Amazon takes on Etsy with a new shop featuring handcrafted items for weddings

Amazon this morning staked another claim in the billion-dollar wedding industry with the launch of a new Wedding Shop dedicated to sales of handcrafted items, including décor, invitations, gifts, je

Handmade, Amazon’s Etsy rival, expands into Europe

Amazon continues to try to turn the screws on its competition through its scale, and now it’s the turn of Handmade, the e-commerce giant’s marketplace for arts and crafts that competes mo

Pinkoi, A Marketplace For Independent Designers In Asia, Raises $9M And Launches English Site

When I moved to Taiwan in 2007, I was struck by the large number of independent designers in the city—and how hard it was to find them. Most only sold at weekend craft markets and their online prese

If You Can Think It, You Can Buy It: Makeably Debuts A Marketplace For Custom-Made Goods

Love <a target="_blank" href="http://www.etsy.com">Etsy</a>, but looking for something even more unique? <a target="_blank" href="http://makeably.com/">Makeably</a>, a new marketplace for custom-made

SushiDisk USB stick/cell phone strap

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/sushi_usb_3-620x465.jpg" /> Tokyo-based gadget maker <a href="http://www.solidalliance.com/cgi-bin/world/world.cgi">Solid Alliance</a>

Meet the CatBar, a hand-made and very odd-looking USB stick

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/kyoto_cat_bar_1.jpg" /> The term "hand-made" is probably one of the last things you would think of when it comes to USB sticks. But not