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eBay Enterprise’s merge with Innotrac creates an omnichannel fulfillment company called Radial, and spells the final farewell for the eBay Enterprise brand.
Google has made a move to ensure it's not cut out of the growing mobile commerce trend by launching its own visual shopping ads.
Online grocery delivery firm, Ocado, is taking advantage of artificial intelligence to improve the way that it handles emails from its customers.
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Alibaba plans for “immersive shopping experience” via virtual reality for its more than 400 million users.
Amazon has hired Navid Hadzaad, co-founder and CEO of Angel.ai, a startup that develops chatbots and natural language processing technology.
Amazon joins forces with Kickstarter to help promote and sell products from startup entrepreneurs.
Amazon gives university students a hand at further upgrading the social intelligence of Alexa, the company’s virtual assistant, in a design competition to build chatty bots for the platform.
On Monday, Amazon took the wraps off Amazon Go, a real-world grocery store that comes with a twist: there’s no checkout process. You just grab the stuff you want and walk out; the order posts to your Amazon account afterwards.
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Amazon brings one-push buying of nappies, toilet roll, dishwasher tablets and washing powder to Europe.
Amazon launched a standalone site — expanding beyond its mobile app — where Prime Now members can buy items for fast delivery.
Drones take off, but significant challenges remain before e-commerce catches the ride.
Move over desktop: Mobile is the future of online purchases and commerce, thanks to its ability to connect with location-based and personalized data.
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Weren’t able to make it to New York’s Fashion Week on Saturday? Well with the aide of augmented reality tools, at least one of the week’s designers were able to reach potential customers where they were: at the local baristas’ or the couches of their own homes.
Soft drink brand Mountain Dew set to debut its new wearable tech clothing line with a little creative use of augmented reality.
Two Dutch companies employ IoT and an alphabet soup of other technologies that includes GPS and RFID to explore the use of drones for e-commerce package delivery across the Netherlands.
At the time of its inception some two centuries ago, the supply chain was a revolutionary idea that would improve visibility and control on goods and products as they moved from point A to point B. But the old concept and technology can no longer support today’s production and supply cycles, which have become extremely fragmented, complicated and geographically dispersed.
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Branding Brand, the mobile commerce and engagement platform for retail apps, acquires in-app content creator Waysay to address consumer demand for more personalized cross channel brand experiences.
Such a simple thing. Consumers see a promo code or coupon online and visit that very same merchant to shop. Once there, they hit a big brick wall — no place at the physical point of sale to take advantage of those very same discounts and offers.
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Burberry launches an e-commerce-focused chatbot to sell directly to online customers via Facebook’s messaging app.
Pokéman Go, a mobile game that has rocketed to the top of Apple Inc and Android app stores in record time, sends merchants scrambling for strategies to capitalize on its popularity.
China surpasses Japan for the first time to take the number two position for iOS revenue – up from third place back in January.
Whether you asked for it or not, and most of you did not, Amazon is getting ready to unleash even more Dash buttons on its Amazon Prime members.
New research from experiential marketing company, Interactions indicates consumers react favorably to the presence of augmented reality (AR), both in-store and online.
A new study identifies chat — including online chat tools and messaging apps like Facebook Messenger — as the most popular way for consumers to interact with retailers while making a purchase.
Driven by the company’s increased e-commerce focus, Twitter enables direct messaging capabilities to help consumers keep the social networking service front of mind as a resource when sharing feedback with retailers.
JD.com exploits the hype around Singles’ Day to announce expansion of its airborne capabilities with regular drone deliveries to more than 100 routes across mainland China by the first half of 2017.
Twiggle may not yet be an omnipresent business name, but the Israeli startup has announced a US$12.5 million funding round lead by Naspsers that should go some way toward putting it on the map.
eBay to acquire SalesPredict, an Israel-based company that leverages advanced analytics to predict customer buying behavior and sales conversion.
eBay acquires yet another high-tech start-up — this time specializing in computer vision — to help bolster its much hyped structured data initiative.
eBay wants consumers to use its new Shopbot bot to identify sought after products amidst the billion plus listings sold through its platform.
After 12 months in the works, eBay and Myer launch a virtual reality department store from Australia this week.
With key technology acquisitions under its belt, eBay CTO says to expect changes to the e-commerce marketplace this year that make the platform more user friendly and relevant for users.
eBay to acquire Expertmaker, a Swedish company that specializes in artificial intelligence and big data analysis with a machine-learning twist.
The retail sector has benefitted hugely from the rise of digital platforms, expanding stores’ reach and offering a range of services to earn the loyalty of online buyers. Yet retailers’ innovations don’t always improve the customer experience or their own business efficiency, according to a recent study from eCommera.
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The seemingly ubiquitous social network’s goal of tracking ads all the way through to a customer’s purchase at point-of-sale got a boost this week with a mobile-oriented makeover of its Offers program.
Facebook’s latest Messenger Platform v1.2 can now be used to make instant purchases using bots. That means Messenger bots can now accept payments directly in the chat without sending users to an external website.
PayPal is deepening its relationship with Facebook, and will now become one of the payment options within Messenger, among other integrations.
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Facebook continues to make a play in e-commerce with a move that positions it as the destination of choice for everyday services, such as ordering food, buying movie and concert tickets, or planning a night out.
Facebook has been putting a big effort into growing Messenger as a bot platform this year. Now there are 34,000 of these bots in existence, built to automatically feed you news and entertainment, let you shop, and more.
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The headset captures and measures a consumer’s facial expression, eye gaze, heart rate and brain function. The technology could change the way marketers advertise and retail outlets design and merchandise their stores.
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Technavios analysts forecast the global retail display market to grow at a CAGR of 15.84% during the period 2017-2021.
Does Google’s acquisition of Undecidable Labs signal Google’s desire to now monetize its visual image library?
Google finds a way to monetize visual content with the debut of a new feature that lets smartphone users purchase apparel and home decor products seen in search result images.
Google extends a peace token with its new store on eBay
Google Analytics 360 is aimed at enterprise marketers trying to better understand — and connect with — potential customers, regardless of customer preferred device or stage in the browsing or buying process.
Bad guys know retailers and businesses are working to stay one step ahead of their sophisticated and malicious attacks. To combat this, hackers are looking to gain access to sensitive information by taking a much easier route: using legitimate credentials to go right inside.
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Artificial intelligence is all around us, from searching on Google to what news you see on social media to using Siri. And with the momentum around AI growing every day, it’s not surprising that some of the most innovative retail sites have recently been experimenting with the use of AI, as well.
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IBM has made another acquisition to beef up Watson, a week after it announced a raft of new features and milestones for its artificial intelligence effort: it has acquired a business called Expert Personal Shopper (XPS), a platform, and bot, that holds conversations with people online to help figure out what they need to buy, and to help them buy it.
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Your IKEA check-out may soon be completed with your very own smartphone.
Virtual reality (VR) and other immersive technologies now drive increased exposure to advertising, says a new study from ad tech provider YuMe.
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