Tag: e-commerce

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Online used car marketplace CarGurus skyrockets in stock market debut

Used auto marketplace site CarGurus came from under the radar to bring home a big payday for investors in its initial public offering on Thursday. The Boston-based startup’s stock soared as high as 80 percent from an already higher-than-expected base price of $16 before dipping later in the day. By market close, its market cap…

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Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin

 Token sales, also called ICOs, are the new normal when it comes to early stage cash. Originally envisioned as a way to create new and unique rails for payments, customer interaction, and peer-to-peer networking the token is now both an integral part of most companies and a great way to fund a great (or awful)…

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Traaqr connects your online identity with your real one

 Traaqr, a St. Louis-based company, has just announced the launch of their interesting and clever new service. Essentially the system connects online interactions with real world customer service representatives, ensuring accurate attribution when someone goes from your website to your phone bank. Created by entrepreneurs Brian Handrigan, Jeff Linihan, and RJ Jones, the company has…

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Amazon just launched 6 new gadgets and none was over $150

 In the year of the $1000 iPhone Amazon just announced a scattering of new gadgets and none cost more than $150. Essentially, Amazon said “screws the margins” and are selling everything as cheap as possible. This race to the bottom is Amazon’s standard operating procedure. The company did it with Kindles e-readers and again with…

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ipsy launches its beauty product e-commerce business Shopper as hit hits 3M subscribers

 ipsy, a subscription service that delivers a collection of products to its users every month, has spent the last six years building up a community with millions of people obsessed with beauty products. And now that the company has more than 3 million subscribers — with a $10 per month subscription cost — it’s ready…

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Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder

 The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the crypto. In short, he believes what interviewer Naval Ravikant called “brain virus” is the true future of security and economics and, with the right incentives, Ethereum can replace things like credit card networks and even gaming servers. Buterin separates the world into two kinds of…

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It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto

 The private data of 143 million Equifax “customers” is now available for download. Have no doubt: This means you will be hacked. This means your SIM card can be spoofed. This means someone will try to get into your email and online accounts. This means someone will try to open a credit card in your…

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Pre-owned jewelry marketplace TrueFacet now sells brand-new bling

 Since launching in 2014, TrueFacet has emerged as the go-to place for fans of high-end jewelry and watches to find quality pre-owned merchandise for sale online. Now, after establishing itself as a trusted source for some of the most popular jewelry brands, those companies have turned to TrueFacet to help sell their goods directly to consumers….