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July 24, 2014

EBay is offering $3.48 billion in debt bonds in a sale that will close July 28.

July 24, 2014

Facebook Inc.’s revenue in the second quarter increased 61% to a better-than-expected $2.91 billion, up from $1.81 billion in the year-ago quarter, fueled by its fast-growing mobile advertising business.

July 24, 2014

Oracle Corp. announced it is opening a cloud development center in Seattle, its first such center outside of California.

July 24, 2014

Overstock.com Inc. has augmented its wish list feature with wedding, baby and special occasion registries.

July 24, 2014

Retail websites are getting slower … fast, according to a report by Radware, a provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers.

July 23, 2014

EBay Inc. is still planning to expand its operations in Russia despite U.S. sanctions against the country’s government.

July 23, 2014

Saks Fifth Avenue and Party City are both utilizing the Scandit software-based barcode scanning and data capture platform for smartphones, tablets and wearable computing devices.

July 23, 2014

Saks Fifth Avenue and Party City are both utilizing the Scandit software-based barcode scanning and data capture platform for smartphones, tablets and wearable computing devices.

July 23, 2014

Recent innovations in digital payments have helped move e-commerce from just online on desktop browsers to mobile and social, which has opened new channels for retailers to drive revenue and gain loyalty. But more channels have also opened the door to new challenges.

July 22, 2014

Facebook is introducing a new “save” feature that allows users to save items they find on Facebook to check out later when they have more time. Users can save items like links, places, movies, TV and music.

July 21, 2014

Amazon.com is offering a new service, called Kindle Unlimited, aimed at consumers who do heavy book reading and/or listening.

July 21, 2014

Facebook is testing a new “buy” button designed to help businesses drive sales through Facebook in News Feed and on Pages.

July 21, 2014

Office Depot Inc. has named retail veteran Mark Cosby as president, North America.

July 21, 2014

Natalie Berg, global research director at Planet Retail, commented:

July 21, 2014

Target Corp. is launching a new image-recognition mobile app, called In a Snap, aimed at back-to-college shoppers.

July 21, 2014

Recent announcements that Apple will partner with IBM to release more than 100 mobile iOS applications tailored to work with IBM’s data analytics and cloud services, and that Microsoft will focus on digital work innovation in its smartphone segment, serve as reminders that mobile devices are continuing to evolve.

July 18, 2014

Arba Retail Systems has released a new mobile POS solution.

July 18, 2014

DHgate.com, an e-commerce marketplace focused on cross-border trade of Chinese goods, has hired several new executives.

July 18, 2014

Herman Miller has entered into an agreement to acquire high-end furniture retailer Design Within Reach Inc. (DWR) for about $154 million in cash.

July 18, 2014

Greg Buzek, president of IHL, which tracks mobile spending and forecasts for the retail and hospitality markets, offers analysis on the recently announced IBM-Apple partnership:

July 17, 2014

Microsoft Corp. is enacting a restructuring plan to simplify its organization and align the recently acquired Nokia mobile devices and services business with the company’s overall strategy.

July 17, 2014

NetSuite Inc. a provider of cloud-based financials, ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites is acquiring London-based Venda, a provider of e-commerce solutions for an undisclosed amount.

July 17, 2014

In-store mobile device integration and e-commerce solutions, as well as inventory management and predictive analytics software, are the biggest technology priorities for independent brick-and-mortar retailers.

July 16, 2014

IBM and Apple have entered into a comprehensive partnership to spread advanced mobile and data analysis technology in the corporate world.

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