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EU plans further e-commerce antitrust investigations to empower consumers

E-commerce businesses may face further antitrust investigations, the European Union's top competition watchdog has warned. The European Commission hopes these investigations will lead to more choice and lower prices for consumers,...

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Why smart contracts can't be fully automated

Smart contracts, enabled by blockchain technology, have the potential to streamline all manner of transactions. But most of them will still require humans in the middle.

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10 content marketing and customer experience all-stars

From a cruise ship wearable to a media company that’s also a bank, here are 10 examples of standout customer experiences and successful content marketing and campaigns.

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How to run your small business with free open source software

From alternatives to Microsoft Office to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.

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Unpatched vulnerability exposes Magento online shops to hacking

An unpatched vulnerability in the Magento e-commerce platform could allow hackers to upload and execute malicious code on web servers that host online shops.

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AI in the driver’s seat with the enterprise

Artificial intelligence will be a critical driver of the U.S. economy. See what IBM’s Watson is doing at GlaxoSmithKline, Staples and 1-800-Flowers.

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EBay folds Indian operation into local retailer Flipkart

Facing fierce competition from Amazon.com, eBay has sold its Indian operation to local retailer Flipkart, while joining Tencent Holdings and Microsoft in investing US$1.4 billion in the Indian company.

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Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

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Alexa helps you shop on iOS but won't play Spotify

Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa, in its quest for world domination, is now available on iOS devices. But Alexa on iPhones has its limits.

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11 ways to sell on Instagram

Social media marketers and business owners share their top tips for showcasing products on the mobile photo and video sharing site.

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CIOs take on digital transformation programs in diverse areas

More CIOs are taking on initiatives aiming to improve customer experience and better enable their workforce to compete digitally.

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How gamification improves customer engagement and retention

Marketing pros and business owners share tips on how to use gaming techniques to attract, educate and retain customers -- and sell more stuff.

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Wal-Mart launches emerging tech incubator

Wal-Mart Stores is creating what it's calling a technology incubator in Silicon Valley that's focused on technologies that will change how people shop.

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How Target is reimagining its stores to compete in the digital world

Target currently gets less than 5 percent of its retail business from digital, however, CEO Brian Cornell is looking to change that.

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Amazon brings Alexa to its main iOS app to help iPhone users shop and track orders

Siri who? iPhone users can now ask Alexa to track a package or play a Prime video.

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5 top challenges to digital transformation in the enterprise

Large enterprises born before the digital age often face significant hurdles when it comes to enacting the kinds of changes that are necessary in order to make the digital leap. Here are the top five challenges they tend to face when...

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12 ways bad web design can hurt your online business

Experts in web design and SEO discuss some of the most common – and problematic – mistakes businesses make when creating web or ecommerce sites and what they can do to avoid them.

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Shopify takes aim at Wix and WordPress for top dog in the ecommerce space

These ecommerce platforms are quietly fighting a war for the top spot amongst business owners.

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