In the United States, while brick-and-mortar stores saw last week's Black Friday as their biggest shopping day of the year, online holiday sales are predicted to grow by 12 percent this year, and e-commerce professionals are promoting new techniques to drive sales on mobile devices. In fact, Deloitte predicts that shoppers' smartphone activity, including research, coupon use and purchases, could account for $36 billion in holiday sales this year.
Lyris, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LYRI), the online marketing expert, today announced that it ranked number 67 on Technology Fast 500(TM), Deloitte's ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2005-2009."Lyris has grown more than 1,850 percent in the past five years due to our integrated marketing vision coupled with a consistent execution on that vision," said Wolfgang Maasberg, Lyris CEO. "With recent global expansion and continued product innovation that will create even