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Fashion tech startup raised funding round entirely over Zoom during Covid - Tech Insider

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Fashion tech startup raised funding round entirely over Zoom during Covid - Tech InsiderFashion tech startup raised funding round entirely over Zoom during Covid - Tech InsiderPosted: 26 May 2020 03:30 AM PDT E-commerce platform Blackcart is set to launch later this month having raised $2 million in venture funding, solely over Zoom, during the coronavirus pandemic. The try-before-you-buy fashion startup has fast-tracked its launch process with Covid-19 closing physical clothes stores across North America."We were going to keep the platform in beta for a few more months, but then Covid came along," Blackcart founder and CEO Donny Ouyang told Business Insider in an interview. "We messaged all potential investors to fast-track the fundraising process to launch, it was five weeks of back and forth, 100s of emails and five or six meetings every day." Click here for more BI Prime stories.E-commerce platform Blackcart is set to launch later this month having raised $2 mil…

Facebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts - TechCrunch

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Facebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts - TechCrunchFacebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts - TechCrunchPosted: 19 May 2020 10:51 AM PDTStarting today, you'll be able to browse and buy products directly from a business' Facebook Page or Instagram profile.Both Facebook and Instagram already supported a degree of e-commerce — for example, Facebook has its Marketplace and will likely make a bigger push through its Libra cryptocurrency initiative, while Instagram allows users to buy products featured in posts and ads. But the company's new tools go further, enabling businesses to create a full-fledged Facebook Shop.After all, the pandemic has probably made consumers even more likely to treat Facebook and Instagram profiles as the go-to source of information on local restaurants and stores — if your favorite store has changed their hours, or switched to online delivery/curbside pickup, they'…

How to finally start an online business that can bring in as much as 6 figures per year - CNBC

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How to finally start an online business that can bring in as much as 6 figures per year - CNBCHow to finally start an online business that can bring in as much as 6 figures per year - CNBCPosted: 29 May 2020 07:15 AM PDT With strict social distancing measures still in place throughout the U.S., and with so many industries taking a hit during the pandemic, many Americans are considering the next steps in their careers.For those with a special skill set, from baking to a background in SEO best practices, "there is no better time to start an online business than right now," says online marketing and business expert Amy Porterfield. "Right now, people's minds are opened up around learning something new online," says Porterfield, both because many people don't have the option of leaving the house and because "we all have more time."An online business is any business where services are exchanged on the Internet. A fitness trainer might do Zoom training s…

Franklin County launches new food business portal to help small business owners - ABC6OnYourSide.com

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Franklin County launches new food business portal to help small business owners - ABC6OnYourSide.comFranklin County launches new food business portal to help small business owners - ABC6OnYourSide.comPosted: 27 May 2020 07:24 PM PDT[unable to retrieve full-text content]Franklin County launches new food business portal to help small business ownersABC6OnYourSide.com Michigan launches free portal to connect businesses with PPE suppliers as state begins to reopen - Detroit Metro TimesPosted: 28 May 2020 08:39 AM PDTclick to enlargeNicole Glass Photography / Shutterstock.com
A new online resource might make it easier for businesses to get their hands on much-needed coronavirus personal protective equipment for their employees.Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order that addressed responsibilities and mandatory safety protocols aimed at businesses as the state slowly begins to reopen its economy amid the coronavirus. Among those requirements, businesses must provide PPE ge…

Menacing Super-Hacker Exposed: 1 Million Stolen Identities, 1 Stupid Facebook Mistake - Forbes

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Menacing Super-Hacker Exposed: 1 Million Stolen Identities, 1 Stupid Facebook Mistake - ForbesMenacing Super-Hacker Exposed: 1 Million Stolen Identities, 1 Stupid Facebook Mistake - ForbesPosted: 28 May 2020 03:22 AM PDT GettyAnother twisted tale from the research team at Check Pointhas been published today, May 28, detailing its investigation to expose the real identity of an infamous super-hacker responsible for attacks on 5,000 websites, the theft of the private data for a least a million people, and the sale of stolen credit cards. Despite the thefts, the UGNazi-affiliated hacker pushed an anti-establishment message. Devious yes, clever no—he was caught after making a stupidly simple mistake on Facebook.You'll likely have seen some of the hacker's coverage. Perhaps hisclaimsto have stolen private medical records for more than 1 million citizens in New Zealand, or his hactivist attacks on "dozens of government websites"in the U.S.andelsewhere. The hacker "focu…

GoodFirms Rolls Down the Filtered List of Trustworthy Web Development and Designing Companies for Q1 - 2020 - WFMZ Allentown

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GoodFirms Rolls Down the Filtered List of Trustworthy Web Development and Designing Companies for Q1 - 2020 - WFMZ AllentownGoodFirms Rolls Down the Filtered List of Trustworthy Web Development and Designing Companies for Q1 - 2020 - WFMZ AllentownPosted: 27 May 2020 07:39 AM PDT WASHINGTON, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of this digital era, most of the businesses are growing from scratch to success. Website developers are helping the entrepreneurs and individuals to boom by creating an attractive and impressive website for their business. When any company has an online presence, it makes them more credible and trustworthy as well as websites give them their own unique online identity.These days, no matter what business or profession you are in, a website can generate business, promote goodwill among customers and prospects, and deliver strong social media engagement to enhance your business globally. Many companies are following the strategy of developing websites to grab…

Shopify is launching business bank accounts; buy now, pay later - Business Insider

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Shopify is launching business bank accounts; buy now, pay later - Business InsiderShopify is launching business bank accounts; buy now, pay later - Business InsiderPosted: 21 May 2020 11:02 AM PDT Shopify has been on a product-launching spree, looking for new ways to grow its customer base and reach consumers.Shopify is launching a business bank account called Shopify Balance, and a buy now, pay later product called Shop Pay Installments.It's also working on new features for local merchants, like delivery services.The e-commerce enabling tech company typically serves online retailers, but is now looking to new segments like restaurants.Click here for more BI Prime stories.Shopify has long been known as the e-commerce platform where merchants can sign up and start selling online.But over the past few months, as brick-and-mortar businesses closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Shopify has seen a new wave of retailers moving online. And as its merchant base grows, Shopify has been lau…