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Amazon quietly announces Digital Day, today’s massive download sale

December 30, 2016

Amazon is looking to take advantage of the influx of new devices in consumers’ hands after Christmas by offering another outlet for impulse shopping, this time providing deep discounts on downloads and digital content.

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Yahoo discontinues Radar chatbot, providing important warning to other brands

December 21, 2016

After only a few months, Yahoo is discontinuing Radar, its chatbot-like travel assistant, providing the first inkling of doubt in the otherwise promising rise of chatbots as a commercial interface.

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GoDaddy adds Apple Pay support for its customers’ mobile sites

December 16, 2016

GoDaddy is bringing Apple Pay to its Online Store platform, letting Web site owners who use its platform to accept mobile payments and increasing mobile sales.

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StubHub becomes latest brand to partner with Visa Checkout

December 15, 2016

Online ticket marketplace StubHub, which has been pursuing many a partnership this year, is collaborating with online payments Visa Checkout as the holidays come to a close.

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37pc of adults do not trust technology companies with information: report

December 12, 2016

Consumer technology adoption is no longer an issue for ecommerce retailers, but public concern about cybersecurity may evince a disparity in progress for online outlets, according to a new report from Oliver Wyman.

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Slower load times can produce 10pc decrease in conversions: report

November 28, 2016

Despite all of the deals and promotions proffered by retailers this Black Friday, a new report from Dynatrace claims that many of their online channels suffer from bloated edifices that slow down performance, especially in their mobile offerings.

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50pc of millennial and Generation Z shoppers use social media while they shop: report

November 22, 2016

Within a precarious marketing landscape still looking to firmly define the wants of millennials and their younger cohort, Generation Z, a new report confirms the power of social media as a starting and ending point for brands.

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More people plan to shop on Cyber Monday than Black Friday this year: report

November 21, 2016

With the holiday season quickly approaching, retailers looking to cash in should put their chips in their online offering: online shopping will dominate Black Friday, according to a new report from Perk Inc.

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Branded videos prove to have significant influence on purchasing decisions

November 17, 2016

The ever-increasing number of brands investing in branded and mobile video are sure to hear good tidings now that 46 percent of consumers have made a purchase as a result of watching branded video, according to Brightcove.

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EBay updates app with browse and comparison, new security features

November 16, 2016

EBay, one of the oldest online retailers, is fully embracing its status as a mobile retailer as well with a newly updated app that offers expanded browsing and comparing options.

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