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.
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.
New buttons on the social network would encourage shopping--and benefit companies doing business on Facebook.
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 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.
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.
Now is the time to buy old iPhones, 55-inch HDTVs, and SSD drives, as deals accompany product introductions.
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.