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Microsoft Opens Online Flagship Store On Tmall, The 'Amazon Of China'
Smartphone-Only Mobile Commerce Up 221% On Thanksgiving, Up 128% On Black Friday

Facebook makes its first post-IPO acquisition announcement with social gifting app Karma

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Just after it closed its first day of IPO very close to the opening day price of $38, Facebook has made its first acquisiton with the social gifting app Karma. We got a notice in our inbox from the app with the message below, apparently the service will stay up...
Facebook makes its first post-IPO acquisition announcement with social gifting app Karma

Lemon Cracks Open Its Smarter Wallet App For Publishers

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Lemon, creator of the Smarter Wallet app that lets you store digitized versions of the paper and plastic bits in your wallet, just launched Lemonade, a platform for third-party publishers to create add-ons to the digital wallet service. With Lemon's Smarter Wallet users can store all the things you'd normally...
Lemon Cracks Open Its Smarter Wallet App For Publishers

Office Depot prepares for holiday season, adding PayPal support to its website

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One of the largest retailers of office products, Office Depot, is offering its customers the option to pay with PayPal on its website. Gearing up for the busy holiday season, Office Depot has added PayPal support to its website to provide shoppers “with a quick, and secure option to pay...
Office Depot prepares for holiday season, adding PayPal support to its website

LivingSocial CEO: Lumping Us With Groupon Is Like Lumping eBay With Amazon

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The local commerce industry as represented by daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial is still barely learning to walk, even though Groupon has 10,000 employees and LivingSocial has 5,000. While the two companies look nearly identical today, don’t be surprised if they diverge. LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy reminded me...
LivingSocial CEO: Lumping Us With Groupon Is Like Lumping eBay With Amazon
Boutiika's new features give offline boutiques an online edge

Owned It Wants To Turn The Order Confirmation Page Into A Social Commerce Opportunity

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The humble order confirmation page is a wasted opportunity. Or so says Owned it, a new social commerce platform which aims to help retailers increase referrals and conversions by offering customers incentives for sharing their purchases (and any related offers) via social media, post-checkout. Prior to today, the UK startup...
Owned It Wants To Turn The Order Confirmation Page Into A Social Commerce Opportunity
Solavei, the T-Mobile MVNO with the interesting affiliate 'scheme' now carries iPhone 5 nano SIMs on its unlimited $49/m plan
SheerID integrates with Magento to give discounts to the deserving

Facebook updates Offers with new barcode and advertising features to push more deals into user News Feeds

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Looking to make its Offers platform more relevant for people and give business more control over deals, Facebook has today updated its Offers product to include barcode scanning and new advertising options. Facebook’s two new features have been rolled out as a result of early feedback on its Offers platform...
Facebook updates Offers with new barcode and advertising features to push more deals into user News Feeds

The Inside Network Job Board: Sparked.com, GREE, AdColony and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: Sparked.com, GREE, AdColony and more. Aarki Inc. Mobile Advertiser & Publisher Sales Ad...
The Inside Network Job Board: Sparked.com, GREE, AdColony and more

TopFloor, Backed With $6M From Polaris, Google Ventures And Others, Debuts Video-Driven E-Commerce Platform

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TopFloor, a startup born out of Los Angeles’ Science Inc. incubator, is set to make its public debut today. The company, which is co-founded by Science’s Michael Jones and Brian Lee, has built a video-driven e-commerce platform that allows brands, retailers, and any celebrity or “influencer” to sell directly to...
TopFloor, Backed With $6M From Polaris, Google Ventures And Others, Debuts Video-Driven E-Commerce Platform

LivingSocial Experiments With Daily Deals, and It's Like a Virtual Club Med

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LivingSocial took the daily deals business offline four months ago when it opened the doors to a state-of-the art building in Washington, D.C. called 918 F Street. In that short time, the venue has hosted 50 kinds of events, ranging from a three-hour iPhone photography class that was followed by a...
LivingSocial Experiments With Daily Deals, and It's Like a Virtual Club Med
After 5 Years With Facebook, Ben Blumenfeld Leaves To Beautify The Future At Designer Fund

