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OREM, Utah, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopSite, Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce shopping cart and catalog software for small to medium-sized businesses, announced the release of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for ShopSite version 10. ShopSite® is an industry leading e-commerce software option for web hosting providers, for new or existing Internet merchants, and for Web designers. "We are excited that ShopSite has achieved Gold Partner status and integrated with our AvaTax API," Scott McFarlane, Avalara's president and CEO. "Thousands of ShopSite merchants can now have real-time tax rates displayed to their shoppers and have many of the tax reporting hassles handled by Avalara." "New features such as the AvaTax integration and recurring billing using Authorize.Net are available in the ShopSite Manager and Pro product levels," said ShopSite CEO David Hills. "The n... (more)

TRUSTe Continues Its Commitment to Protecting Consumer Privacy With the Launch of the SafeShopping.com Directory

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/13/10 -- Millions of consumers can now shop online with ease by taking advantage of TRUSTe's just-launched SafeShopping.com portal, a directory of trusted Internet retailers including those that have earned TRUSTe certification and display the TRUSTe seal. As part of a continued commitment to consumer privacy, the directory will be hosted by TRUSTe and will house an expansive list of safe shopping merchants, highlighting TRUSTe certified retailers, and encouraging consumers to provide feedback on any merchant's privacy program. In the same way that the TRUSTe seal helps consumers instantly identify reputable internet retailers and businesses, SafeShopping.com will guide consumers to reputable e-tailers that stand behind their business and care about their customers. TRUSTe certified ecommerce sites meet the rigorous privacy st... (more)

New Survey: Only One in Three Parents Read Bedtime Stories with their Children Every Night; Children More Likely to Spend Time with TV or Video Games than Books

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite research on the importance of reading with children from a young age, few parents with kids age eight and younger are engaged in nightly reading, according to a new survey from Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy's. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, finds that only one in three parents (33 percent) read bedtime stories with their children every night, and 50 percent of parents say their children spend more time with TV or video games than with books. More than 1,000 parents across the U.S. completed the survey online in April. Results of the survey are revealed as Macy's and RIF enter the 10th year of a partnership that will deliver its 10 millionth book to children in need nationwide. Be Book Smart launches tomorrow, June 21, and invites customers coast-to-coast to give $3 at any Macy's regist... (more)

ChannelAdvisor Announces Pricing of Follow-On Offering

ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE: ECOM), a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase global sales, today announced the pricing of a follow-on offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $34.00 per share, before underwriting discounts. ChannelAdvisor is selling 1,000,000 shares of common stock in this offering, and certain existing stockholders are selling 4,000,000 shares of common stock in this offering. In addition, certain of the existing stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 750,000 additional shares of common stock at the public offering price, less the underwriting discount. ChannelAdvisor will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares sold by the selling stockholders. The offering is expected to close on or about November 12, ... (more)

unite4:good and Variety Announce Robert De Niro as Creative Commitment in Film Award Recipient and Andy Samberg as "unite4:humanity" Host

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/26/14 -- unite4:good (www.unite4good.org), the global movement for humanity and Variety announce Robert De Niro as the recipient of the Creative Commitment in Film Award and Andy Samberg as the host of the first ever unite4:humanity event to be held at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA on Thursday, February 27. Andy Samberg will serve as the master of ceremonies during the inspirational evening as the entertainment industry's brightest stars and some of the world's most influential leaders in media, politics, business and philanthropy, along with everyday heroes are recognized and honored. Johnnie Walker®, a brand committed to personal progress, will also honor host Andy Samberg with the "Keep Walking Award" to toast the comedian's great accomplishments and the potential that lies ahead as he takes his next step. Rob... (more)

Social Media Marketing Firms Reap 10x Growth This Year Among Top 1,000 Web Retailers

CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With online retail sales growing by 16% in Q2, according to the Commerce Department, more web merchants are heavily investing in e-commerce technology. Fully 87% of e-retailers recently surveyed by Internet Retailer say they will increase their spending on e-commerce technologies and services next year. Internet Retailer's latest research guide, the 2015 Leading Vendors to the Top 1,000, released today, demonstrates that the 1,000 largest web merchants in the U.S. are deploying more commercial e-commerce applications and services, particularly in rapidly evolving areas such as content delivery, web analytics and search engine marketing. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140915/146268 The 2015 Leading Vendors to the Top 1,000 ranks the Top 10 e-commerce solutions providers in each of 30 technology and services categor... (more)

EC May Not Clear Oracle-Sun Merger: Reuters

As the clock ticks and the September 3 deadline nears, speculation is rising that the European Commission may throw a spanner into the Oracle-Sun merger and delay things another four months. Reuters said late Tuesday that EC regulators were fretting over the competitive implications of Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL and debating whether to open a full-scale investigation. If the EC decides to probe, the acquisition could get a pass, a fail or get loaded down with conditions, dragging out any resolution until late December, early January. Further delays will give IBM and HP even more time than they’ve already had to rustle Sun’s remaining hardware customers. They’ve been chasing them since Oracle announced its intentions to buy Sun in April. ... (more)

Commentary: Sun’s Oracle Merger

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer With only the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ custom to follow, the Oracle/Sun marriage (or dare I say Sun/Oracle) is now finally complete. After months of legal wrangling which has caused nothing but embarrassment and dwindled Sun’s stature within the market sphere, reports also came out that half of Sun's 27,000 staff will be made redundant. Thus initial indications are clear that Oracle, known for its past agnosticism to open source has an eye for the merger being based on maximizing profit. In the meantime Sun’s competitors are probably smiling wryly as the delay of the merger played into their immediate interests but what threats and challenges does this partnership now pose to the once great open source vendor which did so much for developing the tech and e-commerce industry. One thing which Oracle will most probably do is addres... (more)

E-Commerce with Hybris

People are accustomed to buying goods online. If a company sells products to individuals, we call it B2C for Business To Consumers. If a business sells to other businesses – it’s B2B. Having an online store allows to sell around the clock regardless of the consumer’s location (at least within the country) as long as he or she is connected to the Internet. People spend some substantial time online and sellers are trying to reach their clients via all possible channels and devices being that a regular HTML Web page, a social network, a mobile application on any device with embedded browser. Still, some people aren’t Internet savvy and business will continue using more traditional channels like printed mail order catalogs. This is what the multi-channel marketing is about. Ideally, a business should be able to combine marketing the products with selling them right ther... (more)

Practical Approaches for Optimizing Website Performance

Optimizing website performance is a challenging task. Websites are composed of many moving parts - both on the client and on the server - and optimizing performance requires a multi-faceted approach that addresses potential problems in all moving parts. Performance bottlenecks are caused by an array of problems, from browser mechanics to server configuration, and a clear understanding of how to address these problems will provide AJAX ASP.NET developers with the tools necessary to make any website faster. What Does It Mean to Optimize Performance? Before any discussion about improving website performance begins, it's very important to ensure a clear understanding of what "performance" means in this context. With websites in particular, it's easy to confuse the terms "performance" and "scale." Both are important, but each focuses on a separate aspect of building a hig... (more)

Allied Wallet is Onboard Every United Airlines Flight

LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Wallet, global provider of multi-currency merchant services, secured credit card processing, and a PCI Level 1 payment gateway, was recently featured in United Airlines' on-board publication, Hemispheres Magazine, for their services that streamline commerce across borders. Hemispheres Magazine is distributed on nearly 6,000 United Airlines flights per day to over 12 million passengers every month. Hemispheres Magazine offers United Airlines' onboard readers and United Lounge guests an opportunity to catch up on new innovations in travel, technology, business, luxuries, and global cultures. Hemispheres Magazine's June 2013 issue features several articles geared towards travel and technology. Allied Wallet was featured in the Technology section in an article entitled, "Connecting Buyers & Sellers Globally: Shopping Be... (more)