Click To Play This week tbites interviewed Joe Cohen, CEO of UK startup Seatwave, the fan-to-fan ticket exchange. You might think selling unwanted tickets to concerts and events is a market normally populated by ticket touts and those selling on eBay – and you'd be right. But Seatwave hopes to bring some order and safety to this market, estimated to be worth around £1bn a year in the UK alone.
The mbites.com podcast this week features an interview with Richard Anson, CEO of Reevoo.com, a new UK-based start-up. The idea behind Reevoo is that customers can only review products they’ve actually bought, rather than the millions of half-baked reviews out there on things people have barely looked at. It is also a handy CRM exercise for online retailers. But listen to the podcast to get the full story. Download the
Here in Helsinki I met up with Ulla-Maaria Mutanen, Researcher, at the University of Helsinki. She has some fascinating ideas about the “Long Tail“. In part because of creating Hobbyprincess.com, which was about how you get girls developing technology and blogging about crafts, she got interested in the idea that the stuff which people make – perhaps a coat or a sculpture – will drop off the ‘long tail’ because
Stockholm trip Part 2, Jan 23: I met and interviewed the two founders of Sweden’s biggest online auction, Tradera.com. Although it’s an easy pitch to call them an eBay copy, in fact these like-able young entrepreneurs started and stuck with the auction business right the way through massive competitions from outside players like eBay and QXL, and the dotcom nuclear winter of 2001-2003. They have emerged with 90% of the
As someone who has tried in vain to find a decent site to buy a house from, I have to say, this is going to be big. I know people who have been trying to create this kind of thing for ages. Guess what? Just get a Google Maps API and off you go. Fun times ahead…
That’s what the RFID tags will be asking shoppers innocently carrying around stuff in Seattle from this week.
Amazon.com is allowing consumers to share their photos alongside product descriptions. In their guidelines they say you can post images that highlight a feature of the product (“here’s what the controls on this music player looks like”); images that show the product in use, etc etc. It’s the new new thing in consumer reviews. Beat that Which.