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"Blitzkrieg" story continues: JP Morgan pumps $40-$80M into Russian fashion company Lamoda

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US financial firm JP Morgan is continuing to buy up stakes in select Rocket Internet online fashion retailers – first in Europe (Zalando), then in Brazil (Dafiti) and now in Russia, with Rocket’s Lamoda today announcing a cash-for-equity deal, terms undisclosed. According to an insider source speaking to Russian newspaper Kommersant, the deal could be worth between...
"Blitzkrieg" story continues: JP Morgan pumps $40-$80M into Russian fashion company Lamoda
Incubator Science cracks the Pinterest code with new analytics tool

A List Of Yahoo's Terrible Acquisitions (And Some Good Ones!)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc announced on Monday it would shell out $1.1 billion to buy blogging service Tumblr, in a bid to revitalize its brand and attract a younger generation of users. Yahoo has been criticized for making big acquisitions that have not always reaped lasting returns. Under...
A List Of Yahoo's Terrible Acquisitions (And Some Good Ones!)

Marketers May Not Like Facebook's Latest Moneymaking Scheme (FB)

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Facebook is playing a dangerous game with marketers. When you like a brand on Facebook, you make it easier for that brand to run ads that you'll see. But you also make it easier for all of that brand's competitors to target ads to you. It's the dirty secret of...
Marketers May Not Like Facebook's Latest Moneymaking Scheme (FB)

Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company

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Same-day shipping became the big retailer craze this holiday season. Why? As the New York Times points out, retailers are living in fear of Amazon.com and trying to match what the online retailer offers. The fear factor — Wal-Mart once had a trance on retail. Now it’s Amazon.com. But it’s not just retail that...
Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company

Why Zappos Sees Sponsored Posts On Facebook As 'A Necessary Evil'

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Director of Zappos Labs Will Young just told Business Insider's Social Media Commerce Summit how his company got more than 400,000 "likes" on Facebook.(Zappos Labs is the experimental digital marketing arm of Zappos.) Not all of those likes are organic, he revealed. Many came from sponsored posts. But some were...
Why Zappos Sees Sponsored Posts On Facebook As 'A Necessary Evil'

Ex-Googler Patrick Keane Is Playing A Big Role In New York Startups

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Early Googler and Associated Content CEO Patrick Keane has had quite the career. After his four year stint at Google, Keane became CMO of CBS Interactive. He was CEO of Associated Content when it was acquired by Yahoo! for $100 million. Now he's giving back to the New York...
Ex-Googler Patrick Keane Is Playing A Big Role In New York Startups
$38M for shopping in Russia buys Intel Capital a stake in KupiVIP

This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent

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eBay and PayPal continue to see record mobile sales during the holiday shopping season. Last week, the e-commerce company released data that showed that non-holiday days were posting massive gains, with PayPal reporting that its total global mobile payment volume on Sunday, Dec. 2 exceeded that of Cyber Monday by...
This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent

Ahead Of Its Rumored IPO, Alibaba Buys A $586 Million Stake In Sina Weibo

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Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce company, just announced that it is paying $586 million for an 18% stake in Sina Weibo, the online ad company's Twitter-like social media platform. Alibaba will have the option to raise its stake to 30% in the future. The official announcement noted that the deal should bring...
Ahead Of Its Rumored IPO, Alibaba Buys A $586 Million Stake In Sina Weibo

This "Pinterest For Commerce" Startup Is Growing 20-30% Month Over Month

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Facebook commerce hasn't been a blow-out success so far, but Shopcade founder & CEO Nathalie Gaveau. Shopcade's three-word pitch is "Pinterest for shopping."  Investors speaking at our Social Commerce Summit recently said that a startup that does commerce like Pinterest will be worth billions of dollars, and that's what Gaveau intends to...
This "Pinterest For Commerce" Startup Is Growing 20-30% Month Over Month

DealBook: Pinterest Raises $100 Million

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Pinterest, which allows users to share photographs, recipes and other media on custom "pinboards," raised $100 million in a funding round led by the Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten....
DealBook: Pinterest Raises $100 Million
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AlmaBox acqui-hires Ploombox to expand in Mexico, eyes other Latin American markets

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AlmaBox, an Argentine e-commerce company that sells monthly subscriptions of beauty and grooming products, has acqui-hired its Mexican counterpart Ploombox, the company announced today. Both AlmaBox and Ploombox are based on the same model as US-based Birchbox, which recently bought its European copycat Joliebox and inspired several other clones, such as Rocket...
AlmaBox acqui-hires Ploombox to expand in Mexico, eyes other Latin American markets

14 Incredible Women To Watch In Silicon Valley

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Hear from Kevin Systrom, Michael Arrington, and other Silicon Valley 100 honorees at IGNITION West!Yesterday we revealed our annual Silicon Valley 100 list of people doing the coolest things in tech. A few women stood out as movers and shakers last year. Sheryl Sandberg became a self made billionaire...
14 Incredible Women To Watch In Silicon Valley

