Ecommerce Industry Roundup Week of 12/5/11

The headlines that captured our attention last week in the digital space:

StumbleUpon Launches Major Redesign, Welcomes Brands via Mashable – StumbleUpon announced its “biggest refresh in terms of look and feel” last week, which included a new logo and the addition of “Channels” that allow for brand participation.

Facebook Begins Official Timeline Rollout via Mashable – The long awaited Facebook Timeline debut has begun.

Five Ways to Attract More Customer Reviews via GetElastic – An excellent outline of the key benefits of customer reviews and ways to encourage this type of valuable feedback from customers.

Facebook to Launch a Subscribe Button For Websites via TechCrunch – Facebook announced plans for a “subscribe” plug-in for websites that enables users to subscribe to a brand’s Facebook updates via the click of a button.

Twitter Introduces Brand Pages via Mashable – Along with the launch of a big redesign, Twitter introduced brand pages, which will allow for more aesthetic control and the choice of a Promoted Tweet for businesses on the platform.

Twitter Unleashes Embeddable Tweets via Mashable – A big week for Twitter, the company also announced a new version of embeddable tweets that will permit users to take action (reply, retweet, favorite, follow), without leaving the website.

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