Internet Companies Launch Initiative In Support of Section 230

Some of the most prominent internet companies have formed the Internet Works coalition to promote Section 230, a key internet law. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives companies immunity for content users upload or post on their sites.…

Etsy CEO: Anti-Competitive Act By Amazon To Consolidate Market Power

This is going to have tremendous consequences for the 3 million sellers on Etsy should Amazon prevail in this fight. It’s really an anti-competitive act from amazon to consolidate their market power.

There’s Been a Lot of Advances In Machine Learning, Says Etsy CEO

“There’s been a lot of advances in machine learning that take things that would have been literally impossible ten years ago and made those things much more possible today,” says Etsy CEO Josh Silverman. “The key is understanding what an item is with relatively little data and then being able to determine for each individual person how to personalize search results.”

DTC Brands Doing Incredible Numbers on Shopify, Says COO

Direct to consumer brands are doing incredible numbers on Shopify, says Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein. He says that Kylie Jenner has generated almost a billion dollars in sales on the platform and many other influencers such as Kanye West, Drake, and most recently Tom Brady and also doing very well.

We Enable Small Sellers To Compete With the Big Guys, Says Etsy CEO

We allow small sellers to be able to compete head-to-head with the big guys, says Etsy CEO Josh Silverman. We do that by giving them a super simple and easy way to build a business online and market themselves while we do all the business work for them. They can just focus on making great products and serving their customers.

Etsy CEO: Machine Learning is Opening Up a Whole New Opportunity

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman says that “machine learning is opening up a whole new opportunity” for the company to organize 50 million items into a discovery platform that makes buying an enjoyable experience and also is profitable for sellers.

Etsy Fails to Hit Quarterly Revenue Target, CEO Gets the Boot

E-commerce site Etsy had to cut its workforce by 8% and fired its CEO, Chad Dickerson, after failing to hit its first quarter revenue targets. The statement on the first quarter earnings reported revenues of $96.9 million, just below the…

Etsy Announces Site-Building Tool ‘Pattern,’ Redesigned Landing Pages For Shops

Etsy made two major announcements on Tuesday aimed at improving the selling experience. These are a new paid site-building tool called Pattern and a new redesigned landing page for Etsy shops called Shop Home. Pattern appears to be Etsy’s answer…

Etsy Gives Shareholders Something They Like

Investors weren’t thrilled with Etsy’s Q3 report when the company posted a net loss of $6.9 million ( 6 cents per share) and revenue of $65.7 million. On Tuesday, the company posted its Q4 and full-year 2015 financials with a…

Etsy Adds Express Checkout to iOS App

Etsy announced that it’s rolling out Express Checkout with Apple Pay on in its iOS app. This lets buyers skip the shopping cart and check out in two steps. The feature became available for signed-in US users on desktop and…