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Posted July 31, 2013
Chris Wilmshurst
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Vital Media Network will soon launch a U.K. edition of its VitalBMX website. 
 
Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted July 30, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — French bike brand Lapierre has launched a new website for its recently formed North American division.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 22, 2013
Swarm works with desktop and mobile apps

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — POS providers including Ascend, CAM Commerce/Retail Star, CounterPoint, Edge Hosted/Local, Microsoft Dynamics and Quickbooks are now compatible with analytics provider Swarm to give shop owners a more detailed picture of what’s happening in their stores.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 18, 2013

LAGUNA, CA (BRAIN) — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Bicycle Retailer will provide fans of professional cycling a weekly infographic on which cyclist and team are leading the social media race.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Competition
Posted July 18, 2013

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future plc, the publisher of Cycling Plus, Cyclingnews.com and BikeRadar.com, saw normalized revenues increase 1 percent to £76.2 million ($116 million) in its third quarter.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has launched a new website that includes interactive features to help cyclists connect with local riding clubs, bicycle-friendly businesses, bike educators and other resources in their area.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted July 9, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group has launched a separate, dedicated website for the company’s bicycle parking and infrastructure division at sarisparking.com

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 28, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Starting with Saturday's stage 1, SmartEtailing's retail clients can include automatic Tour de France updates on their shops' websites. The company is providing complete race coverage with professional photos and commentary immediately after each stage.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 26, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Verde PR & Consulting is now representing BikeRoar, a service that connects bike consumers with independent retailers.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 24, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Retailer Jenson USA has been designated a Google Trusted Store, a program that Google launched about a year ago.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 22, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — If you happen to cruise onto the National Bicycle Dealers Association website, you will find a link to a new blog authored by Fred Clements, executive director of the retailer group. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted May 21, 2013

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — GrindMedia, which owns Bike and Paved magazines, among others, has purchased TransWorld's action sports brands, which include TransWorld RideBMX as well as its surf, snow and moto titles.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers/Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted May 21, 2013
From the May 1 issue of BRAIN

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Troy had a garage full of bikes, 20 years’ experience wrenching, a daughter getting braces soon—and an itch to try a lightweight carbon 29er hardtail. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged From the Magazine / Web/Internet
Posted April 25, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling athletes can now add information from their Strava account to their member page on the USA Cycling website. Athlete pages on the USAC site already list race results, but now members can add a Strava "widget" that will show their training stats and achievements.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps / Competition
Posted April 17, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Trainer brand Kinetic is the latest to add SmartEtailing's Buy Local Now feature to its website. The feature allows consumers to see where they can pick up specific Kinetic products locally.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike geeks and computer geeks (and one and the same) will come together next month at a "Hackfest" here, where developers will be challenged to come up with bike-themed mobile or web applications in three hours or less.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted April 4, 2013

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies announced Wednesday that it has launched an online store in partnership with Shopatron.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Web/Internet
Posted April 3, 2013

VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) — Road cycling website Pezcyclingnews.com is close to launching a redesigned site, the third major iteration of the 11-year-old site.

Publisher Richard Pestes said the new site will go live in a matter of days or sooner.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 28, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN) — Google Shopping Express, which launched Thursday, is a local delivery service the company hopes will make it possible for shoppers to get the items they order online a few hours later, and at a low cost.  

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 27, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Most brick-and-mortar retailers would benefit from federal legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, industry leaders say.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet

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