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Apple's iPad driving e-commerce as market shifts from desktop-based purchases

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A new study claims the rapid rise of tablet computing is not only driving e-commerce, but is changing the market's landscape, prompting many traditional retailers to respond by revamping their online storefronts to accommodate devices like Apple's iPad....
Apple's iPad driving e-commerce as market shifts from desktop-based purchases
CHART OF THE DAY: Traditional Retailers Succeed In Winning Back Mobile Shoppers

Which retailers should fear Amazon showrooming? Placed's new study tells all

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April 1 - 2, 2013Sausalito, CA Request An Invitation Chances are good that you’re guilty of showrooming, or scoping out a product in a physical retail store before buying it online (likely at a significant discount). Now a new study from the location analytics company Placed shows which retailers...
Which retailers should fear Amazon showrooming? Placed's new study tells all
Curalate report: almost 50% of top Pinterest pins lead to webpages that don't exist

Surface to hit more retail locations, Staples tomorrow

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Following earlier reports that Microsoft's Surface was bound for more outlets, Staples, the world's largest office products company, announced that it would begin carrying the Surface RT at all of its locations and in its online store as early as December 12. The move comes as Microsoft is looking to...
Surface to hit more retail locations, Staples tomorrow

Everlane Goes Black In Protest Of Black Friday; Buy Your Disruptive Cashmere On Saturday

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Everlane, one of the wave of vertically-integrated sites that is changing the way that fashion is made and sold, is today disrupting something else. In protest against the over-the-top consumerism that is Black Friday — where smartphone-equipped shoppers look for incremental sales/parking/stock advantages over those less savvy — Everlane is opting out....
Everlane Goes Black In Protest Of Black Friday; Buy Your Disruptive Cashmere On Saturday

Inside Amazon's tax fight

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Fortune goes behind Amazons tax war. By Peter Elkind, editor at large FORTUNE -- For many years, Amazon.com enjoyed a crucial leg up compared to traditional retailers like Barnes & Noble, Sears, and Wal-Mart: The e-tailer didn't charge sales taxes to its customers. The result: Amazon benefited from as much...
Inside Amazon's tax fight

So that's why BufferBox is so hot

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In a delicious serving of a dish called irony, Amazon, the online retailer that made its name undercutting the traditional retailers is now teaming up with them for its Amazon Lockers service. Both Staples and RadioShack will install these lockers in their stores, allowing customers to buy from Amazon and ship packages to...
So that's why BufferBox is so hot

Does the demise of HMV mean disaster for British indie cinema?

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As the retail chain disappears from the high street, the monopoly of supermarkets and online retailers on DVD and Blu-ray sales may have a catastrophic effect on the UK film industryAs HMV slides into administration, there's been an outpouring of nostalgia for the 92-year-old chain, not to mention sympathy for...
Does the demise of HMV mean disaster for British indie cinema?
BII REPORT: How Retailers Are Trying To Own Mobile Commerce

JustFab Marching Toward $100M in Revenues This Year

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In an update on how well its e-commerce business is faring, JustFab said its revenues are growing as high as the heels that it sells. The El Segundo, Calif.-based online retailer, which sells purses, shoes and other accessories to members for a $39.95 a month subscription, said it has six...
JustFab Marching Toward $100M in Revenues This Year

Target fights Amazon showrooming with plea for special product lines

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The rise of smartphones has created an unexpected headache for traditional retailers. A growing number of consumers are using stores as showrooms — going in to evaluate products in person, while simultaneously using their phones to shop online for cheaper prices. The issue came to a head late last year...
Target fights Amazon showrooming with plea for special product lines
Bow & Drape chases the bespoke dollar for ladies dresses

Forrester: U.S. Online Retail Sales To Rise To $370BN By 2017 (10% CAGR) As Ecommerce Motors On With Help From Tablets & Phones

