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This edition of the newsletter includes Nordstrom, a study about sharing and the some Pinterest

  1. focuses on social shopping (TechCrunch, GigaOm)
  2. Pinterest $100 round
    1. Rakuten CEO On The $100M Pinterest Round: We Want Pinterest Users To Pin Images And Buy Using Our ID (TechCrunch)
    2. Pinterest Raises $100 Million With $1.5 Billion Valuation (WSJ)
    3. Pinterest joins the billion dollar club: Gets $100M in round led by Rakuten (Venture Beat)
  3. Study explains why People Share: It’s the Mesolimbic Dopamine System (Social Commerce Today)
  4. Nordstrom in Fashion with Social Media, Mobile Tech (US News)
  5. Pinterest Users: Find Out When Your Items Are on Sale (Mashable)
  6. Shopcade lets users receive rewards as points that are redeemable as exclusive offers from merchants (Giga Om)
  7. With new funding, Group Commerce looks beyond daily deals (Giga Om)
  8. “e-commerce may now experience significant disruption as shops are curated online, separating logistics from showcasing.” – A brief history of visual bookmarking (Part 1, Part 2)
  9. Backed GoCardless Launches PayLinks, A Bitly For Payments (TechCrunch)