• Overstock.com Exceeds $1M In Bitcoin Transactions In Two Months

    Overstock.com Exceeds $1M In Bitcoin Transactions In Two Months

    Surprise! People have bitcoins and want to spend them, a fact that Overstock.com quickly discovered after they started accepting bitcoin payments. “We did not expect to hit this milestone so quickly,” states Overstock.com Chairman and CEO Patrick M. Byrne. “Bitcoin customers are good customers, and we’re pleased to provide them this service.” Overstock.com… Read More

  • Overstock.com Reportedly Plans To Accept Bitcoin In 2014

    Overstock.com Reportedly Plans To Accept Bitcoin In 2014

    Overstock.com is moving to accept Bitcoin as payment in 2014, the CEO told The Financial Times. Apparently the retailer has the ambition to become the first major online retailer to accept the digital currency. And it very well could be. No other major retailer has announced a similar plan yet. However, put away your digital wallet for the time being. The retailer doesn’t expect to… Read More

  • Overstock.com Teams With Barnes & Noble For eBook Storefront

    Overstock.com Teams With Barnes & Noble For eBook Storefront

    Overstock.com is looking to expand its brand into the realm of ebooks. But the online retailer is doing it a tad differently. Instead of signing partnerships with publishers, building a vertical retail platform and establishing a presence in the marketplace, the company briefly known as O.co simply inked a deal with ebook giant Barnes & Noble. Easy peasy ebook squeezy. Read More

  • Google Takes Overstock.com Out Of The Penalty Box Over Gaming Search Results

    Google has released Overstock.com from the ‘penalty box’ after the e-commerce destination was caught artificially boosting its search results earlier this year. From the brief release: Overstock.com today announced that the search engine penalty enforced on them by Google in late February has been lifted. “We understand Google’s position and we have made changes to… Read More

  • Electric Composters Don't Say "Holiday," Where To Buy Green Tech Gifts Online

    Reasonable people understand this by now: environmentalists aren’t all tree hugging vegetarians with unwashed hair — not that there’s anything wrong with that — and tech enthusiasts aren’t all oblivious to the burgeoning problems of energy consumption and e-waste. Still, it’s tough to shop online for geeks who want to be environmentally responsible, and… Read More

  • Overstock.com Jumps On Private Sale Sites Bandwagon, Launches Eziba

    The (in my opinion entirely justified) hype surrounding private sales sites like Gilt Groupe, Vente PrivĂ©e, Beyond The Rack and One Kings Lane have prompted publicly listed Internet retailer Overstock.com to launch one of its own. Dubbed Eziba.com, the site will feature exclusive deals on the home decor products from major brands. Read More

  • Facebook Beacon Done Right? Retailers Start Embracing Blippy.

    Readers seem pretty split about what to think of Blippy, the service which allows you to share your credit card purchases online. About half think it’s the next logical step in sharing data online. The other half think it’s just about the worst idea ever. Retailers, it seems, are starting to lean towards the former. Blipply has reached agreements with three partners to promote and… Read More