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Earlier this year, comScore found that over half of all U.S. Internet users (142 million) owned a smartphone, and another 69 million owned a tablet. The increase correlates well with the time consumers spend online, which is up 86 percent between June 2010 and June 2013. For retail, mobile devices now play the starring role, [...]

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In addition to an Angry Bird, a CEO with bunny ears, and more giveaways than I could count, the Shop.org EXPO Hall showcased 200 exhibitors to Annual Summit attendees. We managed to grab a few minutes with some exhibitors on the busy show floor to talk about trends they are seeing this year. Topics ranged [...]

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After an unfortunate experiment with a stick of chewing gum, I still distinctly remember my mom using an entire jar of peanut butter on my hair. I was 10 years old, and as I realized the peanut butter wasn’t working and a severe haircut was in my very immediate future, I learned the lesson: there [...]

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As retailers – or, in my case, those who observe the industry at close hand – we’ve discussed, debated and tested numerous aspects of social commerce over the past three or four years. I’d argue that the online social media phenomenon started in the really, really early days of the Internet with the likes of [...]

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The State of Retailing Online 2011 is hot off the presses today, this round focusing on all things online marketing, social media and mobile. Conducted in partnership with Forrester Research, it is chock full of retail benchmarking data, from top customer acquisition sources and increased spend in 2011 (social networks came in second to SEO, [...]

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