Today's Links on eCommerce:$32 billion holiday, Google Checkout, safe shopping
"TODAY’S LINKS" October 11, 2006“Today’s Links” is an eclectic round up pointing to noteworthy news and worthy analysis from all around the World Wide Web.TODAY’S LINKS October 11, 2006 FOCUS ON ECOMMERCE: $32 Billion Happy Online Holidays, Safe Shopping Online, RIA Measurement Gets Richer and Did you catch?
Online holiday retail sales this year will grow to $32 billion, an increase of 18 percent over last year's holiday season, according to JupiterResearch's "Online Retail Holiday Forecast, 2006," a record 114 million users -- a 6 percent increase over last year -- will buy online this holiday season....the larger opportunity this holiday season will come from increased levels of spending from existing online buyers.
Symantec's Norton Confidential, a new product designed to protect consumers as they do business online...includes technologies to shield against data-thieving phishing Web sites and eavesdropping malicious software such as keystroke loggers and screen scrapers...also helps manage personal information such as passwords and account numbers, and authenticates Web sites to indicate whether it's safe to carry out transactions there.
The integration of Allurent's product suite with Omniture ActionSource will help online retailers measure and report on the rich media on their sites...application for major online retailers that increases conversion rates and transaction sizes by providing easy to use rich features throughout a site starting with the ability to quickly view product details and select product configurations.
Google gives a firm thumbs down to the payment processing systems used by its strategic partners, by its key advertising clients and even by a company where the Google CEO is a member of the Board of Directors...
While Google CEO Eric Schmidt is fond of saying “don’t bet against the Internet,” the company appears to be betting against payment systems widely used on the Internet. MORE...