Retail

Google updates Merchant Center product data specifications

Google’s product data specification requirements ensure that all product data submitted to the Merchant Center is formatted appropriately for both successful Shopping ads and organic Shopping listings. Every year, Google updates these specifications with the aim of improving its shopping experience. The company released the 2021 updates for search marketers …

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Local Shopping Site Krillion Expands Inventory

Krillion, a shopping engine that directs people to local stores, has launched its second category, televisions. The site went live in February of this year (with appliances), under the leadership of co-founder and CEO Joel Toledano, former Director of Business Development for Yahoo Search. While the Internet continues to rapidly …

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Gpay: Google To Enable Payments On Mobile Devices Via SMS?

Friday, a Google patent application filing named Text message payment was posted at the US Patent & Trademark Office site. The patent described how “GPay” can be used to make payment via text messages. An example of how Gpay can be used includes mostly offline scenarios such as paying for …

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Yahoo MapMixer & Shop By Color

Yahoo has released two products that have come out of its Hack Days: Shop By Color which lets you use Yahoo Shopping to find products matching colors, and MapMixer, which allows you to layer your own maps over Yahoo Maps. You’ll find Shop By Color at Yahoo Shopping. Do a …

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Microsoft Picks Up Jellyfish Shopping Search Engine

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of a comparison shopping engine named Jellyfish.com. Microsoft believes that Jellyfish’s technology “has some interesting potential applications” that they can make a “key component” of Live Search. Jellyfish.com takes a bit more of a social approach to comparison shopping by enabling shoppers to sign up …

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