Hands-On With Facebook’s Haphazard Shopping Feed

 Random is the right way to describe Facebook’s attempted invasion of Amazon’s turf. With skimpy product selection, no reviews and limited browsing options, Facebook’s ...

Google Wants To Text Message You With Holiday Shopping Deals

 A number of startups emerged this year to offer consumers an easier way to shop: instead of immersive, e-commerce experiences, companies like Magic, Operator, Fetch, GoButler, ...

Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon

 Google is now a licensed mortgage broker in California. The company today launched a mortgage comparison tool for home shoppers in California, with support for more states coming ...

Google Shopping Gets A Mobile Makeover With A Focus On Local Commerce

 As the holiday shopping season starts to get into full swing, Google this morning announced a brand-new design for its Shopping vertical, the Google Shopping search engine. This ...

Apple Debuts A New “Shopping” Category On The App Store

 Confirming earlier reports, Apple today is debuting a new category to its App Store that will help consumers better locate mobile shopping applications. The “Shopping” ...

Google Launches Shopping Insights To Help Stores Figure Out Potential Bestsellers

 Inventory is a tricky problem for retailers, especially small ones. Ordering too much of an item that doesn’t sell is an expensive mistake, but running out of popular items ...

Google Launches Shopping Insights To Help Stores Figure Out Potential Bestsellers

 Inventory is a tricky problem for retailers, especially small ones. Ordering too much of an item that doesn’t sell is an expensive mistake, but running out of popular items ...

Facebook M Assistant’s Top Requests Include Restaurant Suggestions And Shopping Help

 How can Facebook Messenger’s AI/human hybrid assistant M lend you a hand? Early data from Facebook’s testing shows people want help booking reservations, finding local ...

Facebook Tests A Dedicated Shopping Feed

 Facebook’s where people spend their time on mobile, and now it’s working on several new features to give shopping sites a cut of the attention. The most eye-catching ...

YouTube Introduces Shopping Ads

 YouTube videos are going to get more shoppable, with the company announcing a new ad unit today called Shopping ads. The Google-owned video site has been moving in this direction ...

Facebook Equips Business Pages With Mobile Storefronts For Shopping And Services

 Likes ≠ Dollars. Facebook wants Pages to actually earn money for the 45 million small businesses that use them. So today Facebook is upgrading Pages with a tabbed mobile layout ...

Amazon Echo Can Now Do Some Of Your Shopping For You, Prime Members

 Amazon’s Echo speaker/intelligent tube/listening pal revealed a bit more of its true nature today: It can now field voice-powered buying requests, translating your spoken ...