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How to choose the right social media for your ecommerce business

If you run a business, you already know the importance of social media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. But do you know which platform is best for ecommerce?

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Apple is fed up with counterfeit cables and chargers on Amazon

A lawsuit filed against Mobile Star claims up to 90 percent of Apple-branded cables and chargers offered on Amazon are phony.

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Hackers hide stolen payment card data inside website product images

Attackers compromise online shops and store stolen payment card details inside legitimate image files in order to avoid detection.

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Thousands of online shops compromised for credit card theft

Almost 6,000 online shops have been compromised by hackers who added specially crafted code that intercepts and steals payment card details.

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Leaky IoT devices help hackers attack e-commerce sites

Millions of IoT devices are misconfigured so that they can forward messages -- which, combined with default admin settings, allows them to be used to attack e-commerce and other websites, a new report says

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Facebook Marketplace takes on eBay, Craigslist

Facebook today unveiled Marketplace, a service for mobile users who want to buy and sell items while using the social networking app.

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Black Friday 2016 tech ads will be leaking before you know it

Black Friday is still about 2 months away, but the first ad leaks touting bargains on everything from the latest iPhones to tablets, TVs and PCs could surface by the end of next month.

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EU threatens to open e-commerce antitrust investigations

The European Commission may open antitrust investigations into price restrictions and online sales bans in the e-commerce industry, it warned Thursday.


Building businesses for the subscription generation

Lately, I am of the feeling that I can subscribe to just about anything. Apple’s iPhone upgrade plan is “phone as a subscription.” I would subscribe to a mobile phone.

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Apple Pay coming to 200,000-plus websites, not just in-store or in-app

Apple Pay on websites launched on Tuesday with the release of iOS 10 and will hit Mac desktops when macOS Sierra launches next week.

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You can now buy things from Facebook bots

Facebook bots will now be able to conduct business and display their own custom user interfaces, after an update the company announced Monday morning aimed at enhancing its platform capabilities.

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Mercedes-Benz to make drone-equipped electric delivery vans for online orders

Mercedes-Benz plans to manufacture all-electric 'Vision Vans' that can be loaded by robots and have drone launching pads that deliver packages as they enter your neighborhood.

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What’s your IT department’s strategy for website downtime?

Downtime doesn't just affect ecommerce sites. It can bring any business to a halt as IT workers scramble to find a fix.

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8 keys to ecommerce success

Ecommerce business owners and experts discuss how you can make your online store stand out from the crowd.


Apple reportedly will add Sony's Felica RFID to iPhone 7

Apple will add support for Sony's Felica RFID communications technology to the new iPhone 7 that is expected to be announced on Wednesday, according to a report in The Nikkei newspaper.

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How transparency should play a role in marketing

As much as we’d all like to say that our brands are 100 percent transparent in their marketing efforts, this simply isn’t true. In fact, most brands are considerably cloudy in their messaging. This doesn’t mean they’re overtly lying...

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5 marketing tips to help you avoid markdowns

Markdowns are always welcomed by customers, but frowned upon by business owners. Here's how you can avoid them.

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How checkout woes sabotage mobile commerce

Mobile commerce has a lot of potential, but some improvements to the checkout process are needed and can likely make or break its success.

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