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Float Selected For E-commerce Accelerator, Commerce.Innovated

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Commerce.Innovated--which is run by Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard--is a "virtual accelerator" aimed at helping startups in the commerce area.

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business

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The company operates the Ipsy Open Studios based in Los Angeles, which specifically caters to content creators in the beauty area. What is IPSY?

Infographic: Social Media Spurring E-Commerce Activity

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The company highlighted some of its result in an infographic (reproduced below). READ MORE>>.

inVia Robotics Launches Robotics System Aimed At E-Commerce Warehouses

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A new, Los Angeles startup, inVia Robotics , said today that it has launched a brand new robotics system, specifically aimed at fulfillment and material handling operations of e-commerce providers and warehouses. READ MORE>>. invia robotics ecommerce warehouse pick place hardware startup

Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the startup headed by Andy Steuer which is developing mobile applications to enable local businesses to run punchcard-based loyalty programs, said today that it has linked with the Pasadena CHamber of COmmerce to enable local Pasadena businesses to use its service. READ MORE>>.

Avametric Raises $10.5M To Combine Hollywood VFX With E-Commerce

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In a crossover between the worlds of Hollywood special effects and e-commerce, a new startup, Avametric , said it is looking to fuse "Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Fashion" by using the software behind visual effects rendering to render clothing and accessories on computer models of consumers. The San Francisco startup said it raised $10.5M

eddi | Security in Community Based E-Commerce

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It’s really aiming to go after the community-based e-commerce platform. eddi is a product and a service. Why only through the app?

Holiday E-Commerce Spending Hits Record $46.5 Billion

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Holiday spending via desktop e-commerce hit yet another record this holiday season, reaching $46.5 retail e-commerce spending hit $46.5

Tealium Links Into IBM Commerce

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Los Angeles-based NantBiosciences , one of the group of companies created by billionaire entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong, has raised $100M in San Diego-based Tealium , the developer of enterprise "tag" management software led by Jeff Lunsford, said today that it has connected its software into IBM Commerce. READ MORE>>.

E-Commerce Spendings Grows 13 Percent In Q3, Says Report

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The latest numbers out of comScore , which measures e-commerce spending and Internet traffic, find that U.S. retail e-commerce spending rose 13 percent, year-over-year, to $36.3 commerce spending has been rising since Q4 of 2009, after stalling out over issues with the economy in 2008 and early 2009. billion on e-commerce in Q4.

Demand Media Buys E-Commerce Marketplace Society6 For $94M

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has acquired Society6 , an online e-commerce marketplace centered around artists, the company announced Monday afternoon, as part of an effort to expand its content and media platform. According to Demand Media, it paid $94M for Society6, including $75M in cash and approximately $19M in its common stock.

Fans.lu Powers E-Commerce Store For Stan Lee Title

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Fans.lu , the Los Angeles- and Detroit-based startup providing e-commerce stores for brands, said this week that it has launched a new e-commerce store for the videogame Verticus, in partnership with Los Angeles mobile entertainment publisher Moonshark. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

PayDragon Takes On Frictionless Mobile E-Commerce

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Hamilton Chan, head of PayDragon , has what might be considered a enormously ambitious goal: totally frictionless, mobile e-commerce.

NetDNA Launches CDN Service For E-commerce Sites

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network (CDN) provider NetDNA is targeting e-commerce site owners this morning with a new product, the company said. The firm said its new CloudCache.com content delivery network service is aimed at e-commerce site owners, and offers up to 200 gigabytes of bandwidth for prices starting at $12.00 per month.

Enrou: Combining Causes and Commerce To Help Improve The World

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They were doing great work, but they had no e-commerce or marketing team to get them out there. What is Enrou? What''s your big goal now?

TabJuice Takes On Facebook E-Commerce

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San Diego-based TabJuice , a new startup aimed at social e-commerce, said today it has launched a new, Facebook e-commerce application. The firm said its application allows businesses to create their own storefronts within a Facebook page. The firm is backed by J. READ MORE>>.

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SteelHouse Gets Funding, Launches E-Commerce Technology Firm

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Los Angeles-based SteelHouse , a developer of e-commerce technology based on consumer behavior, said Wednesday that it has scored a round of funding and launched its "behavioral commerce technology" to boost e-commerce conversion. Details on the funding round were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Chirpify Hires LA Music Executive For Twitter Commerce

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If you want to get into the music business, there's no better place than Los Angeles--including if you're a technology startup, apparently. The Portland startup said it has hired Rory Felton as its new Vice President of Business Development-Music for the company. READ MORE>>. chirpify angeles music executive startup ecommerce twitter

Shopatron Powers Sabian e-Commerce Efforts

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San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , the developer of e-commerce software and storefronts, reported today that it is powering a new, e-commerce site for cymbal manufacturer Sabian. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Shopatron is headed by Ed Stevens and is venture backed by Kern Whelan Capital and Rivenrock Capital.

