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Float Selected For E-commerce Accelerator, Commerce.Innovated

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Los Angeles-based mobile credit startup Float , which is developing an iOS app to provide credit to consumers, has been selected as part of the commerce-focused startup accelerator Commerce.Innovated.

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

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Los Angeles�as the center of the entertainment industry�has begun to adopt a new role as the center of online video in recent years�and has also with the e-commerce industry and expertise here from the technology industry.

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. The startup--which is backed by Idealab--said the effort will help Pasadena area merchants increase revenues and help communicate and reward customers of their businesses.

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. Amazon recently announced that it would be adding 100,000 temporary workers to help deal with its projected holiday crush, a 25% increase over its 80,000 seasonal hires in 2014.

Enrou: Combining Causes and Commerce To Help Improve The World

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Los Angeles-based Enrou (www.enrou.co) thinks it has a way--by connecting people with products that also help support international development and causes, via its own online marketplace. They were doing great work, but they had no e-commerce or marketing team to get them out there.

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

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Los Angeles-based Sidevision (www.sidevision.com) has developed a set of tools--aimed at content creators, multi-channel networks (MCNs), and others--to help connect online videos with e-commerce. We also helped launch a company Pluto.TV. We helped them at an early stage.

Uncovet, Backed by Science, Launches E-Commerce Service

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Uncovet says its site helps map a shopper's "style graph", and provide discounts and tailored shopping recommendations to users. The new site helps shoppers fine sought after fashions at a discount, and also provides discounts to users who influence their friends. Uncovet joins such sites as Wittlebee, DollarShaveClub, and MeUndies on the e-commerce side of Science Inc's portfolio.

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. Sellbot helps online sellers sell through multiple platforms. Over $50,000 in prize money.

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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 Commerce had $78M in fiscal 2013 year sales, according to United Stationers. commerce united stationers merger acquisition ecommerce tools equipment outdoors home

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. According to Pepperjam, it has licensed RingRevenue's call performance platform, to help provide their retail, lead generation and search management clients with call-based campaigns. pepperjam ringrevenue affiliate marketing commerce advertising online call paypercal

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat

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Well, Los Angeles-based KarmaGoat (www.karmagoat.com) has figured out a way to help people get rid of those unwanted items they have--and provide those proceeds to charity. That gift of livestock can help families out of extreme poverty.

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PC Mall Opens Daily Deals Site

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PC Mall said that its focus with OnSale is helping provide long term profitability and satisfaction to its merchant partners. onsale daily deals groupon livingsocial advertising group deal commerce local

Is Technology Crucial for Innovation?

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Today, the Puget Sound region is home to intense, interconnected innovation clusters that are continuing to pioneer in information technology, the cloud, e-commerce, gaming, data science, sensors, global health (including health metrics), neuroscience, 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 said the acquisition will help complement the firm's existing products, and also help it gain marketing and manufacturing capabilities in the personalized gifting space.

Zoovy Launches Amazon Automatic Pricing Tool

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Carlsbad-based Zoovy , the e-commerce software firm run by Brian Horakh, said this week that it has launched a new Amazon Repricing Engine, a software tool which helps e-commerce retailers automatically raise or lower their product pricing on Amazon.com, based on their competitor's prices. commerce retailer retail pricing amazon software ecommerce zoovy

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 both allows fans to pick up past crates--which are usually one-off, limited time items--and appears to be aimed at helping Loot Crate unload merchandise where orders did not match exactly with production numbers.

Zaarly, Started From LA Startup Weekend, Goes Live

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Zaarly , a startup founded by Bo Fishback and Eric Koester at the event, has opened up its mobile marketplace, which helps connects buyers and sellers using mobile phones. zaarly startup weekend mobile marketplace buyers sellers commerceA startup which was spawned out of the LA Startup Weekend in February has gone live, according to the founders of LA Startup Weekend.

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PC Mall Expands Into Deals Of The Day

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OnSale said it had approximately 81 people working on the effort, and claimed that its expertise and experience in the online e-commerce space would help it in its effort. onsale pcmall retailer commerce daily deals groupon livingsocial coupon local hyperlocal deal

TZ Startup Hot Seat | Adam Kanner CEO of ScoreBig [Invites]

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I heard a lot of pitches from companies hoping to help us at the NBA solve this problem, but none of them directly addressed the issue without risking the brand of our teams and the cannibalization of full priced tickets.

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.

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

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Top CEO’s, entrepreneurs, technology gurus, venture capitalists and executives will be looking at the tech ecosystem from different perspectives, including e-commerce, enterprise software, digital media and consumer technologies.”

Game of Drones: Behind the Effort to Forge a New E-Commerce Frontier

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Walmart’s been investing heavily in its e-commerce capabilities — too heavily for some investors’ tastes , in fact — in an effort to make up ground on Amazon and Google , both of which are already deep into the drone development process.

