E-Commerce, social media, online media
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.
SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies announced Wednesday that it has launched an online store in partnership with Shopatron.
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.
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.
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.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News’ former longtime editor Megan Tompkins is returning to the magazine after two years in sales and marketing roles within the industry.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has a new platform that helps retailers create and share social media content.
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN) — Cane Creek is adding a "Buy Local Now" button to its website, allowing consumers to order its products from participating nearby retailers, or simply visit the shops to buy the product. The program is coordinated by SmartEtailing.
COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Mt. Borah has released a new app for the iPad that allows customers to design semi-custom cycling clothing.
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Urban Velo, a bimonthly magazine available in print or online, is now available for iPad tablets via Apple's App Store.
WHISTLER, BC (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles is working with a new creative agency to develop a new website and hone its brand positioning.
CHEYENNE, WY (BRAIN) — Outdoor gear close-out retailer Sierra Trading Post has been sold to The TJX Companies Inc. for $200 million, the companies announced Friday.
BATH, England (BRAIN) — Cycling communications company SHIFT Active Media is taking the lead in establishing a new official YouTube channel devoted to cycling.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) —SRAM is working with SmartEtailing to add a "Buy Local Now!" button to many of the products on the component company's website. The buttons link to participating retailers and allow consumers to see which stores have the exact product they want in stock.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has released a new iPad app on the Apple iTunes store. The app is intended to help improve communications between consumers, dealers, Felt's sales force and others. The company said the app will serve as a sales floor resource for its dealers.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Engadget writer Joshua Fruhlinger went to two Southern California bike shops on Black Friday, shopping for a Specialized or Yeti. After being disappointed by his experience, he wound up buying a Santa Cruz from online retailer Speedgoat.com.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — AOL-owned Engadget.com is one of the most-read technology sites on the Internet. People paid attention last week when its former editorial director penned a column recounting his dismal shopping experience at two bike shops on Black Friday — and his ultimate decision to buy a bike online.
BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Digital revenue rose 30 percent over the past year for Future PLC, the British publisher of cycling websites and magazines Bikeradar.com, Triradar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Procycling, Cycling Plus, Mountain Biking UK, Triathlon Plus, and What Mountain Bike.
WALNUT, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling website BikeRoar is offering U.S. dealers free listings to market their businesses, with an eye toward rolling out premium services that would display retailers’ in-stock inventory and pricing as well as detailed shop information such as videos and store tours.