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Topic: e-commerce

Alibaba’s Jack Ma is Adweek’s 2014 Media Visionary Led China’s e-commerce giant to a $25 billion IPO

A former English teacher, Jack Ma became the richest man in China by leading Alibaba to a $25 billion IPO this year. The e-commerce giant (which appears on this year’s…

December 7, 2014, 8:04 PM EST

Big-Box Stores Like Target Think These New Apps Can Defeat Amazon Can they stop the showrooming monster?

Not so long ago, retailers struggled mightily to direct shoppers away from browsers and over to their newfangled branded apps without much success. This holiday season, however, might prove to…

December 1, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Twitter Now Lets Brands Tweet Deals to Users With a New Offer Button Discounts in time for holidays

Twitter is rolling out a new feature that allow brands to tweet deals, which users can claim online and redeem in stores. Twitter Offers is the messaging network’s second step…

November 25, 2014, 12:24 PM EST

5 Social Media Hacks Every Marketer Should Know Handy tricks to make the most of your posts

So many boundaries limit marketers and their social media goals. No GIFs on Facebook. No buy buttons on Pinterest. Fortunately, there are plenty of creative workarounds. Marketers are doing whatever they…

November 25, 2014, 7:04 AM EST

This $473 Billion Retailer Wants to Be the Next Ad-Tech Star @WalmartLabs pioneers digital innovation trend

If you're like most Americans, you probably don't think of Walmart as a major digital company. But within the digital marketing industry, the retailer is on everyone’s lips as a…

November 18, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Snapchat Now Lets You Send Money With That Message Teams with Square to create Snapcash

Now, your money can disappear as fast as a photo on Snapchat. The hot startup is enabling users to quickly transfer cash to each other thanks to a partnership with…

November 17, 2014, 4:44 PM EST

Target’s New App Steers You to the Right Aisle for Black Friday Taking on mobile mapping

Even with the e-commerce boom, shopping at brick-and-mortar stores will continue to rule this holiday season. But with more shoppers using smartphones to compare prices, Target is one of several…

November 17, 2014, 8:02 AM EST

Lucky Is Carving Out an E-Commerce Identity by Putting Readers, Not Products, First After Condé Nast spinoff, magazine president says content is still key

This summer, Lucky, the 14-year-old "magazine about shopping," made a surprising announcement: It was merging with e-commerce company BeachMint and spinning off from Condé Nast as an independent company. In…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Amazon Wants to Enter Your Homes and Hearts With This Super-Cheesy Infomercial Its new Echo gadget is part of the family

"Alexa, do we really need a voice-activated speaker that listens for our every command?"  Amazon is trying to earn a spot on our bookshelves, countertops and coffee tables with Echo, a…

November 6, 2014, 4:08 PM EST

15 Holiday Retail Stats That Every Marketer Needs to See Mobile's huge year marches on

If you see family members tapping away at their smartphones or tablets during Thanksgiving dinner, they could easily be sneaking in their first holiday purchases. Mobile will account for 31 percent…

November 5, 2014, 11:59 PM EST

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