Social Commerce

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BlackBerry Expands Mobile Money Functionalities in Indonesia

Oct 9, 2014 - BlackBerry is bulking out its BBM Money offerings in Indonesia, which will be available at the beginning of 2015. Comments

Facebook to Give PayPal and Venmo a Run for Their Money

facebook-mobile-blue Oct 8, 2014 - Will Facebook add its own payment service? If the rumors are true, it could be happening sooner rather than later. Comments

Twitter Delves Further Into E-Commerce With Buy Button

Twitter Money Sep 8, 2014 - Following a summer of social commerce initiatives, Twitter is taking the opposite of Facebook's approach and testing its new Buy button on accounts with large followings. Comments

Saks Beefs Up Social Commerce With the Shoppable Selfie

saksstyle Sep 4, 2014 - The department store launched #SaksStyle, a shoppable hub curated by customers who contribute their pictures from social media sites. Comments

Like2Buy Simplifies Shopping on Instagram

instagram-icon-large Sep 4, 2014 - The new platform makes Instagram shopability easier for companies and consumers alike, but is one link enough? Comments

Groupon Reveals Time-Based Booking for Businesses Accepting Reservations

groupon-logo Sep 3, 2014 - Groupon's time-based booking allows businesses to offer deals that act as reservations, allowing merchants to fill off-peak hours and lure new customers. Comments

Twitter Unveils Objective-Based Ad Campaigns

shutterstock-154181867 Aug 8, 2014 - The social platform says its new tools will allow advertisers to select objectives and see recommended formats, as well as only pay for actions aligned to their objectives. Comments

Pinterest Ramps Up E-Commerce Features

pinterest-log-in Jul 21, 2014 - The image-based discovery platform is rolling out pins for specific interests, another feature that will benefit online businesses. So how can marketers best use Pinterest for e-commerce? Comments

Facebook Experiments With Buy Button

facebook-brand Jul 21, 2014 - The new feature will allow users to purchase items without ever leaving Facebook, and perhaps alludes to the broader future of e-commerce. Comments

Do-It-Yourself Promoted Pins Premiere on Pinterest

pick-a-pin-pinterest Jun 9, 2014 - Pinterest is testing do-it-yourself promoted pins on a small group of businesses. Improved analytics for business accounts are also being rolled out slowly. Comments

Amazon Teams Up With Twitter for #AmazonCart

amazon-cart May 5, 2014 - Twitter users can now add products to their Amazon shopping carts by replying to tweets with Amazon links with the hashtag #AmazonCart. Comments

Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons to Its Freebie Offers

groupon-macy-s Apr 11, 2014 - Groupon says the addition of in-store coupons will bring 1,100 coupons from more than 250 retailers across 245,000 locations. Comments

Pinterest Highlights Products for Sale in Gifts Feed

pinterest-gifts Mar 14, 2014 - The new feed showcases only Product Pins, or Rich Pins with information about pricing and availability, and includes everything from books to clothing to decorations. Comments

E-Commerce Meets Hashtags With Chirpify’s #Actiontags

chirpify-tv-2 Mar 6, 2014 - Chirpify's #Actiontags allow consumers to respond, opt-in, and buy with social posts wherever they find brand messaging, including TV, print, in-venue, and online. Comments

How Brands Harness Instagram for Picture Power

instagram-logo Feb 13, 2014 - A new report from L2 and Olapic shows that prestige brands could do more to connect the dots between images and shopping, as social media is moving toward the visual. Comments

Foursquare Scores Microsoft Double Whammy: Licensing Deal and $15 Million Investment

4sq-deals-rec Feb 5, 2014 - Though somewhat overshadowed by Microsoft's appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO, the news of the company's $15 million investment in Foursquare, alongside a licensing deal, is still a big deal. Comments

VIDEO: China Ahead of Game in Social Commerce - Razorfish Exec Explains Why

razorfish Jan 22, 2014 - Find out from this video as Vincent Digonnet, Razorfish Asia Pacific's executive chairman, explains how brands could navigate in China’s emerging social commerce ecosystem. Comments

Groupon Pursues Growth Into Flash Fashion With $43M Ideeli Buy

groupon-logo1 Jan 13, 2014 - Groupon is on a buying frenzy and just acquired online flash sales fashion retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash. Comments

Pinterest Pins Pay Big Dividends for Brands, Says Piqora

martha-stewart-pinterest Nov 21, 2013 - Data coming from social analytics company Piqora said a single pin pays dividends to brands over time - up to several months after it was originally pinned - with the average pin being worth 78 cents in sales for all types of publishers. Comments

New Pinterest Feature Lets Brands Showcase What's Trending on Their Site

zappos-pinterest-page Nov 15, 2013 - Pinterest released a new feature that allows brands to tap into the API and create dedicated pages on their websites that feature the latest trending pins around their brand. Pinterest is working with a handful of brands to test this feature. Comments

Adobe Says Social Media Changing Retail Marketplace

adobe-social-engagement Oct 28, 2013 - Adobe's Social Media Intelligence report says that brands' social media efforts are paying off. Comments

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