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Rocksbox launches subscription service for designer jewelry (exclusive)

Vindicia adds mobile payments to CashBox via Boku

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Vindicia, a provider of the CashBox billing and customer management system for online merchants, is announcing today that consumers will be able to pay for items with their mobile phone numbers through a partnership with mobile payments firm Boku. That could help generate millions of dollars in additional annual revenue...
Vindicia adds mobile payments to CashBox via Boku

GROUPON: We Can Be A $100 Billion Company

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The co-CEOs of Groupon, Eric Lefkofsky and Ted Leonsis, stopped by our offices this afternoon, along with CFO Jason Child and other senior Groupon executives. They had some interesting things to say. Groupon, you may recall, is a four year-old digital commerce company based in Chicago. Groupon invented the "daily-deal"...
GROUPON: We Can Be A $100 Billion Company

This Lucrative iPad Feature May Surprise You

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The new iPad's debut triggered comparisons to how it stacks up to prior versions: Camera. Battery life. Price. Storage. But there's an easily overlooked feature of the iPad that makes it attractive to major retailers: it's portable and comfortable enough to shop in bed. At least one study shows...
This Lucrative iPad Feature May Surprise You

The Ecommerce Revolution Is All About You

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Personal recommendations have always been a part of ecommerce, but there has been little innovation since Amazon introduced retail and product personalization 10 years ago. But with the increasing mountains of data at digital retailers’ fingertips, ecommerce is about to get even more personal. The fact is that right now...
The Ecommerce Revolution Is All About You

E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund

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Warby Parker, Birchbox, HotelTonight, Threadflip, Dollar Shave Club. People who follow the booming e-commerce trend will certainly find those names familiar. But up until today, they may not have known one thread that ties them (and a handful of other similar companies all together: Forerunner Ventures. A San Francisco-based venture...
E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund
This Incredibly Intricate Graphic Tells You Everything You Need To Know About E-Commerce

Freshplum launches Helium, a simple way for anyone to create their own online shopping cart

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Freshplum, a business analytics company for digital commerce, released its latest product today. Helium is a platform that will allow anyone to create their own shopping cart right on their own site. The advantage here seems to be that Freshplum is handling the back-end infrastructure. Helium is built on top...
Freshplum launches Helium, a simple way for anyone to create their own online shopping cart
StackSocial Raises Seed Funding, Launches Platform Publicly

Find Out How Zappos Turns Social Into Sales At Social Commerce Summit

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Social media darling Zappos was mentioned every 14 seconds on social networks, with positive sentiment running 8:1 in early 2012, according to SocialMention. Even more important, Zappos has an extraordinary ability to turn those eyeballs into online sales. So just how do they do it? And how can you capitalize on...
Find Out How Zappos Turns Social Into Sales At Social Commerce Summit

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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This week all eyes are on San Francisco as our colleagues at GigaOM launch their sixth annual Structure conference, their signature cloud and infrastructure event. Follow along with their live blog coverage of the event, and be sure to check out our latest batch of job postings: Melcher Media: VP,...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

Optimal raises $7M, hires CFO; and more Facebook platform industry hiring news

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Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer Optimal today announced that it raised $7 million in a Series B round and hired a chief financial officer. Paul Suh, former SVP of Finance and Operations at digital commerce and video gaming advertising company LiveGamer is taking the CFO position at Optimal, which has more than 30 employees...
Optimal raises $7M, hires CFO; and more Facebook platform industry hiring news
IBM launches augmented reality app for grocery stores

Why Passbook could join Ping in the Apple graveyard

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This fall, the launch of Passbook marked Apple’s first foray into the crowded arena of alternative mobile payment schemes. Considering its well-founded reputation for producing disruptive tech, it’s tempting to assume Passbook is destined to do the same. And there’s certainly an argument to be made that the company has...
Why Passbook could join Ping in the Apple graveyard
Who's Winning The Android Tablet Race?
J.Hilburn Publicly Launches Style Kit, A Novel iPad Sales App For Its Customers And Sales Force

