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GlobalCollect Partners with DemandWare for Pre-Built Ecommerce Solutions

August 31, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team GlobalCollect has announced an official partnership with Demandware and their LINK community. Demandware is a firm whose ecommerce solutions aim to help eliminate some of the many problems retailers face when integrating front end technologies into their ecommerce solutions. Think of it as on-demand ecommerce functionality. As a member of the Demandware ... Read More »

Carriers Prepare to Invest $100 M In ISIS Mobile Payment

August 30, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Near Field Communication (NFC) is widely considered the next frontier in the mobile payment world. Multiple tech heavyweights are preparing their NFC solutions, including Google. Eventually, even online purchases may be possible via NFC scanners. Today, the three major US wireless carriers announced their plan to invest $100 million in a joint ... Read More »

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 »