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eBay creates payments team in anticipation of PayPal spin-off

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With eBay Inc. spinning off PayPal and eBay Enterprise later in the year, here’s some interesting news: eBay (as in the marketplaces bit) has created a payments team and is hiring talent from Apple apparently with the express purpose of developing payments technology. First of all, chief product officer RJ Pittman (a 2013 hire from […]

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Gmail users in the UK can now use Google Wallet

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It’s been a long time coming but some beady-eyed tech types have noticed that Google Wallet is now available for Gmail users in the UK over 18. The system means that Google mail users can send and receive money from their desktop and the recipient doesn’t even need to have a Gmail account. For more […]

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Argos to open 10 ‘digital stores’ in branches of Sainsbury’s

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Argos has announced a partnership with Sainsbury’s that means it will open 10 ‘digital stores’ in the supermarket’s branches across the country by the summer Apparently the stores, which will range in size from 10k to over 50k square feet will provide shoppers with access to 20k Argos products that can be bought in store […]

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Amazon trials mobile affiliate product

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Amazon is currently testing a new advertising service for publishers that aims to deliver more traffic and purchases from mobile users. Apparently called ‘mobile popover’ it will take on similar systems already available such as Skimlinks and VigLink. ‘Mobile popover’ detects text links on mobile browsers and then provides surfers with an image centre link […]

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Future of Web Design, London: 27-29/04/15

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The Future of Web Design event is being held in London in April. To find out more about the svn and book a place, check out this page. The organisers describe FOWD as “A conference for web designers and developers in 2015 and beyond. We proudly bring you the 9th annual Future of Web Design, […]

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eBay give ISV for free in some categories

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It’s unusual for eBay to announce a fee change outside their regular Seller Release announcements, but there’s just been a welcome fee reduction which could save sellers a fair amount of money. eBay are scrapping the ISV (International Site Visibility) fee for many categories for visibility on eBay.com (and eBay.ca). That means if you’ve been […]

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Why December 2014 wasn’t an online flop

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Alex Ogilvie of Seller Dynamics always has an interesting perspective and today he looks at the Office of National Statistics stats which on the face of it make December sales look like they were a dud! Alex doesn’t take their numbers on face value however, and here’s his analysis: Lies, damn lies and online sales […]

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Yahoo to spin off Alibaba holdings

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Yahoo announced last night, as part of its earnings call, that it will be spinning off its holdings in Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba in an attempt to limit its tax liabilities. Yahoo owns about 15.4% of Alibaba and the move will mean it won’t pay billions of dollars in future taxes. The move will be […]

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OpenCart training event, London: 12/02/15

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Realex Payments and Welford Media are hosting an OpenCart Training event for developers in London next month. You can find out all about the free event and book a spot here. The blurb says: “This OpenCart training session will give OpenCart enthusiasts the unique chance to learn about the latest additions to the OpenCart system […]

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