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Politics/Government

How Major Tech Companies Are Standing Up for Net Neutrality

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

Simply put, net neutrality is good. It allows for free, un-throttled use of the internet across the board, while preventing internet service providers from creating paid fast lanes for specific content. It helps new companies compete with the big dogs and makes small startups…

Politics/Government

Tech Giants Rally the Internet to Save Net Neutrality on July 12

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Despite claims that erasing the laws protecting net neutrality will be good for business, every notable mind in the tech community has spoken out, in one way or another, to oppose those trying to do so. Well now, they’ve taken things a step forward, by…

Opinion/Analysis

Instead of eBay or Etsy, Start Your Own Online Store

By | Jan 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Lots of people now sell their own products on the web without owning their own ecommerce site. Thanks to open marketplaces like eBay, that can allow anybody to sell (almost) anything or create their own internal online shop, or Etsy, which allows people to…

Product Launch

Etsy Local Launches to Support Local Artisans and Merchants

By | Aug 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Etsy has become renowned as an ecommerce platform for independent artists and makers, a medium through which they can sell their handmade goods to people across the world – something that normally would be restricted to their local communities. But at Etsy, it’s all…

Product Launch

Chicago

Sell Across Multiple Channels with Newly Launched eSale Solutions

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In the ecommerce world, there are many businesses, makers, and merchants who want to broaden their market by selling across multiple online channels. And, where there is demand for multi-channel sales, there are services and platforms that exist to serve these merchants. A new player in…

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Product Launch

Los Angeles

Karma Launches Service to Avoid Sketchy Online Reviews

By | May 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Can we really trust the reviews we read on sites like Airbnb and Etsy? As costumers, why should we rely alone on other people’s opinions without making sure they are reliable sources? That’s the problem Los Angeles-based company Karma wants to solve. Karma aims to change how…

Women's issues

The Story of Etsy’s Success Is the Story of the Success of Women Entrepreneurs

By | May 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Last month, the Brooklyn, NY-based ecommerce platform Etsy debuted its IPO at a surprising $31 per share – nearly double the amount of its initial $16 pricing. And, while that on its own is a great achievement (especially for a company that has yet…

Opinion/Analysis

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Busy Entrepreneur

By | May 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Don’t panic, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Let me guess: you forgot to get your mother a gift! Don’t fret, there are plenty of options for mom that doesn’t require five days delivery or a trip to a busy mall. We have a few ideas…

Art

Twin Cities

BoomBoom Prints: A Marketplace of Art for Young Families

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

Not too long ago Ryan Broshar was looking, without success mind you, for nursery wall art to match a quilt made by his newborn’s grandmother. When he and his wife couldn’t find anything that fit their taste, Broshar decided that it was a problem…

Trends

Los Angeles

Loverly Launches Keyword-Based Bridal Collection

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Brides rejoice! Wedding planning just got more efficient, thanks to online data. Lover.ly, the online wedding planner guide for the working bride, unveiled today the “The Loverly Collection.”  A curated line of branded wedding products created based on Loverly’s proprietary data. The company partnered with…

Acquisition

NYC

Grand St. – “The Etsy of Electronics” – Was Just Acquired by Etsy

By | Apr 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Grand St., the creative technology marketplace that has been called the Etsy of electronics, today announced that Etsy has formally offered to buy their company. However, as both parties have explicitly noted, the deal is still subject to closing conditions before it’s finalized. As…

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Miami

Fish Indie Helps Etsy Artists Get Noticed

By | Dec 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

Etsy can be a maze for artists and customers alike.  On the artist’s, or shopkeeper’s side, it can be almost impossible to get their work to stand out in a flood of similar products (over two million new items per month are added to…

Fashion

NYC

From SoHo to Silicon Alley: Fashion World, Meet TheCools

By | Jul 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Attention fashionistas, designers, digital window shoppers and boutiques: a revolutionary new startup launched a couple of weeks ago for you. Take the visually sleek and elegant UI from Tumblr and mix it with the quirky e-commerce world of Etsy and you have TheCools. The…

Social Media

Chicago

Sell Your Items for Free on Pinterest in 2 Clicks

By | May 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Pinterest has millions of users, and some of them are looking to make a profit. Sellers routinely use it to showcase their own items: they set up an Etsy shop, for example, then “pin” their products. But a new service called Pin2Sell makes selling…

Events

San Francisco

Stitch Labs’ Willo O’Brien: “We Have Big Things Going On”

By | Mar 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Fresh off their announcement that they raised $1 Million in funding from True Ventures, Stitch Labs is poised for major growth – and success – both of which became evident after speaking with cofounder and VP of Marketing Willo O’Brien.  For all of us…

Social Media

SellSimply Opens Up T-Commerce: Buying and Selling on Twitter

By | Nov 29, 2011 at 10:30 am

With SellSimply’s Chirp, launched at the beginning of November, making a payment is as easy as a tweet: @SellSimply #pay @ThePayee $200 for [reason] The Portland-based startup also lets users purchase items or donate to charities by replying to tweets like the following: Donate…

Events

Chicago

Create Jewelry on the Go with Mobile App from MakerCraft

By | Sep 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Bored on the Metro during rush hour, sitting around at the dentist, or while waiting to meet a friend?  Here’s a fun twist on a mobile app that will keep you occupied: MakerCraft Jewelry lets you select from a collection of beads and charms…