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Why Dominos' virtual assistant struggles to understand your orders

Dominos CIO Kevin Vasconi is bullish on virtual assistant technology, but says that natural language processing and artificial intelligence technologies require more polish.

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12 companies that do ecommerce content marketing right

Great content marketing can impact online sales, but it's not easy to create. These dozen companies understand ecommerce content marketing, and their successes offer valuable lessons.

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How online businesses grow sales in the offline world

The efficiency of ecommerce sales with one-click checkout and third-party fulfillment can come at the cost of intimacy between you and your customer. Here’s how some online businesses are getting personal.

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10 UX best practices for ecommerce success

Experts in user experience and ecommerce share their top tips for how to get consumers to enjoy, stay and buy on your website.

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10 content marketing tips for ecommerce success

Digital marketing experts share their secrets designed to help you develop online ecommerce content that motivates buyers, increases sales and builds brand loyalty.

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Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex apparently loses $63 million to hackers

A digital exchange in Hong Kong has suspended trading after a security breach in which thieves made off with an apparent $63 million worth of bitcoins.

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50% off Prime Membership After Free 6 Month Trial, For Students - Deal Alert

If you know somebody headed to college, or maybe you attend a college yourself, Amazon wants to give you 6 free months of Amazon Prime, followed by a 50% discount on a Prime membership.

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How Wal-Mart enables 'innersource' with Github

The big box retailer’s technology arm has adopted the open source ethos, encouraging its engineers to write code and share it with time-crunched teams that can use the help.

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11 ways to build your online brand

Branding, marketing and small business experts share their tips on how to turn your startup into a recognizable brand.

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How the Internet of Things is revolutionizing retail

The world of retail may never be the same, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and its network of connections linking the physical and digital worlds in an ecosystem of computers, smartphones, stores, vehicles, wearables and more.

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Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles out on bail in Japan

Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the collapsed Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, was released on bail on Thursday, just under a year since he was arrested by Japanese police.

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Amazon says Prime Day was company’s biggest sales day ever

The company’s second annual summer sales event surpassed customer orders from Prime Day 2015 by more than 60% worldwide and more than 50% in the U.S.

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Amazon's Prime Day off to another rocky start

It could be another #primedayfail for Amazon. The online retailer has reported some customers are having problems adding items to their shopping carts and missing out on deals that have been heavily advertised on TV.

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Amazon teases Prime Day deal bash with free Prime trials

Amazon is promoting a few minor tech deals today, but the big sales are still a few days away.

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10 ways multichannel companies can build trust with customers

Experts in ecommerce, security, marketing and customer service discuss the best ways to foster trust with your consumers – and build a loyal customer base.

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Amazon Echo now lets you order products from Amazon

Although there are a few limitations, you can now purchase a wide variety of products from Amazon by merely talking to Amazon's virtual assistant.

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5 steps to turning your company into a platform

The business model that has helped Uber, Airbnb and Alibaba succeed is certain to spread to every sector of the economy.

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Cloud consortium says simpler EU electronic signature rules aren't simple enough

European Union rules for electronic signatures change on Friday to make a clear distinction between the identity of the person signing, and that of the authority guaranteeing the integrity of the data, but the technology needs to be...

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