Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 3/5/12

The headlines that grabbed our attention this past week:

Gilt Picks Your Next Discount Amount Based On Your Klout Score @ Mashable – Flash sales website Gilt Groupe has partnered with Klout — which measures a social media user’s online influence from 0 to 100 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Foursquare — to offer the unique discount on Klout’s Perks platform and will give out discounts solely determined by its members’ Kloutscores, with rollbacks as high as 100% off apparel and home decor.

Twitter Plots Big Changes to Brand Pages @ Ad Age Twitter continues to work on fine tuning its brand pages to add experiences, including e-commerce, contests and sweepstakes, according to three executives familiar with the matter. Read our deep dive into the most recent brand pages updates here.

PayPal’s New Digital Wallet Will Offer Personalized Deals, Flexible Payments, And More @ TechCrunch – “PayPal is changing, and this is the first major revamp of the core PayPal product. We’re known as an online payments brand but this is all part of PayPal becoming an actual wallet.” It seems like our wallets are going to get a even more digital if Paypal has its way.

AT&T announces $400 Beats by Dr. Dre Beatbox @ cnet– AT&T will begin offering an exclusive Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Beatbox to its customers. The $399 device is a wireless audio system with a built-in dock connector for smartphones. Featuring a pair of easy-carry handles, the speaker system comes with a remote control and Bluetooth connectivity and gets its power from six D-cell batteries.

NYT @ SXSW @ Tumblr page – It’s SXSW time and this is one of our favorite Tumblr accounts that let’s us experience the wackiness of Austin without the tired feet, long lines and wet weather.


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