E-commerce

E-commerce related issues and discussions

.family 2013

According to a recent New York Times piece by Matt Richtel marriages in much of the world rarely last much longer than a decade or so. He suggests that marriage itself…

Specials, Discounts and Giveaways: Will They Bring People to Your Site More Often?

I like to reward people who are nice to me by being nice to them. A good client gets a discount, a close friend gets free help with their design…

Indiegogo or Kickstarter: Crowdfunding Part 2

Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter

Indiegogo, Charity, Art, Revenge… “Artevengity?” My first exposure to charitable crowdfunding was Matthew Inman’s (the Oatmeal)  campaign to finance his counter attack to a $20,000 lawsuit from FunnyJunk using the…

Geek Ethicist: Harm and Fortune

“Dear Ethicist: I was asked a couple of years ago if I could help a company who had some profitable apps for a prominent social network. They needed to bill…

CrowdSourcing: Use it.

Grizzled, bleary-eyed, booze-reeking, day laborers arrive at a parking lot around 8 a.m. for work. If you hire one and want more work, hold off payment as long as possible;…

Geek Ethicist: Apples and Classes

“Dear Ethicist– I have been an enthusiastic Apple customer for over a decade now. I use Apple products in my work and have been very satisfied with their performance, design…