Posts Tagged ‘Etsy’

Etsy Founder Rob Kalin Vacates CEO Post (Again)

The guy who makes his own underwear has demoted himself once more. Why? Not clear, but CT Chad Dickerson is taking his place. It must be understood that for a founder, Rob Kalin is more of a visionary than a nuts and bolts engineer. On an earlier Etsy story, here’s what was written: “Just five [...]

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Worries About Etsy Growth Continue To Grow

Aside from the police, ‘New York’s finest’ also applies to Etsy, the game changing handicrafts retail space that has brought back 19th century style independent livelihood entrepreneurship. Here at NY Tech Blog, the last post on Etsy read: “Such is the winding narrative of what’s perhaps the best startup in the East Coast. (So much [...]

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Rob Kalin And The Etsy Saga

Like all great companies, Etsy‘s path continues to be an uneven one. Just five years ago, a very broke Rob Kalin and two friends launched the DIY online retailer from scratch. Five years since, Rob Kalin has fallen out with his co-founders and left the day-to-day running of Etsy to his former COO so he [...]

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Etsy Userbase Upset Over Privacy Issues

Trouble has been brewing in handmade goods retailer Etsy for the past few days thanks to a privacy issue. Worse, news of it has circulated in various online news outlets, stirring much negative feedback. The bone of contention seems to be a new feature allowing sellers to view user accounts and learn about their [potential] [...]

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Which Big Apple Tech Companies Are Raking In The Mostest?

Despite the social networking bent of most startups that were launched in the last three years, it’s the new media crowd who’ve made the most cash, according to columnist Thomas Oppong. Leading the pack is Gawker and the Huffington Post, the latter grabbing lots of headlines recently after its purchase by AOL. It’s not trendy [...]

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Fortune Highlights The 6 Best In NYC Silicon Beach

After months of wrangling, there’s a growing consensus among Big Apple natives that the stretch of real estate along Brooklyn that’s home to 60 odd tech companies be dubbed “Silicon Beach.” Silicon beach recently came into focus for the vibrancy of its occupants, all of whom are capitalizing on the established success of social media. [...]

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