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Crane & Canopy Is Bringing Internet Business Models To The Home Goods Market

Crane and Canopy logo squareCrane & Canopy is a newly launched online home goods store that’s benefiting from the power of the Internet to flatten the traditional supply chain and save on costs. Like many of the new arrivals in the e-commerce space, the company isn’t hiding the same old business model from the brick-and-mortar era behind a shiny new front-end. It’s getting rid of all the extra people and processes in the typical supply chain scenario by handling everything in-house, including design, CAD work, importing and exporting, prep work, and sales.

And if that doesn’t get you excited (what, are you dead inside?), then how about this: Crane & Canopy has some really, really cute duvet covers and shams for super cheap.

Inside AnyVivo, The YC Startup That Wants To Be The Amazon.com For Pets And Plants

Screen shot 2012-05-08 at 6.16.59 PMAnyVivo, a startup that launched this spring out of Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 program, has a pretty big mission: It wants to be the e-commerce hub for all living things. You might think that Amazon sells everything, and you’re almost right — but AnyVivo wants to pick up exactly where it leaves off, at pets and plants.

The company is starting by selling jellyfish — and things are going so swimmingly (ha) that AnyVivo has opted to turn down its offers for venture capital funding and just keep growing on its own. TechCrunch TV headed on over to AnyVivo’s headquarters to get an inside look at its 6,000 square foot warehouse and interview its co-founders, Alex Andon and Cameron Urban.

Ski Lift Retailer Liftopia Goes White Label, Lets Resorts Add E-Commerce To Their Own Sites

mobile_cloud_MRG[1]Liftopia, the startup offering consumers discounts on ski tickets and other snow-related activities, is today launching a new e-commerce platform for the ticket sellers themselves called “Cloud Store by Liftopia.” The service will be offered for free to any mountain resort for use on their own websites (including mobile), starting first in North America, then followed by resorts in Europe. Once up-and-running, Cloud Store allows the resort to sell tickets using variable pricing – similar to how airline tickets, hotel stays and car rentals are sold today.

Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More

dashlane-logoThe stealthy consumer Internet startup Dashlane, which had raised a $5 million Series A back in September, is today coming out of hiding with the launch of its public release. The company is offering a personal data assistant that aims to speed up access to websites through password-saving and online form-filling features, but, as hinted earlier, there’s more to it than that.

There are two key features Dashlane offers which put it above the everyday password manager: instant logins and support for automatic checkout on e-commerce sites.

Facebook roundup: lobbying, engineering, Power.com, Credits, Oscars, more

Facebook loses lobbyists – Politico reported this week that three contract lobbying firms working for Facebook pulled their services after content providers who were also clients raised concerns. The story implies that Internet providers and content creators are at odds, … Continue reading

Facebook roundup: lobbying, engineering, Power.com, Credits, Oscars, more

Facebook loses lobbyists – Politico reported this week that three contract lobbying firms working for Facebook pulled their services after content providers who were also clients raised concerns. The story implies that Internet providers and content creators are at odds, … Continue reading

Facebook roundup: lobbying, engineering, Power.com, Credits, Oscars, more

Facebook loses lobbyists – Politico reported this week that three contract lobbying firms working for Facebook pulled their services after content providers who were also clients raised concerns. The story implies that Internet providers and content creators are at odds, … Continue reading

Sociable Labs introduces ‘frictionless sharing’ Open Graph apps for e-commerce sites

Social commerce app provider Sociable Labs released a new suite of applications this week that allows online retailers to integrate Facebook Open Graph with their sites. The EverShare app suite creates “frictionless sharing” for e-commerce sites so user activity automatically … Continue reading

Affiliate program lets page owners earn commission on hotel, ski resort bookings

Social commerce app company Columbus Internet partnered with Hotels.com and SkiHorizon to launch a first-of-its-kind Facebook affiliate program in Europe. Page owners can add the Hotels WithMe app or the Ski WithMe app to their Facebook page and earn commission … Continue reading

Facebook Roundup: PHP, Ads, Timeline, Photos, Social Commerce and More

Facebook Updates HipHop Virtual Machine – In a blog post, Facebook announced today the launch of its HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM). The execution engine will help the company run code faster. [Image via Facebook] Facebook Fixes Photo Bug – Facebook … Continue reading