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Disruptive, Defined: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs

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This is what we talk about when we talk about Disrupt. uBeam, a small startup founded by Meredith Perry, a 22-year-old new graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, has taken on $750,000 in seed funding to build out its technology for wirelessly charging electronic devices. uBeam’s investors include Founders Fund’s...
Disruptive, Defined: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs
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Why Zappos Sees Sponsored Posts On Facebook As 'A Necessary Evil'

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Director of Zappos Labs Will Young just told Business Insider's Social Media Commerce Summit how his company got more than 400,000 "likes" on Facebook.(Zappos Labs is the experimental digital marketing arm of Zappos.) Not all of those likes are organic, he revealed. Many came from sponsored posts. But some were...
Why Zappos Sees Sponsored Posts On Facebook As 'A Necessary Evil'

Data Science Startup Retention Science Gets $1.3M, Fulfills Founder's American Dream

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“If these guys can actually deliver on what they’re promising, this is going to be one hell of a company.” These were my initial thoughts the first time I heard about Retention Science. Today, after a highly successful three month private beta, the big data company is opening its...
Data Science Startup Retention Science Gets $1.3M, Fulfills Founder's American Dream

Twitter Revenue Chief Talks AmEx Partnership, Brand Creativity, And "Buying From Tweets"

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"This is just the beginning," says Twitter's Adam Bain. "You're going to see a ton of creative examples of people building on this platform--this is not just about giving people a deal or discount." Top national brands have signed up for AmEx's new program with Twitter, the partnership unveiled Tuesday...
Twitter Revenue Chief Talks AmEx Partnership, Brand Creativity, And "Buying From Tweets"

Online Shoe Retailer Spartoo Marches On With €25 Million Series C, Led By Sofina, To Bolster European Growth

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European online footwear and bag retailer, Spartoo — the ‘Zappos of Europe’ — has raised €25 million ($32.5 million) in Series C funding led by investment holding company Sofina. Existing investors A Plus Finance, CM-CIC Capital Privé, Highland Partners and Endeavour Vision also participated in the round. The company has raised €45 Million...
Online Shoe Retailer Spartoo Marches On With €25 Million Series C, Led By Sofina, To Bolster European Growth

After Raising $100 Million, Russia’s Amazon (OZON) Acquires Russia’s Zappos (Sapato)

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OZON, often dubbed the ‘Amazon of Russia’, has acquired 100% of Sapato.ru, often dubbed the ‘Zappos of Russia’. I hope I don’t really need to remind you that Amazon acquired Zappos back in 2009. The acquisition of the online shoe and accessories retailer, which had been whispered about for the...
After Raising $100 Million, Russia’s Amazon (OZON) Acquires Russia’s Zappos (Sapato)
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Men's suits with an aggro attitude

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Vishaal and Mohit Melwani's clothing line has attracted supporters including top executives at Zappos and the North Face. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- Cousins Vishaal and Mohit Melwani want to sell you a suit. Born out of the recession, the duo's new clothing company--Combatant Gentlemen--targets young, brash businessmen who...
Men's suits with an aggro attitude
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Swedish Startups Execs Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault Against a 19-Year-Old at the W Hotel

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Mr. Adalberth via Crunchbase Early this morning, the New York Post reported that two "Swedish tourists" were arrested for allegedly molesting a 19-year-old Texas woman at the W Hotel on Lexington Avenue and East 50th Street. The alleged attack occurred on 8pm on Saturday. Case details on the New York...
Swedish Startups Execs Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault Against a 19-Year-Old at the W Hotel
CEO Supper Club: Ecommerce 1.0 ended with Zappos, ecommerce 2.0 began with Gilt
Sequoia Capital hires Admob founder to ramp up investments in mobile

How Zappos' User Agreement Failed In Court and Left Zappos Legally Naked (Forbes Cross-Post)

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By Eric Goldman In re Zappos.com Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, 2012 WL 4466660 (D. Nev. Sept. 27, 2012). In......
How Zappos' User Agreement Failed In Court and Left Zappos Legally Naked (Forbes Cross-Post)

