commerce Market Grew To $190B In 2012, Driven By Mobile Users and Social Media, Says CNNIC

Facebook Allows More Data Derived From Google Search Into Its New Ad Platform (FB, GOOG)

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Facebook has allowed a second company that targets ads using data derived from users of Google into its ad exchange. Search retargeting firm Simpli.fi announced that it had qualified to become a partner in Facebook Exchange, or FBX, the social network's real-time online bidding ad auction platform. The first company...
Facebook Allows More Data Derived From Google Search Into Its New Ad Platform (FB, GOOG)
Cyber Monday Scorecard: Web Users Win, Mobile Users Wait

Guess What Percent Of Black Friday Online Sales Came From Twitter Referrals?

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What percent of online sales on Black Friday do you think came from Twitter referrals? How about Facebook? While you're pondering those questions, here are some other factoids from a report on Black Friday online sales by IBM: The average Black Friday online shopper bought 5.6 items per order. That's...
Guess What Percent Of Black Friday Online Sales Came From Twitter Referrals?

Online Shoppers Say They Buy Things They Find on Pinterest

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Here’s a stat worth bookmarking: 21 percent of people who identified themselves as Pinterest users said in a recent survey that they had purchased a product after seeing it on Pinterest — most frequently, clothing, food or home decorating materials. Unfortunately, the survey wasn’t done by a major research outlet,...
Online Shoppers Say They Buy Things They Find on Pinterest

Former Marks and Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose joins fashion recommendation site Dressipi in advisory role

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Dressipi, the online fashion and recommendation service has announced that the former chairman of Marks and Spencer (M&S), Sir Stuart Rose is to join the company as its chairman. In short, Dressipi is a consumer clothing site that offers a personal style guide, fashion tips and advice. It was recently...
Former Marks and Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose joins fashion recommendation site Dressipi in advisory role

iOS devices dominate mobile device online shopping stats

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Asymco Online shoppers are increasingly using mobile devices to buy gifts for the holidays, according to IBM's 2012 Holiday Benchmark Report, and those shoppers overwhelmingly prefer Apple's iPad and iPhone to do so. Black Friday purchases via mobile devices accounted for nearly one quarter of all sales for the...
iOS devices dominate mobile device online shopping stats

Fashion Site Nasty Gal Flirts With Free Shipping To Encourage Shoppers To Splurge

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LA-based online fashion outlet Nasty Gal, which picked up almost $50 million in funding last year in two rounds (both from Index Ventures), is now using some of that cash to bankroll a limited time offer of free overnight shipping for customers who spend $150+. The site sells — in its own words — “unapologetically...
Fashion Site Nasty Gal Flirts With Free Shipping To Encourage Shoppers To Splurge

StellaService raises $15M for ruthlessly judging online retailers

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And you thought Amazon reviews were interesting. Today, StellaService has just taken a huge $15 million dollar check to the bank, and all for its capability to track and rate the online shopping experience. This round of funding is the New York City-based startup’s second institutional financing. Altogether, it’s...
StellaService raises $15M for ruthlessly judging online retailers

Samsung to Release a New High-End Smartphone in Q4 with its Own OS to Seriously Challenge Apple's iOS & Ecosystem

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A new Korean report states that Samsung is going to try a breakaway move from Google with its own operating system and perhaps a new Samsung Store for online shoppers. Now that Samsung Electronics has emerged as a global smartphone leader, it must correct its one glaring weakness: Software. Samsung...
Samsung to Release a New High-End Smartphone in Q4 with its Own OS to Seriously Challenge Apple's iOS & Ecosystem

Stylish startups are prepping their pitches for the Decoded Fashion event in London

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Decoded Fashion takes place on November 1st at the Royal Society in London. The event brings fledgling businesses, designers and retailers together to foster changes in the market and there is a startup pitch competition taking place on the day to push the limits of tech and style. 10 startups will...
Stylish startups are prepping their pitches for the Decoded Fashion event in London
Retail: Warehouse 'Bots Do Battle to Make Same-Day Delivery a Reality

Google Launches Trusted Stores Program, Offers $1,000 Lifetime Purchase Protection

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Google today announced the official launch of its Trusted Stores Program. This program is meant to give online shoppers more assurances that participating online retailers are actually trustworthy. Online retailers who choose to participate in this program will be able to display report cards on their sites that rate the...
Google Launches Trusted Stores Program, Offers $1,000 Lifetime Purchase Protection
Walmart Adds “Pay With Cash” For Online Shoppers At Walmart.com

VIDEO: Are cookies becoming a monster?

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UK regulators have begun seeking information on how firms may be using cookies to target individual online shoppers with higher prices....
VIDEO: Are cookies becoming a monster?

iPad and iPhone dominate Black Friday online shopping

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IBM found that 24 percent of online shoppers used mobile devices, compared to 14.3 percent in 2011. The iPad was used by 88.3 percent of tablet shoppers. [Read more]...
iPad and iPhone dominate Black Friday online shopping

Barnes & Noble CEO: Nook Helped Boost Online Sales 67%

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According to Barron’s, Barnes & Noble CEO Steve Riggo told analysts in a conference call today that the bookseller’s recently launched Nook e-reader is its “single biggest-selling product.” He said that the Nook has boosted B&N’s online sales by 67% since it launched.The Nook got a lot of press...
Barnes & Noble CEO: Nook Helped Boost Online Sales 67%
TikTakTo debuts its all-in-one approach to e-commerce

And The Next Web Startup Rally Winner is…Shelby.tv #TNW2012. But they’re not the only winners.

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Over the past couple of days at The Next Web’s conference in Amsterdam, we’ve heard from some very cool speakers and met some really awesome startups. The Startup Rally which has been going on over the past couple of days has now reached its conclusion and we are able to...
And The Next Web Startup Rally Winner is…Shelby.tv #TNW2012. But they’re not the only winners.
Easy--Amazon customers get lockers at Staples to avoid missed deliveries
Funding Daily: VC helping hands lead to startup happy feet

The morning lowdown 7/9/12: Kindle Fire rumors, Shades of Grey numbers and more

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Young tablet owners more willing to pay for news (paidContent) Amazon’s next Kindle Fire will ship in Q3 with improved display (All Things Digital) 20 million shades of green: Racy book hits milestone (WSJ) Newspapers are running out of time...
The morning lowdown 7/9/12: Kindle Fire rumors, Shades of Grey numbers and more

Report: Online retail in China will triple to reach $360 billion by 2015

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China’s Internet commerce market is being tipped to see its value triple over the next three years to reach a massive $360 billion by the end of 2015, a new report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) concludes. The 193 million online shoppers in China make it the world’s largest...
Report: Online retail in China will triple to reach $360 billion by 2015
Funding Daily: High Holidays, high funding rounds

Best Buy details its 50 big box store shutdowns in the US, most will close by May 12th

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We knew Best Buy planned to close 50 of its big box retail locations by the end of its 2013 fiscal year, and now (just days after Mike Mikan took the CEO-reigns from Brian Dunn) it's detailed all of the stores that'll be getting the boot. As it stands,...
Best Buy details its 50 big box store shutdowns in the US, most will close by May 12th

DreamIt Demo Day: Meet the 15 young startups presenting today in New York

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DreamIt Ventures, a NY, Philidelphia and Israel-based startup accelerator program akin to Y Combinator and TechStars, is about to have its second demo day in NY. Today, 15 young startups will be presenting in a matter of hours and are all vying for attention from a room packed full of investors, industry analysts and media,...
DreamIt Demo Day: Meet the 15 young startups presenting today in New York
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