The Gears of E-Commerce


As the U.S. retail industry puts another long holiday shopping season behind it, a few changes appear to be taking place. For one thing, it appears there’s a new recipe for success. Growing a business requires more than setting up a fancy website, placing inventory into a warehouse, and engaging a service to make speedy deliveries. There are severe costs and challenges involved in building a successful e-commerce operation, and today’s customers have little patience for an online experience that falls short.

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Apple invention looks to revive the mixtape, with a digital twist

In an era where on-demand streaming puts massive music libraries at your fingertips and sharing playlists takes but a few taps, receiving a personalized mix of tunes doesn’t quite mean as much as it used to. But that could change if Apple employs its invention for “digital mixtape” gifting.

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Apple's iMessage, FaceTime, and OS X take starring roles in new episode of 'Modern Family'

A forthcoming episode of hit television comedy Modern Family puts Apple’s iOS and OS X communication services — notably iMessage and FaceTime — front and center, with the production crew shooting footage exclusively on the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2.



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First look: Fitbit Charge HR fitness band with real-time heart rate sensor

Fitbit’s new Charge HR fitness band puts an emphasis on wearability with a slim and light form factor, but maintains a wealth of health tracking features including a real-time heart rate sensor and onboard display.



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Microsoft, HTC use Windows Phone's Cortana to poke fun at Apple's iPhone in new ad

A new television spot from Microsoft’s Windows Phone division again puts Siri on the iPhone 5s up against Cortana on an HTC One M8, though the video slants more toward a hardware comparison than Microsoft’s previous Siri-focued efforts.



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T-Mobile's Legere Sputters Over FTC's Cramming Accusations


T-Mobile’s efforts to market itself as the un-carrier that puts customers first may be impacted by the FTC’s allegations that it has engaged in “cramming” — charging consumers for services offered by third-party companies without their knowledge or consent. “We’re asking the court for an order both to provide refunds to consumers and to also prevent T-Mobile from engaging in any kind of cramming in the future,” said FTC spokesperson Jay Mayfield. T-Mobile’s fiery CEO, John Legere, dismissed the FTC complaint as “unfounded and without merit.”

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