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Twitter Launches Cashtags  Jul 31, 2012 9:53 PM By Tim Parry

Called “cashtags,” users can click on the stock symbols to take you to a twitter search. But how will cashtags play out? Will the cashtag become more valuable for marketers, or those on the mergers and acquisitions side?

Amazon 2Q Sales Up, Profits Down  Jul 28, 2012 2:06 AM By Tim Parry said its sales for the second quarter, which ended June 30, were up 29%. But the etailer expects to have an operating loss of between $50 million and $350 million next quarter. Here’s why.

Twitterific Tweets from the MeritDirect Co-op  Jul 13, 2012 11:04 PM By Tim Parry

The 13th Annual MeritDirect Business Mailers’ Co-op and Interactive Marketing Conference was held July 11-13 in White Plains, NY. The event was a hotbed for Twitter activity. Here’s what tweeters had to talk about at the co-op:

Shippers Shift Shipping and Handling Costs Away from Customers  Jul 11, 2012 8:08 PM By Tim Parry

Merchandise shippers are going with the flow and have stopped charging their customers for shipping and handling, according to survey results from MCM Outlook 2012-13.

MCM Outlook 2012-13: B-to-B Merchants are Behind in Social Media  Jul 10, 2012 2:28 AM By Tim Parry

According to a breakdown of MCM Outlook 2012-13 results, less than two-thirds (66%) of merchants who said they cater primarily to a b-to-b audience are marketing themselves via social media channels.

What Lies Ahead for AmazonSupply?  Jun 02, 2012 7:20 AM By Tim Parry

How will will play out in the business-to-business marketplace? Here’s Monsoon Commerce vice president of marketing Casey Carey’s take.

MCM Outlook 2012-13: Ecommerce adapts to online behaviors  Jun 02, 2012 7:04 AM By Tim Parry

Based on the results of the MCM Outlook 2012-13 Survey

Schulze Booted by Best Buy for Not Reporting Dunn Affair  May 15, 2012 2:38 AM By Tim Parry

Best Buy chairman Richard Schulze will step down from his position after an independent investigator determined he knew former CEO Brian Dunn was having an improper relationship with an employee, but did not report it to the board.

Experts Say AmazonSupply Will Change B-to-B Ecommerce  Apr 26, 2012 12:42 AM By Tim Parry’s launch of its business-to-business marketplace has the potential to alter the landscape for b-to-b merchants. But while some industry experts see the launch of as an all-out game-changer for b-to-b merchants, others see Amazon’s entry as an added plus for b-to-b sellers.

Brian Dunn is Done at Best Buy  Apr 10, 2012 11:16 PM By Tim Parry

Brian Dunn has resigned as director and CEO of Best Buy. Dunn’s resignation came just two weeks after the electronics merchant announced plans to close 50 big box stores, open 100 Best Buy Mobile stores and grow its online business.

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