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5 startups that stood out at Excelerate's demo day

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Chicago’s Excelerate Labs held its annual demo day on Wednesday, trotting out the 10 fledgling companies that underwent its intensive accelerator program this summer. At the end of that program come $50,000 grants from Chicago’s New World Ventures as well as the chance to pitch their companies for 200 angel...
5 startups that stood out at Excelerate's demo day

Video: Proposed EU cybersecurity law would firm up breach notification rules

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New rules on cybersecurity across the European Union were presented on Thursday after weeks of speculation and leaked drafts. The main part of the European Commission's Cyber Security Strategy is a proposed Directive on Network and Information Security. If approved by the European Parliament and member states, this would...
Video: Proposed EU cybersecurity law would firm up breach notification rules

Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao ecommerce sites pass $157b in combined 2012 sales volume

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After celebrating the Chinese version of Cyber Monday last month with a record $3.1 billion in a single day of sales, Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba has topped RMB 1 trillion ($157 billion) in combined sales volume on its Tmall and Taobao websites for the first 11 months of 2012, the...
Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao ecommerce sites pass $157b in combined 2012 sales volume

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

Yotpo Closes $1.5M Round Led by Rhodium And Gandyr Group To Scale Social Reviews

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Back in April Tel Aviv-based Yotpo raised $800,000 in seed funding. But what the hell is it? Well, it’s out to “make your customers happy” by allowing mainly eCommerce sites to engage visitors (getting them commenting, re-tweeting, sharing etc) by serving them with opinions about the new gadget or whatever...
Yotpo Closes $1.5M Round Led by Rhodium And Gandyr Group To Scale Social Reviews

Yahoo Japan Injects $20M Into Softbank Capital's Early-Stage Technology Fund '10

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Today SoftBank Capital, the NY-based venture arm of Japan’s largest wireless provider Softbank Corp., has strengthened its ties to Japan even further, announcing that Yahoo Japan will be injecting $20 million into SoftBank’s early-stage Technology Fund ’10. Yahoo Japan, being the largest web portal in Japan and one of the...
Yahoo Japan Injects $20M Into Softbank Capital's Early-Stage Technology Fund '10

Commerce 2.0?

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I cringed when I used the "2.0" term in the headline of this post, but I think it's useful. In the past year, when people ask me what I think is interesting in web technology, I often talk about emerging new commerce models. And I point out that two of...
Commerce 2.0?
Social commerce site Polyvore, now cash flow positive, launches mobile app
E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Works With Chinese Government to Bring Down Piracy in China

Diablo 3 Being Called "Big Pineapple" in China to Dodge Sales Ban

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Vendors on one of China's largest e-commerce platforms are resorting to calling the hit PC game Diablo 3 "Big Pineapple," which sounds similar in Mandarin......
Diablo 3 Being Called "Big Pineapple" in China to Dodge Sales Ban

Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan

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Alibaba Group announced that it has launched Juhuasuan Overseas, a combination of C2C retail platform Taobao Marketplace and group shopping site Juhuasuan, in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Juhuasuan Overseas will offer merchandise and services from selected Taobao sellers in the same daily deals format as the original Juhuasuan, which is...
Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan

Australian cops tout arrest of man for Bitcoin drug deal

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Two Australian law enforcement agencies are crowing about their arrest of a man who attempted to import illicit drugs into Australia using the online drug marketplace Silk Road. In a press release brought to our attention by CSO, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service...
Australian cops tout arrest of man for Bitcoin drug deal

mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

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You rarely ever hear someone say, “boy, I sure did enjoy that mobile ad.” In fact, it’s rare to hear someone say they enjoyed any ad unless it’s around Super Bowl time. But I hold firmly to the belief that the only reason we don’t really enjoy ads is because,...
mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

Subscription fashion brand JustFab raises $76M to expand global footprint

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With a new influx of cash, online fashion and style brand JustFab is looking to raise its profile overseas. A few months after expanding to Germany, the El Segundo, Calif-based company announced Thursday that it has raised $76 million to help accelerate international expansion. The Series B round, which brings...
Subscription fashion brand JustFab raises $76M to expand global footprint

John Donahoe, eBay President And CEO, To Take The Disrupt NY Stage

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We’re pleased to announce John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay, as a Disrupt NY speaker. Under his tutelage, eBay and its subsidiary PayPal have grown tremendously, with both companies expecting to do $20 billion each in 2013 mobile commerce. Donahoe took eBay’s reins in 2008 after Meg Whitman’s departure....
John Donahoe, eBay President And CEO, To Take The Disrupt NY Stage
Revenge of the Nerds: Hardware claims its place in startup society

