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Technology ARCHIVE

The Importance of Keeping the Soul in Ecommerce Shopkeeping  May 27, 2014 4:53 PM By Bernard Luthi

In ecommerce, retailers must strike a balance between operational efficiency and the human interaction that fosters consumer loyalty.

One-to-One Takes On a Whole New Meaning  May 27, 2014 2:01 PM By Ellen Shannon

For years, technology has enabled customer communication to be more personalized. Finally, one-to-one nirvana may be just around the bend.

Is Showrooming as Bad as Retailers Think?  May 27, 2014 11:16 AM By Daniela Forte

The Deloitte study reveals that connected shoppers actually convert at a 40% higher rate than people not consulting devices in store, and 22% of connected shoppers spend more as a result.

The Robots are Coming! The Robots are Coming!  May 26, 2014 8:34 AM By Tim Parry

Amazon will increase the number of robot workers in its fulfillment centers from 1,000 to 10,000. Here’s more on Amazon’s increased use of Kiva Systems’ technology, and what it will mean for its human workforce.

eBay Hacked – Users Asked to Change Passwords  May 21, 2014 4:48 PM By Tim Parry

The database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay customers’ name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth. However, the database did not contain financial information or other confidential personal information.

Living Social: What is Your Social Graph and How is it Used?  May 21, 2014 12:20 PM By Roman Lenzen

Simply put, a social graph is your online social footprint. Here’s how Foursquare, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are using your social graph to determine interests and needs for further tailoring as well as advertiser targeting.

Amazon Launches Wearable Technology Store  May 07, 2014 11:54 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon announced the launch of its Wearable Technology Store last week, which features the latest in wearable technology and research wearable devices.

Using Ruby on Rails for Faster Ecommerce Development  May 05, 2014 10:42 AM By Avery Amaya

With Ruby on Rails features and functionality, Free Country shoppers saw site search auto-complete and suggestions on every page of the site; a user-centric checkout experience designed to maximize conversions; and a fully scalable platform that is capable of handling considerable growth.

Target to Incorporate Chip-and-PIN REDcards  Apr 29, 2014 12:09 PM By Tim Parry

Beginning in early 2015, the entire REDcard portfolio will be enabled with MasterCard’s chip-and-PIN solution. Existing co-branded cards will be reissued as MasterCard co-branded chip-and-PIN cards.

Acme Tools Launches Mobile Commerce Site  Apr 22, 2014 7:23 AM By Tim Parry

The new Acme Tools mobile site is designed to reduce load time and enhance the user’s experience making it easier to browse, search and purchase using a smartphone.






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