European startups: Here are some practical tips for raising capital in the US

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Editor’s note: Brendan Gill is the co-founder and CEO of OpenSignal, a startup that crowdsources data on mobile networks from consumer smartphones. Prior to that he founded a California-based e-commerce company after retiring from a brief lifeguarding career. You can find him on Twitter as @brendan_gill. Stefano Bernardi recently wrote a good...
European startups: Here are some practical tips for raising capital in the US

Kobo heads to Brazil this fall

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Kobo will launch in Brazil this fall, VP Todd Humphrey said yesterday. That would make it the first major e-reading company to launch in a Latin American country, unless Kindle gets there first. Writing for blog Ebook Friendly, Stella Dauer reports that Humphrey made the announcement at Kobo parent company...
Kobo heads to Brazil this fall

Goldman Joins Alibaba Loan

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Goldman Sachs has joined nine other banks in an $8 billion syndicated loan to Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding; it will provide $500 million....
Goldman Joins Alibaba Loan

Sina Weibo Will Monetize Through E-Commerce, Not Ads, Alibaba CTO Jian Says

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One interesting thing to watch is how social networking platforms mature divergently as businesses around the world. Sina Weibo, the public microblogging platform that has had a huge impact on online discourse in China, is veering down a path toward e-commerce and transactions after Alibaba took a stake worth $586...
Sina Weibo Will Monetize Through E-Commerce, Not Ads, Alibaba CTO Jian Says

Now Amazon Veterans Are Running Groupon (GRPN, AMZN)

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Now that Groupon has fired its CEO, Andrew Mason, the e-commerce company is largely in the hands of its current management team. And more than half of its management team previously worked at the largest e-commerce company in the world, Amazon.com. (They of course report up to Groupon investors and...
Now Amazon Veterans Are Running Groupon (GRPN, AMZN)

Kindle competitor Kobo announces a year of triple digit growth as it gears up for global expansion

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It’s sometimes difficult to see beyond Amazon’s all-conquering Kindle, but Canadian competitor Kobo has today announced “triple digit growth”, with eBook downloads up by 400% and eReader sales rising 160% year-on-year as the Toronto-based company gears up for a year of expansion. “We’re thrilled to introduce Kobo’s open eReading platform...
Kindle competitor Kobo announces a year of triple digit growth as it gears up for global expansion
Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries (AMZN)
Twilio lets iOS app makers add VoIP as a feature

Onebip mobile payment releases single-click purchasing feature for in-browser buying

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Mobile users who buy on the fly should watch their pockets as Onebip, the mobile payment business unit of global mobile commerce company Neomobile, has released its new single-click purchase feature for its Onebip Mobile Browser. This means that brands, mobile companies and digital and online merchants can use the new...
Onebip mobile payment releases single-click purchasing feature for in-browser buying

New York Magazine's Excellent Marissa Mayer Profile Has Three Important Details Wrong (YHOO)

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New York Magazine writer Lisa Miller has a new profile of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. She got some former colleagues and industry peers to dish about Mayer, which is rare. But she got some basic but important details wrong: The timing of Mayer's demotion at Google. Mayer moved from her longtime...
New York Magazine's Excellent Marissa Mayer Profile Has Three Important Details Wrong (YHOO)

LA’s latest startup: MeUndies launches an online underwear boutique

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Startups these days are getting sexier and sexier! Or maybe our definition of a startup is just getting looser… Today, based just blocks from the beach in the city of LA, you’ll find MeUndies, a startup that sells men and women’s underwear, online. The company’s co-founders Jonathan Shokrian and Barak...
LA’s latest startup: MeUndies launches an online underwear boutique
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VC firm Kaszek Ventures backs ComparaOnline, its first investment in a Chilean Web startup

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The Chilean service comparison startup ComparaOnline has received an investment from the Latin American VC firm Kaszek Ventures, its CEO Sebastian Valin announced today. While the value of this new round wasn’t disclosed, it takes the total amount ComparaOnline has raised so far to US$5 million, including funds from unnamed private...
VC firm Kaszek Ventures backs ComparaOnline, its first investment in a Chilean Web startup

Facebook Is Building A Mobile E-Commerce Platform -- And Advertisers Who've Seen It Love It (FB)

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Facebook did not get much attention last October when it officially launched "mobile app install ads," in part because the company unveiled about a dozen new ad products in 2012 and, from the users' point of view, many of them kinda looked the same. Also, mobile app install ads appeared...
Facebook Is Building A Mobile E-Commerce Platform -- And Advertisers Who've Seen It Love It (FB)

Braintree opens up Venmo Touch to all its US merchants. And so begins its true test

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Today, the ecommerce and mobile commerce company Braintree begins to see if a bet it made over a year ago begins to pay off. After acquiring a small digital wallet company last year, two months ago Braintree released Venmo Touch – a payments network that connects payment information between several...
Braintree opens up Venmo Touch to all its US merchants. And so begins its true test
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