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Top 3 E-Commerce Trends That Will Drive Sales in 2019

When it comes to e-commerce, it seems like one day you are in and the next you are out. With online shopping now more accessible than ever, customers steadily are becoming harder to please, and they are considering it a given that their rising expectations be met every time. Just having an online ve...

Intel (?) Gets Chat-Appy With Mood-Mimicking Avatars

Best known for its computer chips, Intel has ventured into new territory with Pocket Avatars, a mobile messaging app that uses animated icons to mimic users' facial expressions. Now available for both Android and iOS, the free app can be used to create, send and receive personalized 3D video animate...

Yahoo Opens In-Box Doors and Windows

Yahoo has launched an enhanced version of its Mail service. The changes to Yahoo Mail offer users a "smarter in-box" experience that the company said it will roll out gradually to its users during the coming months. The move is part of its ongoing Yahoo Open Strategy initiative. As the change expand...

Has the E-Card Scam Storm Blown Over?

E-mail greeting card scams popular during the summer months seem to have lost their luster for information highwaymen. "We've seen an awful lot of greeting card malware in the last couple of months, but scammers have moved on to new techniques, simply because there was so much of it about that it st...

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Anatomy of a Redesign: Blue Mountain Returns to Its Roots

American Greetings bought BlueMountain.com more than five years ago, scooping up one of the pioneers in the online greeting cards field to build out its own e-cards business. At the time, BlueMountain had built a strong following on the Web, using an artsy approach to cards designs and messages that...

ECard Makers Find Senders Willing to Pay

Even those who sell them for a living acknowledge that the day may never come when electronic greeting cards replace paper cards. But eCards are already far more than just a time-wasting diversion or a low-cost alternative to the real thing. ECard companies are increasingly finding users willing to ...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

The Best of E-Commerce

E-commerce players often seem to be playing a game of follow the leader, especially when it comes to site design and operations. And while Amazon.com and eBay have enough imitators to keep them flattered indefinitely, other outstanding e-commerce sites also have their share of admirers. These sites ...

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