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August 20, 2014

Overstock.com will allow international customers to pay in Bitcoin, beginning on Sept. 1.

August 19, 2014

Four-in-five consumers are turning to search engines to find information about local businesses, products and services. Those local searchers are turning into customers at a high rate.

August 18, 2014

Social media is slowly but surely moving from a promotional channel to a channel for direct transactions, as evidenced by the recent news that Facebook is testing a “buy” button of its own.

August 15, 2014

Supervalu Inc. has suffered a data breach that may have resulted in theft of customer payment card data.

August 14, 2014

Fatburger is piloting CurbStand, the iOS app that allows users to seamlessly locate, pay and tip for valet parking from their mobile devices.

August 13, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has appointed Jennifer Kretchmar as chief product officer.

August 13, 2014

Supply chain commerce solutions provider Manhattan Associates Inc. has acquired the assets of POS and clienteling applications provider GlobalBay Technologies from VeriFone.

August 13, 2014

Nine-in-10 retailers report selling on online marketplaces, and 64% use digital marketing. Results of a survey of more than 200 U.S. and U.K. online retailers from e-commerce provider Channel Advisor also indicated the following:

August 13, 2014

XO Group Inc., parent company of online maternity and wedding retailers such as TheBump.com and TheKnot.com, has named Dhanusha Sivajee as executive VP marketing, responsible for overseeing the brand, consumer marketing, partnerships and communications.

August 11, 2014

Application delivery and security solution-provider for virtual and cloud data centers, Radware, announced Blueport Commerce, a Software-as-a-Service omnichannel solution for the furniture industry, has selected the Alteon NG to help drive online sales and manage its ecommerce platform.

August 8, 2014

IBM’s research team in Brazil has created a new way for marketers to engage shoppers who cannot visually identify objects.

August 7, 2014

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) is using the IBM FlashSystem V840 to compress live data and speed access to Big Data.

August 7, 2014

Barnes & Noble Inc. and Google Inc. are reportedly teaming up on a pilot of same-day delivery of book orders from local Barnes & Noble stores in several U.S. cities.

August 7, 2014

Bluebeam Software Inc. is releasing Revu 12.5 and Revu iPad 2.8. Revu 12.5 includes several new Bluebeam Studio features, including Seamless Offline for Sessions so users can continue viewing and working on Session documents, even when working offline.

August 7, 2014

Teradata, the analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and services company, announced that it is working with Office Depot to expand the retailer’s enterprise data warehouse (EDW) with the very latest Teradata platforms and innovation.

August 7, 2014

Twitter is reportedly making moves that indicate it is considering launching e-commerce services.

August 7, 2014

Less than 30% of middle-market retailers have websites optimized for mobile purchases, according to a national survey of C-suite executives by GE Capital.

August 7, 2014

Demandware, a provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, announced that Tervis Tumbler Company selected the Demandware Commerce platform to enhance digital commerce operations, grow online revenue and expand internationally.

August 6, 2014

The Amazing Body Store is launching an e-commerce site that includes the free services of trained wellness advisors who work directly with customers to determine the right supplements to accomplish their individual fitness goals.

August 5, 2014

Feedzai, a data science company that uses real-time, machine-based learning to analyze Big Data to prevent fraud, has developed e-commerce apps for the Shopify and Big Commerce platforms.

August 5, 2014

Google Inc. has unveiled its expanded office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

August 4, 2014

While some retailers and brands are now conducting actual e-commerce from their Facebook pages, the “buy” button holds the potential to substantially increase Facebook’s potential as a platform for executing omnichannel transactions.

August 4, 2014

Facebook and RB, a provider of health and hygiene products, have entered into a multi-year, nine-figure global partnership.

August 4, 2014

Motorola Solutions Inc. has introduced the new Symbol CS4070 wireless handheld Bluetooth scanner that can pair with any Bluetooth-enabled tablet, smartphone or laptop to provide enterprise-class 1D and 2D bar-code scanning.

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