Banking and payments

Microsoft Admits $6.2B Invested in Online Display Worth Nothing Today
July 3, 2012

Microsoft has written off nearly the entire value of aQuantive, the ad tech company it bought for $6.3 billion in 2007. The aQuantive deal was Microsoft's biggest acquisition until the company bought Skype for $8.5 billion last year. It too came at a heady time for tech acquisitions. Google had just bought DoubleClick for $3.1 billion, part of a years-long effort to build out the pipes of online advertising.

Multi-Store Strategy for Online Retailers
January 25, 2011

Using a multi-store Ecommerce strategy can significantly increase customer acquisition, loyalty and conversion rates.  Leading online retailers are currently benefiting from an effective multi-store ecommerce strategy, now is the time to learn how.
 
This handy offering will show you  ...
- How to develop several online stores that cater to distinct customers
- Ways to optimize separate checkout flows based on product
- Reasons for using multiple storefronts
- Best practices for a multi-store business
- And more
 
Strengthen your brand, personalize the customer's shopping experience and increase sales with a multi-store strategy.

An Ice Cream Treat for a Hot Summer Day
July 8, 2010

Maybe it's the heat … I received news this week about a partnership between Cold Stone Creamery and First Data Corp. that sounded so cool I had to share it with you. It seems that First Data, an e-commerce and payment processing provider, and Cold Stone Creamery, (you know what it is!), are offering a new gifting application through Facebook. Starting this week, Cold Stone fans can easily send a tangible “item-level” gift (e.g., ice cream creations, shakes) to a friend or loved one’s Facebook account or email address.

Fraud Score
February 18, 2010

Company: Volusion, an online shopping cart software provider
Prodcut/Service: Fraud Score, a credit card fraud protection service
What It Does: Enables online store owners to detect fraudulent orders before payments are processed.