Japanese advertisers will soon be able to close the loop and reward customers for in-store transactions, in order to drive more sales from international shoppers. Currently, advertisers in Japan can only provide such services when shoppers make purchases online, but not in physical stores.Details
San Francisco-based Cointent has raised $1 million in its initial funding to become a provider of micropayments to online publishers. The service would enable online content providers to sell individual articles, songs, videos, etc for as little as five cents.Details
FL-based Debt.com has unveiled a new money map the ranks the current financial literacy and consumer debt behaviors of every state in the country by combining three major factors. The factors include: how well people in each state perform on financial literacy quizzes, financial habits and state laws on teaching the subject.Details
Middle market companies’ optimism about the national economy exceeds the outlook for their local economy and industry performance. About two-thirds (68%) of middle market companies are optimistic about the U.S. economy, compared with 54% in 2014.Details
eBay released Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.2, a Braintree extension, plus New Relic and Cloud partnerships. The combination
gives retailers greater insight into their businesses, enhance their payment and merchandising capabilities, provide an expanded mobile toolset, and offer more cloud hosting options.