eCommerce

  • Smartzer Zips Up $400k To Make Fashion Videos Shoppable

    Smartzer Zips Up $400k To Make Fashion Videos Shoppable

    UK b2b startup Smartzer, which was founded back in December 2012, has pulled in $400,000 in angel funding to launch a fashion-focused video tagging tech that’s designed to make look book, catwalk and other fashion video content shoppable. Read More

  • Delivery Hero Buys Brazil’s Subdelivery As It Beefs Up In Asia And LatAm

    Delivery Hero Buys Brazil’s Subdelivery As It Beefs Up In Asia And LatAm

    Delivery Hero, the startup that is now valued at over $1 billion and is raising a lot of cash to compete heavily against the likes of Just-Eat and FoodPanda in the food delivery market outside the U.S., is adding another acquisition to its list as it focuses on growth in Latin America and Asia. It has acquired Subdelivery, an online delivery service based in Brazil. Subdelivery’s… Read More

  • Moonfrye Debuts Its Latest App, A Party Planning Mobile Shop Called P.S. XO

    Moonfrye Debuts Its Latest App, A Party Planning Mobile Shop Called P.S. XO

    Moonfrye, the family oriented startup best known as the company co-founded by former child star Soleil Moon Frye (aka TV’s “Punky Brewster”) has officially launched its second product, P.S. XO. Now available on the iPhone and iPad, the P.S. XO app allows consumers to take care of party planning activities directly from their mobile phone or tablet, including things like… Read More

  • Bark & Co. Debuts Its First E-Commerce Site With Doggie Destination BarkShop

    Bark & Co. Debuts Its First E-Commerce Site With Doggie Destination BarkShop

    Bark & Co., the company behind a series of doggie-themed services, including subscription-based goodie boxes (BarkBox), vets-on-demand (BarkCare, on hold), a content site (BarkPost), and mobile apps (BarkBuddy, BarkCam) has now rolled out its next doggie destination with the launch of e-commerce site BarkShop. The online shop features a variety of dog products, including toys, treats… Read More

  • Apple Patent On The NFC Mechanics Of Apple Pay Details Its Inner Workings

    Apple Patent On The NFC Mechanics Of Apple Pay Details Its Inner Workings

    Apple has applied for a patent (via AppleInsider) related to its new Apple Pay mobile payment system, and within the document, it goes into detail about how the near field communication between the phone and the payment terminal at participating stores works. Essentially, it explains in more technical and specific terms what Apple talked about on stage at its iPhone 6 event in September… Read More

  • WePay Launches WePay Clear, A Stripe Competitor With Fraud Protection Built In

    WePay Launches WePay Clear, A Stripe Competitor With Fraud Protection Built In

    WePay – a startup from Palo Alto that competes against the likes of PayPal by providing payment services for marketplaces, crowdfunding platforms and other sites that enable online transactions between third-party buyers and sellers — is taking on another payments juggernaut, Stripe, with the launch of a new product. WePay Clear is a white-label, API-based service that… Read More

  • This Is The New Squarespace

    This Is The New Squarespace

    Squarespace has just announced a brand new version of its product called Squarespace 7. Obviously, the interface of the service (which gives users a full suite of site publishing/e-commerce tools) looks quite a bit different, but it’s the new features that really add a lot of value. For instance, Squarespace 7 now offers a side-by-side view for the interface and the content, letting… Read More

  • Boku Buys Germany’s Mopay In Carrier Billing Consolidation, Covering 5B Users

    Boku Buys Germany’s Mopay In Carrier Billing Consolidation, Covering 5B Users

    Boku — the U.S.-based startup that enables consumers to pay for goods on their phones by charging directly on to their phone bills or deducting from available phone credits — is today announcing it is acquiring Germany-based Mopay, one of its biggest competitors. The companies are not disclosing the financial terms of the purchase – we are still trying to find out and… Read More

  • eBay To Host Live Art Auctions On New Site

    eBay To Host Live Art Auctions On New Site

    In July, eBay announced a partnership with noted auction house Sotheby’s to help bring its inventory of art, antiques and collectibles online via a new live auction format with real-time bidding. At the time, eBay said Sotheby’s was the “anchor tenant” to trial this new format on eBay.com. Today, the company is expanding on these earlier efforts with a number of… Read More

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