Top 20 of cross-border marketplaces from Europe

The total cross-border market of European-owned marketplaces represents a turnover of 9 billion euros. This corresponds to a fifth of what’s generated by all cross-border marketplaces in Europe, with Amazon generating 28 billion euros. Here’s the top 20. Amazon is the biggest marketplace in Europe, but when we look at just the European-owned marketplaces, Zalando is number one. The top five is dominated by UK players, as Fruugo, Asos and Farfetch take up the second, third and fourth place. The top five is [...]

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Scraping public data from a website probably isn’t hacking, says court

Scraping data from a website likely doesn’t violate anti-hacking laws as long as the data is public, a US court has concluded. Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said LinkedIn probably couldn’t tell an analytics company to stop pulling profile information from its platform. LinkedIn had sent the company, HiQ, a cease-and-desist letter — which has been enough to declare companies “unauthorized” in earlier cases. Here, however, the court ruled that LinkedIn couldn’t use anti-hacking rules to control [...]

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Why Responsive Design is Important and Google Approved

What is a responsive website? A responsive website changes the layout to offer an experience based on the device being used, especially ideal for mobile viewing. A mobile responsive website includes design elements such as: Readable text without requiring zoom Adequate space for tap targets No horizontal scrolling Did you know the number of smartphone users internationally surpassed 2 billion in 2016? Websites not optimized for all these smaller screens can experience a decline in their search engine rankings. Meaning, they are not getting found online. It’s true [...]

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