LivingSocial Suffers Web and App Outage

The daily deal site goes down.
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PayPal Unveils Yet Another Way to Pay in Stores. Now It Has to Get People to Use It.

If only shoppers wanted to use their phones for payments as much as credit card competitors want them to.
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PayPal Teases Beacon, a Piece of Hands-Free Payment Hardware Fighting an Uphill Battle

It’s hard out there for an e-commerce company trying to change consumer behavior. Perhaps a new piece of hardware will do the trick for PayPal.
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CEO of India’s Snapdeal: “This Is the Pivot Groupon Always Wanted to Make”

Is the next great e-commerce marketplace being built in India?
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Google’s Head of Shopping Says Company Has No Plans to Become a Retailer

It may be giving off those vibes, but that’s not what Google is trying to do at all, said Google’s head of Shopping, Sameer Samat.
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When Does Groupon — Still at More Than 80 Percent Off — Become a Deal for Someone?

If Groupon chooses to look for a buyer, this may be its hardest sale yet.
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Holiday Spending Online Will Again See Double-Digit Increases

Deal-seeking shoppers in the U.S. are expected to spend $68.4 billion online this holiday, according to Forrester.
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Pirq Snaps Up $1.2 Million for Low-Tech Loyalty Program

Many believe that the future of tracking purchases and making payments lies with smartphone applications or NFC, but this company is betting on text messaging.
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The Next Blue Nile? Ritani Launches Jewelry Site With a Bricks-and-Mortar Twist.

Consumers will be able to purchase an engagement ring from Ritani.com, and can decide to ship it to their home or to a nearby jewelry shop.
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Best Buy’s New E-Commerce Head Aims to Unify Bricks and Clicks

Scott Durchslag is joining the electronics retailer at a tough time, but he sees an opportunity to create a unified shopping experience online and off.
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