Feds to Ramp Up Online Purchasing Presence


Online retail has been booming, with consumers flocking to the Internet to shop for almost anything. Online retail revenues in the U.S. would reach a projected $445 billion in 2017 and jump to $600 billion by 2020, according to a report FTI Consulting released last fall. The U.S. government has begun developing a program that would allow agencies to utilize e-commerce portals for purchases of COTS products. The program could impact e-commerce in two significant ways. First, it could provide a major boost to Internet marketing in general.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85079.html?rss=1

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Facebook, YouTube and Twitter warned about new type of extremism as lawmakers grill them

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were warned about an insidious new form of online extremism on Capitol Hill as they sought to push back on the notion that they aren’t doing enough to rid their platforms of terrorists and hate-filled content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/facebook-youtube-and-twitter-warned-about-new-type-extremism-as-lawmakers-grill-them.html

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11 innovative ways to make money online

“Online work” used to mean “money grabbing scam.” You might find a job selling things online for a commission or writing blogs for money, but these rarely provided a living wage, or even enough spare change to justify the time commitment. Times have changed. The internet has finally become profitable, not just for startup entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, but for regular people with everyday skills.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/13/11-innovative-ways-to-make-money-online.html

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Tech Q&A: Apple CarPlay, deadly chargers, taking advantage of Twitter and more

I don’t like how much of my personal information is available online. Is it possible to remove your listing from the people search sites?

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6 Ways SMBs Can Meet Online Shoppers' High Shipping Expectations


For many online shoppers, shipping has become a pivotal issue, and one of the worst things an etailer can do is allow a shipment to be late. On-time arrival is such a high expectation that many shoppers find late delivery worse than other notoriously disagreeable things, a recent survey of online shoppers suggests. Here are some of the things a significant number of respondents preferred to getting a package late: a root canal; spending the weekend with in-laws; and telling their kids Santa is a myth. Also, consumers want shipping to be free.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85021.html?rss=1

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AMD’s Next-Generation Navi GPU Could Ship by Late 2018

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AMD’s next-gen Navi GPU has tipped up in online driver remarks and could be headed for a launch in Q3 2018.

The post AMD’s Next-Generation Navi GPU Could Ship by Late 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/260764-amds-navi-gpu-shows-driver-hints-consumer-cards-ship-late-2018?source=Computing

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New YouTube music service launching in March, report says

Not content with just dominating online video, YouTube wants a piece of the music subscription business and is apparently preparing to launch a YouTube-branded service in March 2018.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/08/new-youtube-music-service-launching-in-march-report-says.html

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Funny police Facebook post about 'Bigfoot sighting' goes viral

State troopers in Nebraska are generating plenty of online buzz thanks to a funny Facebook post about a ‘Bigfoot sighting.’

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/29/funny-police-facebook-post-about-bigfoot-sighting-goes-viral.html

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Cyber Monday Sales Shoot the Moon


Online sales hit a new record of $6.59 billion on Cyber Monday — a 17 percent increase from the $5.6 billion in last year’s sales for the day — making it the largest online shopping day in history, based on Adobe Analytics data released Tuesday. Mobile shopping also broke records, starting with the channel’s first-ever $2 billion sales day. Smartphone shopping reached new heights, accounting for almost 38 percent of e-commerce visits and more than 21 percent of revenue.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84975.html?rss=1

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Pentagon accidentally exposes web-monitoring operation

The Department of Defense accidentally exposed an intelligence-gathering operation, thanks to an online storage misconfiguration.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/20/pentagon-accidentally-exposes-web-monitoring-operation.html

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E-Commerce Provides Fertile Ground for B2B Growth


Business-to-business firms view increased online activity as an effective way to boost their growth, according to a new report from CloudCraze. Eighty-nine percent of the 400-plus B2B decision makers CloudCraze surveyed in the United States and Europe expected digital commerce would help their businesses grow. “It behooves all B2B companies to take a page from the B2C playbook and make it easier for customers to buy — if they wish — without human interaction,” suggested Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84964.html?rss=1

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Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coffee Lake Shipments

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Intel is bringing new facilities online to improve Coffee Lake CPU production and bring prices down. While it’s nothing compared with GPUs, the 8th Gen chips are a bit overheated.

The post Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coffee Lake Shipments appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

Is Amazon taking convenience a bit too far? Some customers think so after the online retail mogul announced their newest product today: “Amazon Key.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/25/not-at-home-amazon-wants-to-come-in-and-drop-off-packages.html

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Google Aims to Turbocharge Online Checkout


Google on Monday rolled out an online payment service that’s designed to accelerate the online checkout process. While the new offering isn’t quite Amazon One-Click, it will eliminate many of the annoying steps that can slow down the online purchase process and often result in abandoned shopping carts. Pay with Google uses address and credit or debit card information users provide to Google to speed them through checkout. Instead of a merchant collecting that information from the customer, it’s sent behind the scenes by Google.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84905.html?rss=1

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Legal online gambling to return to the US, report says

A new report says legal online gambling may be coming back to the U.S., not from an casino magnate such as Steve Wynn or Sheldon Adelson, but rather a headphone industry executive.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/12/legal-online-gambling-to-return-to-us-report-says.html

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After Las Vegas shooting, Nevada officials go after sham websites seeking donations

The Nevada Attorney General’s office is investigating reports of fake online charities collecting donations on behalf of victims that were killed or wounded at a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas Oct. 1st.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/after-las-vegas-shooting-nevada-officials-go-after-sham-websites-seeking-donations.html

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3 Timely E-Commerce Shipping Tips


Shipping has become a key part of success in the online shopping revolution. Amazon has raised consumer expectations dramatically when it comes to shipping, and etailers have been scrambling to keep up. Because changes occur on a near-daily basis in the shipping world, here are some tips for getting ahead of the game. The faster you can get your goods out the door and into your customers’ hands, the better. Consumers increasingly expect their purchases to arrive quickly, and they’re drawn to two-day, next-day and even same-day shipping offers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84856.html?rss=1

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Behind-the-Scenes Cryptocurrency Mining Discovered on Showtime Sites


Showtime Networks apparently has mined the websites of online viewers using the same Coinhive technology that The Pirate Bay recently used in a test run on its site. A subsidiary of CBS, Showtime is a premium television network that offers professional boxing, feature films, original scripted television shows like Ray Donovan and other programming. Showtime is one of several major cable networks to offer direct streaming subscriptions to viewers who prefer to watch online instead of using a cable or satellite service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84838.html?rss=1

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Apple iPhone 8 event: Tech giant makes final preparations for new devices

Apple’s online store is down ahead of the anticipated launch of the tech giant’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone X devices Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/12/apple-iphone-8-event-tech-giant-makes-final-preparations-for-new-devices.html

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5 Ways to Give E-Commerce Shopping That Personal Touch


Shopping online can feel a bit impersonal. It’s all about looking at screens and filling virtual carts, and not so much about having a rich experience. Many consumers long for just that kind of experience — one that’s similar to walking into a store, looking at products, talking with an associate, and perhaps ultimately making a purchase. This is where e-commerce personalization technologies come in, with the goal of delivering an online shopping experience that’s at least as interactive as a bricks-and-mortar one.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84784.html?rss=1

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