Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 8/20/12

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

Apple vs. Samsung Verdict Is In: Apple Wins via Mashable: The jury has reached a verdict in the Apple vs. Samsung patent trial taking pace in a San Jose, Calif. court. Apple succeeded in the majority of its claims against Samsung, with the jury awarding Apple more than $1 billion in damages and potentially banning several Samsung devices from the U.S. market.

The Rise of “Me-Commerce” via Forbes: We are in the midst of a not-so-new startup gold rush. Declining startup costs associated with creating companies have democratized the ability to create. Forbes takes a look at the rise of what they’re calling “me-commerce.”

Payment Data Is More Valuable Than Payment Fees via TechCrunch:  We are in the midst of a great revolution in the payments space: anyone with a phone can now accept credit cards; online-to-offline commerce is allowing online payment for offline purchase and significant friction is being removed from the consumer purchase experience thanks to mobile.  

6 Tips for Selling Directly on Facebook via Practical E-Commerce: At a time when large retailers like Gap, Nordstrom and J.C. Penney have shuttered their Facebook stores, smaller ecommerce merchants appear to be finding success.

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