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One Kings Lane to Roll Out Own Labels

One Kings Lane will for the first time roll out a private label of towels and bedding, potentially pitting the online home-goods retailer against the site’s traditional suppliers.

Fab CEO Jason Goldberg Forfeits Salary, as Site Narrows Product Focus in Wake of Layoffs

More changes at the high-flying e-commerce site.
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Fab Makes Big Cuts Again, Laying Off Nearly 20 Percent of Staff

After suggesting via an internal memo that he would lay off staff, Fab CEO Jason Goldberg has laid off 101 employees, or nearly 20 percent of the e-commerce startup’s staff. Fab, which raised $165 million this summer, also let go of more than 100 employees in July.

eBay CEO John Donahoe on the Importance of Design

A one-on-one with the head of the massive e-commerce site.
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Another VC Is Born: Well-Known Internet Exec Ben Ling Joins Khosla Ventures

The former Google, Facebook and Badoo exec is the second high-profile Silicon Valley operating exec the VC firm has hired of late.
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Ambitious Startup Wish Aims to Outsmart the Business of Online Shopping

A young startup wants to create a Google-ified version of Amazon.
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Andrew Mason Gets an Early Present — It’s Not His Job (Although He Got That, Too)

Groupon is off to a great start this holiday season with Black Friday breaking sales records.
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First Round Capital’s Online Bazaar Hypes Its Investments on Cyber Monday

Investors dreaming of a green Christmas.
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Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure Big Audiences

Slightly ahead of the holidays, several online retailers have announced TV commercials, including One Kings Lane, Fab.com, OpenSky, Gilt Groupe and Wayfair.
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