Facebook (FB) Debuts News Feed 'Place Tips' Jan 29, 2015 03:18PM

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) posted the following to its official news site on Thursday:

From friends’ recommendations to information about the places and things that interest you, Facebook helps you connect with the world around you. To better show you this content at just the right place and time, today we’re launching a new feature called place tips. Place tips will show you fun, useful and relevant info about the place you’re at. Tapping on place tips won’t post on... (continue reading...)

Amazon's (AMZN) Twitch Sees Monthly Unique Double (Again) in 2014 Jan 29, 2015 12:45PM

Growth for Amazon's (Nasdaq: AMZN) Twitch.tv continued in 2014. The gaming broadcast site posted the following to its official blog on Thursday.

We all did more than ever in 2014. There were more broadcasters, more viewers, more events, more charity, and more, well, chaos (remember that whole TwitchPlaysPokemon thing?).

We took a look back and captured some of the best moments from 2014 so the story of this amazing year could be shared with all of you. Thank you for... (continue reading...)

Gartner Sees U.S. Mobile Commerce Revenue Doubling to 50% of Digital e-Commerce Revs in FY15 (AMZN) (EBAY) Jan 29, 2015 11:12AM

Rampant interest in mobile payments is expected by 2015, along with a significant increase in mobile commerce. Due to this, Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2017, U.S. customers' mobile engagement behavior will drive mobile commerce revenue in the U.S. to 50 percent of U.S. digital commerce revenue. A recent Gartner survey found that mobile commerce currently generates 22 percent of digital commerce revenue.

"Some sectors will migrate more quickly than others to accepting... (continue reading...)

Amazon.com (AMZN) Looks to 'Work' Its Way into Corporate Email Jan 28, 2015 02:25PM

Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is looking to start a service which delivers corporate email.

Called WorkMail, Amazon is looking to move itself further into the enterprise technology scene. Office email has largely been dominated by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), though Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and others have also attempted to grab a slice of the pie.

With the initiative, Amazon is allowing users to keep using Outlook, but would replace technology that powers corporate email through... (continue reading...)

Amazon.com (AMZN) Triples the Number of Items Available for Free Shipping Jan 28, 2015 09:18AM

Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) could see a boost in sales following its latest initiative.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Amazon has lifted the restriction on what would qualify for free shipping on orders over $35. Whereas orders had to come from the same seller before, now the total basket size will be the determining factor, regardless of whom is selling the item.

That should triple the number of items available for free shipping.

Earlier this month, Amazon said it... (continue reading...)

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