The Chinese company has made a name for itself by achieving dominance through a unique online sales model, but has recently decided to ditch this approach in India by partnering with Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecom operator, and selling its phones through Airtel's retail outlets.
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At the National Retail Federation trade show, tech vendors are displaying a mix of self-service devices designed to drive higher sales and create repeat shoppers.
The Palo Alto-based startup says it will use the cash flow to expand innovation around new applications, ramp up hiring, and boost sales and marketing efforts.
Strategy Analytics says Lenovo and Asus are becoming important players in the tablet industry, and have prompted improved sales figures in Q3 2014.
The Chinese online shopping bonanza known as Singles Day has become the world's most profitable shopping day, ever.
The release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at the end of September helped boost Australia's retail trade volumes by 1.2 percent for the month, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
End of retail sales for Windows 8 coincides with end of sales of consumer versions of Windows 7 on new PCs.
But storage giant insists that its strategy is the right best-of-breed approach as sales were up 9 percent from a year ago.
The vision Salesforce has for market-facing engagement is the right one: Tear down data, app, and user experience silos between marketing, sales, operations, and support. But does their cloud measure up to this vision yet?
The integrated offering is the first of several bundles planned by the SMB cloud business apps developer.
It looks like the PC market will live for at least another quarter. New sales figures from the U.S. retail channel show slight gains over last year during the back-to-school buying season. Apple had the most impressive results, with sub-$300 notebooks (including Chromebooks) also doing well.
Microsoft's next CRM release codenamed 'Vega,' available in cloud and on-premises flavors, is due in the fourth quarter of 2014.
SAP is pushing its Customer Engagement and Commerce suite as a way firms can take advantage of technologies for sales and marketing across all their digital channels.
Sophisticated reporting analytics help San Francisco company keep better tabs on cost-of-goods metrics.
The overall goal of Salesforce1 Sales Reach is to enable companies and sales teams to target the "notion of the one click buyer."
Microsoft has brought in a former Best Buy exec to head its Consumer Channels Group, which handles sales and marketing relationships with OEMs, operators and retail partners.
When a retail marketing services provider found itself with a huge repository of data, it knew it spelled opportunity.
Series B funding will help mobile sales productivity company Clari develop its software and marketing operations.
Call centers are important hubs of marketing and customer insights. That's why this Salesforce integrator considers them increasingly central to CRM strategy.
A new US$50 million funding round will see Drupal "enterprise facilitator", Acquia, boost its big data marketing, personalised engagement, sales, and marketing, and its chances for an IPO this year or next.
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