Learn more about digital commerce and social media on Feb. 7, 2012 at the Social Commerce Summit. Meet leaders in the space and boost your ROI and market knowledge.In 2009, Robert Moore and Jake Stein put together a working prototype of their now profitable startup, RJMetrics. RJMetrics is a business intelligence software company that plugs into everything from Oracle to Google Analytics.
Twitter has acquired a payment startup called CardSpring. CardSpring helps developers write applications that accept credit card payments. Startups like Foursquare already use CardSpring. CardSpring raised $10 million from investors like SV Angel, Greylock Partners, Accel Partners, Felicis Ventures, and Data Collective. It was founded by Amit Kumar, Jeff Winner, Eckart Walther and Geraud Boyer.
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
Facebook, the social giant, is the social commerce leader by a number of metrics.Facebook doesn't just generate more online and offline retail sales than other social sites and apps. It also beats its rivals in terms of conversions, the value of sharing, and visits.
There’s been a lot of hype surrounding social commerce — the idea that posts and ads on sites like Facebook and Pinterest would generate lots of immediate sales on e-commerce sites.Today only a fraction of retailer's online sales are actually generated directly through a referral from a social network. But the volume of social commerce is growing quickly, in the triple digits in many cases.
But, he warns, it's still a startup, and "it could also go down to zero," Bloomberg reports.Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, on Tuesday, he said that he sees the long-term value of the company at "$200 billion or more ," according to a report in Bloomberg. As Bloomberg notes, that's around the same market value as Toyota.
The worst part about having to charge up at the airport is that you're stuck sitting by the outlet. Pair your new charger/router with this Apple-certified Lightning Cable, and you'll triple your tether and be able to reach a real seat.Travelling is loud. These TOCCs Feather Buds have a noise-canceling outer shell, which will let you trade that screaming baby for your favorite playlist.
Social commerce conversion rates are undeniably low. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest trail email and search in terms of the number of visitors who click on a post and make a purchase.But social still has a potent influence on consumers' decisionsfurther along the “purchase funnel.
has provided streaming service to gamers since 2011 — but Twitch is largely a desktop application used for PC and console gaming.In addition to Metal support, Kamcord's latest update released Thursday offers a complete visual redesign, a "heavily requested" notifications feature, and other “enhancements” for the new iPhones and iOS 8.
If normal switch plate covers are too mundane for you, try these Toggle Switch Plates from UncommonGoods for a little Rube Goldberg steampunk style. They are designed byfather and son Lance and L J Nybye.
In an earnings call Tuesday, Yahoo announced a disappointing second quarter highlighted by a 7% drop in display-advertising revenues. The postmortems from the investment analyst community offer a brutal forecast for the display-ad business — for years Yahoo's bread-and-butter — that doesn't offer much hope that things will get better any time in the near future.
Good morning! We're looking at wonderful day here in New York, with a high near 70, and sunny skies. Let's start the week with some news:We talk about that, as well as what Yahoo should do with its money, and why Microsoft bought Minecraft in our latest podcast.1. Meet the three men who get billions of dollars from Cisco to create new businesses and new companies: 3.
which will beUltimately, these kinds of splits allow one company to detach from a slower-growth business so that it can rapidly achieve growth. That seems to be the aim of media companies like Time Warner Inc., News Corp., and Gannett, which areBreaking up is hard to do, especially if you're a gigantic corporation.
When Cisco bought Crescendo, it acquired another engineer, Jayshree Ullal in the deal. Ullal led Crescendo's marketing and stayed with Cisco for 15 years, eventually named senior vice president of data center & switching, reporting to John Chambers.in Cisco stock. The price was ultimately based on how big a market Cisco thought it could capture.There are three legendary engineers at Cisco known as "the heart, soul and brains" of the company: Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain and Luca Cafiero. Over the past 20 years, Cisco CEO John Chambers has funneled $2.38 billion to them and their teams, even though, for much of their careers, they have technically not worked at Cisco at all. It's a highly unusual way to retain top talent, something known as a "spin-in." A "spin-in" is a form of R&D in which a company is the sole investor in a startup.
In 2004, Amazon's entire e-commerce business took in about $7 billion in revenue, about one-tenth the amount it takes in today.(You'll see often see the abbreviation IaaS, or infrastructure-as-a-service. Think of IaaS as bare-bones services required to run applications.
Tonight on the TUAW Talkcast : it's our World Cup hangover edition. Oh, our aching heads.
We'll raise a stein of Pilsner to the victorious German national team , talk about how Amazon and Samsung are starting to see some of the agita that plagued Apple in recent years, and on top of all that: a very special announcement about the future of the TUAW Talkcast.
for grocery delivery (and an accompanyingfor same-day and grocery services, and, while also continuing itsand pouring millions into itsPlus, it owns Zappos, Diapers.com, and IMDB — and that's just the start.But when the company said, investors panicked and the stock tanked more than 10%. Overall this year, it's down nearly 20%.