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Emails We Love: Back to School Round-Up

If you’re a parent, you’re in one or two camps this week. You’re either elated that the kids are finally out of the house and back in school, or, you’re as grumpy as the kids about school star

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Sep. 06 2006




Bazaarvoice Gets the Word Out

For Sam Decker, the epiphany came when he was struggling with a volcano of slime. More specifically, it was a HotWheels Slimecano racing set, bought on Amazon.com as a Christmas present for his children, and it was a bear to put together on Christmas Eve. The pieces wouldn’t fit properly, and the river of slime refused to ooze. “I tried everything I could, both with and without the directions, and it just wouldn’t work,” Decker says. “Finally I slammed it back in the box and went to Amazon to write a bad review. And I found that there were already 77 negative reviews on that site, all giving it one star out of five. And Amazon was still selling it.”

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Jun. 15 2006




Security Leads Global IT Priorities

What are corporate decision-makers focusing on in information technology? Online security and data protection first, followed at some distance by online

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May. 01 2006




Down to Earth

MOBILE MARKETING is on the way, and it will usher in a Golden Age. Soon we’ll all be receiving rich-media ads over our Internet phones, being enticed

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May. 01 2006




Newegg Speaks Geek

THOSE OF US WHO SEND up a flare for the help desk when our computers develop hiccups may never have heard of Newegg.com. But it’s a fast-rising retail

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May. 01 2006




Lowering Sales Pressure

Medical instrument manufacturer Medwave is hoping a new Web-based tool will boost sales by at least 10% and lower the cost of its prospecting visits,

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May. 01 2006




SEO Helps Build DMer’s Business

Mark Zoske has turned a passion for salt into a $3.5 million-a-year online business, largely by using search engine optimization. His firm, SaltWorks,

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Mar. 01 2006




Petco Tests Product Reviews

Petco Animal Supplies is testing to see if including customer-written product reviews in its outbound e-mail will lift sales conversion rates. In January

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Mar. 01 2006




Put Up or Shut Up

AOL and a little-known company called Goodmail caused a firestorm last month when they announced that AOL would implement Goodmail’s certified e-mail

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Sep. 23 2005




Online Shoppers Shrug Off Gap Shutdown

After closing its three major sites for an overhaul in late August, Gap Inc. is reportedly drawing more shoppers to the sites than it did before the shutdowns, even as it limits the number of visitors to its online stores.

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Sep. 16 2005




Online Ads to Crack $10 Billion in 2005

Online U.S. ad spending is on track to break through the $10 billion barrier and shoot to $12.9 billion, according to a forecast published yesterday by market research firm eMarketer.

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