Square Has Jumped on the E-Commerce Curation Bandwagon, Starring a Wacky Lumberjack Video

If you’re an e-commerce marketplace and you don’t “curate” your goods into “collections,” do you really exist?


Listen Up, Computers: You Still Can’t Beat the Human Touch

Algorithms are essentially sequences of finely-tuned rules for organizing 1’s and 0’s. Humans, unlike computers, can break these rules.

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Distributor Magnify, a Web Video Curator, Raises $1 Million

Magnify, a video distribution and curation startup, has raised $1 million from a group of investors that includes TED conference producer Chris Anderson and Chris Kelly, Facebook’s former chief privacy officer. Magnify, which has previously raised $4.2 million over five years, helps publishers find, sort and publish Web video on some 90,000 sites. The New York-based company has 13 employees.

New Flipboard: News and Posts Handpicked and Shared

A new second generation of Flipboard allows users to create and share their own handsome digital magazines with a few clicks and without any design talent required, says Walt.

Out-Trending the Trendmakers: NewsWhip Says It Defeats Twitter and Facebook’s Filter Bubbles

Friends? Who needs friends when you can just fall back on everybody to keep you informed?

Yahoo Poised to Acquire Content Curation Site Snip.it (Updated)

Another step in its efforts to become a destination for content.

I, Editor

There’s value in being divorced from your friends … I’d rather see what’s on the front of the New York Times.

— Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera on the value of human editing and curation

After Pinterest, Japan’s Rakuten Makes Another U.S. E-Commerce Investment — This Time in Daily Grommet

Are you ready for “Citizen Commerce”?

In Your Hands, Just What You Want to Read

Until now, personalized-reading apps have been mostly found on tablets like the iPad, but Wednesday, the first of those apps moves to the smartphone for reading on the go.