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Etsy experiences handcrafted growing pains pre-IPO - The Seattle Times

Etsy experiences handcrafted growing pains pre-IPO - The Seattle Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The dispute over how goods are produced and sold on a site that prides itself on feel-good, handmade authenticity underscores the growing pains transforming Etsy as it moves toward a potentially lucrative initial public offering of stock.
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Etsy’s Success Gives Rise to Problems of Credibility and Scale

Etsy’s Success Gives Rise to Problems of Credibility and Scale | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The online marketplace and those who buy and sell on it say that imitation handmade goods, and rules restricting how hit vendors can grow to meet demand, are complicating the site’s drive for authenticity.
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Etsy, Online Bazaar for Handmade Goods, Files to Go Public

Etsy, Online Bazaar for Handmade Goods, Files to Go Public | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The company, founded in Brooklyn a decade ago, may begin trading on the Nasdaq stock market within two months.
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Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO

Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Etsy is now a ticker symbol on the NASDAQ stock exchange. And that's telling.
The post Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO appeared first on WIRED.
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Etsy - Your place to buy and sell all things handmade, vintage, and supplies

Etsy - Your place to buy and sell all things handmade, vintage, and supplies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies on Etsy, the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace. Share stories through millions of items from around the world.
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How The Smartphone Ecosystem Model Will Disrupt Business Everywhere - Forbes

How The Smartphone Ecosystem Model Will Disrupt Business Everywhere - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It’s possible to write a history of the platform and ecosystem model of business and never mention Apple AAPL -0.42% or Google, yet it was Apple and Google that created amazement with the scale of their ecosystems, altering not just their own business models but that of hundreds of other companies. It was the smartphone industry that made the business ecosystem a must-have, a matter of significant, embedded competitive advantage. Of course we now know thatGoogle erred in scaling its ecosystem via Java APIs but the bug is spreading and fast. Ecosystems are about to convert new sectors to the smartphone model.

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Tax Advice for Uber Drivers and Etsy Sellers (This Above All: Deduct!)

Tax Advice for Uber Drivers and Etsy Sellers (This Above All: Deduct!) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How to pay the least taxes when you’re working on your own
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Can Etsy Craft Profits on Wall Street? - U.S. News & World Report

Can Etsy Craft Profits on Wall Street? - U.S. News & World Report | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The crafts e-commerce platform seeks a $100 million stock offering as early as April.
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Etsy files for $100 million IPO

Etsy files for $100 million IPO | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It's official: Etsy is going public.
Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade goods, filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday to raise as much as $100 million from an initial public offering.
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How Etsy Alienated Its Crafters and Lost Its Soul

How Etsy Alienated Its Crafters and Lost Its Soul | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Like book authors who hate Amazon’s policies, crafters who hate Etsy find it hard to leave because of the site’s immense traffic and generally positive public reputation.
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COMMENTARY: Age of independent worker arrives - Glens Falls Post-Star

COMMENTARY: Age of independent worker arrives - Glens Falls Post-Star | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Meanwhile, others are eagerly embracing collaborative consumption and various digital platforms — such as Etsy and Airbnb — that enable the freelance economy to proliferate.

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Will AirBNB And Etsy Destroy The Economy, Or Save Us All?

Will AirBNB And Etsy Destroy The Economy, Or Save Us All? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sites like AirBNB and Sidecar let people obtain services in a peer-to-peer way that was impossible before the Internet, but are those services disrupting or supplementing the industries they're in?...
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