Adobe is completely rocking online retail analytics with a 72% ‘dollar share’

If you’re like me, when you think of Adobe you think of Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. That’s still Adobe, but it’s old-school Adobe. The company’s fastest-growing division is Adobe Marketing Cloud, expanding each of the past few quarters at 20-25 percent year-over-year, and taking a massive bite out of the retail analytics sector.

Adobe forecasts record holiday sales: $1.1B Thanksgiving, $1.6B Black Friday, $2.3B Cyber Monday

The shortest Thanksgiving-Christmas shopping season since 2002 is almost upon us, but it promises to deliver record earnings. Based on an exhaustive analysis of 450 billion retail website visits over the past seven years, and direct insight into 72 percent of all the cash flowing into the 500 largest retail websites in the U.S., Adobe is forecasting the biggest Thanksgiving, the biggest Black Friday, and the biggest Cyber Monday in history.

Pixazza turns pictures into a Christmas wishlist

If you’ve ever stumbled on a cool image online and thought, “Boy, I wish I could buy that,” a Mountain View, Calif. startup called Pixazza turns that thought into reality — by filling images with links to real products. With a new holiday-themed feature, Pixazza fulfills a different wish: “Boy, I wish someone would buy that for me.”