Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 10/8/12

The news and headlines that grabbed our attention last week:

Anatomy Of A Redesign: How eBay Pieced Together A New E-Commerce Machine via Fast Company: eBay unveils a new site redesign, along with its plans to take over online and offline retail. Our friends at Fast Company take a look at the parts that are powering eBay’s big play for e-commerce dominance.

Swarm, A Mobile Tool For Retailers, Raises $1M From Nas, ShoeDazzle Founder Brian Lee, And VICE Co-Founder Gavin McInnes via TechCrunch: Swarm, a startup that helps retailers connect with in-store shoppers through their smartphones, has raised $1 million in seed funding.

What the Presidential Candidates Say About Tech via The New York Times: New York Tech MeetUp, a nonprofit group that represents computer coders and other technology industry people in New York, asked the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates to pitch how their policies “would benefit the growth of New York start-up community and other start-up entrepreneurs.”

How to Stay Safe on Ecommerce Sites via Mashable:  As more consumers move online to do their shopping, the ecommerce industry continues to boom. U.S. consumers spend around $1,200 – $1,300 per year, and that number is expected to almost double by 2016.

Security measures should be the most important factor stressed in ecommerce. In order for brands and consumers to prevent attacks, they need to understand what’s at stake for the brand, the consumer and the hacker.

American Giant Launches New Site Design: Acadaca worked with American Giant Clothing to re-launch their site with a refreshed look.


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