Square Cash is now open to small businesses via Cash Pro, which is powered by a new product called a $Cashtag (dollar sign included).
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Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.
Amazon says it is no longer accepting new sellers into its ecommerce platform service, which has been steadily losing out to the competition.
According to disclosures in its regulatory filing, the company lost $143 million last year and hasn't turned a profit since 2009.
With quick promote, small businesses using Twitter's analytics dashboard can pick their best performing tweets and have them automatically targeted to the most relevant audience.
Small business sellers using Stitch will now be able to to add Magento as a sales channel, and to sync inventory with other channels such as Amazon and Square.
Its kiteworks file-sharing platform extends existing content management systems to smartphones and tablets, while addressing compliance concerns.
Fueled by another $21.5 million in venture backing, the company's touts its tight integration with inventory, logistics and marketing processes.
Over the past 16 years, the service has built a customer base of more than 6 million small companies.
The integrated offering is the first of several bundles planned by the SMB cloud business apps developer.
Wellable's technology integrates with popular consumer fitness gadgets such as Fitbit or Jawbone UP, which helps keeps costs lower.
Body Biolytics just won a competition seeking solutions that work with Under Armour's fitness monitoring system. Its secret: insight from RapidMiner modeling tools.
Its audio performance management system will consider more than 500 billion song performance this year alone, to figure out relevant royalties.
The cloud apps company runs production and supply-chain operations for nearly 400 SMBs; 30 signed in the first half of 2014 alone.
Audience Audit dramatically reduced the time needed to analyze data and to create client presentations, allowing it to cut prices and take on far more clients.
Sophisticated reporting analytics help San Francisco company keep better tabs on cost-of-goods metrics.