Feeds

Amazon quietly gobbles up 'social shopping' tech

Will this pig-out actually fatten anything up?

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Recent hires by Amazon show that etailer is toying with contextualised, social shopping.

In a talent buyout, Amazon have acquired four key employees of social shopping service Quorus in the past month, geekwire reports.

Quorus co-founder Logan Bowers was poached to become a senior software engineer at Amazon in November, since then second co-founder Michael Dougherty and employees Sam Rayachoti and Peter Abramson have joined Amazon too. The Quorus.com site has been taken offline which suggests that Amazon have bought out the "social shopping" technology.

Quorus offered shopping sites a social layer for comparing and discussing products. It built on existing networks like Facebook instead of creating new ones around each site. According to Geekwire one of the core products was Quorus Engage - a ”post-click marketing platform” that allowed retailers to “message their visitors with unique calls-to-action which personalize the site experience.”

It seems reasonable to expect to some of this filtering through to Amazon in the next few months ... ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?