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Beard Hats, PBR Bracelets, And Beef Empanadas: Payvment Is Taking The Impulse Buy Social With "Lish"

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Impulse is a powerful emotion in retail. It's why stores often bombard you in the checkout line with careful arrangements of inexpensive-but-unnecessary items: the brightly colored socks; the chocolate bars; the glossy magazines; the As Seen On TV sunglasses. It's a longstanding trick of brick-and-mortar stores that their online counterparts...
Beard Hats, PBR Bracelets, And Beef Empanadas: Payvment Is Taking The Impulse Buy Social With "Lish"

Kindle Fire tablet for the holidays? GameStop is the place

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Kindle Fire seekers who want to put the tablet under the tree should run over to GameStop. Retailers like Wal-Mart and Target quit selling the devices months ago. An alliance between Amazon and GameStop is a win-win for both companies, even as the big-box chains question the slim margins...
Kindle Fire tablet for the holidays? GameStop is the place

Mobile Payments Company GoPago Nabs Investment From JPMorgan Chase

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It’s something of a universal truth: standing in line sucks. The folks at GoPago know it and apparently so do the people at JPMorgan Chase, because the financial firm has just pumped an undisclosed amount of money into the Mountain View company in exchange for some of GoPago’s Series A...
Mobile Payments Company GoPago Nabs Investment From JPMorgan Chase

Walmart to stop selling Amazon's Kindle line of readers and tablets

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It's a lonely world when you've no storefronts to call your own. Shortly after Target decided it best to halt the sales of Amazon's Kindle products, it's being reported that Walmart is following suit. A quote obtained by Reuters suggests that Wally World's bigwigs won't be carrying Amazon tablets...
Walmart to stop selling Amazon's Kindle line of readers and tablets

With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter

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When you think Twitter, you may think realtime news, or CRM, or brand marketing, or maybe even Justin Bieber, but “eCommerce”? Probably not. In the social network landscape, Facebook is generally seen as being the most eCommerce-inclined, what with its “F-Commerce,” but up to this point, consumers really haven’t fallen...
With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter

The Great Open Database of Place Pages in the Sky

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Every web portal would love to be the dominant and trusted provider of information about local businesses. But what are chances of an open collaborative database for places? All businesses have a physical location of some sort, but there’s no clear and open way to publish those locations on the...
The Great Open Database of Place Pages in the Sky
SoLoMo: CityMaps Nabs $2.5M To Render Your City, One Block At A Time
After 7 Years & 50K Storefronts Launched, Shopify Launches Major Redesign To Simplify Online Store-Building
Got an ecommerce idea? This startup has a shipping API to help you out

iPhone 5 shipping times slow to 3-4 weeks

www.electronista.com
iPhone 5 shipping times have extended to three to four weeks in the US, Canada, and Australia, checks of the online Apple Store show. More recently Apple was quoting two- to three-week delays. Some countries' storefronts are in fact still showing 2-3 week times, including France, Germany, and the UK.......
iPhone 5 shipping times slow to 3-4 weeks
If Google wants to battle Apple, it's going to need its own retail stores

Amazon Quietly Begins The Long Road To Closed Captioning Its Streaming Video Library

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Amazon has quietly started to add closed captioning services to its Instant Video library, following a September 30 deadline from the Federal Communications Commission that required online media companies to begin incorporating these subtitles for the hard of hearing into their video content. This regulation — an implementation of the...
Amazon Quietly Begins The Long Road To Closed Captioning Its Streaming Video Library

Forget affiliate marketing, Consignd lets you earn more with Pinterest-driven storefronts

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Admit it, you’ve thought about dabbling in affiliate marketing. After all, who wouldn’t want to make an extra buck by sharing a few products on their blog or Twitter? But unless you’re an Internet superstar, chances are you won’t end up making much from traditionally low-commission affiliate programs. Amazon’s...
Forget affiliate marketing, Consignd lets you earn more with Pinterest-driven storefronts

Windows 8 App Development: A Burden or a Breeze?

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Redmond, we have a problem. With PC sales stalling and tablet sales booming, Microsoft decided to shed the shackles of its desktop-focused past in favor of a touch-friendly, mobile-first future. It's goodbye Start button, hello Start screen. Icons are out, tiles are in. The new look-and-feel in Windows 8...
Windows 8 App Development: A Burden or a Breeze?