10 e-commerce platforms make selling simpler

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We take a hands-on look at 10 e-commerce tools that can help businesses large and small sell products and/or services online. Insider (registration required)...
10 e-commerce platforms make selling simpler
Discover Walgreens Winning Social Strategy At Social Commerce Summit

Motion Picture Association and China's Taobao sign agreement to fight piracy

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Chinese ecommerce powerhouse Taobao and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that commits the online marketplace to better enforcement of audio-visual intellectual property rights. Often billed as the Chinese eBay, Taobao has led consumer ecommerce adoption in China. Its parent company, Alibaba,...
Motion Picture Association and China's Taobao sign agreement to fight piracy

An Inside Look At How Etsy Grew Its Female Engineers By 500% In 1 Year

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Etsy, the popular e-commerce site full of one-of-a-kind trinkets, handmade jewelry, and other personalized high-quality items, has risen to become a formidable competitor to eBay and other web-commerce platforms. Brooklyn-based Etsy is very popular among women, in fact 80 percent of its customer base are women and 50 percent of its...
An Inside Look At How Etsy Grew Its Female Engineers By 500% In 1 Year

Alibaba invests in Sina Weibo to build links with users of the Twitter-like service

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Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group has acquired an 18 percent stake in the Twitter-like Weibo service from Sina, as part of a partnership focused on social commerce and giving merchants on Alibaba the opportunity to connect and build relationships with Weibo users.The deal is expected to generate US$380 million...
Alibaba invests in Sina Weibo to build links with users of the Twitter-like service

Twitter Partners With Lexity To Sell Ads To Merchants On Etsy, Shopify, eBay

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Through its integrations with more than 30 ecommerce platforms, Lexity claims to reach about a million merchants. Twitter aims to sell them Promoted Tweets. In an effort to attract more small businesses to its advertising platform, Twitter is partnering with an e-commerce app platform called Lexity. Lexity builds marketing...
Twitter Partners With Lexity To Sell Ads To Merchants On Etsy, Shopify, eBay

Small business owners can now use Stitch Labs for free

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Stitch Labs, a startup that helps small business owners track orders, inventory and shipping, is now available free of charge. The San Francisco-based startup is an inventory management tool that promises to make it easier to run a business. Stitch Labs really took off last year when the company began...
Small business owners can now use Stitch Labs for free

Y Combinator-Backed Canopy Labs Unveils A Self-Serve Approach To Customer Modeling

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Canopy Labs, a company in the current class of startups incubated by Y Combinator, aims to help mid-sized businesses prioritize their sales leads and identify high-value customers. Co-founder and CEO Wojciech Gryc says that large enterprises usually hire outside consultants to build these kinds of lead optimization tools and customer...
Y Combinator-Backed Canopy Labs Unveils A Self-Serve Approach To Customer Modeling
4 keys to a successful mobile strategy

Why Google's Android Is Losing The Mobile E-Commerce War

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These two charts from e-commerce customization company Monetate tell a simple tale: Until late last year, Google's Android platform was within a hair's breadth of catching Apple's iPhone in terms of share of traffic the two devices sent to online retailers such as Amazon and Target. But then something odd...
Why Google's Android Is Losing The Mobile E-Commerce War
OneID develops ring of strategic partnerships to keep identities top secret

Lazada, Rocket's Amazon clone, raises '8 digit Euro investment' to develop its e-commerce marketplace

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Lazada, the Rocket Internet-backed Amazon clone that operates in five countries across Southeast Asia, has announced that it has raised ‘an eight digit Euro investment’ from Tengelmann, a German retail group with a history of investing in the German incubator’s projects. Lazada is not overly clear on where the funding will...
Lazada, Rocket's Amazon clone, raises '8 digit Euro investment' to develop its e-commerce marketplace
SeeWhy Creates A Hub For Shopping Cart Recovery Tools With SeeWhy CORE

Karma's gift to Facebook: F-commerce done right, finally

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Since writing that Facebook Gifts would likely kill a bunch of startups, I’ve heard from many of those startups. Naturally, they disagree. Wrapp, for example, has argued fervently that its gift card-focused service is more appealing to merchants because it doesn’t involve the moving of any inventory. Others, like...
Karma's gift to Facebook: F-commerce done right, finally
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