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Yelp: Death of a (Daily Deal) Salesman

August 29, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team After just a year since its own public launch of daily deals, the social review site Yelp has raised the white flag and is the latest contender to bow out of the daily deal business competition. The announcement comes on the heels of social network giant Facebook, who will also put an ... Read More »

Wal-Mart Invests in Chinese Ecommerce Solution

August 30, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the nation, announced its most recent investment in Yihaodian, an ecommerce company based in China, with the goal  of acquiring a minority stake in the company. The terms of the deal were not immediately available. China boasts the world’s fastest growing economy, and Wal-Mart hopes that its ... Read More »

Ecommerce Solution Tinypay.me Moving from NL to San Fransisco

August 25, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The San Fransisco area is a hotbed for the tech industry. From established companies such as Apple to sucessful start ups like Airbnb, the Bay Area plays host to some very exciting new ideas. Today, ecommerce site Tinypay.me announced that it is using some of it’s new funding to move from its ... Read More »

Group Commerce Acquires Geo-Location Startup Socialight

August 24, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Group Commerce, a New York based company that offers turn-key solutions for companies looking to offer their own daily deals, has acquired geo-location start-up Socialight. The Socialight team and technology will be put toward developing Group Commerce’s mobile strategy, Group Commerce CEO Jonty Kelt and Socialight founder Dan Melinger said. Terms of ... Read More »

Rdio Offers Streaming Music Family Plans

August 23, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team News is very cyclical. A few weeks ago, all anyone could talk about was online, streaming music services. Cloud music players were all the rage, as were online music ecommerce solutions that would let you listen to tracks, buy them, and store them remotely. Spotify made landfall in the US, only to ... Read More »

Future of Facebook Streaming? The Miramax eXperience Launches

August 23, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team With Hulu still up for sale and Netflix raising its monthly subscription prices, it’s an uncertain streaming world these days with obvious consumer needs to be met, namely one — finding a user-friendly and inexpensive media streaming service. Coming through the gates is Miramax Films with its first-ever digital app (in beta) ... Read More »

Visa Gets Serious About Mobile Payments

August 10, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Hot on the heels of our story about Google Wallet and the issues it might pose for retailers comes news that not only is Visa pushing for almost the exact same thing, but they are using the weight of their massive pre-existing payment network to exert some force on their retailer-base. In ... Read More »

Experian Simmons – Mobile Commerce Research

August 10, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Experian Simmons has come out with some ecommerce solution research that portrays how people are going mobile with their shopping habits. The study found that about 33 million Americans use their phone for “shopping activities.” This doesn’t mean that they are actually putting anything in their shopping cart via their mobile phones. ... Read More »

Google Wallet May Strain Retailers

August 9, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Even amidst high unemployment and shrinking real wages, Americans have been quick to adopt smartphones for their mobile communications needs. These devices are shifting the types of communication that people rely on – the average phone call is getting shorter and becoming less frequent, while text messaging and emailing on the go ... Read More »

New comScore Data Shows Increase In Ecommerce Solution Spending

August 9, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team A new comScore data-set is out and it shows that spending on ecommerce solutions is up 14% from the same quarter last year. People spent $37.5 billion dollars in the second quarter of 2011, and only $32.9 billion in the second quarter of 2010. The primary reason that the spending went up ... Read More »