Kunal Walia

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How the Co-Founders of Baublebar Churn Out On-Trend Jewelry at Lightning Speed

Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky reveal how they keep up with their fast-paced e-commerce cycle, their advice for fashion startups and how a banana …

A neuroscientist explains why your first idea is hardly ever the best one

Ask it to solve a problem, and it'll come back with the solution that's most readily available, even if it's not necessarily the best one.<p>That's according to David Eagleman, neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine and host of the PBS show "The Brain." Eagleman recently joined journalist …

Baylor College of Medicine

Facebook News Feed To Surface More Timely Stories

One of the problems with Facebook’s News Feed is that <i>older posts</i> stay at the top for a while. Facebook is addressing this issue by updating its News Feed algorithm. Facebook said that its goal is to show the right content at the right time so that important stories are not missed. The update to the …

National Geographic Experiments With Storehouse

Six months after its launch, award-winning iPad app Storehouse has formed a strong community of storytellers, including the likes of GQ Germany, RTÉ, and its most recent participant — National Geographic.<p>Storehouse is a visual storytelling app that lets you import photos and videos from your camera …

Lauren Santo Domingo, Cofounder, Moda Operandi

Quick Pitch: Couture before it hits retail. Founded: 2010. Funding: $71 million. Average order: $1,600-plus ($5,000 for elite customers). Top designers: Isabel Marant, Valentino, Prabal Gurung. Pedigree: <i>Vogue</i> contributing editor.

The Power Women Who Are Reinventing The Way You Shop Fashion Online

They don’t code. They’re not designers. And they definitely don’t walk around in hoodies. But these six tech founders are changing the face of the $54 billion apparel e-commerce market. Their multi-million dollar companies are reinventing retail with new brands and platforms that are altering our …

Marc Jacobs Pop-Up Shop Takes Tweets, Instagrams for Payment

Marc Jacobs Pop Up Tweet Shop<p>Inside<p>Gifts<p>Purses<p>Storefront Window<p>Exterior<p>Hashtags<p>The Wall<p>Manicures<p>Artwork<p>Photo …

Speed: The Secret Weapon for BaubleBar's Ecommerce Empire

Don't let the cutesy name fool you — BaubleBar is one ambitious brand. The popular purveyor of trendy, affordable jewelry has become a staple in the …

The Wall Street Journal on Twitter: "China's online retailers look to compete with the likes of eBay and Amazon. http://t.co/pP4e2hFDo7 http://t.co/SmeHuPNhsz"

Five questions to answer if you want to thrive in the age of “Me-Commerce”

Success for retailers in the digital age requires developing completely new skills.<p>Rachel needs new shoes to match a dress for her date. She opens …

Fascinating. Age ranges on major social networks: http://t.co/29SfZhM6zG @LinkedIn & @Yelp skew oldest. HT @Curvaspoliticas

FAIL! Why You Should Experiment Like Amazon And Starbucks Do

Amazon and Starbucks are two well-known companies that have turned a spirit of <i>focused experimentation</i> into business success. But don’t confuse experimentation with innovation or invention…<p><b>Invention</b> is when you create an entirely new way to do something. <b>Innovation</b> might be a new way to do things by …

Shopify Predicts Three Major Retail Shifts in 2014

A revolution is playing out in the retail industry and small businesses have the upper hand, according to one industry insider.<p>According to Shopify Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein, the future of retail belongs to the entrepreneur and the creator, rather than the big-box stores. …

Facebook Gives Retailers New Tool to Gauge Sales

Facebook is now helping retailers close the loop from placing ads to making sales. The social network just announced via blog post that it is working …

Why Are Upworthy Headlines Suddenly Everywhere?

Their success isn't just about click bait. It goes to the heart of our largest tech companies.<p>I haven’t seen anything like it in a long time. On Facebook, on Twitter, and even sometimes in my email inbox, there are these headlines.<p>“We Don’t Hear Enough From Native American Voices. Here’s An …

How to Set Up Virtual Pageviews in Google Analytics (The Video)

In our last video, we went over how to set up conversion funnels in Google Analytics. Today, we continue and cover how to set up virtual pageviews. …

Analytics

This Company Has a Perfect Ecommerce Website Design for Inbound Marketing

Not every ecommerce business knows how to adapt their website for inbound marketing -- except perhaps this one. Here's what makes one company such a …

Marketing

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

Know what the fastest-growing demographic on Twitter is? Or how many new members join LinkedIn every second? The answers will surprise you!<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>If you’re managing social media for your business, it …

Indian Startup Stories

Understanding luxury goods | Seth's Blog

A luxury good gets its value from its lack of utility and value. A typical consumer would look at what it costs and what it does and say, “that’s …

Shopping in the Age of Discovery

In the ever-changing world of Internet commerce, a new and powerful trend is taking over: discovery shopping.<p>It is the latest evolution in the …

How to Build a Facebook Audience From Scratch

The million dollar question asked by many marketers relates to <i>how to increase Facebook Likes</i>.<p>But the key problem should be attacking how you get …

Facebook Continues To Simplify Ad Buying With New ‘Objective-Based’ Interface

When Facebook announced in June that it planned to eliminate half its ad units, it also outlined a broader vision for simplification, where the company could guide advertisers through the ad-buying process based on their objectives, eliminating any “guesswork.” Today, it sounds like Facebook is …

A Marketer's Guide to Retargeting on Facebook [Infographic]

<b><br>Recapture Your Customers Through More Valuable Real Estate as Facebook Exchange Ads Come to the News Feed</b><p>When Facebook launched their unique Facebook …

AdTech

What Pinterest's New 'Article Pins' Mean For Brand Publishers — The Content Strategist

What Pinterest’s New ‘Article Pins’<br>Mean For Brand Publishers<p>It’s been called the great unbundling of the news, post-industrial journalism, the …

Facebook Extends Graph Search To Posts

<i>By Apurva Chaudhary apurva@medianama.com October 3, 2013 <br>Share This: Share via Email</i><p>Facebook has extended its Graph Search to include results from …

3 Spot-On Social Media Campaigns Every Brand Can Learn From

Creating a killer social media campaign isn't about the support of a great brand or having the right assets. It's about striking the delicate balance …

The Danger And Opportunity Of The Intermediate Metric

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alex Rampell is the co-founder and CEO of TrialPay. Follow him on Twitter @arampell.</i><p>Are social media companies overvalued? The question is not just a matter of revenue multiples (low or high), but rather whether that revenue is actually generating new sales for advertisers. Google …