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Should We Shop on Thanksgiving?

If there is one thing that's made this country and many others great, it's tradition. I don't mean to get all Fiddler on The Roof here but many traditions are fantastic. Like family dinners, brunches and other things which...

eBay Now Gets Serious in NYC

The home delivery market could be huge as predicted back in the dotcom days when companies like WebVan and Peapod were springing up faster than Android produces device variants today. Who comes to mind when you think of home...

Trends and Surprises Regarding Google's 2011 Advertisers

Google’s 2011 revenues were $37.9 billion last year and 96% of that money came from ads. Now I know what you are thinking. Where is all that money coming from? Well thankfully, the people at Wired put together an infographic...

Zennstrom Onto Next Big Thing: Wrapp

Niklas Zennstron is on to the next big thing – the intersection of mobile, social and local – by investing in a new company called Wrapp which allows users to send gift cards via social networks. In a nutshell, you...

How eBay's X.commerce Benefits Merchants

Last month I discussed X.com, an app store for commerce from eBay and the news of the release made me really want to attend the company's recent event where they demonstrated it live. Alas, I had other shows to attend...

X.com: an App Store for Commerce from eBay

How the “now-boring” auction site is trying to become the hub of commerce Since the launch of the iTunes App Store there has been a rush to emulate the success of Apple by owning an ecosystem which is powered by...

Cablevision Allows E-Mail Sign-ups in TV Ads

Yes Virginia, cable companies are innovating Just yesterday I discussed in an article about Cisco Quad that it is very hard it is to determine who the leaders in tech will be in the future. And today when I learned...

eBay Buys Where.com for Hyper-Local Deal Offers

In the race to become a leader in the local deal market – companies seem to be tripping over one another. This includes Google who is working organically while making an unsuccessful bid for Groupon. Twitter and Facebook play in...

Use PayPal in the Mall?

For as long as I can remember the mantra has been the Internet will kill (insert your industry here). Magazines, brick and mortar, movies, music, photos... You name it. The truth is, in many cases the predictions were accurate.The interesting...

Skype Pre-IPO Report Card

It was back in 2007 when my fellow bloggers and journalists told me that Skype was a dog, had no future, couldn’t make money and wasn’t going anywhere. I begged to differ – the way I saw it the company...

Mobile Banking and Payments the Next Frontier

Without a doubt, one of the greatest new frontiers for technology is to take the banks and credit card companies out – the same way tech companies have taken out retailers, film producers such as Kodak, florists, record companies and...

How The Internet Can Reduce Global Theft

A while back I left a GPS unit in a rental car and when I returned it. I don't want to be offensive to any particular company so I will refer to the GPS company supplying my device as PomPom....

eBay Founder Launches Paid News Service

With all the talk of the death of old media and the possible saving of the business by the iPad and/or Kindle it is great to see that at least another revenue-generating model is on the table for pundits to...

Social Web as Next Frontier

Remember Cuil - the Google killer? The search engine launched with much fanfare and then disappeared from the scene pretty quickly when it was determined the site's results were not that good. Well the search engine is back with a...

More on the Skype Soap Opera

If you are interested in the Skype/Joost/eBay soap opera of recent months, be sure to check out this article from Brad Reese which shows a chain of emails between Mike Volpi and a number of other execs involved in the...

Skype Lawsuit Settled, Skype/Ning Integration Has Huge Potential

Skype is certainly a major symbol for the IP communications market and although it plays in a niche in the market - consumer VoIP/Video, it is now a household name and having it entangled in legal limbo does it or...

Skype Experiments with Ads, Finally

Over a year ago I asked, why isn't Skype showing eBay ads? After hearing eBay thought there was no synergy between ecommerce and communications I was too flustered to talk. I am still horrified that eBay doesn't realize the potential...

Teach a Man to Fish as Unemployment Cure

As international outsourcing claims more jobs, two things happen - unemployment in developed nations increases and companies lower their costs. As sad as this is for now unemployed workers, it is a byproduct of automation - the internet and IP...

Skype Steals Show at ITEXPO in Los Angeles

The 20th ITEXPO which began on September 1, 2009 was nothing if not full of buzz and industry news thanks to Skype has been a news-generating machine. Video clip of the ITEXPO Keynotes I have rarely seen any company in...

Italian Antitrust Regulators Target Google

Last night in a post about Gmortgage I discussed how Google is helping to kill off the newspaper business with the help of others in the space such as eBay and Craigslist. Today I learned of an antitrust investigation against...

The Facebook Threat to Carriers

Facebook and social networking in general are having challenges monetizing the tremendous volume of page views they generate but undeterred, social networking leader Facebook is expanding its potential to make money by selling virtual and physical goods in its gift...

Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple and Google News Make Historic Week

This week marks a huge change in the world of technology and the events which have taken place will forever change the landscape of the market as we know it. News of Microsoft and Yahoo finally finding a way to...

SolarWinds and OpenTable IPOs a Healthy Sign

Today OpenTable (Nasdaq: OPEN) had a successful IPO allowing VCs to recoup investment dollars. This statement could be one of the most important you can imagine for the tech sector as it signals the IPO market is no longer frozen...

Amazon Sales Tax Coming

It looks like the dreaded "Amazon sales tax" I wrote about last year (Amazon's response) may be coming whether we want it or not. As this article points out, the new regulations will slow ecommerce. Not surprisingly eBay is totally...

eBay Unloads StumbleUpon, Skype Next?

  eBay just sold StumbleUpon to its original founders and returns it with triple the registered users or about 7.5 million. The site was sold to eBay in May of 2007 for $75 million and eBay has recently said the...
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