1. E-commerce giant Alibaba is even bigger than Facebook

 

At least when it comes to money. Alibaba opened trading at $92.70 earlier this week an end up with a value of $228,5 billion, comparing to Facebook which is worth $201.6 billion. It’s really promising debut.

source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/alibaba-passes-facebook-in-market-value-on-first-trade.html

 

2. MasterCard deal for B2B buyers

 

Traxpay Inc. has $15 million worth agreement with MasterCard International that will improve B2B payments. This venture capital funding will provide more direct and faster payments. Starts at the beginning of next year in North America.

source: http://www.internetretailer.com/2014/09/22/b2b-e-payments-provider-traxpay-gets-15-million

 

3. Pinterest launched a new version of analytics tool

 

It tracks all the data about your business profile. It helps not only with understanding customers better, because it gives information about what content they like the most and shows what are, but also shows your audience’s preferences.

source: http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/73631-Pinterest-New-Analytics-Tracks-Ecommerce-Engagement-Traffic

 

4. Internet for everyone from Facebook

 

It didn’t happened yet, but we’re getting really close to the time, when Internet connection will be provided to everyone on this planet. Connectivity Lab, formed by Facebook at the beginning of this year, is working on Internet-connected drones that will fly above weather and even all airspace in order to help people from ‘off-line areas’ get their access to global system of interconnected computer networks.

source: http://www.wired.com/2014/09/facebook-drones-2/

 

5. Apple is going down?

 

Apple announced that they sold 10 million iPhones 6 in first three days. It’s a lot, for sure, but when you look at the whole picture the Apple’s growth is rather slow.

source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/markrogowsky/2014/09/23/theres-much-to-learn-from-the-slow-uptake-of-ios-8/

Bogusia Prusik

PR&Marketing Specialist at Divante eCommerce Software House. Believes in no 'Can’t Dos’ in work and life. Obsessed with new marketing techniques.

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