Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 7/16/12

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

B2B Fashion Sites on the Rise via WWD: Fashion’s B2B sector is having a moment online. The fashion world’s digital focus is expanding beyond the confines of the style-conscious shopper to the B2B category, via a handful of Web sites catering to the forces driving the retail industry. SoHo-based jewelry showroom, retailer and Acadaca client Fragments’ new web site for wholesale, retail and brand partners, fragments-showroom.com, is spotlighted.

Mobile Payment App Lets Customers Pay Just By Saying Their Name via PSFK:  Square’s Pay with Square uses geo-fencing capabilities to allow for a more streamlined, personalized check-out experience in store. By leveraging geo-fencing capabilities, consumers utilizing the app can identify merchants within 100 meters of their current location, view the store’s special offers, and choose to start a tab at a store.

Office 15: Microsoft’s Best Bet For Beating Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive via FastCompany: Microsoft is blasting Office into the cloud. And it wants one billion worldwide users to come along for the ride. Microsoft is staking its claim with the beta release of Office 15, the latest version of the most widely used software program in the world, and it’s all about SkyDrive, Microsoft’s consumer-facing cloud service.

Fab Raises $105 Million, Sets Sights on Retail Stores via Mashable: Design-focused, socially charged ecommerce site Fabannounced Wednesday that it has closed a $105 million Series C financing round. Fab famously pivoted from a gay social network into an ecommerce site with millions of members and doing thousands of sales every single day.

Kid Robot Founder Paul Budnitz Talks Toys And Bikes via Life + Times: As the founder of cult-loved Kid Robot, Paul Budnitz is now embarking on his next venture, a line of high-end bicycles aptly named Budnitz Bicycles – an idea that came to him after riding his bike around New York City for over fifteen years. Life + Times interviews the one of Acadaca’s most interesting and multi-faceted clients.

Acadaca Launches Three New Ecommerce Sites This Week: It was a busy week for us as we launched three client sites this week with the new Fragments.com, LisaPerryStyle.com, and TheTeaologist.com all going live this week!

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