Ecommerce Platform Shopify Acquires Mobile App Development Studio Select Start

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Shopify, which provides a turnkey e-commerce technology that lets anyone create a storefront online, has acquired mobile app and game studio Select Start Studios. The acquisition will be used to further Shopify’s mobile commerce initiatives. While all Shopify stores already include mobile optimized storefronts and checkouts, the acquisition of S3...
Ecommerce Platform Shopify Acquires Mobile App Development Studio Select Start

Verizon finally closing the Verizon Apps store that you never used

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Verizon announced Monday it will shutter its app store within the next two months and will pull the related apps from Android and BlackBerry phones by March 2013. Wide swaths of customers will be forced to fall back on alternatives, including the Google Play Store, Amazon’s Appstore, and the BlackBerry...
Verizon finally closing the Verizon Apps store that you never used
Stitch Labs integrates with BigCommerce to help small sellers track their stuff
Polaroid opening stores just to print your smartphone photos

Alice.com raises $3.6m in funding

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E-commerce upstart Alice.com announced last night that it has raised $3.6m in funding. The company, which we reviewed in 2009, operates a marketplace through which consumers can purchase household goods, such as batteries and soap. It recently surpassed 1m customer accounts, and last year expanded into Europe with the acquisition...
Alice.com raises $3.6m in funding

Microsoft cuts pre-Mango holdouts, Zune desktop software off from WP7 app purchases

www.engadget.com
Microsoft's Windows Phone team is making a few changes to how users are able to acquire apps on their devices but luckily, they probably won't affect most of you. Starting today, users can no longer get apps from the Zune desktop software (the app store will remain for the...
Microsoft cuts pre-Mango holdouts, Zune desktop software off from WP7 app purchases
Zaarly phases out buyer-centric marketplace to focus on sellers

Dazzling new 3D buildings for New York City in Google Earth

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[From time to time we invite guests to blog about initiatives of interest, and are very pleased to have George Fertitta, Chief Executive Officer of NYC & Company join us here. – Ed.]In January 2009, NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization of New York City, launched...
Dazzling new 3D buildings for New York City in Google Earth

Soldsie Could Solve Facebook's Biggest Challenge (FB)

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San Francisco-based startup Soldsie started as a way for local businesses to represent themselves online, like a homepage builder for storefronts. When that proved a hard sell, the company switched towards figuring out how to help people sell things on Facebook. "We were walking into businesses throughout [Silicon] Valley and...
Soldsie Could Solve Facebook's Biggest Challenge (FB)

With new Storefronts, Zaarly shows off its marketplace of talented local people for hire

gigaom.com
If you’re looking for a peer-to-peer marketplace trying to take on Craigslist in local commerce, there’s no shortage of startups that fit the bill. HipSwap, OfferUp, Grabio and more are all angling to be the new local marketplace for a more mobile and social crowd. And, since launching in 2011,...
With new Storefronts, Zaarly shows off its marketplace of talented local people for hire

DNKY to pay $25,000 after using photographs without permission

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New York photographer Brandon Stanton declined label's earlier offer only to find images had been used in Bangkok displayDKNY is to donate $25,000 to compensate a photographer whose photos the company was caught using without permission. Brandon Stanton, a New York street photographer who runs Humans of New York, a...
DNKY to pay $25,000 after using photographs without permission
Foursquare Gives Its Merchant Tools A Makeover: New Targeted Local Updates & More
Big Tech: AT&T Puts on the Ritz to Upgrade Retail Experience

Exclusive: What exactly is different about Zynga’s Dream Heights?

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Dream Heights, Zynga’s newest mobile game, has made plenty of pre-launch headlines in the last month given its similarities to NimbleBit’s Tiny Tower. Inside Mobile Apps takes an exclusive hands-on tour of the version that arrives in the U.S. App Store tomorrow. We’ve covered cloning at length on both Inside...
Exclusive: What exactly is different about Zynga’s Dream Heights?
eBay Launches Bizarre 'Shoppable Windows' In New York Stores

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

pandodaily.com
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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