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11/01/2012 - Apple vs Samsung
Escalating the global fight between Samsung and Apple, the former filed a patent lawsuit against the latter over the iPhone 5, requesting that the device be added to an existing lawsuit underway in U.S. Federal Court. The October 1 filing says that as soon as the iPhone 5 was available for purchase, Samsung began its investigation of the product and within a week determined that the iPhone 5 practiced its patented technologies.
07/01/2012 - The Green Revolution
Cloud computing, data and applications housed in a centralized data center rather than various offices maintaining their own server farm, offers significant benefits to companies and to employees. Tele-working is on the rise, as it helps employees balance work-life demands and it offers true cost savings to both employee and employer.
01/01/2012 - 2012 CES Preview
The Consumer Electronics Association?s (CEA) 2012 International CES will be held January 10th to 13th in Las Vegas, NV.
09/01/2011 - Mountain View Movies Specializes In DVDs And Games
When Tiffany Wilkie and her husband launched their wholesale closeout DVD business six years ago, they didn't know that they had a blockbuster on their hands.
04/01/2011 - Product Comparison Sites Let Retailers Reach Shoppers
As more and more shoppers go online, the chances are slim that any one potential customer even knows your web address, much less wants to shop specifically at your site.
11/01/2009 - Marketing Trends for 2010
Noted Danish physicist, Niels Bohr, once noted that, "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."
10/01/2009 - Comparing Comparison Sites
The use of price comparison services (also known as shopping comparison services or price engines) has exploded over the past few years, and even with overall sales down, research shows they're growing ever stronger.
02/01/2009 - Hackers Attack Retail Sites
Hacker attacks against retail sites soared in the last half of 2008, rising by 161 percent during the July to November period.
01/01/2009 - Excess Holiday Inventory
With the holidays receding in the rearview mirror, retailers from all niches will need to send back pallets of excess merchandise inventory.
06/01/2008 - Blockbuster Expands Games
Blockbuster Inc., the troubled provider of in-home movies and game entertainment, is expanding its game business significantly.
12/01/2007 - Amazon.com Ranked #1
Though customers have infinite options for shopping online, a few companies stand out as favorites, according to an inaugural Favorite 50 survey, conducted by BIGresearch.
10/01/2007 - Web Dreams Come True For Blue Bay
Remember those stories in the late 1990s about Internet startups and their employees, working nearly around the clock, catching brief snoozes on the office floor and dreaming of their big IPO on Wall Street?
08/01/2007 - Biz Growth Tool
MICROSOFT Corp. has joined with MasterCard, FedEx, and Bank of America to provide a comprehensive tool to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
02/01/2007 - Blogosphere Marketing
Blogging is one of several trends that experts predict will help retailers reach and communicate with a broader customer base.
01/01/2007 - 10 Tips To Build Sales
Believe it or not, many retailers fail to respond to inquiries that could lead to additional business. Salespeople often dismiss phone calls, email queries, web page click throughs and web impressions as, "window shoppers."