Today marks a significant accomplishment for Retrevo.com as our site has, just been named one of TIME Magazine's "Best Websites of 2011!" This is a momentous occasion for our company. When we started in 2006, we didn't foresee the current Retrevo or this momentous occasion for our company. We started on a journey to make gadget search easier with our little verticalread more »
Why Passing Laws Forcing Sales Tax on Out-of-State Purchases is a Bad Idea
By Retrevo CEO & Co-Founder, Vipin Jain
Recently, there has been a lot of passionate debate about sales tax implementation on online purchases. California is the latest to sign into law the collection of sales tax on online purchases made out-of-state through affiliates based in California. This has prompted Amazon, Overstock and others to react and cut ties with thousands of California associates, just like they did in Texas, Colorado, Connecticut, Arkansas, Illinois, Hawaii, Rhode Island and North Carolina. Who is likely to lose in this battle? Amazon? Probably not. The states? Probably yes.
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Mon, 01/26/2009 - 11:08 — Robb
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The predictions for the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) just released the numbers. Internet advertising revenue reached $5.9 billion in the 3rd quarter of 2008, an 11% increase from the third quarter of 2007. Is it good or bad? First for some perspective. When we started 2008, the Internet advertising revenue numbers looked like this: read more »
Today we launched The Retrevo Pulse, a real-time view into consumer electronics products, prices and demand trends based on the behavior of millions of users who rely on Retrevo to make their buying decisions. The Retrevo Pulse includes two indexes, a CE Price Index and a CE Demand Index that track the Average Selling Prices (ASP) and Demand (in terms of net dollar value of interest) respectively for more than 4,000 electronics products across 40 categories such as HDTVs, Digital Cameras, Laptops and GPS. read more »
Popular Web Service Applies Artificial Intelligence to Track and Predict CE Shopping Trends for 40 Popular Categories
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – October 29, 2008 – Retrevo®, the first matchmaker for people and electronics, today introduced Retrevo PulseTM – the heartbeat of trends for consumer electronics and gadgets. The Retrevo Pulse consists of the CE Price IndexTM, CE Demand IndexTM and a real-time product buzz ticker. The indices track daily price and demand trends for consumer electronics by product category and in aggregate based on data for more than 4,000 products across 40 categories, such as HDTV’s, digital cameras and laptop computers. read more »