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The top 16 social media fails of 2013

One of our main focuses on the Econsultancy blog is highlighting instances of best practice and digital excellence in the marketing world.

But every so often it’s also useful to shine a light on the mistakes that people make, particularly when it comes to social media.

I could try to lie and say that I’m doing this so we can all learn valuable lessons from the unfortunate errors of others, but truthfully I just find it quite amusing.

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eBay brings Christmas presents directly to your door with eBay now

eBay has been testing a new mobile app called eBay Now that allows shoppers to order from local stores and have their packages delivered to their door in as little as an hour.

Through this new app, shoppers in San Francisco and New York City (Manhattan up to 125th street and select parts of Brooklyn) can purchase items from more than 200 participating stores, including Macy’s, Home Depot, Target, Toys R Us, RadioShack, Walgreens, and Office Depot.

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PayPal partners with 15 retailers in big offline push

PayPal may already be ubiquitous on the web, but the payments giant has its sights set on much bigger fish offline.

In an effort to bring PayPal purchasing to the masses wherever they shop, the company yesterday announced pacts with 15 major retailers in the United States that will give consumers the ability to pay for their purchases using PayPal.

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Video: PayPal shopping showcase

Last week, we visited the PayPal shopping showcase in Tribeca where PayPal had set up a number of vignettes highlighting the future of payment to inspire retailers to looking beyond their current payment options. Since they opened last November, more than one of their future payment methods have become a reality.

We had a chance to talk to Anuj Nayar, Global Director of Communications, about PayPal's new offline strategy, why PayPal Here is ultimately a better solution than Square and how PayPal wants to change the nature of payments.

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