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Author: David Moth

David Moth

David Moth is Social Media Manager and Blog Editor at Econsultancy. 

Amazon planning a Kindle smartphone for next year?

Amazon is said to be launching a Kindle smartphone in 2012, according to reports.

Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney is quoted on AllThingsDigital saying that the device is set for launch in Q4 next year.

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Retailers need to optimise mobile sites or risk losing customers

A new report from dotCommerce confirms what many might suspect about mobile users; they are impatient and have short attention spans.

However, it also reveals that most retailers haven’t taken this on board when optimising their site for mobile use, causing them to lose out on sales and damaging their brand.

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Facebook drops Sponsored Stories into real-time ticker

Facebook will increase the distribution of its 'Sponsored Story' adverts by dropping them into the real-time ticker that sits in the upper right-hand part of a user's homepage.

Launched in January, Sponsored Stories promote friends' interaction with brands, such as likes or check-ins.

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Unique viewers of video up by 26%

According to a study by Nielsen, the amount of time spent streaming videos online in the US has more than doubled since 2008, with unique viewers increasing by 26%.

The report puts this down to a higher quantity of video content available, particularly long-form content like films and TV shows.

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Adidas launches first corporate blog

Adidas has today launched its first 'corporate' blog, written by staff to provide people with a glimpse into the sports brand’s inner workings.

Over the past few months, employees from various departments, including marketing, social and operations, have been writing posts on new projects, daily tasks and their experience of working at adidas ahead of today's reveal.

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PayPal launches P2P payments through Facebook

PayPal has launched a new Facebook app in the US that will allow users to make peer-to-peer payments free of charge.

The app, called Send Money, also allows users to send Facebook friends an e-card with the money.

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eBay opens up shop on the high street

eBay is opening a pop-up shop near London's Oxford Street, based entirely around instant purchasing via QR codes.

Located on Dean Street, it will be open for five days from December 1st, won’t have any tills and will have only 200 items on display.

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Asda launches first transactional iPhone app

Asda has today launched a transactional iPhone app that allows users to purchase groceries from the supermarket, and run price comparisons against its competitors.

This comes more than a year since the launch of Tesco’s m-commerce iPhone app, reviewed on Econsultancy in September 2010.

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Mydeco changes affiliate model, adds e-commerce

Furniture retailer Mydeco.com is relaunching as an e-commerce site in a move to improve customer experience.

The company's affiliate concept, which links to products from 1,500 partners, will continue to operate under a new domain name before Christmas.

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Where do you fit into Econsultancy's membership word cloud?

Word clouds are an oft-used tool to visualise what people are talking about online, but we've decided to create a few of our own to shed some light on the various job roles taken up by our members.

Created using Wordle, this aggregates the job titles of our members from the past three years, equating to over 42,000 marketing professionals from around the world.

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Facebook hires MailRank founders to rejuvenate messaging service

Facebook has hired the co-founders of MailRank, a start-up that aims to help users prioritise their emails.

Bethanye McKinney Blount and Bryan O’Sullivan will be shutting down MailRank to join Facebook in December of this year.

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Visa confirms details of PayPal rival, V.me

Visa has anounced that its digital wallet service will be called V.me, but won’t use the credit card’s traditional branding.

Expected to be rolled out fully in early 2012 after launching in beta today, V.me will have its own identity in an effort to differentiate it from Visa's other services.

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