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Publicis Groupe Acquires E-Commerce Shop Ohio-based firm will be folded into Razorfish

Publicis Groupe is acquiring e-commerce shop Crown Partners. Following the acquisition, Crown will be folded into Razorfish’s technology platform services, The Wall Street Journal reports. The tie-up makes sense because, as…

July 1, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

Priceline Buys OpenTable for $2.6 Billion Flight booker gets second chance at diversifying offers

The Priceline Group has agreed to purchase restaurant digital bookings company OpenTable for $2.6 billion. It's an intriguing move by the Norwalk, Conn.-based parent firm of Priceline.com, bringing together two major…

June 13, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

Fab Pushes Back Hard Against Reports That It's Closing Shop Founder tweets tirade

Despite a report from Valleywag that Fab is expected to close its doors by the end of the year, the e-commerce company is fiercely denying that it is in any…

June 4, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

Amazon Gets Schooled on Advertising A lot to learn from e-commerce giant Alibaba

Amazon has a lot to learn from its Chinese doppelgänger, Alibaba Group, and its marketing machine, according to advertising industry experts and executives. Alibaba, planning its Wall Street debut possibly this…

May 27, 2014, 6:09 AM EDT

Beyond the Grocery Smart Cart, the iBeacon Beckons New technologies promise no-register checkout and smartphone coupons

Despite e-commerce’s surge, some 90 percent of what people buy still comes out of brick-and-mortar stores. And when it comes to consumer-packaged goods, that figure is even higher. A recent…

May 25, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

How Advertising Powers China's IPO Darling Alibaba Makes billions from marketing

Alibaba Group finally announced its long awaited public offering Tuesday, disclosing for the first time its financial statements that reveal the inner workings of this Chinese Internet hydra with tentacles…

May 6, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT

A Growing Number of E-Commerce Sites Are Moving Into Print Digital-to-print seems counterintuitive. So why are they doing it?

Ask any lifestyle magazine publisher how they’re making up for declining print revenue, and chances are they’ll mention e-commerce. But while countless publishers are struggling to drive dollars via online…

March 31, 2014, 11:23 PM EDT

For Some Retail Brands, Lifetime Guarantees Never Went Out of Fashion No expiration, no questions asked

Even if you’re up on your legal reading, it’s likely that you missed the case of Roy L. Pearson v. Soo Chung, et al. In 2007, Washington, D.C., resident Roy…

March 17, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

Many Florists Barely Break Even on Valentine’s Day Order gatherers are a thorn in their side

As you read this, Americans are in the process of dropping $1.9 billion on Valentine’s Day flowers—much of it going to buy the 224 million roses grown just for the…

February 10, 2014, 10:09 PM EST

Groupon Buys Ideeli for $43 Million Continues daily deals dominance

Groupon has purchased fashion discounts firm Ideeli for $43 million in cash, the companies have announced. Six-year-old Ideeli employs 150 staffers that are mostly situated in its New York headquarters,…

January 13, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

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