Facebook and Target have teamed up in a bid to stave off threats from Amazon and eBay, whilst giving f-commerce a much-needed jumpstart. But the outcome looks bleak on both counts, say analysts.
Social networking in Japan is not nearly as widespread as in other tech-savvy countries. There is an exception, however. Twitter is especially popular in the country, with nearly as high a penetration rate as Facebook.
Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” highlights Fun Video Friday. But we have a ton more in store: ducks stop a police chase, Epic Meal Time reaches into their horror bag again with a Bacon Arachnid, and Abercrombie & Fitch get their just desserts.
User-generated content meets rich ad units with a new partnership between Moontoast and VideoGenie for integration on Facebook. These videos can be uploaded straight to the Facebook News Feed and to a brand’s news feed, get picked up, and possibly become a viral video sensation.
This satirical vignette titled A Facebook Update in Real Life reflects some real-life attitudes towards the number one social network and the web experience in general. Enough with the constant updates! With Facebook, web applications and even some ecommerce sites, the only constant is change. As soon as a user catches up with the old [...]
Watch out LinkedIn! Facebook is coming in on the hiring and recruiting turf! Facebook’s new Graph Search marks a major change in social recruiting, says enterprise software company, SAP. Employers can now harness their entire Facebook network for recommendations on who to hire. Through phrases (for example: “my friends in New York who like engineering” [...]
Target (NYSE:TGT) has started a trial program with Facebook, where its customers get discounts on products on services that are pushed through the social network, if they buy them inside a Target store. Bafflingly, the effort prohibits users from using the program to work with Target.com, even though that would be the much easier and [...]
But analysis of many sources suggests user numbers in mature markets are not falling. Read the full releases on global and UK Facebook usage. NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2013)—India, [...]
The UK posts the highest social networking penetration rate of any country in the EU-5, and the vast majority of that social activity happens on Facebook. eMarketer estimates the country will see 30 million Facebook users this year, well ahead of second-place Germany.
Facebook will pass 1 billion active worldwide users this year, according to new estimates from eMarketer. Growth will come from countries like India, Brazil and Russia, along with the Middle East and Africa region, where penetration rates among the population are low.
Indonesia is an archipelago country comprising approximately 17,508 islands (the name Indonesia derives from the Latin and Greek Indus, and the Greek nèsos, meaning “island”) over 34 provinces with more than 238 million people, and air transportation is the fastest and most convenient way for citizens to move from one place to another. Indeed, 53 [...]
Facebook eCommerce Shop – Presentation, Install, Configurate, Application Step 2.
The highly anticipated Facebook IPO will have ramifications for businesses and how they operate. Just as the Google IPO in 2004 changed the search engine business, catapulting search engines into a major marketing driver …
Today, businesses not only have to focus on orders and sales, but they also have to consider social media a part of their operations. We’ve gotten to a point we cannot turn back from anymore. Social media is the new newspaper. It’s the 21 century’s local shopping guide. If you’re not out there getting a [...]
The first of a series of tutorials on Facebook Ecommerce.Exploring and reviewing the best applications for creating Facebook virtual stores. In this review a…
Ebay, the ecommerce giant, has tied up with Facebook to make online shopping.
NEW YORK, NY (March 29, 2013)—US digital display ad spending will continue its robust growth this year after reaching nearly $15 billion in revenues in 2012, eMarketer predicts. And fast-growing [...]
I was looking to buy a new computer two weeks ago. I checked out a few websites, isolated some of my favorites, but I wasn’t ready to make a purchase yet. The next day I visited Facebook and amongst the jokes and status updates, on the right side of the page, was one of the computers I [...]
Marketing is a huge concern for all small businesses. Even if you have a great product or offer outstanding service, you’re not likely to succeed unless you can get your message out to consumers. To make matters worse, marketing is tricky because it changes so quickly. Traditional advertisements such as direct mail, in-print, radio, and [...]
Did you know that Twitter is the second most-popular social network used by businesses in Ireland, with almost two-thirds (61 percent) of companies favouring the micro-blogging platform? Facebook leads the way, with 70 percent of Irish firms active on that channel, and Linked (61 percent, tied with Twitter) and YouTube (44 percent) are also popular. [...]
The highly anticipated Facebook IPO will have ramifications for all manner of businesses and how they operate. Just as the Google IPO in 2004 changed the search engine business, catapulting search engines into a major …
New data has revealed that while Facebook still commands the lion’s share of the worldwide social sign-in space, it’s Google that has made the biggest gains over the past year, largely at Twitter’s expense. While Facebook had a 54 percent share of all social sign-in buttons across websites in Q3 of 2012, it’s dipped back [...]
Facebook is working on incorporating hashtags, says the Wall Street Journal. Although they gave no timetable for when the change will be implemented, the news is really exciting marketers. Why? Because this new feature will help get your business noticed by the demographic you’re after, if you pay attention to what they’re talking about. If [...]
Although close to 70% of Facebook's value can be attributed to its advertising business, and a small portion (a little under 10%) comes from.
Online shoppers love going on Facebook to contact merchants about orders, or even complain about a bad experience. But having a complaint appear on a Facebook page for all of the world to see can be pretty scary for ecommere store owners. The good news is there’s a huge upside – responding and resolving the [...]
Facebook is looking for $1 million (or at least around a million) for 4 slots of daily ads set to hit the social media site in the summer. The question is: are any brands willing to pay it, and will Facebook users tolerate them? Also, the demographics for the ads Facebook wants are very broad.
Ravox.com announces the release of the unique distributed social commerce platform to help small businesses effectively sell on social networks.
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Chirpify has made its in-stream commerce platform available for all, giving f-commerce the kick up the backside it sorely needs.
Use Facebook to sell products, offer promotions, suggestions and useful tips while engaging with customers to point back to your main site.
Huzzah! The long-awaited Netflix-Facebook integration is here! You can now share with all your friends what you watch! I will not be participating! But all of you out there who have been waiting so long for this…it’s finally here!
Today Netflix launched its Facebook social program allowing users to share and compare their movies with other Facebook-connected users. It could have a strong impact on Netflix's e-commerce future, which is why the …
From Facebook Comments to E-Commerce Transactions with Soldsie. by Pete Prestipino. Posted on 03.11.2013. email; twitter; facebook; share this. share this. advertisement. Social commerce has been dragging its virtual feet.