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May 16, 2013 - Industry News

TrueCar Pulls from Hearst Media for New CTO

Mike Dunn

TrueCar hires Mike Dunn as its new chief technology officer. He most recently served as CTO for Hearst Interactive Media, and has held similar positions with Time Warner and Dell Online.

Tags: automotive, chief technology officer, Dell, Internet, Mike Dunn, Online, Santa Monica, Scott Painter, technology, TrueCar

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Identity Theft Tops FTC's Complaint List for 2012

Last year was a record-breaking year for consumer complaints received by the FTC, and identify theft once again topped the list.

Tags: 2012, automotive, CFPB, Complaints, consumer, Federal Trade Commission, fraud, FTC, identity theft, Internet, Security, top consumer complaints, wage

November 8, 2012 - Industry News

OpenRoad Lending Partners With TrueCar

TrueCar and OpenRoad Lending forge alliance to improve dealer-to-consumer relationship, according to officials.

Tags: Bernie Brenner, Chris Goodman, Financing, Internet, OpenRoad Lending, TrueCar

March 13, 2012 - Industry News

IAS Takes F&I Selling Online

IAS announced that it will release SmartOffer, an e-mail-based F&I presentation program designed to allow dealers to present and sell product to Internet customers.

Tags: F&I Presentation, IAS, Internet, Internet Leads, internet sales, Internet Shopper

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

Experian Automotive Launches Market Data Tool

Experian Automotive announced the launch of Velocity, an online business intelligence tool that combines automotive data with advanced analytics, enabling automotive professionals to better understand the market, vehicles and consumers.

Tags: automotive data, Experian, Internet

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

iTapMenu Launches F&I Menu App for Apple iPad

iTapMenu announced the launch of its web-based sales presentation tool for the Apple iPad.

Tags: F&I menu, F&I menus, F&I Presentation, Internet, iPad, iPad Business Applications, iTapMenu, menu program, Mobile Applications, software

December 13, 2011 - Industry News

NAC Launches Internet Claims System

NAC, a service contract sales and administration company, has launched a new claims submission system that will allow dealers to submit claims 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tags: claims, Internet, NAC

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

Consumers Shop Autos on Black Friday

The hefty discounts and incentives offered by car manufacturers helped lure shoppers away from malls and onto automotive Websites over the Thanksgiving weekend, reports Dataium, an aggregator of online automotive shopping activity.

Tags: Dataium, Internet, Internet Leads, internet sales, Internet Shopper, Web traffic

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Internet Searches Good Indicator of Purchasing Trends, New Study Reveals

Experian Automotive's and Experian Hitwise's joint analysis of second quarter shopping and purchasing trends revealed that the gap between market share of branded searches and new-vehicle registrations has closed, indicating that searches precluded actual purchase.

Tags: Experian, Internet, internet sales, Internet Shopper, new-vehicle sales, Web traffic

November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Moves Two Live Auctions Online

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services announced it is converting its Manheim Milwaukee and Manheim Dallas-Fort Worth live auction sites to exclusively online highline sale auctions.

Tags: Auto Auctions, Internet, Manheim, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, remarketing

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Domestics Regain Lost Brand Share in 3Q, NADAguides Reports

A report by NADAguides revealed that domestic brands experienced the only increase in consumer interest on during the third quarter.

Tags: Internet, Internet Shopper, NADAguides, Web traffic

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Open Dealer Exchange Launches Redesigned Website

Open Dealer Exchange’s redesigned Website features a user-friendly interface, along with enhanced company, product and technology content.

Tags: Internet, Open Dealer Exchange

October 10, 2011 - Industry News

KPA Acquires TK Carsites

KPA, an Internet marketing provider, has acquired TK Carsites Inc., which offers marketing services to automotive retailers.

Tags: Internet, Internet Leads, KPA, marketing, Retail Sales, web marketing

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

DealerSocket Launches New Web Site

CRM software provider DealerSocket announced the launch of its redesigned Website, which includes dealer testimonial videos, articles and tools.

Tags: CRM, DealerSocket, Internet

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

BMW Financial Services Expands Access to Smartphones

BMW Financial Services has launched a mobile Website for smartphones that allows customers to make payments, view account history and more.

Tags: BMW, BMW Financial Services, Internet, Internet Shopper, Mobile Website

September 20, 2011 - Industry News

DealerRater, CarZen Partner to Offer Dealer Reviews on Car Shopping App

DealerRater and CarZen have partnered to integrate DealerRater dealer reviews into the CarZen car shopping app for the Apple iPad.

Tags: CarZen,, Internet, Internet Shopper, iPad, Mobile Applications

September 13, 2011 - Industry News

‘Cars Out The Door’ Launches Free Internet Leads Solution

A new solution by ‘Cars Out The Door’ delivers free, unlimited internet leads to car dealerships and moves the entire car selling and buying process to the company’s Website.

Tags: Cars Out The Door, Internet, Internet Leads, internet sales, Internet Shopper, new-vehicle leads, Web Tools

September 8, 2011 - Industry News, TrueCar Launch Auto Buying Service has teamed up with TrueCar Inc. to provide military car shoppers with a hassle-free online car buying service.

Tags: Internet, Internet Leads, Internet Shopper, TrueCar, Web Tools, Web traffic

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

SmartAuction, CentralDispatch Partner to Offer Data Transfer Feature

SmartAuction and CentralDispatch have formed an agreement to allow SmartAuction users to upload SmartAuction transaction activity to their CentralDispatch accounts.

Tags: CentralDispatch, Internet, remarketing, SmartAuction, technology

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

Social Media Challenging Employers, NLRB Report Reveals

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s review of 14 cases involving the dismissal of employees over posts made on social media sites showed just how much technology has outpaced current labor laws.

Tags: Compli, compliance, digital compliance, Internet, policies and procedures, social media, Web Tools

August 9, 2011 - Industry News Shopper Interest in Trucks, SUVs Strong in July's July Trend Engine report indicated that shoppers continued to show interest in big trucks and SUVs while production shortages and continued short supply of quality used cars pushed asking prices higher across new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles.

Tags:, Internet, Internet Shopper, new-vehicle values, used-vehicle values, Web traffic

August 9, 2011 - Industry News

J.D. Power Study: Appearance of Carmaker Websites Critical to Shopper Satisfaction

A new study by J.D. Power and Associates found that the appearance of automaker Websites plays a critical role in shopper satisfaction. And for the third consecutive time, Honda’s Website leads the way.

Tags: Internet, Internet Shopper, J.D. Power and Associates, manufacturer Websites, Web Tools, Web traffic

August 8, 2011 - Industry News

NADAguides: Recreation Segments Post Largest Increases in Site Traffic

NADAguides’ 2011 second quarter Traffic Trends Report showed that site traffic for RVs increased 29 percent since the beginning of the year, which analysts attributed to lower than expected gas prices.

Tags: Gas Prices, Internet, Internet Shopper, recreational vehicles, Web traffic

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

Dealix to Power New-Car Leads for NADAguides

Dealix will be the exclusive provider of the new-car quote and dealer selector platform for

Tags: Dealix, Internet, Internet Shopper, NADA, NADAguides, new-vehicle sales, price quotes

December 20, 2010 - Industry News

Market Share and Margins Up, Says New Study

The latest study conducted by AutoUSA reveals that 94.2 percent of dealers increased market share in 2010, and more than 70 percent reported an increase in new-car margins.

Tags: Internet, Internet Leads, Vehicle Sales

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