IBM's planned acquisition of Coremetrics, announced June 15, is further evidence that technology companies will continue to add analytics capabilities to their products and services, industry experts told DMNews.
Online retailer Net-A-Porter will launch a male counterpart to its 10-year-old women's luxury site in January. Named "Mr. Porter," the e-commerce portal will sell clothes from high-end apparel brands, such as Ralph Lauren, Burberry and YSL.
Luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. has introduced an iPhone and iPod Touch application that let shoppers browse engagement rings and size them. The app, known as the "Engagement Ring Finder," was developed in response to consumer demand and launched June 14.
Direct marketing services provider Harte-Hanks announced this week that it has expanded its CI Technology Database to help business-to-business marketers segment and target US IT decision makers. The database now includes information about 4 million business locations.
IBM announced June 15 that it will acquire web analytics company Coremetrics. The transaction, whose financial terms were not disclosed, is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.
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