With These 2 New Products, YouTube Hopes to Make the Season Bright for Retailers

Connecting shoppers and stores

With the holiday shopping season on the horizon, YouTube is rolling out two products designed to help retailers. After testing a pair of shopping-based products with a few select companies,…

Here Are 4 Tips From a Startup That's About to Go Global

Casper CEO Philip Krim dishes on what he's learned

Since launching in April 2014, mattress brand Casper has set out to shake up the sleep industry and prove that consumers will buy $950 mattresses online. Now, it wants to…

This Survey Shows How Much Travel Bloggers Spend on Trips and Where They Like to Go

Plus, their favorite activities and advice

Want to travel like the pros do? Here's your chance. Travel professionals—writers, photographers and documentarians who spend an average of 88 days a year traveling—shared insights about what makes them hit…

This Is Why Digital Retail Matters: Mobile Sales Will Exceed $252 Billion by 2020

That's a 119% lift from this year

Purchasing on smartphones and tablets will grow from $115 billion this year to $252 billion by 2020, according to a Forrester Research report released today. That represents a 119 percent…

Groupon Challenges GrubHub and Yelp With 10% Off All Delivered Orders

Service debuts in Chicago with Mike Ditka, of course

Groupon officially jumped into the restaurant delivery game on Thursday, offering 10 percent off every order in Chicago from national chains such as Quiznos, Popeyes, Subway and Papa John's, as…

Twitter's New Event Targeting Lets Brands Plan Months Ahead for Live Campaigns

Real-time marketing enhanced

Twitter is already a go-to place for brands when it comes to special events and important days. It's a place where the conversation naturally gravitates during, say, the Super Bowl…

Here's a Look at How Microsoft Makes Its Money in the Post-PC Era

Hint: it's in the cloud

Microsoft had to absorb a $7.5 billion loss because its plan to buy Nokia and then grab a bigger share of mobile devices mostly failed. The Redmond, Wash.-based company has…

In This Online Store, Viewing Ads Could Lead to Discounts is lowering bills wherever it can

New e-commerce site plans to turn advertising revenue into consumer savings. CEO Marc Lore developed the site to get a piece of the potentially trillion-dollar e-commerce market, and to…

Microsoft Gives a Nod to Boyhood With New Windows 10 Ads Featuring Ethan Hawke

An OS for the next generation

Ethan Hawke is helping Microsoft introduce the new Windows 10 to the world. The Boyhood star is the voice of the new TV campaign that launches today ahead of the…

This Diabolical Hipster Hoodwinker Almost Sold a Bag of Brooklyn Air for $20,000

Then eBay stepped in to stop the madness

An eBay user this week diabolically played on people's love of all things Internet—where silly things often rise up #FTW—while trying to persuade any random rube to buy a Ziploc…