Learn more about digital commerce and social media on Feb. 7, 2012 at the Social Commerce Summit. Meet leaders in the space and boost your ROI and market knowledge.In 2009, Robert Moore and Jake Stein put together a working prototype of their now profitable startup, RJMetrics. RJMetrics is a business intelligence software company that plugs into everything from Oracle to Google Analytics.
mass-market, mass-merchandise online retailer thatpeople will actually pay to join, it needs tobe an "everything store" just like Amazon. And that's not easy."If they think that partnering with Jet will help them sell inventory that they otherwise wouldn't have sold, then they'll do it. But they've been investing in their own assets in fulfillment and ecommerce.
It's hard to imagine a company keeping its normal operations when faced with the sudden death of its CEO — but that's exactly what SurveyMonkey had to go through when its much respected CEO Dave Goldberg unexpectedly passed away in May.
Men's short-shorts may seem like an unlikely product for an ecommerce startup. But for Chubbies cofounders Kyle Hency, Rainer Castillo, Preston Rutherford, and Tom Montgomery, it was the most natural thing in the world to start a company based around retro-inspired shorts.
Szulczewski doesn't want or need any. When we first reached out to Szulczewski in December 2014, Szulczewski wrote that he was "both humbled and a bit surprised" to find himself on Business Insider's radar since both he and the company "try to keep a very low profile."Maybe you haven'theard of the five-year-old e-commerce startup, Wish. But all the major e-commerce players have.
The Journal reports that Jet hasn't closed the round of funding, which could be as much as $550 million when it's finally complete. Fidelity is in talks to contribute a $90 million investment, leading the round.And it sounds like Jet needs the new cash infusion.The startup is bleeding money.
Uber, the ride-hailing app, seems capable of the impossible: fighting City Hall and winning.In its recent tussle with the City of New York, the company emerged victorious after an all-out media blitz against Mayor Bill de Blasio, who proposed and then dropped a plan to cap the number of cars that on-demand ride companies could put the road.
We have reached Peak Amazon, or perhaps Prime Amazon, David Streitfeld reports.The e-commerce company beloved by Wall Street for its fast-growing ways did something completely out of character in the second quarter: It made a profit.It was only $92 million, practically a rounding error for Google or Apple.
It has been some time since Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, has spent big to add a promising start-up to her company’s portfolio. On Friday, she broke out the checkbook.Yahoo paid close to $200 million for Polyvore, an online social shopping and style site, according to two people briefed on the deal.
For many young companies, the potential of being valued at $2.9 billion by Wall Street investors would be a good thing. But when you already have been valued by private investors at $6 billion — at least on paper — it might be a bit of a comedown.
Sometime in the not-so-distant future, getting a checkup will be very different. When the doctor writes down your symptoms, it will be cross-checked with others in your area, making it easier to identify outbreaks and epidemics sooner. If you complain of shortness of breath, your phone’s heart rate monitor will instantly report how well your heart has functioned over the last month.
Remember the fairly well-received movie Watchmen ? The adaptation of Alan Moore's influential graphic novel, long thought to be impossible to turn into a movie? Well, we might be getting another visit to that superhero universe, and in the much better fitting format of a TV drama.
On the first day back to work after the death of Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey, employees at the Silicon Valley company gathered to mourn, Quentin Hardy writes.“Let’s be upfront,” Bennett Porter, the head of marketing communications, said at the hastily called companywide meeting. “This is going to hurt. Everyone is going to cry. It is only the start.
Hulu has ordered a 30 minute pilot episode for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s ‘Future Man’ comedy, it has been announced. The comedy is said to follow the likes of a janitor who cleans up during the day, and who plays as a world-ranked gamer at night. Neither of those are central to the storyline, however.
When it comes to home networks, I always prefer a wired internet connection over WiFi. When you’ve got a bunch of unmarked cables hidden behind the walls, you need all the help you can get. I’m not an IT professional, but I thought I’d add the Fluke Networks LinkSprinter to my “bag of tricks” when it came time to complete the Ethernet wiring in my recently remodeled home.
LONDON — European venture capital is going through a shake-up.As the region’s tech companies like Spotify, the music-streaming service, and King Digital, the maker of the Candy Crush franchise, have become global names, a series of new venture funds have sprouted in search of the next generation of European start-ups.
SEATTLE — Typically, tech entrepreneurs come up with start-up ideas and bring them to investors for money. A new investment firm in Seattle, backed by from some prominent names in technology and venture capital, plans to come up with start-up ideas on its own.The firm, Pioneer Square Labs, calls itself a “start-up studio” and on Thursday announced that it has raised $12.