How Apple Pay Makes Life Better for Non-Users
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 20, 2014
Apple Pay is good. It's good for iPhone users and it's good for Apple. And guess what? It's even good for non-users.
Tags: Android, ecommerce, iPhone, iPad, Apple, Apple Pay
Why Amazon Can't Compete with Silicon Valley For Payments
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 09, 2013
Amazon launched a new service this week for buying stuff with your Amazon username. Here's why it will fail.
Tags: Facebook, Amazon, ecommerce, Apple
Walmart Acquires Analytics Firm Inkiru
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 11, 2013
The purchase could help Walmart compete with Amazon for online sales.
Tags: Amazon, ecommerce, predictive analytics, big data, merger and acquistion activity, Walmart
SAP Acquires E-Commerce Vendor Hybris
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 06, 2013
Many regard the purchase as an attempt to compete with Salesforce.com.
Tags: ecommerce, enterprise software, SAP, e-commerce, Salesforce.com, merger and acquistion activity
Why You Don't Need a Mobile Wallet
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 09, 2013
What's holding up the use of mobile phones as credit cards? A lack of need.
Tags: ecommerce, mobile payment
Desktop Dis-Unity: Ubuntu Adds Web-Search to the Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 25, 2012
The problem isn't that Ubuntu introduced an affiliate program. It's the program's implementation that is attracting criticism.
Tags: Linux, ecommerce, Ubuntu, Unity
Why Google and Facebook Want to Know *Everything* About You
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 07, 2012
The hulking kings of the Internet have big plans for your data. And that might be good news.
Tags: Facebook, Amazon, Google, ecommerce, Apple, marketing
NFC: Google Wants Your Wallet. And That's a Good Thing.
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 25, 2011
Googles promotion of NFC, or near field communication, is expected to dramatically change mobile commerce.
Tags: Google, ecommerce, wireless, mobile commerce, NFC
7 Cloud Computing Security Emerging Vendors
By Jeff Vance | Article Published April 25, 2011
With the cloud computing security market growing rapidly, these cloud security vendors are firms to watch.
Tags: cloud computing, authentication, security, ecommerce, cloud security
The New Black Friday: Get the Best Deals
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 10, 2010
Use technology -- and smart strategy -- to get the lowest prices on Black Friday.
Tags: Facebook, ecommerce, Twitter, Black Friday, online shopping
Cloud Computing's Reach is Further Than Most Think
By David Needle | Article Published July 15, 2010
Gomez analysis shows that 19 percent of website transactions include a cloud service at some point in the chain, and businesses have no visibility into this service.
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon EC2, Cloud, cloud services, ecommerce
Microsoft Reveals Plan to Add More Retail Stores
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 01, 2010
Is Microsoft's announcement just a small addition to a boutique, consumer research push, or the start of serious competitor to the popular Apple stores?
Tags: ecommerce, Microsoft, retail, stores
Top Open Source Web Commerce Apps
By Kerry Watson | Article Published March 05, 2009
Open source online selling programs have seen some major shifts in the last year.
Tags: open source, ecommerce