Research firm comScore predicts e-commerce surge of 15 percent for the 2011 holiday season as consumers shun crowded malls in favor of convenience and potentially lower prices.
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Mobile technology developer Cellit offers several platforms that help small businesses run mobile marketing campaigns starting at $49 per month.
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The number of Internet users who play social games at least 15 minutes per week has doubled in the past two years.
Two separate surveys about SMB social-media strategies point up ongoing angst over how much time should be invested participating in social platforms.
The latest SMB security awareness research from Symantec suggests that while more than half of businesses are up on the latest threats, they aren't protecting themselves against them.
Payment options have also been expanded for online retailers.
The Prezi application, now used by more than 5 million people, allows presenters to zoom into images at random for more detail as they give their presentations.
The AFINGO platform supports a social network of "curated" production resources appropriate for small or midsize companies in the fashion industry.