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Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'
Freelancers

Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'

The site, which started out as a quirky, $5-a-pop freelance marketplace, has beefed up its offerings.
Laura Entis
Google, Barnes & Noble Just Made a Big Play in the 'Instant Gratification' Race
Ecommerce

Google, Barnes & Noble Just Made a Big Play in the 'Instant Gratification' Race

The two companies have teamed up to provide same-day book delivery, a move aimed squarely at Amazon.
Benjamin Kabin
Small Firms Spark Growth When They Plug Into Business Networks
Networking

Small Firms Spark Growth When They Plug Into Business Networks

Digital business networks introduce small firms to a universe of companies that otherwise wouldn't know they exist.
Chakib Bouhdary
5 Social-Media Tips to Enhance Your Marketing
Social Media Marketing

5 Social-Media Tips to Enhance Your Marketing

Struggling to make your digital strategy work? Try these tactics.
John Rampton
How to Ask Influencers for a Favor (And Actually Get It)
Relationship building

How to Ask Influencers for a Favor (And Actually Get It)

Everybody could use a little help from their friends but, sometimes, you need to make the friend who can help you that little bit.
David Rekuc
Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store
3-D printing

Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store

Customers can design and create their own products in a new online shop announced by the Seattle-based ecommerce giant today.
Catherine Clifford
Amazon Warns Losses Could Get Even Worse
Amazon

Amazon Warns Losses Could Get Even Worse

The online retail giant said it expects an operating loss of as much as $810 million for the current quarter, sharply below analysts' estimates.
5 Tips to Stand Out When Selling on an Online Marketplace
Ecommerce

5 Tips to Stand Out When Selling on an Online Marketplace

Sharpen your game as customers are becoming more knowledgeable and higher-quality goods are being sold online.
David Kalt
Facebook Pilots 'Buy' Button as Twitter Snaps Up Payments Startup CardSpring
Ecommerce

Facebook Pilots 'Buy' Button as Twitter Snaps Up Payments Startup CardSpring

The line between social network and ecommerce platform is looking increasingly blurred.
Geoff Weiss
A New Way to Pay Online: Visa Launches 'Visa Checkout'
Ecommerce

A New Way to Pay Online: Visa Launches 'Visa Checkout'

Visa's new product saves your card number and shipping information, allowing you to checkout online in just a few clicks.
Emily Price
LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay
Daily Deal Sites

LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay

Following widespread layoffs and evolving business models at the daily deals site, Thakar will succeed founder Tim O'Shaughnessy in August.
Geoff Weiss
Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses
Ecommerce

Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping.
Geoff Weiss
Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.'
If I Knew Then

Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.'

The fashion-retail founder explains why entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to veer off of the prescribed track, why it is okay for them to make mistakes and how founders should strive to be like Indiana Jones.
Nina Zipkin
Etsy CEO on Massive Expansion and Shaping the Future of New York Tech
Etsy

Etsy CEO on Massive Expansion and Shaping the Future of New York Tech

The e-commerce platform's new space in Brooklyn, NY is big news for small, local businesses.
Tanya Benedicto Klich