5 ways e-commerce sites can capitalize on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Black Friday, falling on November 28, and Cyber Monday (December 1) are dates etched on the minds of all retailers; but how are smaller e-commerce businesses preparing for this major shopping season, and how can these businesses capitalize on a retail holiday traditionally celebrated by big box retailers? Consider the numbers for a moment. According to […]

Advertising giant Publicis to buy Sapient for $3.7 billion

In a move some critics call a major overpayment, French advertising powerhouse Publicis announced Monday it will acquire marketing and consulting company Sapient for $3.7 billion US. The all-cash transaction equals $25 per share. In a press release [PDF], Maurice Lévy, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe, said: “Sapient is a ‘crown jewel,’ a one of […]

PayPal officially allowing shops to accept Bitcoin

PayPal is officially entering the world of all-digital money. The payment processing company will start accepting payments from customers that are using Bitcoin. According to CNN, Bitcoin is “an independent, government-less currency,” whereas PayPal is owned by eBay and works with merchants. As of today, PayPal completed a deal with the payment-processing companies inclusive with […]