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Industry News: Foreign groups battle for Indian ecommerce

Indian soil has played host to many an epic battle involving invading for­eign powers, from the Mughals to the British. Now its ecom­merce sector faces a sim­ilar prospect. The world’s largest tech­nology com­pa­nies are piling in, seeking to repli­cate in India the dom­i­nance they enjoy in their home mar­kets. The con­test will soon pit Amer­ican tech … Click to continue…

Industry News: Mars experiments with programmatic/ecommerce mix

Mars Foods is exper­i­menting with ideas around how pro­gram­matic and e-commerce chan­nels can work together as it looks to reach mass audi­ences using indi­vid­u­alised mes­sages. The Drum – Mars exper­i­ments with programmatic/ecommerce mix

Industry News: Why enterprise IT looks up to e-commerce

For all the talk of bringing a con­sumer IT expe­ri­ence to the enter­prise we are, still beset with frus­trat­ingly long lead times, unfath­omable IT ser­vice desk processes and more often than not users cre­ating short­cuts in order to solve their own prob­lems Com­puter World UK – Why enter­prise IT looks up to e-commerce

Industry News: How a player cheated an online bitcoin gaming site for $1million

Primedice, an online gaming site, learned a hard lesson when it lost $1 mil­lion in bit­coin to a hacker that exploited its RNG (random number gen­er­a­tion) system last year. The com­pany recently shared its expe­ri­ence on Medium, a web­site where people share sto­ries. Stunna, the author of the story said the com­pany wanted to share its expe­ri­ence so … Click to continue…

Industry News: How a player cheated an online bitcoin gaming site for $1million

Industry News: The simple way to make your online banking safe

Two weeks ago Tele­graph Money reported how the City of London Police had con­sid­ered asking finan­cial reg­u­la­tors to make indi­vidual savers – rather than banks – liable for fraud losses. The force was wor­ried that the knowl­edge that someone else would pick up the bill reduced the incen­tive for bank cus­tomers to take proper pre­cau­tions against online hackers. Daily Tele­graph – The … Click to continue…

Industry News: Nigerian gang cons 100 Indians with bogus luxury car sales

The next time you get excited seeing a post of a luxury car being offered for a pit­tance on web­sites such as OLX and Quikr, beware! A gang of six Nige­rians has been run­ning a racket cheating car buyers online. The Ben­galuru police have recently busted two such rackets and arrested eight Nige­rians, who allegedly duped hun­dreds of cus­tomers in … Click to continue…

The $1.4tn reward of sorting out online commerce security

Here’s an inter­esting per­centage: 71.2%. Any guesses as to what it is? It’s the pro­por­tion of online sales that that are aban­doned. The same survey esti­mates that $4tn of prod­ucts will be aban­doned in 2015. It’s the number one headache of any mer­chant with an online pres­ence. So it absolutely has to be the number one … Click to continue…

Industry News: Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code

Attackers are using a sneaky method to steal pay­ment card data from web­sites using Magento, eBay’s widely used e-commerce plat­form. Researchers from Sucuri, a com­pany that spe­cial­izes in securing web­sites, said the attackers can col­lect any data sub­mitted by a user to Magento but care­fully fil­ters out any­thing that doesn’t look like credit card data. PCWorld – Magento e-commerce plat­form tar­geted … Click to continue…