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E-commerce’s Changing Landscape | Customization

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Retail therapy has long been a rich country’s rite of passage. Or rather, nudged store-fronts to question their position.

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.

CreatorUp Links You With Top Filmakers & YouTube Creators To Make Awesome Web Series

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And our network of filmmaker and entertainment industry colleagues allow us to recruit top teachers who are leaders in the web world.

Group: California Internet Tax Bill Will Harm California Web Businesses


California's move yesterday to tax out-of-state, e-commerce retailers, will cause "immediate devastating loss of income" to web-based business in California, says a group focused on the affiliate marketing industry. Among firms which have cut off their affiliates as of last night is e-commerce giant

Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology


The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !

Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood, LA Tech Summit, and Idea to Screen | Why You Need to Attend Any or All

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Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or building a startup. The intersection of entertainment and technology has been a long time coming.

The Disappearing Face Of Mainstream Retailing Setting

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And then fast forward to the 1990s-2013, we enter into the digital culture or e-commerce frontier. Relieved? Photo by tragrpx via Pixabay.

IT Department and Web Teams | Who Does What Now?

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IT Departments and Web Teams are not synonymous. Web Teams are necessary to running websites and applications. Roles. Responsibilities.

7 Steps Online Companies Can Take to Manage Sales Tax Exposure


States have been fighting to collect sales taxes from online retailers since the dawn of the e-commerce age.

How Startups are Locking Down Payment Security

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Business Startups e-commerce fraud Payments SecurityFraud – especially card fraud – is a major blight on societies across the world.

E-commerce’s changing Landscape: Customization

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Up 33% this year, according to the Washington Post, online commerce is trending upwards from $175 billion in 2007 to a projection of $335 billion in 2012 (Forrester Research). The timed-sales model of Gilt Groupe and Haute Look alike, has gained popularity in the last few years and perhaps the forefront of a movement to the web.

How OneStop Internet Is Powering Ecommerce For Brands


If e-commerce isn''t your main line of business, how do you get a handle on all of that? Who are your ideal customers and market? Thanks! Links To E-Commerce Payment Providers


Los Angeles-based is furthering its focus on online stories, saying today that it has linked its product to the e-commerce payment systems for Pro Merchant, Yahoo Merchant, Google Checkout, and Paypal. The new additions come on top of an existing push by to cater to eBay merchants. READ MORE>>.

Web Analytics and Customer Behavior

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One of the challenges of using Web analytics techniques to improve a site's performance is that Web analytics can only measure what's there - not what's missing. Both sites needed to make adjustments that put their Web sites on the path that consumers normally follow when making purchases. Adds Free E-Commerce Sites For Affiliates


Aliso Viejo-based , the online e-commerce retailer, said today that it will provide free web site hosting of e-commerce sites as part of a new, turnkey tool for developing affiliate e-commerce sites. said the new tool is available in beta to a "select" number of its Commission Junction partners.

How Kidworth Is Spurring Kids To Become Entrepeneurs, with Rudy DeFelice


They don't know who is running Exxon Mobile or Coca Cola, but can name five to ten web startup founders who have really affected their lives.

FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service


Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , the e-commerce and payment processing software firm headed by Dan Engel, said this week that it has launched a new online subscription management and payment service called SaaSy. Engel said that the service is aimed at SaaS and Web 2.0 READ MORE>>.

DoubleBeam Takes On Mobile Rebates


The company said its technology is white labeled, and typically is embedded into a brand''s mobile or web experience. Doublebeam''s technology helps retailers, e-commerce sites, and others support payment by e-check, which generally have much lower transaction costs than credit and debit cards. READ MORE>>.

Yowza Acquired by Spindle

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Los Angeles-based  Yowza , the developer of a mobile coupon and deals app, which was backed by comedian Wayne Brady, the Tech Coast Angels, the Pasadena Angels, and others, has been acqurieed by mobile commerce software provider Spindle. Read the story. Tweet Tweet.

Oh Yeah, That Powerful Computer In My Pocket Is Also A Phone


People continue to surf the web to gather information when making a considered purchase. 140 Years Old And Still Kicking. Share and Enjoy.

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Dropoff Brings Same Day, On-Demand Delivery Services To LA


Dropoff's platform includes web and mobile ordering capability, real-time tracking and confirmation of deliveries, an API for integration with e-commerce sites, and more. Dropoff , an on-demand, same day delivery startup, said today that it has launched its services in Los Angeles, as the first expansion of the startup into California.