Brazilian VC fund Ideiasnet backs women's accessories startup Amo Muito

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Ideiasnet has acquired a minority stake in Amo Muito, the listed Brazilian VC fund announced today. Amo Muito is a Brazilian online retail store that sells women’s accessories and T-shirts, including branded accessories that are developed and produced under its own label. Both Ideiasnet and its latest investment are headquartered in Rio...
Brazilian VC fund Ideiasnet backs women's accessories startup Amo Muito

Chirpify raises $1.3 million, expands Twitter payment platform

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Chirpify, a payment platform that uses Twitter to conduct transactions, opened the eyes of a lot of brands and retailers when its commerce service launched in February by showing them how Twitter could help them sell directly to followers. Hewlett-Packard, Nestle and Powerbar are among some of the brands that have signed...
Chirpify raises $1.3 million, expands Twitter payment platform

Yahoo’s Nose Dive. Pull Up.

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The foundation of search lies in the definitions of what people want and what makes them click to find what they seek. In other words, search is the foundation of digital commerce. Yahoo’s latest drama is only the tip of the iceberg for the stressed Internet company. Since former Yahoo...
Yahoo’s Nose Dive. Pull Up.
Former Facebookers’ new startup dives deep into the data of e-commerce

LAST CHANCE: Like Superbowl Ads? Meet Brand Advertisers Tomorrow

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Clocking 10,000 tweets per second during its final three minutes, America's biggest advertising bonanza has come and gone. But there's life beyond Superbowl Sunday: you can get an entire day of intelligence on brand advertising tomorrow at Social Commerce Summit, Business Insider's major conference on the intersection of  digital...
LAST CHANCE: Like Superbowl Ads? Meet Brand Advertisers Tomorrow

Female-only VC firm Forerunner Ventures raises $40M fund

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Amid sweeping accusations that Silicon Valley venture capital firms have failed to attract female talent, one women-only firm has been quietly raising millions for its first institutionally-backed fund. If you haven’t heard of Forerunner Ventures, this firm has been making its mark in the fashion world. In its first year, Forerunner...
Female-only VC firm Forerunner Ventures raises $40M fund

Chirpify raises $1.3M from Hootsuite, Facebook vets to build Twitter platform for digital commerce

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Chirpify is announcing that it’s scored $1.3 million in funding from an impressive array of investors, including Voyager Capital, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, TiE Oregon Angels, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, investor Geoff Entress and former Facebook exec Rudy Gadre. The company is also launching its Twitter Commerce for Digital Content...
Chirpify raises $1.3M from Hootsuite, Facebook vets to build Twitter platform for digital commerce

Helped by SoundCloud and Vodafone, Adyen's one-click payments topped $10 billion in transactions in 2012

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Global payments solutions firm Adyen has revealed record growth for last year, processing more than $10 billion in transactions worldwide. The company, which processes both online and mobile transactions for a number of large-scale corporations including Vodafone, Groupon UK and Getty Images, has seen its revenue increase by 35 percent...
Helped by SoundCloud and Vodafone, Adyen's one-click payments topped $10 billion in transactions in 2012

Google's first-quarter results show mobile ad sales stabilising

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Internet firm earned $3.3bn in first three months of the year even as average ad price falls by 6% in competition with FacebookGoogle's latest quarterly results provided further proof that the Internet search leader is figuring out how to make more money as Web surfers migrate from personal computers to...
Google's first-quarter results show mobile ad sales stabilising

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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This week, we’re busy getting geared up for paidContent Live in New York City – more than 40 leaders from the digital media sector will join us onstage for a day of panels, fireside chats, workshops and more. If you can’t join us o April 17 at the Time and...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

Barnes & Noble CEO Steps Down, BN.com President William Lynch Takes Over

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Steve Riggio has signed off as CEO of bookseller Barnes & Noble to become the company’s Vice Chairman. Replacing him at the helm will be William Lynch, who has heaps of experience in e-commerce under his belt and was previously President of B&N’s main website (bn.com). The company also announced...
Barnes & Noble CEO Steps Down, BN.com President William Lynch Takes Over
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