Zappos taps Pinterest to boost sales, but its efforts fail

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Online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos, which is owned by Amazon, has added a new feature called “PinPointing” that offers recommendations based on Pinterest accounts. The move is just one more way a retailer is trying to boost sales by using social data to deliver shoppers better recommendations. However, even...
Zappos taps Pinterest to boost sales, but its efforts fail

Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project just announced a new venture called Project 100, a complete transportation system for Las Vegas. For a monthly subscription fee, users will be able to borrow a car, get a driver thanks to an app or take a bike for a ride. But the...
Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

Keith Rabois Is Silicon Valley's Hottest Commodity Right Now

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One of tech's wealthiest workaholics is weighing his options. Keith Rabois, who stepped down as COO of Square in the wake of a sex scandal last month, is being courted by Airbnb for a top operating job, according to the Wall Street Journal, while Kara Swisher at AllThingsD says he's...
Keith Rabois Is Silicon Valley's Hottest Commodity Right Now

The ethics of cloning: Why 'original' isn't always essential

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Another day, another massive wad of cash flying Rocket Internet’s way. This time it’s JP Morgan again, putting somewhere between $40m-$80m into the Samwer Brothers’ Lamoda fashion site. Lamoda is of course a Russian version of Rocket’s Zalando, which is in turn a clone of Zappos. JP Morgan has already...
The ethics of cloning: Why 'original' isn't always essential
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Store Loses $1.6 Million in Pricing Mixup

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Store Loses $1.6 Million in Pricing Mixup is a post from Chris PirilloOn Friday night, a pricing mixup caused 6pm.com to lose nearly two million bucks. Around midnight, there was a mistake made in the pricing engine that capped everything on the site at $49.95. This only affected merchandise which...
Store Loses $1.6 Million in Pricing Mixup

Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

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Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital will join the board of directors of Airbnb, the lodging marketplace that's one of the most-watched private companies in Silicon Valley today, Business Insider has learned. Lin and an Airbnb spokesperson confirmed his hire to us on Friday, after Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced it...
Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years
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UserTesting Picks Up $3M To Bring Usability Testing To Mobile Apps And Abroad

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It’s a terribly common situation: after hundreds of hours of thinking through and building a product, a startup finds that its users stumble through a sign-up flow or in finding a feature. That’s in part why usability testing is a no brainer. In fact, there’s a bit of a cottage...
UserTesting Picks Up $3M To Bring Usability Testing To Mobile Apps And Abroad

Zalando, The Samwer Zappos Clone, Closes Another Round, Adds JP Morgan, Quadrant Capital As Backers

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Zalando, the shoe and fashion e-commerce site originally started as a clone of Zappos by the Samwer brothers, is gearing up for another phase of growth. The company today announced that it has closed another round of funding, adding J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Quadrant Capital Advisors as its newest...
Zalando, The Samwer Zappos Clone, Closes Another Round, Adds JP Morgan, Quadrant Capital As Backers
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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh On Building A Virtuous Business In The City Of Sin

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh believes hard in the value of community. That might sound a little... nambypamby. Except that it really isn't. Consider the evidence: Hsieh engineered Zappos to be synonymous with excellent customer service, engendering cult-like loyalty among customers. Then last November, Zappos sold the business to Amazon for...
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh On Building A Virtuous Business In The City Of Sin

Why You Sometimes Have To Culturally Transform A Successful Company

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Around two and a half years ago in 2011, LivePerson, an online customer service company, was doing great: It was growing rapidly, had the leading product in its area, reached around $100 million in revenues, and was nearing 500 employees. It's been described as "one of the most successful New...
Why You Sometimes Have To Culturally Transform A Successful Company

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Bought Out One of Meetup’s Shareholders

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Mr. Hsieh/Mr. Wiggles Earlier this month, Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman announced the newest member of the Meetup cap table: Zappos front man Tony Hsieh. "indeed, tony (zappos ceo) bought out one of our shareholders," Mr. Heiferman wrote in a company-wide email. "i'm thrilled--because tony is a true hero of great companies, cultures, customer...
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Bought Out One of Meetup’s Shareholders

What Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman Now Knows About Customer Service

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Customer service has been changing rapidly in the past few years. Companies have moved online, and immediacy is everything. At the recent Behance 99% conference on creativity in New York City, Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman shared what she's learned about dealing with people since launching her ecommerce site...
What Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman Now Knows About Customer Service
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