Pinterest rival Fancy gets liked by Mark Zuckerberg

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Fancy, the social discovery and commerce site that competes with Pinterest, just picked up a big name user: Mark Zuckerberg. Fancy said Zuckerberg joined the site Friday morning. It may just be that Zuckerberg is interested in finding some gift ideas for his new bride. But it also prompts some...
Pinterest rival Fancy gets liked by Mark Zuckerberg

Samsung Ventures invests $5m in TV e-commerce platform Delivery Agent in Smart TV push

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Samsung Ventures — the investment arm of the Korean electronics giant — has invested $5 million in TV e-commerce platform Delivery Agent, helping the company to expand and manage the roll out of its commerce and entertainment apps for Smart TVs and mobile devices. Delivery Agent, which already works with...
Samsung Ventures invests $5m in TV e-commerce platform Delivery Agent in Smart TV push
Moontoast signs 2-year deal to bring its social commerce platform to Universal Music Group

Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

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Startup Weekend, the organization famous for its self-described 54-hour “entrepreneurship boot camp” has teamed up with the Kauffman Foundation on a new worldwide competition its calling the Global Startup Battle. It says that it hopes that 1,200 new companies and startups will be created in just one week from Kansas...
Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

Investing in Facebook: John Corpus of Milyoni

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This week, Inside Facebook asks people who have built businesses on the Facebook platform why they believe in the company. These are the people that are truly invested in Facebook, whether or not they bought stock. For Part 2 of our series, we spoke with Milyoni founder and CEO John...
Investing in Facebook: John Corpus of Milyoni
Sell Simp.ly Rebrands As Chirpify; Launches New Twitter Commerce Platform For Brands

Amazon expands its e-commerce engine to Mac, Windows and web games

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Amazon is pushing further into the world of video games with a new in-app purchasing service for games on Windows PCs, Macs and the web. It’s the Seattle company’s latest attempt to expand the reach of its e-commerce platform, competing with Apple, Google and others. The company announced the new...
Amazon expands its e-commerce engine to Mac, Windows and web games

Get Paid For Pinning Products--But Not On Pinterest

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Why doesn't Pinterest have an affiliate program that pays out whenever someone buys a product that you pin on the site? The idea is so obvious that two Pinterest-like competitors have already begun doing just that. The latest is social photo-sharing site The Fancy....
Get Paid For Pinning Products--But Not On Pinterest
Chirpify, not Facebook, swoops in to help brands sell on Instagram

Digital Greetings Card Site Punchbowl Raises $1.5M From Silicon Valley Bank

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Start to finish party planning site Punchbowl has raised $1.5 million in financing from Silicon Valley Bank. This brings Punchbowl’s total funding to $5.5 million. As we’ve written in the past, Punchbowl’s platform allows users to create beautiful online invitations, stationary and track RSVPs. The startup also provides tools that...
Digital Greetings Card Site Punchbowl Raises $1.5M From Silicon Valley Bank

SteelHouse Takes in $8.25 Million to Expand Best-in-Class Behavioral Analytics and Real Time Ad Targeting Platform

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Under the radar behavioral commerce company SteelHouse has raised $8.25 million in new funding from Qualcomm Ventures and Daher Capital. The new investors join Greycroft Partners, Baroda Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, and SV Angel in backing the best-in-class analytics and ad-targeting company. SteelHouse operates like a matchmaking service between online...
SteelHouse Takes in $8.25 Million to Expand Best-in-Class Behavioral Analytics and Real Time Ad Targeting Platform

Isis partners with American Express to bring m-commerce to millions in the US

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American Express and Isis, the m-commerce joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, have announced an agreement that will see American Express’ US Consumer, Open (small business) and Serve Cards made available through the Isis Mobile Wallet. New York-based Isis is striving to transform how people shop...
Isis partners with American Express to bring m-commerce to millions in the US
'Dark Knight Rises' composer Hans Zimmer releases 'Aurora' song for charity

AmEx Nabs Former Boku CTO And Amazon VP To Head Consumer Software Group

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American Express has hired an experienced payments exec and technologist to help lead and scale product management for consumer products. Erich Ringewald, the former CTO of mobile payments platform BOKU, is joining AmEx as vice president of Software Product Management for the U.S. Consumer Services business. Ringewald was one of...
AmEx Nabs Former Boku CTO And Amazon VP To Head Consumer Software Group
Groupon Exposes Customer Emails In Google Results…Again
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