Rethinking Facebook’s role in ‘f-commerce’

While Facebook commerce has been a dud, 8thBridge believes there is a future in f-Commerce, though it means rethinking the role Facebook plays in it. The company unveiled a new new social commerce platform on Tuesday, that doesn't rely on steering shoppers to Facebook stores.…

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Google makes a deal for The Dealmap

Google has snapped up The Dealmap, an aggregator of nearby shopping deals, in an acquisition that furthers its Google Offers ambitions. The purchase, whose price was not disclosed, shows that Google is proceeding even without its unsuccessful $6 billion bid for Groupon last year.…

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Groupon & the Local Social Commerce Frenzy

This week was dominated by the deal that didn't happen. While the rumored $6 billion acquisition of Groupon by Google hasn't been consummated, it seemed to spur action among local e-commerce rivals and prompted a lot of thought about the future of local social shopping.…

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4 Ways Technology Will Change Black Friday

Originally intended to get shoppers out in full-force to start the holiday shopping season, Black Friday has become a holiday unto itself, where bargain hunters shake off their turkey hangovers to wake up before dawn and chase amazing deals. But as is the case with most activities, technology is rapidly changing the way people shop.…

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