Business

NYC

AddThis’s Peggy Fry to Join Wedding Startup Loverly as President and COO

By | Jul 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Loverly, the wedding startup that offers brides an online platform to plan every aspect of their wedding, announced today that Peggy Fry will join the team and take on the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. First reported by TechCrunch, founder and CEO Kellee Khalil…

Ecommerce

Chicago

Foxtrot Adds Another Dimension to On-Demand Food and Beverage Delivery

By | Jul 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Too many choices leads to analysis paralysis.  This is one reason why curation is king at the moment (move over, content). Consumers want to leave at least some of the decision making to those who know better and then choose from the best of the best….

Android

Toronto

Slyce Raises $12M for Its Image Recognition Shopping Technology

By | Jun 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm

This morning, the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce announced that it has raised $12 million in its most recent round of funding. The round was led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. With this latest financing, the company has raised a total of a little more than $27 million….

Business

Boston

Boston Cybersecurity Company BioCatch Raises $10M Series A

By | Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

It was announced this morning that the Boston-based cybersecurity company BioCatch has raised $10 million in a Series A round of financing. The round was led by Blumberg Capital and OurCrowd, with existing investors participating in the raise. BioCatch provides behavioral authentication and threat detection…

Business

NYC

NYC’s Bindo Raises $1.8M Seed Round Led by Gary Vaynerchuck

By | Jun 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

Bindo, a NYC-based retail startup that offers a Cloud-based checkout system and tools to simply the way merchants manage inventory and customer relationships, announced yesterday that it has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by Gary Vaynerchuck, Metamorphic Ventures, and…

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San Diego

Piggyback is Crowdsourcing Drivers to Provide On-Demand, Same-Day Item Shipping

By | Jun 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Have you ever ordered something online and came close to opting for picking it up in-store? Convenient, yes; however, sometimes it’s just easier to wait several days to get the item delivered directly to us. Regardless of whether some of us are Type-As or…

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Pittsburgh

What is the Clothing Genome Project, and What Does it Mean for Our Shopping Experience?

By | May 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Shopping for clothes can be a fun experience – but it can also be hell on Mother Earth. While it’s definitely fun to browse around looking for some cute things to potentially wear, it’s frustrating when you’re really only looking for something more specific…

Announcements

Target is Investing $100 Million to Bring Smart Credit Card to Customers

By | Apr 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

It looks like it took the hacking of 40 million credit and debit cards of Target customers to push one of the country’s largest retailers to implement safer technology for payments. Target announced that it plans to start having the option of a chip-based credit…

Business

Miami

Miami’s LiveNinja Partners with IMRSV to Bring Emotion Recognition Technology to Online Shopping

By | Apr 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

Just last month, Miami-based LiveNinja launched Katana, their real-time video chat platform aimed at developing better understanding and closer relationships between businesses and their customers. This morning, the company announced that it has partnered with NYC’s IMRSV to add emotion recognition technology to Katana, providing an additional…

Ecommerce

DC

Come for the Fashion, Stay for the Fun: STYLECABLE to Launch in DC with a Pop-Up Party

By | Apr 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

Need some new clothes for the spring season? Tired of the hackneyed designs you’re finding in DC clothing retailers and department stores? Want to try on original pieces while getting treated to an open bar? Then come out to STYLECABLE’s pop-up shop and launch party this…

Android

NYC

Get Alcohol Delivered to Your Door in an Hour: NYC’s THIRSTIE is Coming to Chicago & Los Angeles

By | Apr 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Ever been too busy to go out and buy the alcohol for a house party you’re hosting, or simply been too lazy to do anything about it? Why not have some bottles of wine or vodka or whatever else delivered straight to your apartment?…

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Los Angeles

Quarterly Closes in on 50 Curators as Site Gets Cooler by the Second (or Quarter!)

By | Apr 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Imagine getting home from a long day at work, after a traffic-jam-infused commute, to find a neatly selected care package from the ever-so-“Happy” Pharrell Williams, or the “bizarre” Andrew Zimmern, or human daredevil Tim Ferriss. I mean, how cool would that be!?! Well, if…

Business

How Machine Learning Can Improve Customer Interaction

By | Apr 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

The one thing most businesses strive for is to make sure their customers are happy. In the past, the approach to this was fairly simple, engaging the customer through cheerful face-to-face interaction and seeing to all their needs personally. But as technology advances, more…

Ecommerce

DC

Get Inspired by these Global Innovators

By | Apr 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

The global marketplace has gotten a lot more crowded in the digital age. Fifty years ago, small businesses were able to access international markets indirectly as part of the supply chains of large multinational companies, but direct engagement was often limited to those firms…

Amazon

Toronto

Can Slyce Take Down Amazon Flow in Image Recognition Shopping?

By | Apr 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

It’s weird to think about now, but just a few years ago, the technology behind things like Google Glass still seemed unlikely to most of us — heck, even the functions of which our smartphones are now capable would’ve been deemed flukes in the…

Business

Baltimore

Greg Cangialosi Named CEO of MissionTix, Hopes to Take it Back to Startup Roots

By | Apr 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

Baltimore-based MissionTix announced Tuesday that it has named Greg Cangialosi as CEO. MissionTix provides an online ticketing platform and consumer portal for events, concerts, and fundraisers, and Cangialosi plans to bring new ideas, technology innovation, and cutting-edge analytics to the team. “Our goal is…

Business

5 Trends Driving e-Commerce in 2014

By | Feb 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm

At this year’s Super Bowl, fans instantly knew where to go to buy that hot dog or grab a t-shirt, thanks to the NFL’s massive location-based marketing campaign. The league installed wireless transmitters throughout the stadium and Times Square that interacted with fans’ smartphones,…