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How Can Small Businesses Compete Globally?

April 30, 2012 By Matt Bramowicz Business is not what it used to be. While in the past it may have been acceptable practice for a small or medium-sized business to cater only to its native language market, it is no longer the case.  From the onset, small businesses are already at a disadvantage.  Whether the company relies on boot-strapping ... Read More »

Crowdpark Allows Social Betting On Almost Anything

October 20, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Crowdpark is a Berlin-based company that creates social betting games which allow players to make bets in real time on anything going on in the world around them. The company’s first game is called Bet Tycoon and has approximately 500,000 players on Facebook. Crowdpark uses a “dynamic betting” system so that each ... Read More »

L2 Releases 2011 Digital IQ Index: Fashion

October 13, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team L2 recently released its third annual Digital IQ Index for fashion, which ranks the digital competence of 49 prestigious fashion brands. The index ranks the brands based on the effectiveness of their digital strategies across four categories: site, digital marketing, social media, and mobile. Brands were given digital IQ scores that fall ... Read More »

HMV Appoints New Leadership for Ecommerce Solution

September 12, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team HMV, a British entertainment media company whose name stands for “His Master’s Voice” (more about that later) has appointed Mark Hodgkinson to head up its ecommerce solution department and marketing efforts. Late of Asda (a British supermarket chain), Hodgkinson actually served as EMI’s (Electrical & Musical Industries) president of business development and ... Read More »

SCVNGR and Topshop Bring Mobile Gaming to Back to School Shopping

August 23, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team It’s that time of year again when students of all ages are getting ready to head back to school. Of course, what goes hand in hand is the marathon season of back-to-school shopping which includes finding (and being overloaded with) brick and mortar retailers and retailers set up with ecommerce solutions offering ... Read More »

Forever 27: Amy Winehouse Music Sales Surges

July 26, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team One of the most sobering moments in life is the untimely passing of a talented artist at a young age. Consider those in the music industry — Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain, all young artists who have mysteriously passed at the age of 27 however whose ... Read More »

French School Teacher Loses Internet Privileges

July 26, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team For those of you who hate going through ecommerce solutions to actually buy music or movies, do not go to Europe to steal your media! Unlike running nude on beaches and a huge beer festivals, the internets of Europe are tightly controlled. And with a newly implemented 3-strike rule for illegally downloaded ... Read More »

eBay Ecommerce Solution Sports Stylish Princess Hat

May 16, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The British love hats, and the recent royal wedding (which generated tons of ecommerce action, real world sales, and media coverage in insane amounts) gave the world a unique look at the lengths that the Brits will go to all for the sake of a great hat. The wedding was a veritable ... Read More »

Belgian Student Sells Virginity For 50K Online

May 6, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team For those of us that have been to Amsterdam, we are all well aware of, and in some instances may have partaken in, certain activities and/or endeavors not available (legally at least) in the US. One of the most common diversions many tourists and locals alike have ensued is the malicious act ... Read More »

Microsoft Says Adios to Ciao

April 27, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team In a move that would undo an acquisition it made only a little over 2 years ago, Microsoft is set to dump European comparison shopping subsidiary “Ciao.”  The comparison shopping engine was part of parent company Greenfield Online Inc. Other constituent subsections of Greenfield, such as their survey group, have already been ... Read More »