Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 6/25/12

The news and headlines that grabbed our attention this past week:

Online Fashion Magazine Refinery29 Makes Big Commerce Push via Mashable: Refinery29, a fashion-focused online lifestyle magazine, is pushing further into e-commerce with a redesign of its “Shops” experience. Readers will now be able to add items featured in editorials and on R29’s “Shop” tab to a shopping cart.

Online Appeals to the Male of the Species via The New York Times: The New York Times takes an inside look at the e-commerce industry within men’s fashion.

Flipboard Inks Deal with The New York Times via Inc Magazine:  Flipboard, the social news app which was released in 2010, has signed a deal that will feature the Times’ news content for subscribers. It will be the first time the Times has allowed digital subscribers access to its content via a third-party plaftorm and for Flipboard, it is the first time the platform will carry paid content.

Square Card Reader App Gets Top-Requested Feature via TechCrunch: Admin Accounts & Permissions via TechCrunch: Mobile payments startup Square is rolling out what the company says is the most heavily-requested feature by its merchants to date: user permissions. What this means is that business owners will now be able to enable their staff to use Square devices to accept payments without having to provide those employees with access to the same sensitive information that a business owner may see on their end.

Dwolla & Etsy join up for NYC’s first Ecommerce Hack Day via VentureBeat: New York City’s a great spot for e-commerce innovation (something we have been saying for awhile now as we’re based in NYC), and payments startup Dwolla and online marketplace Etsy are taking advantage of that fact by organizing NYC’s first-ever Ecommerce Hack Day.


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