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Pinterest drives more than window shopping

We all know that Pinterest generates a ton of referral traffic, but a new survey suggests that Pinterest motivates users to shop--far more so than Facebook does.

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Best Buy will match online prices this holiday season

Retailers are wary of "showrooming," which refers to customers visiting brick-and-mortar retail outlets only for a hands-on look at merchandise, which they then buy cheaper online. To fight this, some retailers are offering discounts for buying in person and promoting sales staff expertise.


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eBay redesign takes page from Pinterest

The Internet mainstay eBay is getting a hip-looking makeover for the modern Web.


Facebook explains the new buttons the first time users see them.

A 'want' on Facebook could be just what your business ordered

New buttons on the social network would encourage shopping--and benefit companies doing business on Facebook.

Starbucks adopts Square wireless wallet

Starbucks coffee shops will use Square's mobile payment system in its own app starting this fall, and is also updating its iOS app with location alerts.



Web currency Bitcoin seeks legitimacy, stability via foundation

A foundation has been established to create a more solid footing for Bitcoin, the virtual currency admired for its technical genius but dogged by doubts over its long-term viability.


Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies

Facebook has added a feature called Facebook Gifts, which lets you send physical items such as cupcakes, gift cards, stuffed animals, and magazine subscriptions to your Facebook friends.


Simplify your cashback searches with the Ebates Toolbar

What's this? A toolbar you might actually want to install? If you like saving money on nearly everything you buy online, this one is worth having.

Ivy Bridge laptops top September electronics bargains

Now is the time to buy old iPhones, 55-inch HDTVs, and SSD drives, as deals accompany product introductions.

Mobile Shopping Still Awaits Security

Analysis: Customers won't come until they're confident that waving their banking app at a point of sale terminal won't open their account to wireless thieves.