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Maker of Priceline Ecommerce Solution Mounts Lawsuits

August 23, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Priceline, the travel ecommerce solution that specializes in name-you-price deals and other great savings for shoppers, is seeing record profits and surging stock prices. Earnings per share are up around nine dollars, a dollar or more above the eight or so dollars that Bloomberg had previously predicted. The stock price leaped up ...

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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 ...

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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) ...

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WePay Attracts Small Businesses With Upgraded Checkout API

August 22, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team WePay, an independent, smaller-scale alternative to larger transaction services like PayPal, has been creating a buzz since 2008 when the company was founded. Their claims of “real customer service by real people,” and super-easy-to-use interface help intensify this buzz when they officially launched to the public in March 2010. The fourth quarter ...

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How Will the S&P Downgrade Impact Ecommerce Retailers?

August 22, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team By now everyone (or pretty much everyone) is aware that the United States, which enjoyed the highest possible credit rating on its sovereign debt (AAA) has been downgraded for the first time ever by Standard & Poor, a worldwide credit rating agency. The markets showed bumpy fluctuations for the first few days, ...

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Hewlett Packard Shakeup Hurts!

August 22, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Things are looking rocky for Hewlett Packard. The top PC producer in the world, and a leading US technology company (in an era where fewer and fewer US companies are leading anything worldwide, except maybe leading in job losses), they’ve decided to sell off their PC division. This is even in the ...

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How Social Networking Is a Small Business’s Best Friend.

August 22, 2011 By Matt Bramowicz, PR Writer, Translation Services USA We already know that social networking websites have fundamentally shifted the web in a new direction. A recent statistic shows that social networking now accounts for approximately 22% of all time spent online in the United States. What was once a relatively static forum for businesses, where traditional website browsing was the result of search engines, ...

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Appia Ecommerce Solution Passes 1 Million Daily Downloads

August 22, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Everyone knows that smartphones and the precious, precious apps that go with them are big business. The ecommerce solution where you download the apps gives developers a chance to extract their money up front, or get it on the back end via in-game shopping carts (an increasingly lucrative and widely-used model called ...

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Chinese Luxury Ecommerce Solution Xiu Raises Money

August 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Xiu.com, a Chinese ecommerce solution that specializes in luxury goods just announced that it had pulled in 100 million dollars in investor financing from two groups. Warburg Pincus LLC and the China division of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (previous investors with Xiu who had already put $20 million into the company ...

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Birchbox Brings Beauty Out of the Box With $10.5M Funding

August 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team New York-based startup Birchbox, a makeup discovery ecommerce software platform, has raised $ 10.5 million in Series A funding, led by Accel Partners with participation from First Round Capital, Harrison Metal, Forerunner Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Sam Lessin, Consigliere, Gary Vaynerchuck, Dave Morin, Stanford University Endowment and Andy Dunn. Birchbox brings a subscription ...

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