Retail Search Recap 8/6/2014
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Below are the top stories in Google related news this week.
Search Engine Watch: Google Analytics Helps Filter Spider and Bot Traffic
Google announced a new filter within Google Analytics that allows users to easily identify “real” traffic from bots. Users who enable Google Analytics ‘s new filter may see a decrease in reported traffic patterns and should not be alarmed.
Below are the top stories in Amazon news this week.
TechCrunch: Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store
Amazon has partnered with Mixee, Sculpteo, and 3DLT to launch a new store selling 3D-printed goods. Currently, Amazon only offers 3D printed items from companies they have partnered with, however, items ordered from Amazon’s new store offer limited customization such as color.
Below are the top stories in retail news this week.
NorthJersey.com: The Retail Merchants Association Meets in Washington D.C.
Last week, the Retail Merchants Association and other retail groups lobbied federal law makers in an attempt pass legislation for online sales tax. Currently, online retailers are only required to collect sales tax if they have a physical presence in the state an item was sold. The proposed legislation would require all online sales to be taxed, regardless of a physical presence.
Below are the top stories in Apple news this week.
TechCrunch: Apple Secretly Acquires BookLamp
Last week, Apple acquired BookLamp, a book analytic service which suggests books based on user’s reading habits. Apple’s acquisition of BookLamp follows Amazon’s purchase of a competitor service, Goodread, and may be integrated to Apple’s e-book platform to compete with Amazon.
- CNET: Apple Officially Closes Beats Deal at $3 Billion
- Apple Insider: Rumor – Apple May Launch iPhone 6 on October 14th