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Google Wallet Expands SingleTap Technology

October 21, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Google has partnered with New Jersey transit to offer their contactless payment platform Google Wallet for customers purchasing transit tickets at a couple popular train stations. Both New York City’s Penn Station and Newark’s Liberty International Airport Rail Station have implemented the necessary technology to support a tap-and-pay system for customers with ...

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Major Publishers Provide Ecommerce Solutions For Authors

October 21, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Three major publishers will soon provide authors with access to book sales data online through new author portals. Publisher Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday the creation of its author portal that will allow authors and illustrators to see data online about the sales of their published material. Authors will have access to ...

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ShopIgniter Introduces New Social Ecommerce Solution

October 20, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Yesterday, social commerce platform ShopIgniter introduced an in-stream technology that will allow merchants to utilize Facebook users newsfeeds to create a more connected social ecommerce solution. ShopIgniter is a Portland-based social ecommerce software platform that aims to help retailers reach customers and revenue through social media platforms. The average shopper spends 25% ...

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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 ...

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Ecommerce Leader Amazon Taking Publishing Into Their Own Hands

October 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Ecommerce giant Amazon is set to publish 122 books of a variety of genres this fall. By creating their own publishing line, Amazon is removing traditional publishing houses from the process and making their own deals with authors. Amazon Publishing will act similar to a traditional publisher, completing all of the editing, ...

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Dropbox Secures $250 Million; Competes With iCloud

October 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Dropbox announced Tuesday that it has secured $250 million in a Series B round of funding led by Index Ventures. Dropbox is a company that uses cloud storage technology to provide a place where users can store and share files on the Internet. The service boasts 50 million users and is valued ...

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4 Steps to Getting the Right High-Risk Merchant Account

October 17, 2011 By Tina Brandon, Vice President of PayNetSecure.net Happy Guest Blogger Monday! This week our guest talks about establishing the high-risk merchant account that’s right for your ecommerce solution. Without this knowledge, you might be at risk yourself–for winding up without a merchant account. VP of PayNetSecure.net Tina Brandon guides you through four steps to ensure your business ...

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Prepare Your Ecommerce Solution for DNS Failure

October 14, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Domain Name Service (DNS) issues may be more of a concern this holiday shopping season than expected, according to a recent study commissioned by VeriSign, Inc. Ecommerce solutions of all sizes could be at risk of experiencing the devastating effects of DNS failure and website downtime. The main finding of the study ...

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Kiip and Zynga and iPhone 4S, Oh My! Mobile Gaming Developments

October 13, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The world of mobile gaming is expanding all the time, along with mobile commerce and, well, everything mobile. There are tips and tricks all over for improving your mobile-optimized website and ensuring customer satisfaction and ease of use with your m-commerce platform. Everyone is getting involved, and with good reason–10% of visits ...

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