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Despite years of chewing the digital cud — not to mention a global financial downturn — there’s no sign of the U.S. or European ecommerce cash-cows ailing, according to two new forecasts from Forrester. In the U.S. Forrester is projecting online retail sales will reach $370 billion by 2017, up...
Forrester: U.S. Online Retail Sales To Rise To $370BN By 2017 (10% CAGR) As Ecommerce Motors On With Help From Tablets & Phones

comScore: 4 Out Of 5 Smartphone Owners Use Device To Shop; Amazon Most Popular Mobile Retailer

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Today. comScore released a study on U.S. smartphone behavior with respect to retail and shopping. The study found that 4 in every 5 smartphone users, which represents 85.9 million U.S. users, accessed retail content on their device in July. Amazon was the top retailer with an audience of 49.6 million...
comScore: 4 Out Of 5 Smartphone Owners Use Device To Shop; Amazon Most Popular Mobile Retailer
Russian classifieds startup Avito.ru grabs $75M
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The Democratization Of Fashion Commerce: Big Niches Are Emerging For Startups

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Editor’s note: Leo Chen is a former product manager at Amazon and is currently the co-founder of Monogram, an iPad fashion discovery and shopping app funded by 500 Startups. You can find Leo on Twitter @leoalmighty; this article builds on one he previously wrote for us, here.  Mark Suster’s post on...
The Democratization Of Fashion Commerce: Big Niches Are Emerging For Startups

The Founders of Warby Parker Talk Wire Frames – And The Hipster Question

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Earlier this week during the Crunchies we snagged the founders of Warby Parker for a backstage interview — which was fitting, as I’ve been wearing a pair of their specs myself (they seemed pleased by this). Tune in to the video above for some details on the company’s ‘Buy A...
The Founders of Warby Parker Talk Wire Frames – And The Hipster Question
Swagbucks is riding its rare Amazon affiliate partnership to a record quarter
Why Jeff Bezos’ latest plan should scare fashion retailers

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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There's a very clear theme to this week's top comments: they all come from stories about companies, governments and organizations fighting and punishing the people they are supposed to serve. For example, we've got the Florida homeowner's association that is wielding lawsuits to shut down criticism in blog comments...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Here's A Perfect Illustration Of Why Amazon Will Beat Traditional Retailers

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Amazon presents a threat to every major retailer. The website peddles everything from electronics to food, and consumers can't get enough.  New York City writer Mark Hurst wrote about his experience buying a skillet in New York on his website, creativegood.com.  Hurst went to a Williams-Sonoma store to buy a...
Here's A Perfect Illustration Of Why Amazon Will Beat Traditional Retailers

Microsoft finally gets specific about Xbox One's internet connection, used games policy and Kinect privacy

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Today, Microsoft has posted a series of articles detailing exactly the way that the Xbox One will handle a permanent internet connection requirement, how it allows users to trade and sell games and exactly how private your Kinect will let your house be. On the games licensing front: Buy the...
Microsoft finally gets specific about Xbox One's internet connection, used games policy and Kinect privacy

Amazon's retail bulldozer rumbles on

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The company's attempt to perfect same-day local delivery should terrify traditional retailers. But it isn't quite ready for prime time -- yet. By Verne Kopytoff, contributor FORTUNE -- Amazon.com intends to crush local businesses by offering same-day delivery. Instead of visiting the neighborhood mall, shoppers could have Barbie dolls, designer...
Amazon's retail bulldozer rumbles on

Target Closes the Book on Kindle

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Target, the first brick-and-mortar store to sell the Kindle, will soon pull Amazon’s popular e-reader from its shelves. Kindle shipments to Target stores will cease on May 13, and once the device is out of stock, the company will not be replenishing it. And, as you can see from the...
Target Closes the Book on Kindle
Two years in, here's how Baublebar is increasing women's metabolism for jewelry
Walmart to stop selling all Amazon Kindle products

Google Android Market is bigger: But Amazon Appstore sells cheaper apps sometimes at greater benefit to creators

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The Google Android Market is by far the biggest Android app marketplace with more than 400,000 apps. But if you are developer looking to make money or Android device owner looking to get a deal, Amazon.com’s Appstore might be the better place to do business, according to a new report...
Google Android Market is bigger: But Amazon Appstore sells cheaper apps sometimes at greater benefit to creators
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