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FB’s Biggest Ecommerce Platform Payvment Lets Its 165K Sellers Instantly Buy Ads

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The “Taste Graph” is Payvment‘s secret weapon. Facebook’s top ecommerce platform has spent two years finding out what Facebook users Like and buy, and starting today its 165,000 merchants can use it to auto-target ad campaigns. See many businesses don’t have know how to A/B test, target, or manage Facebook ad bids,...
FB’s Biggest Ecommerce Platform Payvment Lets Its 165K Sellers Instantly Buy Ads
Crowdfunding Is Now Big Enough to Require a Shadow Services Industry

Payvment CEO Christian Taylor Steps Down 4 Years After Founding Facebook's Top Ecommerce Platform

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175,000 merchants rely on Payvment to power their Facebook Page ecommerce stores, but now the startup founder and CEO Christian Taylor tells me “I’m ready to work on my next big startup! (after a short nap)”. Taylor will remain on Payvment’s board of directors, but shop owners will have to rely on...
Payvment CEO Christian Taylor Steps Down 4 Years After Founding Facebook's Top Ecommerce Platform

Sina denies rumors that Alibaba will invest in Weibo microblog

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Chinese Web giant Sina has publicly denied a persistent rumor that e-commerce leader Alibaba was poised to purchase a substantial stake in its Weibo microblogging business, China Daily reports. Multiple stories had been in circulation for a few weeks now, suggesting that Alibaba would pick up between a 15 to 20...
Sina denies rumors that Alibaba will invest in Weibo microblog

TripleThread brings online customer acquisition and personalized styling tools to offline retailers

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Since the beginnings of ecommerce, virtual retailers have been looking to disrupt and unseat their bricks-and-mortar predecessors. TripleThread, an ecommerce platform startup launching today out of Santa Monica technology studio Science Inc., is taking an entirely different approach. While it began as a online personalized styling service for men, the...
TripleThread brings online customer acquisition and personalized styling tools to offline retailers

Going East For Money, Pinterest Refuses To 'Bow At The Alter Of Amazon Or Google' (AMZN, GOOG)

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It is significant that Pinterest, one of the US's hottest startups, just raised a huge amount of money from a Japanese ecommerce company – and not Amazon or Google. As a part of the deal Pinterest reached an non-exclusive deal with Rakuten to be the default "wish-list" provider for its...
Going East For Money, Pinterest Refuses To 'Bow At The Alter Of Amazon Or Google' (AMZN, GOOG)
Creative Market Nabs $1.3M From SV Angel, CrunchFund To Become An Etsy For Digital Design

Married with two kids, and one Eventbrite: Q&A with Julia and Kevin Hartz

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We’re delighted to have Julia and Kevin Hartz, who co-founded online ticketing giant Eventbrite together with Renaud Visage back in 2006, as keynote speakers at our TNW Conference in Amsterdam later this month. The Hartzes live in San Francisco with their two young daughters, but they’ll be traveling to Europe...
Married with two kids, and one Eventbrite: Q&A with Julia and Kevin Hartz
Gumroad launches a drop dead simple and cheap video streaming solution, partners with Maria Menounos' Serial Buddies film
Artspace.com Raises $8.5M Series B To Expand Online Marketplace For Fine Art

Tictail Secures €1.2M For Its Super Simple Store Creator

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In recent times we’ve seen the rise of super-simple sites which make the creation of content or the ability to sell something as easy as possible. Sites like CheckThis, Tumblr, Shoply and Etsy have made a name for themselves allowing the easy creation of content and shops. But now another...
Tictail Secures €1.2M For Its Super Simple Store Creator

On Track to Be Cashflow Positive This Year, Sailthru Goes On Buying Spree

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Mr. Capel. (Photo: Sailthru.com) Just one month after making its very first acquisition, New York-based email marketing company Sailthru has snapped up another. “It’s not been a direct strategy,” CEO Neil Capel told Betabeat over the phone. “At the same time, we’re finding some really talented people and some IP...
On Track to Be Cashflow Positive This Year, Sailthru Goes On Buying Spree

Get.com Redesign Makes it a Free Crowdsourced Consumer Reports

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Online shopping may not be broken, but it’s hard to argue it has fulfilled the full promise of the Internet. Nearly two decades in, the experience remains largely disjointed and inefficient. The best laptop for John is not necessarily the best for Jane. Unfortunately, the existing product search and recommendation engines...
Get.com Redesign Makes it a Free Crowdsourced Consumer Reports

Instagram Is Not an Ecommerce Platform, Furby Fans Learn the Hard Way

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WHY (Photo: gilbertofilho The Associated Press reports that, "Thailand's craze for the fluffy, owl-like robotic toy "Furby" has led to an online scam that cost dozens of victims a combined $200,000." A teenager who posted an ad on Instagram took their money, but did not deliver the Furbies as promised....
Instagram Is Not an Ecommerce Platform, Furby Fans Learn the Hard Way

Booting Up: All Jack Dorsey's Friends Are Getting Tacos for Christmas

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(Photo: Twitter) Square is now offering gift cards, redeemable anywhere Square is accepted. You’ll need to use the company’s wallet to send a card, but not to redeem one. [Fast Company] For a use case look to Jack Dorsey, who’s using the product to send gifts like $100 worth of...
Booting Up: All Jack Dorsey's Friends Are Getting Tacos for Christmas

