E-Commerce/Online Marketing

Amazon Takes a Gamble on Middle Eastern E-Commerce – The … – New York Times

Friday, March 24, 2017

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Alibaba, JD.com Get Bullish Coverage On E-Commerce Strength In … – Investor’s Business Daily

Friday, March 24, 2017

Coverage was initiated Thursday on China internet giants Alibaba (BABA) and JD.com (JD) by Pacific Crest Securities, giving both a rating of outperform. Pacific Crest analyst Hans Cheng gave Alibaba a price target of 134. He based that on improving monetization in Alibaba’s core e-commerce business, driven by technology enhancements leading to higher click-through rates and improving user engagement. Other revenue drivers include opportunities in rural e-commerce and the “tremendous…

Facebook’s New Video Ad Format Aims to Make Ecommerce Easier – Adweek

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Facebook wants to use video to drive retail sales. Today the site is launching a new ad format called Collection. A video sits on the top half of the ad unit with four recommended products below. Retailers either select the products they want to feature manually or Facebook pulls popular products from a retailer’s site. Once someone clicks though on a promo from the newsfeed, they are taken to a…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Coverage was initiated Thursday on China internet giants Alibaba (BABA) and JD.com (JD) by Pacific Crest Securities, giving both a rating of outperform. Pacific Crest analyst Hans Cheng gave Alibaba a price target of 134. He based that on improving monetization in Alibaba’s core e-commerce business, driven by technology enhancements leading to higher click-through rates and improving user engagement. Other revenue drivers include opportunities in rural e-commerce and the “tremendous…

San Diego’s TVPage raises $3M to power video on e-commerce websites – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Thursday, March 23, 2017

San Diego start-up TVPage, a software platform that powers video on e-commerce websites, said Wednesday that it recently raised $3 million in funding from angel investors. The 40-employee firm, which raised the money earlier this year, said former Warner Bros. Pictures President Greg Silverman participated in the funding. Silverman oversaw movies ranging from “The Dark Knight” trilogy to “The Lego Movie” while at Warner Bros. He stepped down in December….

San Diego’s TVPage raises $3M to power video on e-commerce websites – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Thursday, March 23, 2017

San Diego start-up TVPage, a software platform that powers video on e-commerce websites, said Wednesday that it recently raised $3 million in funding from angel investors. The 40-employee firm, which raised the money earlier this year, said former Warner Bros. Pictures President Greg Silverman participated in the funding. Silverman oversaw movies ranging from “The Dark Knight” trilogy to “The Lego Movie” while at Warner Bros. He stepped down in December….

San Diego’s TVPage raises $3M to power video on e-commerce websites – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Thursday, March 23, 2017

San Diego start-up TVPage, a software platform that powers video on e-commerce websites, said Wednesday that it recently raised $3 million in funding from angel investors. The 40-employee firm, which raised the money earlier this year, said former Warner Bros. Pictures President Greg Silverman participated in the funding. Silverman oversaw movies ranging from “The Dark Knight” trilogy to “The Lego Movie” while at Warner Bros. He stepped down in December….

40 Reasons Video Will Be Essential in Ecommerce Marketing in 2017 – MarTech Advisor

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Miljana Mitic, VP Marketing of Goodvidio, shares insights about the growing importance of video content for ecommerce marketing, reflecting on the 40 stats about video trends in ecommerce, from the soaring popularity of product-related UGC on YouTube, to why videos matter for mobile shoppers It’s been already fours years since “selfie” was proclaimed as the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year. “Emojis”,“gifs”, and “memes” have become somewhat…

Walmart Launches ‘Store No. 8’ E-Commerce Venture – E-Commerce Times

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S., on Tuesday discussed the company’s plans to launch a new venture, called “Store No. 8,” which will operate as a Silicon Valley incubator for new online stores. The incubator will focus on startups engaged in machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and augmented reality. Lore unveiled the plans at the annual Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. The move reflects Walmart’s ambition to catch up…

