Apple Makes Acquisition To Possibly Enter Merchant Processing Business

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According to a Bloomberg report, Apple has purchased mobile pay hub company Mobeewave for $100 million. Mobeewave enables shoppers to use their smartphones for contactless payments and P2P payments, similar to its existing Apple Pay service. The real difference is that Mobeewave technology could turn any iPhone or IOS devices into a payment acceptance device, […]

Amazon is 2019’s most valuable brand

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Amazon claimed the title of the world’s most valuable brand, beating tech giants Apple and Google for the first time. According to the 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands released by WPP and Kantar on Tuesday, Amazon’s brand value increased 52% from last year to $315.5 billion as a result of its continuous […]

The Most Valuable Global Tech Brands in the World 2019

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According to Brand Finance, in their report Global 500 2019 , a brand should attract custom, build loyalty,motivate staff and make money. After all, huge investments are made in brand design, launch, and ongoing promotion. Considering the potential financial value of a strong and successful brand, like Amazon, this makes sense. Interested in exploring brand […]

Walmart Threatens eBay to Become Second Largest eCommerce Retailer

Walmart’s recent Q3 results showed again a huge increase (43%) in eCommerce growth. And a new market share study among public companies engaged in eCommerce shows Walmart is now in third place after Amazon and eBay. Notable in the study is that four of the five mentioned companies continued to increase their market share from 2017 […]

Apple Stops Reporting Unit Sales of iPhone and Other Devices

Three months after becoming the first public company in the US to be valued at $1 trillion, Apple’s shares dipped to $206.66. The company’s shares slid by 7% following its report on its fourth-quarter earnings and iPhone sales, which failed to meet analysts’ prediction. Apple’s revenue of $62.9 billion beat expectations of $61.44 billion, while […]

Apple, Google and Amazon are the World’s Most Valuable Brands

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Their ability to address the changing needs and behaviors of consumers landed Apple, Google and Amazon the top three spots in Interbrand’s list of top 100 brands. According to the consultancy firm’s Best Global Brands 2018 report, Apple’s brand value of $214 billion kept it at the No. 1 position, Google’s $155 billion brand valuation […]

Shopify Embraces Apple AR Quick Look to Bring Augmented Reality to Merchants

eCommerce technology continues to evolve as online retailers search for better and easier ways to present products. Augmented Reality is the next holy grail in eCommerce as it is poised to transform mobile shopping from a 2D experience to a 3D experience. Imagine if you looked at a vase for your living room side table […]

From Obamacare to Bezoscare? Amazon May Lead The Way to Fix Healthcare

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Last week Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway announced a partnership to bring healthcare to its over one million employees and their families. Among those three businesses, Amazon is the largest employer. But Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate that owes its growth to its longtime Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett’s prowess in picking the right […]

Volusion Brings Apple Pay to its eCommerce Platform

Small business merchants using Volusion to power their eCommerce stores got a big boost today when the company added Apple Pay as a payment option to the platform. The new integration is available to all Volusion clients and includes the addition of a Buy Now button. The primary benefit of using Apple Pay is that […]

Apple On Its Way To Become First $1 Trillion Company

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Apple continues its growth. Despite criticisms about its products, Apple is growing as there are still many people who look up to the tech giant. Apple just might become the first $1 trillion company, ahead of fellow competitors Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook. This is the view of some analysts, as they predict that 2018 will […]