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Amazon Bans Sale of Apple/Google Streaming Devices

Online marketplace Amazon is removing Apple and Google media streaming devices from its range, citing that the competing devices "don't interact well" with Amazon's streaming service, Prime Video.

By Rory Betteridge | 02 Oct 2015
David Jones Hacked, Customer Data Stolen

Only hours after a similar attack against Kmart, Australian high-end retailer David Jones has been hacked, with attackers managing to steal customer data.

By Rory Betteridge | 02 Oct 2015
Australian Retail Figures Recover

Predictions of stronger performance in Australian retail were on the money today, with the ABS announcing that Retail Trade figures depicted a rise of 0.4 percent in retail turnover.

By Rory Betteridge | 02 Oct 2015
Newegg Taken Hostage By Hackers

Tech pureplay retailer Newegg was taken down by hackers last night as part of an extortion attempt.

By Rory Betteridge | 02 Oct 2015
Glitch Catches Harvey Norman NZ Off-Guard

The New Zealand arm of department chain Harvey Norman has some explaining to do with its customers, after a glitch in its online store saw customers purchasing high-end lounge suites and dining tables for op-shop...

By Rory Betteridge | 01 Oct 2015
Dusk Debuts Complete Online Channel Revamp

Homewares retailer dusk has unveiled a dramatic shift towards a digital-first marketing strategy as part of its brand refresh.

By Rory Betteridge | 01 Oct 2015
YouTube Puts E-Commerce Into Video Ads

YouTube has debuted a new ad unit, Shopping Ads, which allows advertisers on Google's video service to place e-commerce functionality within popup ads.

By Rory Betteridge | 01 Oct 2015
Kmart Online Customer Info Stolen By Hackers

Kmart confirmed yesterday that hackers had breached its digital security, exposing certain details from its database of Australian customer information.

By Rory Betteridge | 01 Oct 2015
David Jones Chief To Quit

After just over a year in the role, David Jones chief Iain Nairn has resigned from his position, at which he resided over a close to 30 percent jump in operating profit in the past...

By Rory Betteridge | 01 Oct 2015
Twitter's Buy Buttons Gain New Partners

Twitter has stepped on the gas with its e-commerce ambitions, signing three new partners to its Buy Now button service that allows retailers to conduct online retail directly in customers' Twitter feeds.

By Rory Betteridge | 01 Oct 2015
Holiday Season Predicted to Benefit Omni-Approach

A holiday retail sales forecast from Deloitte predicts that while US shoppers will get online much more readily to research purchases, the resulting boost to actual sales won't be quite as big.

By Rory Betteridge | 30 Sep 2015
RY Reaping Benefits of AfterPay

Six months ago new payments service AfterPay made its debut, and befitting an April Fools' Day announcement, it sounded far too good to be true: an online payments platform that allowed customers to defer payment...

By Rory Betteridge | 30 Sep 2015