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How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce
Ecommerce

How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce

For years, product reviews and ratings were the only features to socialize the online shopping experience. So Tom Kwon created Blucarat to take interactive online shopping to a whole new level.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company
Websites

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

In lieu of a stand alone website, a Facebook page may work for your business. But only if it's done right.
Ann Handley
Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries
Amazon

Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

The new device lets Amazon Fresh subscribers add items to their online shopping lists by scanning a product's barcode or simply by saying its name.
Laura Entis
NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space
Real estate

NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

When a Starbucks lease ends in May, the independently-owned Café Grumpy is slated to move into Grand Central Terminal.
Geoff Weiss
The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras
Business Unusual

The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras

New technology to size women for bras though smartphone photos could unlock elusive ecommerce sales.
Linda Lacina
Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC
Bricks and Clicks

Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

The e-commerce company, which sends beauty samples to subscribers' doorsteps, plans to open a retail store in May.
Nina Zipkin
Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.
Inventing

Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Pitching a product at one of these mega companies isn't as daunting as you may think.
Stephen Key
Google May Open a Retail Store in NYC
Google

Google May Open a Retail Store in NYC

Google is reportedly looking to open up a brick-and-mortar storefront in New York City where it might sell Chromebooks, Android devices and Google Glass.
Nina Zipkin
Target Falls for the Terrifying 'Thigh Gap' Trend and Totally Gets Busted
Target

Target Falls for the Terrifying 'Thigh Gap' Trend and Totally Gets Busted

On the heels of its massive data breach, Target has something else to apologize for. And what it screwed up this time could have girls everywhere feeling even worse about their bodies.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How the New Obama Overtime Rules Will Squelch Opportunity
Overtime

How the New Obama Overtime Rules Will Squelch Opportunity

By making more workers eligible for overtime, the Obama Administration may be making the job market worse, not better.
Ray Hennessey
Who Should Use Pay-Per-Click Advertising and Who Shouldn't
Online Advertising

Who Should Use Pay-Per-Click Advertising and Who Shouldn't

Pay-per-click advertising doesn't work for every type of business. Find out if you should be using it for yours.
Richard Stokes
At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands
Marketing

At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

Does social media carry an intrinsic dollar value? At Marc Jacobs' latest pop-up store in New York, the designer is throwing money out the window entirely.
Geoff Weiss
CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products
Growth Strategies

CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS is the first national pharmacy chain that will drop cigarettes and other tobacco products from its shelves -- a move that is estimated to cost the company $2 billion annually.
Kate Taylor
Are You Ready for the Age of the Customer?
Growth Strategies

Are You Ready for the Age of the Customer?

After thousands of years, the marketplace has experienced a tectonic shift.
Jim Blasingame