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Forget keywords — this new system lets you search with rudimentary sketches

Could the future of online shopping be as simple as sketching out what you’re looking for? Researchers have trained a deep learning neural network to recognize hand-drawn sketches and use them to search for real-life products.

Amazon said to launch more Dash buttons, even though many people aren’t pressing them

Despite recent research showing that half of those with Amazon Dash buttons have never once pressed them, the reported launch of "dozens" of new branded buttons suggests the company is confident its push-to-buy shopping system will…

Look out, ads are coming to Google Images search results

Google makes vast amounts of money from ads, and now it's about to make even more. The company said this week it's now including ads in its Images search results, a move set to please merchants looking for more sales from big-spending…

Need condoms? You’ve got to hit that new Amazon Dash button

Ideal if you want an easy way to place orders of your favorite household items, Amazon has significantly expanded the Dash button program today with roughly 80 new brands in the mix.

FedEx says an ‘unprecedented’ surge in online shopping caused Christmas delays

FedEx said an "unprecedented" last-minute surge in online shopping, as well as bad weather, caused delays to its Christmas deliveries. The company paid thousands of workers to make extra deliveries on Christmas Day in a bid to clear the…
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Grab the gear you’ve been waiting all year for with the best Cyber Monday deals

Get ready for the biggest online shopping day of the year with our handy guide to all the best Cyber Monday deals.

REI will close all stores on Black Friday, encourage online shoppers to go outside

Advising customers to go enjoy the great outdoors rather than head to retail stores, REI announced plans this week to completely halt all operations on Black Friday, both in-store and online.

Best Buy, Target fight for online shoppers with free shipping promotions

Looking for ways to pull customers away from Amazon this holiday season, two major retailers are ditching all shipping charges in hopes of pushing more online orders through the Web.

Jet, the new Amazon rival, ditches its $50 annual fee in bid for more customers 5:07

In an early move it hopes will drastically increase its customer base, online retailer has done away with its $50 annual membership fee. The e-commerce firm launched in July and aims to take on the likes of Amazon.

Amazon’s $5 push-to-buy Dash buttons are here

Amazon has started shipping its push-to-buy Dash dongle, enabling you to grab common household items with a simple press of a button. Each one costs $5, with 18 brands to choose from.
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Go shopping from the comfort of your own home with your virtual reality headset

Combining the best of both worlds for what can only be described as a dangerous outcome, software developers are looking into using virtual reality headsets to allow eager consumers to go shopping from the comfort of their own homes.