Retention Science Debuts Retention Score


Los Angeles-based Retention Science , the developer of big data analytics software for online marketing, announced today that it has launched a new "Retention Score", which it bills as a Klout Score of e-commerce. The score allows online stores to see, at a glance, what their performance is with customer retention. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Jerry Jao, Retention Science


How to you better convert web visitors into customers? Jerry Jao: My cofounder and I have always been in the e-commerce industry. Thanks!

Advertising Automation Goes Well Beyond RTB

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RTB is just a protocol – like http is a protocol for the Web; it’s not a market – just like e-commerce sites are not an http company.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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Web Services, led by Amazon’s AWS, which reduced the costs a further 90%. Why Now? Changes in the Startup Ecosystem. What Next? Buzzfeed?

6 Top Trends For The Digital World In 2016

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Commerce noise has been replaced with talk of m-Commerce growth. commerce StartUps Challenge The Biggest Players. The large U.S.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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Commerce: What is less known is just how important LA is as a commerce hub. “There’s something going on in LA.” Booed.

Tealium Gets $1.1M


San Diego-based Tealium , a startup developing software which automatically loads tags onto web pages, said Tuesday that it has raised $1.1M in its Series A financing. READ MORE>>. tealium venture capital finance ecommerce tagging software analytics

ShareSquare Links With Amazon, Shopkick APIs


Los Angeles-based ShareSquare , the QR code marketing startup run by Matthias Galica, said Tuesday that it has linked its service to the e-commerce APIs from and Songkick. ShareSquare's QR code generation service makes it easy for marketers to create QR codes, linking them to online, HTML5 web apps. READ MORE>>.

White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire


The consortium is led by Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica College, and Pasadena Community College, and also includes partnerships with the, Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce''s Bixel-Exchange, Amazon Web Services, and JP Morgan Chase. READ MORE>>.

FindTheBest Snags Google, DoubleClick Vet As President


Yaghoubi was also an executive serving under O'Connor at DoubleClick, where he was Vice President of Global Media. READ MORE>>.

MashOn Gets $620K


Los Angeles-based MashOn , a firm providing web-based personalization and brand marketing services, has raised $620,000 in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Friday. MashOn develops web software, e-commerce tools, plus digital agency to clients; the firm says its has a team of 25 professionals.

NewEgg Wins Patent Suit


Alcatel-Lucent had filed suit in Texas over three patents, and had been lining up settlements from e-commerce retailers of its patents.

BuildFire Launches Platform For Instant Mobile App Creation


Newport Beach-based BuildFire said yesterday that it has released a new platform, aimed at helping businesses and nonprofits to easily create native smartphone, tablet, and web apps. BulidFire said its mobile app creation platform supports e-commerce capability, straming video, calendar integration, social features, and much more. Launches iPhone App


Aliso Viejo-based e-commerce retailer said today that it has launched a new app for the Apple iPhone, which includes barcode scanning features and speech recognition. The app also allows users to access product reviews and videos from's web site, along with other features. READ MORE>>.

Total Immersion Launches New Product


Los Angeles-based Total Immersion , the developer of augmented reality software headed by Bruno Uzzan, said Tuesday that it has launched a new e-commerce product called TryLive. The product uses web camera images and face recognition and tracking technology to overlay virtual images of products on e-commerce shoppers.

Why Facebook OpenGraph Will Work and Why To Hate It

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openly can’t stand OpenGraph. It’s the one feature that stuck with me the most from the F8 conference this past September. It’s Brilliant.

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EdgeCast Application Delivery Network Enters GA


The new service is focused on serving up web applications and dynamic customers for its customers. EdgeCast says the service is targeted at customized information portals, e-commerce applications, social media services who aren't able to cache their content at the edge. READ MORE>>. edgecast application delivery network caching

Koupon Kitty Launches Coupon Code Software


A new, online coupon software "bookmarklet" called Koupon Kitty --backed by Juvo Capital, the investment firm of Talmadge O'Neill and Harry Tsao--said it launched Wednesday, to help consumers find the best coupon codes for various e-commerce sites. READ MORE>>. koupon kitty bookmarklet browser software savings deals coupons code coupon

TeleSign Names New CEO


TeleSign provides such services as the text and phone login verification and other, related services to help e-commerce and other web services providers ensure people are who they seem to be when logging in, purchasing a product, or otherwise access those services. Miles also served at GM and ForgeRock. READ MORE>>.