Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 10/1/12

The news and headlines that grabbed our attention last week:

Square Acquires a New York Design Firm via NYTimes: Square, the popular mobile payments company, has proved just how important designers are by acquiring New York design firm, 80/20. 80/20 specializes in user interface design, or designing the parts of apps, Web sites and devices that people touch and maneuver.

Shopping Cart Abandonment On Mobile via MediaPost: A look at why visitors abandon mobile shopping carts.

Gmail Now Lets You Search Within Email Attachments via Mashable: Google just made life easier for you with a newly added keyword search feature for Gmail attachments. Previously, the popular email client only allowed search within text files, but now users can search within files from several leading programs, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Powerpoint and more.

Square to Host Code Camp for Women via Inc. Magazine: Mobile payment start-up Square is looking for a few good engineers–but men need not apply. Square announced that it plans to host a contest for female engineers that will culminate in a three-day Code Camp at the company’s San Francisco offices in January.


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