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Instagram photos turn into sales at some businesses

...people to share photos of their own Yumbox, getting the boxes in front of even more eyes.Women's clothing shop and online store UOI Bou tique broadcasts its customers' Instagram photos on its Web site.When someone uploads a picture of a skirt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-20/instagram-photos-turn-sale
Small business on-the-go? Smartphones make it easy

...a full-time marketing job in New York and relies on his iPhone to keep him connected to his business.An app from online store creator Bigcommerce alerts him when an order is made on Heatonist.com. He pays suppliers using an app from payment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-22/small-business-go-smartpho
Wal-Mart's new tool gives competitors prices

...said it wants to see how competitors and customers respond to the program, but it doesn't have any plans to add online stores to the test. Duncan Mac Naughton, the chief merchandising and marketing officer for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-21/wal-marts-new-tool-gives-c
Pressure builds for Apple to overhaul product portfolio

...release Monday, signals of an update to the Apple TV digital receiver seemed to get louder when the company refreshed its online store to include the gadget as a stand-alone category for the first time. That places it alongside the iPhone, iPad...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-02-02/pressure-builds-apple-overhaul-prod
HTC, Nokia offer good choices of giant phones

...having a good camera, I find colors on the screen more vibrant than on other phones. Before you buy, check the Windows online store to make sure the apps you want are available. It's getting better, but apps tend to come to iPhones and Android devices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2013-11-30/htc-nokia-of
Apple hires Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts as a senior vice president

...ranks of its management.Ahrendts will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook when she leaves Burberry to join Apple next spring in a newly created position of senior vice president in charge of retail and online stores.? Associated Press

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-15/apple-hires-burberry-ceo-a
Nature dictates art for some jewelry makers

...around the driftwood, incorporating semi-precious stones such as aquamarine and amazonite, and sell them at their online store, Elle Jay/Natural Jewelry Design House, and at select Colorado stores."We try to do as little as possible" to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-09-26/nature-dictates-art-some-jewelry-ma
Back fat, tattoos and thicker waists are among the new features on mannequins

...compared with the more realistic-looking ones that can cost up to $1,500. Now, as shoppers are increasingly buying online, stores are seeing mannequins as a tool to entice shoppers to buy.Indeed, studies show mannequins matter when shoppers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-28/back-fat-tattoos-and-thick
Debate whirls over e-cig benefits, risks as industry quickly expands

...Augusta to help soldiers quit smoking, said his operation has grown at such a rapid rate that he has established an online store and plans to open a vapor shop this week in Athens, Ga.As e-cigs grow in popularity, government regulators and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-11/debate-whirls-over-e-cig-bene
Microsoft launches Windows 8 with little fanfare in New York

...have panned Microsoft's Surface tablet. Others have criticized the dearth of apps in the Windows Store, the new online store where customers can buy apps that will work on the current model of the Surface and other devices."The Windows Store...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-25/microsoft-launches-windows