E-Commerce in Developing Markets: The Next Frontier in Global Expansion

A.T. Kearney, a leading consulting firm, has generated a report on the most attractive developing markets for E-commerce: “Online shopping is changing how retailers develop their global expansion strategies. A.T. Kearney’s E-Commerce Index reveals which developing markets hold the most potential for online growth.” Click the chart to learn more.

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How Companies Are Tracking E-Reader Behavior

We are being tracked in so many ways. Here is more “Big Brother” stuff in a report by the Wall Street Journal. Click the photo to learn more. Photo by William Duke

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32 Cool Innovations of the Future from the NY Times

What do you think about electric clothes? The Shut Up gun? This is fun reading — about what may be ahead. Enjoy. Click the image to see all 32 innovative ideas and when they may appear on store shelves.

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Going Beyond Search, Into Fetch

According to New York Times tech guru David Pogue, “Until recently, you could look up a Web page using Google and Bing, but you still had to go fetch it. But that’s about to change. In the last couple of weeks, both Google and Microsoft have added new features that try to spare you that […]

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Stay Current on the Global Internet Marketplace

The site linked below has a number of terrific Web pages that it links to. It is great for anyone wanting to better understand the online global marketplace. These are just some of the more useful links at the Web site: Internet World Stats: Internet usage statistics for 243 countries and regions of the World. […]

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Why Social Commerce Has Failed, and What Can Make It Work

Click the link for the full story According to Allison Bradley: “Social commerce is E-commerce conducted via social media channels. Its first wave, which I like to refer to as Social Commerce 1.0, hasn’t proven to be very social – or very successful. While 12% of the top 500 retailers have Facebook applications that enable […]

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Avoiding Intrusiveness in the Age of Big Data

  Click the image for the full story As reported by Cynthia Clark, Senior Writer with 1to1 Media: “The proliferation of data is only going to increase, so organizations need to avoid upsetting their customers with behavior that’s considered intrusive. According to experts, this journey starts with listening to customers, and reading between the lines, to […]

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Key Factors to Consider When Going Global with Your E-Commerce Initiatives

   The the image for the full report As Bridgeline Digital puts it: “E-Commerce is both the vehicle that has accelerated the creation and exponential growth of the largest marketplace in history, and the bond that holds that Web-based marketplace together. With global E-Commerce sales projected to reach nearly $1 trillion by 2013, those businesses […]

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