Global Village Concerns Gets Debt Funding For E-commerce Platform

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San Diego-based Global Village Concerns , which provides an online service which helps school with their branding and marketing--via online e-commerce shops with branded merchandise and gear--has raised ar round of debt funding. Global Village Concerns develops an online, e-commerce platform and social tools which help K-12 schools with branding, merchandising, products, and more, all of which go to help raise money for those schools or causes.

How to Get Your E-commerce Site Noticed In A Global Market

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As the Internet continues to become populated with e-commerce sites, it’s becoming more and more difficult to generate web traffic, leads, and ultimate the sales for your website. When successfully set up, e-commerce stores can immediately grab visitors, leads, and sales.

EAT Club To The Rescue! | L.A. Launch Means Better Workplace Lunch

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companies have the chance to experience this innovative e-commerce food service by experiencing personalized food options at scale. Apps & Software Business Culture ACE Commerce customer Designers e-commerce EAT Club Enterprise Environment food options Google L.A.

Onestop Internet Names New VP

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Los Angeles-baesd Onestop Internet , which provides outsourced fulfillment and technology for brands and their e-commerce efforts, said Wednesday that it has named Denise Wallen-Grant as its new Vice President of Planning, Merchandising, and Allocation. OneStop helps brands launch their own e-commerce sites, handling everything from the e-commerce software and design to actually shipping product and dealing with customer service.

The Disappearing Face Of Mainstream Retailing Setting

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A single click can help you browse over a store’s website for the products you need. And then fast forward to the 1990s-2013, we enter into the digital culture or e-commerce frontier.

Social Search – What Entrepreneur Needs To Know

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It is no secret that Pinterest and other social commerce sites have begun to dial in the commerce equation. Search Meets Social = Commerce. How do you see Brand and Commerce coinciding on social sites such as Pinterest?

How Startups are Locking Down Payment Security

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With the world economy taking a global hit worth tens of billions, new businesses may be the answer to help boost card protection. SecurionPay is one example of how startups are helping to ensure payment security for business and customers.

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. The monks say they use the e-commerce cash flow to fund repair of its living quarters and to help with charitable ministries.

Pawn Shops Finally Go Digital, Helping Underbanked Find Quick Cash

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The lack of technology and innovation in the pawn industry isn’t a deliberate choice, but comes from the large number of small, independent shops that lack the financial and technical resources to build a custom e-commerce platform.

Hello Music Travels Back to Vintage

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They’re continuing their trend of ever-going efforts to help artists receive the best deals and opportunities on the market. With these one-of-a-kind vintage offerings, Hello Music will continue to disrupt and redefine the e-commerce world for not only musicians but music retailers across. Arts & Entertainment News Retail & Consumers Startup e-commerce Hello Music Hello Music Vintage musicWho hasn’t wanted to rock out on a 1966 Fender Guitar?

TeleSign Links With Telefonica To Reduce Payment Fraud

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Los Angeles-based two-factor authentication and mobile identity services provider TeleSign said today that it has inked an agreement with Telefonica , which will help address account security and fraud prevention for enterprises and service providers in financial services, e-commerce, cloud and social media. TeleSign, which is led by serial entrepreneur Steve Jillings, powers many of the phone verification systems used by major Internet services and e-commerce providers.

Quarterly and Science Inc.: Making Sense of Influencer Marketing and Ecommerce

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The two have a long history in the subscription area, so we though tit would be intersting to hear from Quarterly's CEO, Zach Frechette and Science's co-founder, Mike Jones to hear more about how the two are hoping to work together to expand the use of influencer marketing in e-commerce.

DoubleBeam Buys GoPago

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Pasadena-based payment services provider DoubleBeam said Friday that it has acquired GoPago , a provider of e-commerce solutions for merchants and mobile payment products. DoubleBeam said that the deal will help it deliver a turnkey mobile commerce platform that includes an integrated POS system. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. The deal comes after incorrect rumors that GoPago was being acquired by Amazon.

Building an E-commerce Business - Startups Uncensored #11

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This month’s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Building an E-commerce Business”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation talking about the strategies, tactics, and challenges of building and growing online properties through E-commerce.

DoubleBeam Takes On Mobile Rebates

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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. Pasadena-based DoubleBeam , the provider of mobile payment and related technology led by Ted Tekippe, said last week that it has launched a new mobile rebate product for retailers. The company said its technology is white labeled, and typically is embedded into a brand''s mobile or web experience.

Interview with Jerry Jao, Retention Science

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That's exactly what Retention Science (www.retentionscience.com), the latest firm out of the MuckerLab acceleartor, helps e-commerce companies do. Jerry Jao, the CEO of Retention Science, tells us how the firm is using big data to help e-commerce firms convert more customers.

Retention Science Debuts Retention Score

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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. Retention Science said its new score helps businesses predict customers are likely to churn or unsubscribe, and also provides campaign recommendations that the business can take actions on to improve its customer retention.

How An Acquisition Is Helping Wittlebee Break Into The Clothing Industry

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We caught up with Sean to learn more about the acquisition, and how the buy of Cottonseed is one of the things helping the firm break into the closed and protective clothing industry. Working with them, they helped us as the business grew.