These Are The Hottest New Startups To Watch This Year – Business – Dover Post – Dover, De

Glamsquad is an on-demand beauty services startup. Glamsquad lets you schedule on-demand hair and makeup appointments. You can kind of think of it as an Uber for beauty services. If you’re scrapped for time, just open up the Glamsquad app or website to schedule a trained stylist to come to you. The only rule is that you need to have your hair washed and wet when the stylist arrives. Founded this year, Glamsquad has already raised $1.5 million.
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Appdirect Wants To Be The Facebook For Business – Forbes

My co-founder, Nicolas, also started businesses on his own and had been very entrepreneurial. He had a much more traditional business, which was driveway sealing, says Saks. They both had entrepreneurial ambitions, and have known each other for over ten years now. They had been friends for a long time, and both separately ended up in San Francisco. Nicolas was at Bain & Company, where he was consulting to big enterprises on their cloud strategy. At the same time, Daniel was working for a summer at an investment bank in Silicon Valley, learning about the early days of cloud.
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Kroger And Ecommerce Retailer Vitacostcom Announce Definitive Merger Agreement

19, 2014, the day before a major Vitacost.com shareholder publicly asked the company to evaluate strategic alternatives. The terms of the agreement were unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Kroger will commence a tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Vitacost.com common stock. Any shares of Vitacost.com common stock not acquired in the tender offer promptly will be acquired by Kroger in a subsequent merger. The tender offer and merger are subject to Vitacost.com stockholders tendering at least a majority of the outstanding shares of Vitacost.com common stock in the tender offer, certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is not subject to any financing condition.
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Kroger And Ecommerce Retailer Vitacostcom Announce Definitive Merger Agreement

19, 2014, the day before a major Vitacost.com shareholder publicly asked the company to evaluate strategic alternatives. The terms of the agreement were unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Kroger will commence a tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Vitacost.com common stock. Any shares of Vitacost.com common stock not acquired in the tender offer promptly will be acquired by Kroger in a subsequent merger. The tender offer and merger are subject to Vitacost.com stockholders tendering at least a majority of the outstanding shares of Vitacost.com common stock in the tender offer, certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is not subject to any financing condition.
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Optimal Payments And Oink Partner To Give Teens And Families A Secure Way To Pay Online – Yahoo Finance

Jo Webber, CEO & founder, Oink. “We are excited to be partnering with the online payments expert in order to offer our award-winning payment technology for families and teens to merchants around the world.” About Virtual Piggy Inc. Virtual Piggy is the provider of Oink, the first e-commerce solution that enables kids and teens to manage and spend money within parental controls. It enables parents to teach financial management through the use of a secure family wallet. The technology company delivers online security platforms designed for the Under 21 age group in the global online market, and also enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and similar international children’s privacy laws. The company is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com .
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Amazon Courts Hachette Authors By Proposing They Keep E-book Revenue | Fox Business

“Our offer is sincere. They should take us up on it.” Amazon’s actions have alienated authors including top-sellers James Patterson and Malcolm Gladwell, who mocked the situation in a spoof video posted on Slate.com this week. Both companies have remained quiet on details of the talks. During a July 1 panel discussion at the New York Public Library, one literary agent likened the situation to waiting for surgeons to finish operating on a loved one. When the Amazon letter was written to authors, the e-commerce giant had not yet broached the revenue proposal with Hachette. Typically, Amazon, Hachette and authors would share digital book sales in agreed-upon proportions. Lagardere has said Amazon.com accounts for some 60 percent of Hachette’s digital sales. “Hachette authors would get 100 percent of the sales price of every Hachette e-book we sell. Both Amazon and Hachette would forego all revenue and profit … of every e-book until an agreement is reached,” the letter said.
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Mwi Vet Upgraded To Strong Buy On Solid Fundamentals – Analyst Blog – Nasdaq.com

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Atwoods Ranch And Home Stores Launches Ecommerce Site, Powered By Shopvisible’s Award-winning Platform

Reach your customers online, on their mobile devices or through popular channels like Amazon and eBay. ShopVisible also enables your back office management including orders, inventory, channel, content management and more. With our APIs, the ShopVisible commerce platform is extensible and easily integrates to 3rd party systems such as fulfillment, ERP, PIM, and other platforms that are core to your business. ShopVisible helps brands and businesses to attract and retain the new connected customer and is the chosen platform for companies like 3M, Century Martial Arts, Tempur-Pedic, Office Depot Canada, Plow & Hearth and MovieMars. Learn more at ShopVisible.com and by following @ShopVisible . About ATWOODS In the winter of 1960, Wilbur and Fern Atwood moved from southwestern Minnesota to Enid, Oklahoma to start a new business. They opened their first ATWOODS store with the intention of providing farm and ranch supplies at discount prices in a family friendly atmosphere.
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William Healy Appointed To Net Element’s Board Of Directors — Miami, July 7, 2014 /prnewswire/ –

Mr. Healy was a valuable resource to Unified Payments as that company executed its growth strategy prior to its acquisition by Net Element in April, 2013.” “I am very excited to be working with the Net Element team,” said Mr. Healy. “Net Element is integrating technology into the traditional payments industry in new ways. I am excited to join the Board and contribute in a meaningful way to the company’s growth and evolution.” Additional information regarding this financing may be found in Net Element’s 8K, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 7, 2014 and may be obtained from the SEC’s Internet website at http://www.sec.gov . About Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE) Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE ) is a global technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services. The Company owns and operates a global mobile payments and transaction processing provider, TOT Group. TOT Group companies include Unified Payments, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in America in 2012, Aptito, a next generation cloud-based point of sale payments platform, and TOT Money, which has a leading position in Russia and has been ranked as the #1 SMS content provider by Beeline, Russia’s second largest telecommunications operator.
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E-commerce Stocks On Which To Click (pt. 1) – Yahoo Finance

The basic advantages of the system that are currently being touted are that it allows easy brand building, creates meaningful commercial relationships and makes use of account-holders social connections to attract new buyers. An E-tailing Group study reveals that of 100 U.S. consumer product merchants with e-commerce websites surveyed, 98 had a Facebook account. Around 90% of these redirected the user to the merchants own page, 96% had loaded brand-building videos, 56% had product-oriented videos, 44% had store locators and 38% had promotions. Facebook remains the leader by far in the social networking space, with monthly average users that are significantly higher than other networks such as Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter ( TWTR ), LinkedIn ( LNKD ) and others. Its recent acquisition of WhatsApp ensures that user growth will remain very strong, despite the strength at peers. Engagement on Facebook also compares favorably with its peers. Selling discount coupons is also helping retail.
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