DIY ecommerce platform Tictail raises $1.6m in seed funding to target the UK market

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Swedish DIY ecommerce platform Tictail has raised €1.2 million ($1.6m) in seed funding and launched a subscription service so that users can sign up for updates from their favourite stores on the site. The company’s seed round was led by Balderton Capital and Klause Hommel, members of its advisory board, including...
DIY ecommerce platform Tictail raises $1.6m in seed funding to target the UK market

eBay Updates iPhone And iPad Apps To Simplify Mobile Browsing And Listing

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eBay released significants updates to its iPhone and iPad apps yesterday which the company says will “play an important role in eBay Mobile’s year to come.” The ecommerce platform also said that 1.8 million new customers joined eBay through a mobile device in the first three quarters of 2012 and...
eBay Updates iPhone And iPad Apps To Simplify Mobile Browsing And Listing

No More Call Centers: Needle Grabs $10.5M To Turn Your Fans Into Customer Service Reps

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Thanks to increasingly powerful mobile and web technologies, people can work from practically anywhere. One eCommerce startup, the Utah-based Needle, sees a big opportunity for this mobile, remote, and telecommuting workforce to change the way businesses connect with their customers and influence the way consumers make purchasing decisions. Rather than...
No More Call Centers: Needle Grabs $10.5M To Turn Your Fans Into Customer Service Reps

Zendesk partners with Magenta, offering eCommerce users better integration of its customer service platform

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Zendesk, a cloud-based customer service software provider, has announced a new partnership today with Magento, an eCommerce platform owned by eBay. The agreement, announced today at MagentoLive UK 2012, means that clients can now use Zendesk’s customer service channels together with any Magento-powered website. A configurator will allow customers to...
Zendesk partners with Magenta, offering eCommerce users better integration of its customer service platform

EA Poaches Top Microsoft Talent in China as it Ramps Up for Free-to-Play Era

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In a coup that signals its accelerating shift to a freemium model, gaming company EA has conducted a talent raid on Microsoft’s Shanghai office, poaching dozens of its top developers to build a global ecommerce platform that will drive in-game purchases. Since luring Microsoft development manager Junbo Zhang to its...
EA Poaches Top Microsoft Talent in China as it Ramps Up for Free-to-Play Era

First Take: Facebook PayPal Deal Spurs International Ad Sales –Testing Ground For eCommerce

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Web Strategy Summary Facebook to now offer Paypal as an additional way to buy advertisements and virtual currency for social games (press release).   This paves a way for Facebook to reach global advertisers who prefer PayPal vs traditional credit cards. Although this partnership is limited in parameters to those...
First Take: Facebook PayPal Deal Spurs International Ad Sales –Testing Ground For eCommerce

What the Hell Is Going on in Indonesia?

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From Silicon Valley to New York, from India to South Africa one question keeps popping up in the mind of Web and mobile Web entrepreneurs: What the hell is going on in Indonesia? Having matured from its early 2000s Internet obsession with Friendster, it seems Indonesia has become something of...
What the Hell Is Going on in Indonesia?

Tencent reveals how it gets users to pay for its service

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We've all seen those "OMG! Don't make us pay for Facebook" fake petitions, but App.net and The Social Network raise questions about how our social services raise their moolah. Tencent's Sophia Ong has revealed that it's in the unique position of having users happy to pay for services that...
Tencent reveals how it gets users to pay for its service
More power to the pen: Ganxy delivers bundles of joy to authors
Amazon enjoys big etail lead as Cyber Monday hits

"Netflix for Art" service Turning Art gives artists new tools for promoting and selling their work

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Boston-based Turning Art launched in 2010 to help artists’ work reach more people through its subscription service. Now, with a host of new functionalities, the service aims to help artists better manage the business side of their work. The tools include an artist dashboard, which allows anyone renting their...
"Netflix for Art" service Turning Art gives artists new tools for promoting and selling their work

DataStax pushes NoSQL into Europe with new London-based subsidiary

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Last year was a good year for NoSQL outfit DataStax. The big data company’s customer base increased roughly tenfold to 270, including 20 Fortune 100 firms and names such as eBay, Netflix and Thomson Reuters. It also picked up a $25 million C round in October, with one of the...
DataStax pushes NoSQL into Europe with new London-based subsidiary

ShopLocket Deploys Embeddable Micro-Shops to Kill the Storefront

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Katherine Hague had a plan worthy of ninjas. She had seen a video on The Onion that depicted a parade of ninjas so stealthy no-one even knew they were there. Inspired, Hague started a company called Ninja Parade and ordered a bunch of T-shirts from the printers. Unfortunately, once the...
ShopLocket Deploys Embeddable Micro-Shops to Kill the Storefront

Keen On… Payvment: Making eCommerce More Social (TCTV)

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Earlier this week, Facebook announced changes to its Open Graph which have huge implications to the social ecommerce platform Payvment. The two year-old Palo Alto based start-up, which already manages 80% of the ecommerce transactions on Facebook, will now be able to be integrated into the Open Graph. What...
Keen On… Payvment: Making eCommerce More Social (TCTV)
Booting Up: Mark Zuckerberg At Top of List for Giving it Away
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