Mobile

Wanelo adds in-app e-commerce

Mobile app marketplace Wanelo has finally added e-commerce, for those of  its merchants who have said okay. Urban Outfitters is one of the first, and according to Re/Code, this is the first time the noted merchant has let another platform sell its products.  About 200 merchants that include Nasty Gal, Nicole Miller,  American Apparel, and Zara Terez have made their 500,000 products...

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In France one out of every five people seeks work via mobile channels

The share of those seeking work on mobile is growing fast and currently one out of every five people in France does that, shows Vivastreet research conducted in October this year with the help of nearly 2,500 respondents. On its jobs section, Vivastreet noted mobile traffic was 25 percent in October 2014, and only 15 percent two months earlier. Mobile traffic tends to be as important or more...

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UAE’s Souq launches “White Friday” sale

United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) Souq.com, one of the Middle East’s largest e-commerce marketplaces, is set to have a sale bonanza on Nov. 27, and Nov. 28 as part of plans to boost sales to a website that already counts 30 million visits and ten million unique visitors, the e-retailer said in a statement. The sale is dubbed White Friday, latching on to Black Friday in the U.S.,...

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Groupon buys Swarm, for merchant tools

blackjack games Groupon continues to expand its tool chest for merchants, with the acquisition of Swarm. Here’s the blogged announcement: Groupon Acquires Swarm Mobile Today we’re happy to announce we’ve acquired Swarm Mobile, a San Francisco-based company that provides an analytics and customer engagement platform for brick-and-mortar retail businesses. Founded in 2012 by Rudd Davis...

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RealScout gets $6 mil for agent tools

RealScout, the startup that offers mobile lead-generation tools to agents, has just landed $6 million in Series A funding, to expand its big-data efforts at lead generation and its technology. A competitor to third-party listing sites such as Zillow and Trulia, RealScout recently expanded services from its Mountain View, Calif. home base to Northern Calif. areas and even Seattle. Led by DCM,...

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EBay Classifieds’ Close5 mobile now live

We’ve covered the Rumgr marketplace several times, and talked about its acquisition by EBay and transition to the mobile-focused Close5 in our annual recruitment advertising report. Now it’s live in the U.S. According to ECommerceBytes, Close5’s promotion kicks off in San Diego and San Jose. Consumers submit a photo of their messiest closet or garage, for a chance at a...

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