Walmart Launches ‘Store No. 8’ E-Commerce Venture – E-Commerce Times

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S., on Tuesday discussed the company’s plans to launch a new venture, called “Store No. 8,” which will operate as a Silicon Valley incubator for new online stores. The incubator will focus on startups engaged in machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and augmented reality. Lore unveiled the plans at the annual Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. The move reflects Walmart’s ambition to catch up…

Walmart Launches ‘Store No. 8’ E-Commerce Venture – E-Commerce Times

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S., on Tuesday discussed the company’s plans to launch a new venture, called “Store No. 8,” which will operate as a Silicon Valley incubator for new online stores. The incubator will focus on startups engaged in machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and augmented reality. Lore unveiled the plans at the annual Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. The move reflects Walmart’s ambition to catch up…

Tristan Walker: ‘No one wants to fund e-commerce companies anymore’ – Recode

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

When Tristan Walker decided to raise venture capital money for his new startup, a health and beauty company that makes products for people of color, the fact that he was running a tech company — not a retail company — was key. “When I started, I said we’re a tech company. That’s bullshit,” Walker said Monday night at Recode’s Code Commerce conference in Las Vegas. “If you go to any…

Tristan Walker: ‘No one wants to fund e-commerce companies anymore’ – Recode

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

When Tristan Walker decided to raise venture capital money for his new startup, a health and beauty company that makes products for people of color, the fact that he was running a tech company — not a retail company — was key. “When I started, I said we’re a tech company. That’s bullshit,” Walker said Monday night at Recode’s Code Commerce conference in Las Vegas. “If you go to any…

Tristan Walker: ‘No one wants to fund e-commerce companies anymore’ – Recode

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

When Tristan Walker decided to raise venture capital money for his new startup, a health and beauty company that makes products for people of color, the fact that he was running a tech company — not a retail company — was key. “When I started, I said we’re a tech company. That’s bullshit,” Walker said Monday night at Recode’s Code Commerce conference in Las Vegas. “If you go to any…

Tristan Walker: ‘No one wants to fund e-commerce companies anymore’ – Recode

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

When Tristan Walker decided to raise venture capital money for his new startup, a health and beauty company that makes products for people of color, the fact that he was running a tech company — not a retail company — was key. “When I started, I said we’re a tech company. That’s bullshit,” Walker said Monday night at Recode’s Code Commerce conference in Las Vegas. “If you go to any…

Becky Bradley: E-commerce key factor driving Lehigh Valley’s growth – Allentown Morning Call

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Lehigh Valley is in a period of great evolution, largely due to the effects of globalization and our unique position in the world economy. Planning for the road, bridge and transit systems, and infrastructure, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission helps connect the region to the New York and New Jersey and Philadelphia metros, the west and, ultimately, the world. Creating a critical transportation gateway through the seamless web of…

The Inconvenient Truth About E-Commerce: It’s Largely Unprofitable – Forbes

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Employees stand outside the new Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.  Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg The disruptive nature of e-commerce is undeniable. Entirely new business models are revolutionizing the way we buy. The transformative transparency created by all things digital has revolutionized product access, redefined convenience and lowered prices across a wide spectrum of merchandise and service categories. The radical shift of spending from…

SEOs Girls Powa Launches to Provide SEO for Progressive Businesses Committed to Women’s Equality – Yahoo Finance

Saturday, March 18, 2017

SEOs Girls Powa is a New Blog Created by Women Working in SEO Consultancy to Advance the Cause of Businesses that Themselves Wish to Help Advance Equality Between Genders PITTSBURGH, PA / ACCESSWIRE / March 17, 2017 / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is now a big industry, but as with many emerging technological industries, women are seriously under-represented. Despite high profile women being some of the leading lights in the…

The Inconvenient Truth About E-Commerce: It’s Largely Unprofitable – Forbes

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Employees stand outside the new Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.  Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg The disruptive nature of e-commerce is undeniable. Entirely new business models are revolutionizing the way we buy. The transformative transparency created by all things digital has revolutionized product access, redefined convenience and lowered prices across a wide spectrum of merchandise and service categories. The radical shift of spending from…

Is Voice Search Killing The Power Of SEO? – Forbes

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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