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Yahoo Acquires Lexity, An Ecommerce Service for Small Businesses

Yahoo Acquires Lexity, An Ecommerce Service for Small Businesses

Founded by a former Yahoo search and advertising executive, the startup is Marissa Mayer's 19th purchase for the tech giant.
Online Startup Fab Sued for Copyright Infringement, 'Unfair' Competition

Online Startup Fab Sued for Copyright Infringement, 'Unfair' Competition

The suit comes on the heels of a $150 million fundraising round and coincides with layoffs.
The Royal Baby Bubble: How Businesses Cope With Short-Lived Demand

The Royal Baby Bubble: How Businesses Cope With Short-Lived Demand

With some savvy planning, business owners can make a profit from major news events.
Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online

Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online

The plan is to expand the ecommerce site internationally.

Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Competitors That Also Help Deliver the Goods

Once a successful crowdfunding campaign ends, the pressure is on for entrepreneurs to make good on their promises. These platforms can help.
International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

Consumers are increasingly looking to buy goods across international borders, both to save money and to gain access to a greater variety of items.

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.
EBay's 3-Year Comeback and Why PayPal Needs to Move Offline

EBay's 3-Year Comeback and Why PayPal Needs to Move Offline

The company's stock is the highest it has been in nearly a decade, and has the potential to go even higher.
A Fitness Studio Makes Full-Court Social Press

A Fitness Studio Makes Full-Court Social Press

South Carolina's Pure Barre is using social media to expand from workout to a lifestyle brand.

Businesses to Begin Selling on Yelp

The website known for its listings and reviews of local businesses is set to become an ecommerce platform.
A Salon's Social Media Highlights

A Salon's Social Media Highlights

Indiana's G Michael Salon uses makeover photos and staffer bios to shape its Twitter and Facebook feeds.
Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Said to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Said to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

Read about how social networks are helping brick-and-mortar stores, why WeHeartIt might be the next Pinterest, chat rooms on Facebook and more social-media news.
The Rise of Online Entrepreneurs: Ecommerce By the Numbers (Infographic)

The Rise of Online Entrepreneurs: Ecommerce By the Numbers (Infographic)

With online sales growing, more entrepreneurs are breaking into ecommerce. Here's a look at this thriving industry.
A Restaurant Built (and Rebuilt) With Customer Loyalty

A Restaurant Built (and Rebuilt) With Customer Loyalty

Tapping its social-media following helped this Brooklyn restaurant survive after a hurricane.
Square Creates 'Square Market,' an Ecommerce Service for Businesses

Square Creates 'Square Market,' an Ecommerce Service for Businesses

The popular mobile-transactions startup now offers a way for companies to sell things online, too.
Yelp Helps Small Businesses Turn Visitors Into Buyers, for a Fee

Yelp Helps Small Businesses Turn Visitors Into Buyers, for a Fee

The popular review site introduces a new service that enables users to make transactions through their pages.
Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle

Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle

How a children's clothing company stood out in social commerce, catching the eye of prominent investors.
From Facebook to Foot Traffic: Building a Bakery's Social Network

From Facebook to Foot Traffic: Building a Bakery's Social Network

Giveaways and user-submitted photos helped this Michigan cupcake shop increase its Facebook engagement.
How to Go Mobile on a Budget

How to Go Mobile on a Budget

Michael Schneider, CEO of Mobile Roadie, offers tips for small businesses looking to take their businesses mobile.
Ecommerce Basics: 10 Questions to Ask When Creating an Online Store

Ecommerce Basics: 10 Questions to Ask When Creating an Online Store

A quick guide to selling goods on the internet, from promoting your site and products to handling payments and returns.

How Soko Is Looking to Empower Women Entrepreneurs Around the World

Three young women entrepreneurs are looking to disrupt the traditional export supply chain through a first-of-its-kind mobile marketplace for artisans.

Taking on LinkedIn, News Corp. Is Planning a Social Network of Its Own

The coming launch of the 'WSJ Profile' social site, the arrival of sponsored posts on Tumblr, the value of a Google+ referral and more social-media news.
Emerging Players in Tech-Fashion Innovation

Emerging Players in Tech-Fashion Innovation

Think creating the next iPhone is tough? Try making the perfect pocket or purse to hold one.
New Service Aims to Simplify Ecommerce Payments

New Service Aims to Simplify Ecommerce Payments

Ribbon allows for one-click payments via any user platform.
From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.

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