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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?

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.

What Might the 2015 Holiday Season Hold for E-Commerce Retailers?

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That includes e-commerce retailers, which continue to claim a growing slice of overall retail sales. Focus On The Consumer. Big Picture Trends.

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>>.

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?

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

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>>.

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>>.

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.

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.

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>>.

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.

E-Commerce as a Driving Force for Faster Shipping Service

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Undoubtedly, e-commerce has been the biggest growth driver recently for shipping giants UPS and Fedex. Players Big and Small. Looking Ahead.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

The Techweek LA Rundown | Join Us!

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The Runway Show includes the latest in wearable technology, innovative manufacturing, and e-commerce brands. See you all there! UPGRADE NOW.

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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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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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.

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>>.

Is Technology Crucial for Innovation?

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Technology is crucial for innovation—and innovation in technology is critical to innovation in just about every other arena.

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

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.

Curebit | Social Shopping, Virtually!

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The question, why can’t you replicate this for e-commerce sites? This will increase traffic and revenue for the underlying e-commerce site. This is the fundamental problem Curebit.com is trying to solve. Create conversations about products you love and get rewarded. Visit TechZulu for full story.

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Startup Combines E-Commerce, Augmented Reality

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The startup said today that it has launched a module for e-commerce platform PrestaShop. READ MORE>>.

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>>.

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.

Avalon Ventures Backs Indix For E-Commerce Product Data

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Indix has a giant database of detailed specifications and details of all kinds of products, which are used by e-commerce providers, retailers, brands, and other customers for selling their products. The funding round came from Nokia Growth Partners, Nexus Venture Partners and Avalon Ventures. READ MORE>>.

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

SEKUR.me Looks To Connect With Mobile Commerce Firms

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Santa Ana-based SEKUR.me , a startup developing multi-factor, mobile authentication and payment technology, said today that it has launched a new Strategic Alliance program to help enable mobile e-commerce payments. The company said its product helps enable secure, mobile payments on iOS and Android. READ MORE>>.

NuORDER Nabs $3M For Fashion E-Commerce

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NuORDER , a developer of e-commerce software for fashion brands and retailers, has scored a round of funding led by GRP Partners, the company said this morning. NuORDER's software is used by fashion brands to manage and conduct wholesale transactions online, working with retailers on transactions. READ MORE>>.

Building an E-commerce Business - Startups Uncensored #11

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We are joined this month by Wil Schroter the former CEO of SwapaLease and founder of the GoBig Network. TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE.

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.

Entrepreneurship Runs Deep In SoCal, As Even Monks Go Into E-Commerce

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In one more example of why Southern California has become a hotbed for new, technology-based startups, a group of local Benedictine monks in Valyermo--just north of Los Angeles near Palmdale--apparently has its own, hot e-commerce startup, MonksInk.com. Monks are better known for selling things like beer , cheese , and honey. READ MORE>>.

GovX Gets $11.5M For E-Commerce Efforts

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San Diego-based GovX , which operates an online, e-commerce site specifically serving active, reserve and veteran U.S. Military, law enforcement, fire, emergency rescue, and government employees, has raised $11.5M in combined Series A and B funding. The funding was led by Alestra Ltd. The company says it has now raised $21M in funding.