Black Friday is just beginning, but Walmart has already seen some impressive stats from shoppers on Thanksgiving day — especially when it comes to mobile.
Powa Technologies, a mobile payments startup in the U.K., raised a huge $76 million first round of funding today. The financial interest may come from the company’s big plans for e-commerce.
ShopSavvy’s new look is paying off in a big way.
In its ongoing effort to become a universal payment service, PayPal is today launching a new service that should simplify shopping on mobile websites.
What if your smartphone was actually smart enough to know the exact product you’re standing in front of in a store, without any help from your part?
Google’s ramping up mobile monetization today with a new sponsored search result ad type, a product listing ad. It also reduces the mobile search presence of the showroomer’s biggest ally: Amazon.com.
Poshmark, the fashion mobile marketplace that has boomed in both growth and funding, finally launched its iPad app today.
A new study from the location analytics company Placed shows which retailers are most at risk for showrooming from Amazon customers — and the results might surprise you.
In the battle between made-up consumer holidays, it looks like Black Friday still reigns supreme on mobile devices.
There once was a time when the biggest shopping scams were overpriced department stores and fake purses. But now shoppers should be on alert for Cyber Monday, the Internet’s answer to Black Friday, which creates a whole knew arena for ripping you off.
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Shopsavvy is about to get a lot more useful for Best Buy shoppers.
The rising popularity of mobile shopping apps is leading to entirely new consumer behaviors, according to a joint report by mobile data compression company Onavo and IDC.
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Mobile shopping options and free shipping offers made buying goods online too convenient to pass up last year.
More than just a nifty mobile app for consumers, Shopkick is also helping its retail and brand partners generate significant revenue. The company announced today that it drove more than $110 million in revenue to its partners in 2011, its first full year in operation.
Grandma and grandpa may not be doing it, but the rest of us are — and quite frequently at that. Of course, we’re talking about the growing phenomenon of using a cell phone while shopping in stores to look up product prices or reviews.
Even with the advent of online marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist, it’s far too easy to accumulate junk that you’d be better off selling. Now there’s an easier way to sell your aging and neglected collection of vintage records.
Shopkick, the app that lets you earn rewards and deals simply by walking into a retail store, is kicking butt.
Any good spring cleaner enjoys weeding out a load of clothes, shoes and bags that still have life in them, but are just taking up closet space. Poshmark launched today with $3.5 million in funding to let anyone sell their old items.
ShopSavvy, a barcode scanning startup with applications for the iPhone and Android devices, is making the mobile shopping experience more social and ramping up hiring, thanks to $7 million in fresh funding.
AisleBuyer, a smartphone application that allows retail shoppers to scan products with their phones and check out without waiting in line, has announced its second round of funding for $7.5 million.
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