Five Things to Consider Before You Launch Your Fashion Brand Online

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However, the right e-commerce technology and marketing is necessary to get your brand the exposure it needs to be seen.

Jet Launches Amid High Expectations

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The considerable hype that Jet.com received prior to its launch created high hopes for the subscription shopping program.

Why Sidevision Is Tying Content, E-Commerce Together, with Justin Wu

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Justin Wu: Sidevision is a video e-commerce platform which allows brands and content providers to better monetize their videos with interactive apps.

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Three LA Companies Selected For Commerce.Innovated Accelerator

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SVB and Mastercard said it selected six startups for its Commerce.Innovated virtual accelerator, which is aimed at helping commerce, payments and fintech startups grow their businesses, including Santa Monica's Domuso , Santa Monica-based Earny , and Burbank-based Papaya. READ MORE>>.

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Uncovet, Backed by Science, Launches E-Commerce Service

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Uncovet joins such sites as Wittlebee, DollarShaveClub, and MeUndies on the e-commerce side of Science Inc's portfolio. A new startup, Uncovet , headed by Heather Lipner and backed by Mike Jones' Science studio/incubator, has launched today, saying that it will provide curate, ec-ommerce focused around fashion and the home. READ MORE>>.

With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail

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After raising $30 million, San Diego-based Certona said it is moving to accelerate its product development, expand its sales and marketing team, and improve its client services as an e-commerce technology vendor. Certona uses the data to offer shoppers personalized options based on “real-time profiling.”. billion. billion.

EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year

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Award winners from San Diego and other regions are now eligible for consideration for the national Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 program. billion.

What Amazon Hopes to Achieve with Prime Day

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While only Prime members can take advantage of these savings, non-members will be encouraged to join Prime so they can get in on the deals.

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CPO Commerce Acquired By United Stationers

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Pasadena-based CPO Commerce , an e-commerce company focused on tools, equipment, outdoor and yard equipment, and other related products, has been acquired by United Stationers. United Stationers said the move would help bolster its e-commerce expertise. CPO was founded by Rob Tolleson. READ MORE>>.

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Hello Music Upgrades Social Commerce Service

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Los Angeles-based Hello Music , the social commerce marketplace run by Rick Camino, has updated its site, with a brand new design and features.

Provide Commerce Buys Mobile Gifting Firm Sincerely

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San Diego-based Provide Commerce , the company which owns such brands as ProFlowers, RedEnvelope, Gifts.com, and other e-commerce sites, announced this morning that it has purchase mobile gifting startup Sincerely, Inc. provide commerce mobile gifting proflowers reenvelope flowers ecommerce android iphon smartphone merger acquisition

Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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Sellbot, an e-commerce platform for sellers made by USC graduates Michael and Payam Ahdoot, took home the grand prize of $25,000.

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RingRevenue Inks Partnership With Pepperjam

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Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider to the affiliate marketing industry, has inked a partnership with Pepperjam Network , an online performance marketing firm owned by GSI Commerce. pepperjam ringrevenue affiliate marketing commerce advertising online call paypercallREAD MORE>>.

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Brian Lee discusses how star power can energize e-commerce ventures Honest Co.’s

Clearance.co Generates $2.1 Million In Revenue

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Silicon Beach has been known in part for fostering and revolutionizing high revenue generating e-commerce startups. 2.1M In Less Than A Year.

Loot Crate Launches New Fan Commerce Site, Loot Vault

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Los Angeles-based Loot Crate , which delivers monthly bundles of pop culture, gaming, and entertainment products to fans, launched a new fan commerce site, Loot Vault on Tuesday. The new site lets fans of the service snag some of the company's prior "crates", as well as special products. READ MORE>>.

Edmunds.com Jumps On Daily Deal Bandwagon

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Edmunds is tapping Group Commerce Inc. edmunds daily deals ecommerce automotive auto deal social commerceProving that you can apply the "daily deal" phenomenon to just about any transaction, Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com said today that it has launched its own, deal service it says was inspired by Groupon and LivingSocial.

PC Mall Opens Daily Deals Site

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Silicon Beach Reporter Oct. 6: Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO

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Snapchat reportedly preparing for $25 billion initial public offering, Reaction Commerce raises $2.7 million, Rubicon Project hires Google executive as chief product officer, and more

Provide Commerce Buys Personal Creations

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San Diego-based Provide Commerce , the parent firm of ProFlowers, RedEnvelope, Cherry Moon, and other ecommerce operations, announced this morning that it has acquired personalized gifts company Personalized Creations. Provide Commerce is headed by Bill Strauss, and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media.